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Join the 2018 giveSPORTS Equipment Drive!
by posted 09/12/2018


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Thunder Families,

We appreciate all the Thunder families that help contribute to the bins at Thunder Academy. We collected 182 pieces of gently used sports equipment. See the note below from the Programs Coordinator Savannah Weigandt.

Thunder Baseball League

 

From: Savannah Weigandt < >
Date: September 11, 2018 at 9:19:56 AM MDT
Subject: Thank You, Thank You, Thank You!

Good Morning Amazing Drive Partners,

I just wanted to send a note thanking you for your support of our giveSPORTS Eqiupment Drive! With your help, we were able to collect more than 27,000 pieces of equipment and $9,100 in donations! AMAZING. J

We believe so strongly in the power that sports have in the lives of poverty-stricken youth and being able to grant them the opportunity to play by providing equipment and scholarship funds makes a HUGE difference.

Thank you again for your support and we hope to have the opportunity to partner with you again next year!

Warmest Regards,

Savannah Weigandt

Programs Coordinator

 

A Precious Child

7051 W 118th Ave

Broomfield, CO 80020

303-466-4272

www.APreciousChild.org   

 

 

Thunder families,

My name is Grant Williamson, and I am the Community Outreach Officer of A Precious Child's Youth Advisory Board and son of Shawn Williamson the Executive Director of Thunder Baseball League.

I have had the privilege of playing baseball all my life and I want everyone to have the same opportunities. However, it is hard for some families to buy all the expensive equipment. My goal is to fill up my brother Josh's truck with donations.

Thunder Baseball and A Precious Child have a long history together. Thunder will be partnering with A Precious Child to hold a giveSPORTS drive. A Precious Child is a local nonprofit that helps empower kids to succeed in all aspects of life. That is why I will be collecting new or gently used sports equipment. For example, you can donate bats, balls, jerseys, shoes, etc. Any sports gear is excepted (it doesn't have to be baseball).

You can drop these items of in the yellow collection bins at Thunder Baseball Academy 6900 W. 117th Ave, Broomfield, CO, 80020 (entrance on Quay Street) during office hours 10AM to 9PM. If the door is locked, please text Shawn Williamson at 720-352-4409.

We need the equipment at Thunder Academy by close of business September 7, 2018. Grant will drop off the collections to the 7th annual giveSPORTS Equipment drive at the Pepsi Center on September 8, 2018 from 9-11:30AM.

Thank you for helping and underprivileged kids have a chance to succeed in sports. For more information about A Precious Child click on the link below.

https://2018 giveSPORTS Equipment Drive Challenge Flyer.pdf

https://apreciouschild.org/what-we-do/givesports/

 

Sincerely,

Grant M. Williamson

Community Outreach Officer

A Precious Child's Youth Advisory Board

 

 

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Regis University Baseballs Youth Camp
by posted 08/23/2018


Regis University

Thunder Families,

Regis University Baseball’s Youth Camp is coming soon.  The following information will let you know our camp expectations as well as what to bring along with other important information. We look forward to having you at camp!

Instructions for Registration

  • Go to mikesiriannibaseball.com
  • Click on Youth Camps under the Camps Section
  • Click Register for the September 30th Camp

Itinerary

  • 9:00 – 9:30 am: Check In
  • 9:30 – 10:15 am: Defensive Instruction
  • 10:15 – 11:00 am: Offensive Instruction
  • 11:00 – 11:30 am: Game
  • 11:30 am: Camp will end and campers are welcome to go get lunch with parents.  Regis Baseball practice will start at 12 pm, and all campers are welcomed to come back and watch their favorite Regis Baseball Players play.


Location: Regis Baseball Field (weather permitting)
Address: 3333 Regis Blvd., Denver, CO

Pick-Up/Drop-Off Procedures: Check in will take place at the Ranger Baseball field. A map can be found on our camp website at www.rangersbaseballcamp.com. Click the “Facilities” tab.

A parent, legal guardian, or adult responsible for the care of the camper must accompany each participant to check-in. The same goes for picking up camp participants at the end of camp. Parking in any lot is fine, and parking is free on weekends.  Whether camp takes place out on the field, in the indoor facility, or a combination of both, parents, family, etc. are welcome to come watch camp.

Location of Camp (Weather details): Our camp staff will use our best judgment regarding whether camp will take place inside the new Indoor Facility (located in the Regis Fieldhouse), on the Regis Baseball Field, or a combination of both. We will do our best to notify you by email 24-48 hours before camp to let you know the most-likely scenario. Both facilities are great for a good camp atmosphere. If we can be outside for defense and live hitting we will, but the Indoor Facility is a great alternative where we can get all the instruction we need done.

Camp Expectations: The following rules are expected to be met. We do not expect there to be any issues, but it is our responsibility to insure a safe, fun, and beneficial learning environment for all those involved in the camp.

  1. Following instruction from the Regis Camp Staff
  2. Treating other camp participants and the Regis Camp Staff with respect.

We promise to staff our camps appropriately, and the safety of camp participants is of utmost importance.

What To Bring:

  • Baseball Attire (Pants, hat, shirt, cleats, etc.)
  • Baseball Equipment (Glove, helmet & bat are mandatory)

Please contact Coach LaComb with any questions. His contact information is below. Email is preferred method of contact, but if information needed is more time sensitive, don’t hesitate to call or text the provided phone number.

Sincerely,

Drew LaComb

Regis University Baseball Camp Coordinator

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MLB Pitch,Hit,& Run and TBL Picture Day at BIP on April 22, 2019
by posted 08/15/2018


MLB PitchHit&Run

2019 MLB PitchHit&Run Rules*

Thunder Baseball League (TBL) is proud to be offering MLB Pitch Hit & Run for boy's and girl's in 2019. See http://mlb.mlb.com/mlb/kids/mlb_pitch_hit_run.jsp for more details.

This event is open to all Thunder Baseball or Thunder Softball members.  Players age will be determined by age as of July 17, 2019.  MLB Pitch Hit & Run Local edition is scheduled to coincide with TBL Picture day on April 22, 2019 at Broomfield Industrial Park (BIP). 

Each team will be assigned a time by TBL for pictures by Champ Photography.  Picture times will be sent to team managers and posted on the TBL website the second week of April. Picture packets will be available the day of pictures and you can visit  Teamstore.champsphotography.com for more information.  After completion of team pictures, players interested in participating in the MLB Pitch Hit &Run event should head over to the registration desk.

All participants must have their parent or guardian fill out a registration/waiver form at check-in.  Boys and girls, ages 7-14 will be grouped into 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, and 13-14 with boys and girls competing SEPARATELY.  (No metal spikes are allowed).

All parents and spectators should remain off the field at all times. This program is free of charge, in an exciting baseball/softball skills competition in the safest atmosphere possible.  Pitch Hit & Run is intended to encourage youth participation and emphasize the “FUN” element of baseball/softball. 

PITCH-Each competitor receives six (6) attempts to hit the designated “Strike Zone” from 45 feet away for boys and 35 feet for girls.  Competitors must start from the pitching rubber and deliver to strike zone target which is (17” x 30”) measured 20 inches from the ground.  Each attempt hitting ANY portion of the “Strike Zone” target is worth 75 points.

HIT-Each competitor receives three (3) swings in an attempt to hit the ball off a tee.  Only the best of the three attempts, as determined by the administrator will count toward a competitors score.  A swing and a miss count as one attempt.  A running start is not permitted.  A competitor that fails to hit will get a minimum score of 50 points.  Spotters A & B stand on opposite sides of a tape measure, holding several flags/bean bags to mark the initial landing of the batted balls.  Spotter A calculates the inaccuracy of the hit and the distance traveled.  Distance traveled but the ball lands ten (10) feet to the left of the measuring tape.  The score would be 130-10 =120 feet.  The conversion table would be referenced and convert to 120 feet to 240 points.

RUN-Each competitor will start at second base from a standing start, and begin running when the admin yells GO!  The runner will be timed from the moment he/she leaves second base, touches anchored third base, and touches home plate.  No sliding is allowed.  Total distance for boys is 160 feet and the girls 120 feet.  Standard distance between bases in the boys division is 80 feet and the girls is 60 feet.  Times to the nearest 1/100 will be converted to points.  Example: A competitors 9.50 second time equals 100 points.

*Administration reserves the right to modify the program at any time.

 

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2018 TBL Annual Calendar
by posted 11/04/2017


Calendar

 

Thunder Families,

 

The 2018 spring season will be here before you know it! Good luck to all those players getting extra work with individual private professional lessons and  players enrolled in the Progressive Hitting and Progressive Pitching programs that start November 6, 2017.

 

We are excited to present the attached “2018 TBL Annual Calendar” to help plan your season. Some dates and times are “subject to change”. Thunder Baseball League offers many different opportunities beyond league baseball games.

 

Exciting events like “Opening Day, Team Picture Day, Day at the Rockies, and Bats for a Cure Tournament” help build our Thunder Community. Talk to your team manager to ensure you don’t miss any important events.

 

We will continue Thunder Academy coach lead “age specific” training sessions during the season on Monday’s. Make sure your team does not miss out!

 

Make it a great day!

 

https://2018 TBL Annual Calendar v3.pdf

 

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