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Hopefully you are reading this as you are planning on or thinking about playing FULL Time/PART Time/WHEN Available with the ILLIANA THUNDERBOLTS this season.
The ILLIANA THUNDERBOLTS are entering into their 15th year playing travel baseball. Unlike many of the new breed of “in-house travel teams” or “rec-ball travel teams” the ILLIANA THUNDERBOLTS are an Independent Travel Program with no secret hidden agenda other than providing excellent fundamental baseball instruction. Do not get confused or fooled by the newly formed dozens of Little League or Cal Ripken teams that “ALSO” have travel teams. They are not the same…
We are FINALIZING our 2019 roster In the next few weeks so that we can begin playing in early April & late May.
Q: Do we have a spot for your son?
A YES, WE DO. JUST FILL OUT THE FORM ABOVE (or if you are reading this on paper go to: http://illianathunderbolts.com/wp/2019-season/
Q: How old must my son be to play on your team?
A: Your son or daughter must be born between MAY 1, 2004 and APRIL 30, 2005 to be eligible to play on the 14u team in 2019.
Q; My son plays on his high school tea. How will that work? Is that a problem.
A: IF YOUR SON IS PLAYING ON HIS H.S. TEAM THEN HE WILL BE ELIGIBLE TO PLAY FOR THE THUNDERBOLTS AS SOON AS HIS SEASON ENDS WHICH IS USUALLY AROUND MAY 25th. HOWEVER YOU DO NOT WANT TO WAIT UNTIL THEN TO TRY AND FIND A TEAM, ORDER A UNIFORM AND BEGIN PLAYING. YOU NEED TO SIGN UP NOW. IF HE IS NOT IN H.S. YET OR IS NOT PLAYING ON A TEAM THEN WE WILL SCHEDULE GAMES, HOLD PRACTICES DURING APRIL & MAY TO MAKE SURE HE IS READY WHEN HIS TEAMMATES RETURN.
Q: Do you have FULL Time spots and PART Time spots available?
A: YES WE DO!
Q: How does that work?
A: SOME OF OUR PLAYERS ASKED FOR A SHORTER SEASON SO WE DECIDED TO OFFER A PART TIME PLAYER STATUS TO ACCOMMODATE THEM. BUT PLAYING WITH THE THUNDERBOLTS YOU CAN STILL GET A FULL BASEBALL FILLED SUMMER IN, WITH A FEW MORE DAYS OFF..
Q: What if there is a schedule conflict, like there is a game but the player has to go to work at the same time.?
A: THIS CAN BE A CHALLENGE, HOWEVER WE HAVE BEEN DOING THIS FOR 15 YEARS NOW AND HAVE QUITE A BIT OF EXPERIENCE IN MAKING THINGS WORK SO THAT EVERYONES NEEDS ARE CONSIDERED AND MET. AS LONG AS THERE IS COMMUNICATION BETWEEN BOTH PARTIES THERE WILL BE NO PROBLEM PARTICIPATING IN ENOUGH GAMES DURING THE SEASON.
Q:Can you be more specific?
A: SURE, OUR TEAMS WILL SCHEDULE ENOUGH GAMES BEGINNING IN LATE MAY AND CONTINUE UNTIL THE END OF JULY TO ACCOMMODATE THE MOST RESTRICTIVE SCHEDULE. IT’S EASIER THAN IT SOUNDS, PROVIDED OUR PARENTS/PLAYERS ARE FLEXIBLE AND COMMITTED.
Q: How much does it cost?
A: Our fees are extremely reasonable and in many cases the lowest in your age bracket.
They vary by age and player type (Full Time or Part Time).
FULL TIME PLAYER FEE FOR THE 14u TEAM IS $750.00 FOR THE SEASON.
PART TIME PLAYER FEE FOR THE 14u TEAM IS $600.00 FOR THE SEASON.
Q: What is included in the fee?
A: THE FULL TIME TEAM FEE INCLUDES OUR 10 WEEK INDOOR WINTER CAMP, APPROXIMATELY 45 GAMES & TOURNAMENTS, UNIFORMS, INSTRUCTION, AND MORE.
THE PART TIME TEAM FEE INCLUDES OUR 10 WEEK INDOOR WINTER CAMP, APPROXIMATELY 30 GAMES & TOURNAMENTS, UNIFORMS, INSTRUCTION, AND MORE.
IF YOU HAVE ATTENDED OUR INDOOR WINTER CAMP AND HAVE PAID THAT FEE WE WILL APPLY IT TOWARDS YOUR SEASON FEE.
Q: Do I have to pay my fee all at once?
NO, WE CAN SET UP A PAYMENT PLAN FOR YOU THAT FITS YOUR BUDGET. WE ALSO WILL HOLD SEVERAL FUNDRAISERS THAT IF YOU CHOOSE TO PARTICIPATE IN CAN REDUCE UP TO 75% OF THE FEE.
Q: I am ready to sign up, what do I do now?
A: IF YOU ARE READING THIS ON PAPER THEN YOU NEED TO GO TO: http://illianathunderbolts.com/wp/2019-season/ THERE YOU CAN FILL OUT THE ON- LINE REGISTRATION FORM. IF YOU ARE READING THIS ON LINE JUST SCROLL BACK UP TO THE ON-LINE FORM. THEN, TO GUARANTEE YOUR SPOT, YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE A DEPOSIT. FULL TIME PLAYER DEPOSIT IS $225.00. PART TIME PLAYER DEPOSIT IS $150.00.
YOU CAN MAKE THAT DEPOSIT PAYMENT WITH A CREDIT/DEBIT CARD AT: http://illianathunderbolts.com/wp/make-a-payment/
OR IF YOU ARE READING ON LINE, JUST CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW; http://illianathunderbolts.com/wp/make-a-payment/
Q: How far does the team travel to for games & tournaments?
A: UNLIKE MANY TEAMS WE STAY PRETTY CLOSE TO HOME, USUALLY ABOUT A 25 MILES RADIUS FROM THE I80/I94 INTERSECTION. WE MAY DO ONE OVERNITE TOURNAMENT IN JULY IF THE PARENTS APPROVE..
Q: Where and when are the practices held?
A: SINCE MOST OF THE PLAYERS AT THIS AGE ARE PLAYING ON THE H.S. TEAM PRACTICES ARE LIMITED. ALSO the weather in the spring can be iffy and school is still going on and most parents work during the week, we try to limit practices to a limited number of days. Our practices are scheduled to enhance and fine tune the game/tournament performances. Our practice field is located at 19051 S. Halsted in Glenwood, Il.
MORE QUESTIONS CALL 708-473-5051