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Lombard Thunder Travel Softball

Lombard Thunder Travel Softball

(Ages 10U-14U)

Lombard Thunder Travel Softball is offered for girls, part-time and full-time ages 10U-14U. This program provides an opportunity for girls to participate in softball beyond the Lombard Park District in-house program. Thunder Softball includes indoor practices starting in January and outdoor practices starting in April. The Thunder program includes advanced training opportunities and participation in travel level games and tournaments. Full-time teams may choose to start team activities in the fall prior to winter indoor training, including fall outdoor practices and some games. Indoor training that starts in January for both levels is typically held at the Madison Meadow Athletic Center. Outdoor practices and home games are played at various locations, including Madison Meadow and Lombard Common.

Interested in the program? Join us for a free tryout. Tryouts are typically held at the end of July or early August. Interested in more information or volunteer coaching? Please contact us at info@lombardparks.com.  

Lombard Thunder Travel Softball FREE Walk-up Tryouts

Pitcher/Catcher and make-up tryouts will be hosted on Thursday, August 5 from 5:00 – 6:00 pm and Monday, August 9 from 6:00 – 7:00 pm for 12U & 14U levels.

Location: Madison Meadow, Field 20 (Located at Fairfield Ave. & Harding Rd.)

Full-Time vs. Part-Time Travel Softball Comparison

Both full-time and part-time teams hold indoor winter practices to assist with skill development and team building. Once the program transitions outdoors in the spring, the full-time program begins travel games and tournaments. The part-time program is designed to allow participants to play in the Lombard Park District in-house program that is available in the spring (required) and fall (encouraged). Part-time travel teams typically schedule their tournaments in the summer to avoid conflicting with in-house schedules. Part-time travel team activities are in addition to and separate from the in-house program. The fees listed for part-time travel do not include in-house league fees. Additional travel program details/comparisons are listed below:

Full-Time Travel Team

Part-Time Travel Team

Indoor Winter Practices January – March

1 practice per week

1 practice per week

April

2-3 practices per week + 1 possible tournament

House League: 1-2 house league practices per week + house league games + 1 travel practice per week

May & June

1-3 practices per week + league/friendly games as scheduled by coach, 1-3 tournaments per month

House League: 1-2 house league games per week, 1-2 house league practices per week + 1 travel practice per week

July

1-3 practices per week + league/friendly games as scheduled by coach, 1-3 tournaments

2 practices per week, 2-3 tournaments

Approximate Total Number of Games

40-60 games, depending on team’s success in tournaments/team preferences

15-25 games, depending on team’s success in tournaments/team preferences

Typical Travel Times to Away Games & Tournaments

30-60 minutes, some teams decide to participate in a tournament that require an overnight stay

30-60 minutes

Competition

All opponents will be full-time travel teams. Coaches will try to find teams and tournaments best suited for the team’s skill level

All opponents will be “All-Star” level teams. Coaches will try to find teams and tournaments best suited for the team’s skill level

Registration Fees

2021: $700

2022: TBD

Please note: fee does not include additional equipment, uniform, bat bag or batting helmet. Fees are subject to change.

2021: $350

2022: TBD

Please note: fee does not include in house fees, additional equipment, uniform, bat bag or batting helmet. Fees are subject to change.

Birth Year Chart

Please review the chart below to assist with registering softball players in the appropriate age group.

Birth Year 2021 2022 2023 2024 2025
2015         10U
2014       10U 10U
2013     10U 10U 12U
2012   10U 10U 12U 12U
2011 10U 10U 12U 12U 14U
2010 10U 12U 12U 14U 14U
2009 12U 12U 14U 14U 16U
2008 12U 14U 14U 16U 16U
2007 14U 14U 16U 16U 18U
2006 14U 16U 16U 18U 18U
2005 16U 16U 18U 18U  
2004 16U 18U 18U    
2003 18U 18U      
2002 18U        
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