2024 Thunder Baseball Tryouts
The Ohio Thunder is holding tryouts for the 2024 season on July 10 (rain date July 11).
Come be part of a team that values player development, competition, and having fun playing baseball. Based in Powell, we offer indoor training facilities, experienced coaches, and access to premier fields.
Our goal, as always, is to field multiple competitive teams at ages 7U-13U, along with our teams at older age levels. This allows all players to get the most out of the Thunder experience while preparing for competition at higher levels.
Baseball Tryout Details -- all tryouts at the Olentangy Liberty H.S. baseball complex:
- 7U - 11U: July 10, 5:30PM - 7:30PM
- 12U - 13U: July 10, 7:00PM - 9:00PM
- Rain date for 8-13U: July 11, 6:00PM - 9:00PM
- 14U-16U: TBD
Arrive approximately 30 minutes early to check in. Pre-registration is required. (Note: The registration process shows a "checkout" button, but there is no tryout fee.)
For tryouts held at Olentangy Liberty H.S., bring tennis shoes or turfs, as well as plastic cleats. No metal cleats, sunflower seeds, or gum are allowed at this facility, and no cleats are allowed inside the indoor hitting facility.
If you have any questions or to request an alternate tryout date, please email firstname.lastname@example.org Please check our website and follow us on social media for updates.
The Thunder is also looking for qualified coaches at all levels, so please indicate interest on the registration form, email email@example.com, or send us a message on Facebook.
Information about 2024 Central Ohio Thunder softball tryouts Is coming soon
If you're interested in coaching, or have specific questions, please email CentralOhioThunderSB@gmail.com
2023 Thunder Softball Tryouts
The Ohio Thunder is thrilled to announce that we will be launching travel softball in 2023, starting with the 10U and 12U age groups.
Softball Tryout Details -- all tryouts at the Olentangy Liberty H.S. softball complex:
Arrive approximately 15 minutes early to check in. Pre-registration is required. (Note: The registration process shows a "checkout" button, but there is no tryout fee.)
If you have any questions or to request a makeup date, please email CentralOhioThunderSB@gmail.com.
Please check our website and follow us on social media for updates.
The Thunder is also looking for qualified coaches, so please indicate interest on the registration form, email CentralOhioThunderSB@gmail.com, or send us a message on Facebook.
Baseball Age Groups for 2023
Age groups for travel baseball is based on the player's age as of May 1.
For example, a player born on April 30, 2014, would be eligible to play 10U (or above) in 2024. A player born on May 1, 2014 would be eligible for 9U.
This calculator can help with specifics.
NOTE: Several baseball sanctioning bodies have introduced new rules allowing kids to play with their grade level, despite being born before the stated deadline.
Specifics can be found here or here.
These rules apply in most of the games our teams play - COYBL, USSSA, and Five Tool - but are not universal. Teams may play in tournaments that do not follow these rules, meaning that your player may not be eligible for a particular event.
The Thunder is generally supportive of this rule - enter both the age group you intend to try out for and your birthday on the registration form. However,, please discuss your situation with your age group coach before accepting an offer.
Softball Age Groups for 2023
|Age Group||Birth Date|
|10U||2012 and 2013 birth year|
|12U||2010 and 2011 birth year|