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In 2019 the earliest age will be 9 years old. We are planning on playing in a few tournaments in July at the 8u level. We will have an 8u team for the 2020 season

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The games are typically played on Saturdays & Sundays with a few Friday nites sprinkled in. We usually play double headers so there are plenty of games during the short season.

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Most of the games for the younger ages are played at the Ho Chunk Baseball Complex 19800 S. Stoney Island Lynwood, IL. The older players also play at Ho Chunk along at some area College fields such as South Suburban College/South Holland, Purdue Calumet/Hammond, etc.

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We hold quite a few practices early in the season and then it tapers off as the school year begins. They are held at Thunderbolt field 1900 Halsted Glenwood, IL behind Living Springs Church.  In addition to school the days are shorter and life gets a little busier in the fall than summer. So we adjust practices accordingly. Practices are not mandatory and we hold them once or twice a week from 5:30pm to 7:00. If you can make it, Great!

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The Illiana Thunderbolts have been participating in fall ball for over 10 years. It is a amazing how many fantastic ballplayers we get on our teams. The simple answer is YES, your son can play to level that challenges him the most. The best way to decide this is to come out to a evaluation workout and see how your superstar fits in with the rest of the ballplayers. 🙂

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Unless your son is planning on working 14 hours on Saturday and 14 hours on Sunday then NO there is no problem. Since we play both days, we have many players who have part time jobs and can still enjoy playing baseball with their old and new friends.

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Illiana Thunderbolts is a short season of regular games and tournaments for serious minded baseball players. A strong emphasis on fundamentals and the ability to learn new positions/skills in a competitive environment makes this brief season a lot of fun and must attend annual event for many.

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The 2015 Fall Ball season starts labor day weekend and ends in mid to late October or whenever the weather turns cold.

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Its easy to sign up for Illiana Thunderbolts Fall Ball. Just click this link or go to www.illianathunderbolts.com and you can sign up on-line. It takes about 2 minutes. You can also text or call 708473-5051 to sign up.

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The Illiana Thunderbolts will field multiple teams in 2015. Using the “age matrix” from 2017, we will have players that are: 9 , 10, 11, 12, & 13 years old, which covers players whose birthdates fall between 5/1/2003 thru 8/31/2008.

We will also have 14u, 15u, 16u. 17u & 18u (H.S.) players that will be in High School in 2016/2017 or graduated in 2017.

 

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Yes He can!. As a matter of fact he will find the fall ball experience with the Thunderbolts to be as much fun if not more. The number of games and the actual  amount of playing time your son will get with the Thunderbolts will exceed what he will experience in the Jr H.S. league

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Sure. No problem, the Illiana Thunderbolts will be play games on both Saturdays and Sundays, so whenever your player is available he can play!

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Yes you can send your questions via email to:
info@illianathunderbolts.com or text or call 708-473-5051.

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