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Calif Thunder OC 97 - *14U Open Tryouts* Sat Aug 27th Looking for Pitchers!!!

Open Tryouts at Our Lady of Guadalupe, 920 W La Habra Blvd., La Habra (enter off Marian St) this Saturday, Aug 27th from 9am - 1pm


California Thunder OC 97 is a second year 14U team that is looking for experienced travel ball players for the 2011/2012 season. CTOC 97 has a very successful 2011 season that included winning the AFA State Championships and finishing 2nd at AFA Western Nationals. We are looking to build upon our success by adding some strong, dedicated student/athletes to our very strong core of players who are willing to compete at the highest level, work hard and dedicate themselves to the team. Our goal is to provide a highly competitive, educational program that is focused on the fundamentals and player development. We will strengthen individual softball skills, teach leadership skills, encourage teamwork & sportsmanship and prepare the players & parents to be showcased.


We are looking for 2 starting pitchers that want to compete for the #1 spot. All other positions are open and earned.


We will be competing in both ASA & Premier events as well as all the other major tournaments. Our main goal is to qualify and compete in the 2012 Premier or USA/ASA National Championships. We will also strengthen individual softball skills, teach leadership skills, encourage teamwork & sportsmanship and prepare the players and parents to be showcased.


California Thunder OC was formed by Murray Sportsman, one of the initial coaches of the original 1991 California Thunder 16U ASA National Championship team, founded by Tom Tucker of Glendora. Calif Thunder OC plans to continue the philosophies and traditions of the original program where Murray's coaching experience was at the 14U, 16U and 18Gold levels. As a 2-time USA/ASA National Champion, Murray is currently the Manager/Coach of the California Thunder OC 98 12U team and an Advisor to the 97 14U team. The Calif Thunder OC 98 team was the 2011 AFA National Champion.


California Thunder OC is also pleased to accept the endorsement of 3-time Olympic Gold Medalist and California Thunder Alumnus, Leah O'brien-Amico. Leah will be acting in a consulting, mentoring and advisory capacity to the team.


This team will be coached by experienced travel ball coaches with over 15 years of coaching experience. They have a proven track record of success and know how to teach, develop, motivate and build confidence in the girls. This team will also hit and condition w/ EM (speed, power & agility training) at the STC (student training center) in Anaheim on Wednesday nights from 6-8pm. If you want your daughter to learn the proper fundamentals and be pushed and challenged as an athlete in a positive/structured/competitive environment, then come check us out.


** Open Tryouts this Saturday, August 27th from 9am to 1pm **


Our Lady of Guadalupe (Home Field)

920 W La Habra Blvd

La Habra, CA  90631


(To gain access to the field, use Marian St which crosses La Habra Blvd between Idaho St and Monte Vista Ave)


8:30am - 9:00am Registration & Check-In

9:00am - 10:00am Pitchers & Catchers

9:30am - 10:00am Registration & Check in

10:00am - 1:00pm Position Players

(please come early to register & warm up and bring plenty of water)


** Saturday, Aug 27th - Call Backs, Final Tryout & Scrimmage **


Call Back athletes from the Aug 20th tryout must be available on August 27th for further consideration.


Please complete the attached tryout form and email or fax it to Brian before the tryout. If you are not able to make the above tryout date, please give us a call and we will schedule a private/confidential workout. If you have any questions at all please let us know. Please also check our website for details.


Brian Coleman - Manager/Head Coach

951-741-6420 cell

951-603-3454 fax


Cedric Cravens - Asst Coach

949-525-3425 cell


John Gimpl - Asst Coach

949-306-6126 cell


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