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Braeden T. throws a change up in 2015 All Star game

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The 2018 Coast League Champions

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WHAT'S THE WORD??

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Combined Bellevue Juniors softball team makes the Little League World Series

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Pre-game reflection by AA Red Sox player

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AA Mets enjoy a pig pile on...everybody

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Coach John S. with his 2015 AAA Bellevue City Champions

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Coast softball Whirlpoolz enjoy a little together time at Newport Hills Park

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John Morgan K. wound up and ready to throw

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Beautiful weather for 2015 Opening Day

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Abby G. crushes one for the AA softball She-Hawks

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Majors All Star team looks on from dugout

Current News

Winter Training Schedule for 2020

Bellevue Thunderbird is once again offering our annual Winter Training program, taking place at Stod's Baseball in Newport Hills. This is a FREE benefit to players who are registered to play the 2020 baseball or softball season. No further registration is necessary.

This year we will be presenting 5 sessions on Sunday evenings. The specific dates are January 5, 12 and 19, and February 9 and 23. There will be no session on the Sunday of player evaluations (1/26), Superbowl (2/2) or the first Sunday of mid-winter break (2/16).

NOTE: the session schedule for baseball and softball for the various ages follows. Please note that the age breakdown for baseball and softball are NOT the same:

BASEBALL

Divisions A & AA - Ages 7 & 8 (6 okay if registered to play division A) - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Divisions AAA & Coast - Ages 9, 10 & 11 (8 okay if trying to play up to division AAA) - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Divisions Majors & Above -
Ages 12 & over (11 okay if intending to play Majors) - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

SOFTBALL

Divisions A & AA - Ages 7 & 8 (6 okay if registered to play division A) - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Division AAA -
Age 9 (8 okay if trying to play up to division AAA) - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
Divisions Coast, Majors & Juniors -
Ages 10 & over (9 okay if trying to play Coast) - 7:30pm to 9:00pm

Stod's Baseball
5606 119th Ave SE
Bellevue, WA 98006


Player Evaluations January 26, 2020

All players registering for AAA through Majors are required to attend player evaluations. We likely will not require baseball players at upper divisions (Intermediates, Juniors, Seniors) to attend. At this time, all softball players playing AAA or above should attend. Evaluations for players age 9 through 12 (and 8-year olds wishing to play up to AAA) will take place on Sunday, January 26, 2020, at the Bellevue College gymnasium.

The following is our planned schedule. Please note that League Age is determined by a player's age AS OF August 31, 2020 (for baseball players) or December 31, 2019 (for softball players).

8:30am to 9:30am - Girls aged 9 to 14 (and 8-year olds intending to play AAA)
9:15am to 10:30am - Boys aged 11 & 12 (and 10-year olds trying for Majors)
10:15am to 11:15am - Boys age 10 (and 9-year olds trying for Coast)
11:00am to 12:00pm - Boys age 9 (and 8-year olds trying for AAA)

Please plan to arrive 15-20 minutes before the appointed time to get checked in and ready to go.

IMPORTANT

  • There is NO make-up session in January. If you cannot make January 26 evaluations, please email us at info@bellevuethunderbird.com. There will be 1 makeup session on a date TBD based on field availability.
  • You must be registered to evaluate.
  • Playing Up: If your child wants to play with an older age group, they must attend the proper evaluation (see below). NO EXCEPTIONS. Also, even if your child evaluates to play up with an older age group, there is no guarantee that they will be admitted to the higher division.

For ANY questions regarding age or division confusion, participant eligibility, league boundary issues, or anything else, please contact us at registrar@bellevuethunderbird.com.


Registration for 2020 Season Now Open!

Registration for the Bellevue Thunderbird 2020 baseball and softball season is now open. Please click on the "Register Now" link below to register today!

Player Evaluations

All players registering for AAA through Majors are required to attend player evaluations. We may or may not require players at upper divisions to attend as well, though for the past few years this has not been necessary. Evaluations for players age 9 through 12 (and 8-year olds wishing to play up to AAA) will take place on Sunday, January 26, 2020, at the Bellevue College gymnasium. More specific information about times will follow as we get closer to that date.

The age determination date for baseball is August 31, 2020. Age determination date for softball is December 31, 2019.

For ANY questions regarding participant eligibility, boundary issues, age or division confusion, or anything else, please contact us at registrar@bellevuethunderbird.com.

Please register soon, we're looking forward to a great 2020!


Intermediate All Stars Wins District 9 Tournament

The Bellevue Thunderbird Intermediates All Star team won the District 9 All Star tournament, which took place from Saturday June 15 through Friday June 21. The team remained undefeated in the 5-team tournament, playing 3 games over the 6 days to capture the District 9 championship. The team performed like a well-oiled machine through the tournament, scoring a cumulative 64 runs against their 3 opponents. The other teams played well, but just couldn't stop these boys. The team is now awarded the honor of travelling to the Washington State tournament, to be held in Vancouver, Washington beginning on Saturday, June 29.

Great job boys, and great job coaches, and GOOD LUCK at the state tournament!


7th Annual Sandlot Games Camp!

Baseball Positive runs a fast-paced, informative, and FUN Baseball Camp that dedicates most of camp time to PLAYING GAMES. Give your child the opportunity to have fun PLAYING baseball at camp this summer!

Baseball Positive Owner and Director Mark Linden has provided significant and valuable training for BTLL players and coaches over the past decade. Mark is a former NCAA Division 1 Head Coach, professional player and a long-time provider of trainng to Bellevue Thunderbird coaches and players.

The Sandlot Games Camp gives kids training rarely found at summer camps; players learn How to Play the Game in addition to the fundamental skills of the game. The kids learn through their PLAY!

Sign your player up TODAY, space is limited. Use the Bellevue Thunderbird promo code AE19BP to receive $30 off this camp, or any camp offered this summer by Baseball Positive.

More info, complete summer schedule, and registration: SIGN UP HERE!


Visit our Team Sponsors Page!

Did you know that each year, baseball and softball teams at levels AAA and above are required to provide a team sponsor to donate to our league? Please thank these companies and individuals who have contributed to our cause for the 2019 season!


BTLL Youth Scholarship Program

Dear Members of the Bellevue Thunderbird Community:

We are pleased to continue the Bellevue Thunderbird Little League Youth Scholarship Program for the 2017 season. This program provides recognition to BTLL youth volunteers 12+ years old who support our softball and baseball programs. At the end of each season, we will award a number of scholarships to deserving individuals who:

  1. Contribute to BTLL
  2. Act as role models on and off the field
  3. Are enrolled in school and in good academic standing
  4. Are registered volunteers with BTLL

BTLL's goals are to encourage youth volunteerism and recognize the contribution of our youth to BTLL. The maximum scholarship award available to any eligible individual in a given year is $1,000. Recipients of BTLL Youth Scholarships will also receive a letter of recognition from BTLL and a certificate that can potentially be included in college applications.

We are excited about this program and hope to see strong participation from our youth in various capacities, including help in winter training, supporting opening day, and umpiring.

Click here to learn more about the BTLL Youth Scholarship Program. Click the links to the right to sign-up to volunteer.

 
Our Mission

Bellevue Thunderbird is committed to enriching the lives of our youth and our community, and fostering a love of the game by providing a fun and safe environment in which to play competitive baseball and softball, regardless of a player's ability.

It is our intention to:

  • Develop the qualities of citizenship, discipline, character and teamwork
  • Develop the values of sportsmanship, competitiveness and fair play
  • Promote fun and foster a love of the game
  • Promote the learning and development of baseball and softball skills, and challenge players to attain personal goals
  • Promote safety awareness
  • Encourage volunteerism, community involvement and community service
  • Commit to serving ALL who sign up to play
 
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