South Lyon Junior League

Travel – South Lyon Thunder Baseball

2019-2020 South Lyon Thunder Information

Prospective Players

2019-20 Thunder Travel Baseball Tryout Information

Please fill out this pre-registration form prior to tryouts.

Thursday, July 25th

South Lyon High School, 1000 N. Lafayette South Lyon, MI 48178

8u (6:00 PM – 8:00 PM)


Friday, July 26th

South Lyon High School, 1000 N. Lafayette South Lyon, MI 48178

9u (6:00 PM – 8:00 PM) JV Field

10u (6:00 PM – 8:00 PM) Varsity Field


Saturday, July 27th

South Lyon High School, 1000 N. Lafayette South Lyon, MI 48178

11u (9:00 AM – 11:00 AM) JV Field

12u (9:00 AM – 11:00 AM) Varsity Field

14u (3:00 PM – 5:00 PM) Varsity Baseball

Volunteer Park

13u (12:00 PM – 2:00 PM)


Wednesday, July 31st

Atchison Park, 58000 Grand River Ave, New Hudson, MI 48165 (New Fields – west side of the park)

8u (6:00 PM – 7:00 PM)

9u (7:00 PM – 8:00 PM)

10u (8:00 PM – 9:00 PM)


Thursday, August 1st

South Lyon High School, 1000 N. Lafayette South Lyon, MI 48178

11u (6:00 PM – 7:00 PM)

Volunteer Park

13u (6:00 PM – 7:00 PM)


Friday, August 2nd

South Lyon High School, 1000 N. Lafayette South Lyon, MI 48178

12u (6:00 PM – 7:00 PM) Varsity Baseball

14u(3:00 PM – 5:00 PM) Varsity Baseball

Sunday, August 4th

South Lyon East High School, 52200 10 Mile Rd, South Lyon, MI 48178

12:00 PM – 2:00 PM 15u

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM 17u

4:00 PM – 6:00 PM  16u

Questions can be directed to SLJLTRAVEL-BOYS@SLJL.ORG

Thunder Frequently Asked Questions

Does my player need to register for tryouts?
We do ask that parents fill out a quick online form with basic player information before attending tryouts. To access the form, click here.


There are two dates listed for tryouts – Should my player attend all of these?
If possible, it’s a great idea to make it out to all of your player’s age-appropriate events. Attending both sessions gives coaches a great opportunity to observe each player’s abilities and skills. We do understand that conflicts may arise. If you’re not able to attend all of the tryout activities, we suggest reaching out to the coaches in your son’s age group to give them a heads up along with requesting a waiver from the boys travel trustee. For families who will be out of town or unavailable during the entire tryout week, it may be possible to arrange a private tryout.


What can my son expect at tryouts?
Tryouts are structured to give players a chance to show their skills in fielding, throwing, catching, hitting, pitching, running and sliding. Coaches strive to be encouraging and positive during tryouts, even as they evaluate players and make decisions about how best to fill their rosters. We ask that players arrive dressed in baseball pants, cup, baseball hat, socks and a shirt–families have the opportunity to include information about a player’s prior team history on our registration form, if they choose.

Coaches will personally contact each player who attends tryouts within a week of the last tryout date, usually sooner.

How much does playing for Thunder cost?
The amount varies depending on the coach and level, but families can expect to pay between $700 – $1,000 for the year. This covers uniforms, equipment bags, tournament and league fees, and indoor training space during winter months. Many teams choose to do fundraisers to help offset these costs.


What is the time commitment for Thunder players?
Most teams start practice in the fall, maybe once per week. Over the winter months, practice and playing times vary–some teams practice indoors weekly. Thunder’s main playing season starts in the spring beginning around April, when players are able to get back outside. League play could include a couple of games a week, and there are many local and regional weekend tournament opportunities for our teams throughout the summer. Most teams wrap up in July.