Tryouts

2023 Thunder Baseball Tryouts

The Ohio Thunder is holding tryouts for the 2023 season on July 11 and 12. 

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 8U-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:

  • 8U - 11U: July 11, 5:30PM - 7:30PM
  • 12U - 13U: July 11, 7:00PM - 9:00PM
  • 14U: July 12, 6:00PM - 8:00PM
    • (Also the Rain Date for 8U - 13U)
  • 15U-16U: Details Coming Soon!

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 ohthunderboard@gmail.com  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 ohthunderboard@gmail.com, or send us a message on Facebook.  

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:

  • 10U: July 18, 5:00PM - 6:30PM
  • 12U: July 18, 6:30PM - 8:00PM

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 ohthunderboard@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 ohthunderboard@gmail.com, or send us a message on Facebook.  

Baseball Age Groups for 2023

AgeBorn on or after
8UMay 1, 2014
9UMay 1, 2013
10UMay 1, 2012
11UMay 1, 2011
12UMay 1, 2010
13UMay 1, 2009
14UMay 1, 2008
15UMay 1, 2007
16UMay 1, 2006

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 GroupBirth Date
10U2012 and 2013 birth year
12U2010 and 2011 birth year