2024 Thunder Baseball Tryouts

The Ohio Thunder is holding tryouts for the 2024 season. Tryouts for ages 7U-13U have concluded.

Older age group tryouts are as follows:

  • 14U: July 11, 6:00 - 8:00 PM at the Olentangy Liberty H.S. baseball complex
  • 15U: July 12, 6:00 - 8:00 PM at Olentangy Hyatts Middle School.
  • 16U: July 19, 6:00 - 9:00 PM at Olentangy Hyatts Middle School.

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. 

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, please email If you are unable to attend the scheduled tryout, please contact the lead coach for your age group to discuss an alternative date. 

Coach contact info here.

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, or send us a message on Facebook.  

2024 Thunder Softball Tryouts

  • The Ohio Thunder is pleased to hold tryouts for 8u, 10u, and 12u for the 2023-2024 season. There will be two 12u teams, including a premier team competing at a robust/competitive level. If interested in coaching at the 8u or 10u level, please please email

Softball Tryout Details -- UPDATED (7/14)

We will be consolidating all tryouts for all age groups to one date. Tryouts will now take place on July 25 following the below schedule:

  • 5:15pm - 10u and 12u arrival
  • 5:30pm - 7:00pm - 10u and 12u Tryouts
  • 7:00pm - 7:30pm - 10u and 12u Pitcher/Catcher Evaluation
  • 7:15pm - 8u arrival
  • 7:30pm - 8:45pm - 8u Tryout

All tryouts will take place at the Olentangy Liberty High School baseball/softball complex. Please bring all equipment, dress in softball attire, and bring a water bottle. All pitchers should have someone who can catch for them. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but we want to ensure a positive and smooth tryout experience with the appropriate number of tryout staff available.

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

Please check our website and  follow us on social media for updates. 

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 Level Birth Year
8u 2015 & 2016
10u 2013 & 2014
12u 2011 & 2012