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Academy 2021




Spring 2021 Thunder Academy Teams

Thunder Academy is partnering with Thunder Baseball League to offer Thunder Academy Tournament Teams for youth ages 10-14. The objectives for Thunder Academy are threefold:
   1.  Instruct and emphasize the life lessons that athletic competition presents for youth.
   2.  Consistently compete at the highest level in the state and region.
    3.  Prepare players to compete at the next level of competition by providing them with a foundation of fundamental skills that allow each child to maximize their natural ability.

Academy Team tryouts will be held in Broomfield at BIP-Thomas Field as follows:

  •  Tuesday, August 4th for 9-10’s from 6-8pm*
  •  Wednesday, August 5th for 13-14’s from 6-8pm*
  •  Wednesday, August 12th for 11-12’s from 6-8pm*
    *If you miss tryouts, the make-up is Thursday, August 13th 
    at Thunder Academy Indoor Facility (6900 W. 117th Ave
    Broomfield, CO 80020) from 6-8pm for all age groups. 
    (Check-in and warm-up start at 5:30pm)

Thunder Academy Program Details  

Expectations at Tryouts – All players attending the tryouts and offered a position on an Academy team, should be committed to the Academy program. Thunder Academy is not for everyone, so if your player attends and makes a team, enjoy the opportunity. Players making the Academy teams will be contacted no later than Friday, August 14th.

Professionally Trained – Academy teams will be trained by Darron Cox, Tom Dedin Jr, and/or High School, College & Academy trained coaches. All coaches are additionally trained through Thunder Academy Coaches Training program.  Thunder Academy teaches fundamentals that have been extremely successful at all levels for many years, which includes many MLB Players.

Academy Training – All Academy Players will go through the Progressive Hitting (10-11) or Progressive Hitting and Throwing Programs (12-14). These programs will run from January through April providing players with a comprehensive Academy experience. Training programs will be age-appropriate to provide a standardized process for development designed by Darron & Tom. Middle/Corner infield, outfield and catchers ad-hoc clinic sessions will be added as appropriate.

Arm Strengthening Program – Academy Players (12-14) will go through Thunder Academy Arm Strengthening Program. This will be a 4-month program that will be run in conjunction with the Progressive Throwing Program. The program is age-appropriate and tailored to provide a standardized process for development as designed by Tom.

Speed and Agility Training – All Academy teams will participate in a speed and agility program (1-2 days per week starting in January) led by a certified trainer. Trainers will cover all areas of athletic improvement in a team building environment.

Thunder Academy Membership – All Academy Team members only will be allowed to hit off the Iron Mike and Jugs pitching machines September – July.  The pitching machines provide extra hitting repetition for Academy players prior to and during the season. HitTrax Baseball Training Simulator will also be utilized to analyze and track Academy Team members.

Tournaments – TCS, Gameday and CABA tournament games will begin in March with the season lasting until the middle or end of July.  Each 12U-14U team will play 11-12 tournaments, with each team playing 1-3 out of state tournaments.  Each 10U-11U team will play Option 1 with 7-9 tournaments or Option 2 with 10-12 tournaments, with each team playing 0-2 out of state tournaments.

Indoor / Outdoor practices – There will be a total of 50-56 indoor and outdoor practices during the season. Every opportunity to practice outside (starting in mid-March), along with leveraging the Thunder Academy indoor facility when weather doesn’t cooperate. Practices start in January and finish in July with approx. 8 practices each month and 4-8 practices during July. Darron Cox will lead Academy Only outdoor practices on Mondays mid-March thru April (4-6 sessions).

Uniform Package – Players will be expected to purchase team uniforms in addition to player fees and will include the following: 2 - Jerseys (red/white), 2 - SS T-shirts (red/white), 2 - LS T-shirts (red/black), 2 - Pants, 2 - Socks, , 1 - Belt 1 - Game Hat, 1 - Backpack, 1 - Practice Shirt, 1 - Practice Shorts, and 1- Long sleeve pullover. Flexibility for returning Academy players.

Additional Uniform and Training items can be purchased at an additional cost – Additional uniform package items, sweatshirts, jackets, helmets, catchers bags, etc. will be available to order.


2021 Academy Program Pricing  

12U – 14U Cost Details
Player fee = $2,750.00 (10% discount for returning Academy families)
Uniform Package fee (payable to team manager) = $500.00 due October 1, 2020
Tournament fees (payable to team manager) ~ $680.00* due December 15, 2020 to ensure early bird pricing
*One Academy 12’s teams will get an automatic invitation to Cooperstown Dreams Park and additional fees will be collected by the team manager.

Player Fee Options: 
Payment: Tryout deposit of $100.00, plus down payment of $400.00 within 24 hours of roster spot notification; balance of $2,250.00 due October 1, 2020.
Payment plan:  Tryout deposit of $100.00, plus down payment of $400.00 within 24 hours of roster spot notification; payments of $330.00/month from October 1, 2020 – April 1, 2021 includes processing fee. 

10U – 11U Cost Details
Player fee = $2,250.00* (10% discount for returning Academy families)
Uniform Package fee (payable to team manager) = $500.00 due October 1, 2020
Option 1: Tournament fees (payable to team manager) ~ $480.00 due December 15, 2020 to ensure early bird pricing
Option 2: Tournament fees (payable to team manager) ~ $660.00 due December 15, 2020 to ensure early bird pricing
*Progressive Throwing is not included; however, it can be incorporated on a full team basis.

Player Fee Options:  Payment: Tryout deposit of $100.00, plus down payment of $400.00 within 24 hours of roster spot notification; balance of $1,750.00 due October 1, 2020.
Payment plan:  Tryout deposit of $100.00, plus down payment of $400.00 within 24 hours of roster spot notification; payments of $255.00/month from October 1, 2020 – April 1, 2021 includes processing fee.

9U Prospects Pricing Details
Player fee = $1,125.00
Uniform Package fee (payable to team manager) = $425.00 due October 1, 2020
Tournament fees (payable to team manager) ~ $450.00 due December 15, 2020 to ensure early bird pricing

Player Fee Options:  Payment: Tryout deposit of $100.00, plus down payment of $400.00 within 24 hours of roster spot notification; balance of $625.00 due October 1, 2020.
Payment Plan: Tryout deposit of $100.00, plus down payment of $400.00 within 24 hours of roster spot notification; payments of $165.00/month from September 1 – December 1, 2020 includes processing fee.

 

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