BC: Isaiah Cox #24 | Dalton Chapman #28 | Eric Torrey #3 | Caleb Blair #99 | Riley Donovan #4 | Tanner Burns #2 | Darren Arner #30 | Brandon Mitchell #12 | Will Hanley #15 | Matt Hendricks #15 | Eli Berthel #22 | Bella Berthel #18 | You owe it to yourself to be the best you can possible be—in baseball and in life. Pete Rose
FC: Dubuque Thunder Baseball Youth 12U USSSA Baseball Team Dubuque, IA
1: A Big ThAnKs to all our SpOnSoRs!!!!
2: 2010 Tournaments April 11th Sunday USSSA 12U Open Middleton, WI location: Hittersportsplex http://www.hitterssports.com/ April 17th and 18th - USSSA 12U AA - Cedar Rapids Iowa - Reds Classic's Hosted by Eastern Iowa Sports - NIT Double Point Weekend. April 24th and 25th - USSSA 12U AA - Waterloo\Cedar Falls Iowa - Heat Classic - State Qualifier. May 15th and 16th - USSSA 12U AA - Cedar Rapids Iowa - Cornshucker Challenge - State Qualifier. May 22nd and 23rd - USSSA 12U Open - Dubuque Iowa - Tri-State Classic - State Qualifier. May 28th-31st - USSSA 12U AA - Eldridge Iowa - Quad Cities Memorial Classic - State Qualifier. June 19th and 20th - Dubuque Iowa - Dubuque Rising Stars Tournament. June 26th and 27th - USSSA 12U A State - Des Moines Iowa
3: Dubuque Thunder Baseball is a Youth 12U USSSA Tournament Travel team located in Dubuque, Iowa. As coaches it is our mission to develop youths to play fundamentally sound baseball, to play fair, to develop roles for each player on the team, to be good community role models and most importantly to have fun doing so. This is a new team created in 2009 and playing our first games in the 2010 season. We stress the importance for youths to work on proper conditioning, proper practice techniques, and proper fundamentals as well as for all of our players to continue to develop as pitchers and players. Although located in the Midwest with very cold winters, this is a team that practices and plays year round.
5: “Find something you love, and go after it, with all of your heart.” Jim Abbott
6: "I could probably throw harder if I wanted, but why? When they're in a jam, a lot of pitchers...try to throw harder. Me, I try to locate better." Greg Maddux
7: Hitting is timing. Pitching is upsetting timing.
8: "Last year, I was sort of a kid and I was a little scared, I ain't scared any more."
9: “Fix your eye on the ball from the moment the pitcher holds it in his glove. Follow it as he throws to the plate and stay with it until the play is completed. Action takes place only where the ball goes.”
11: "I worked very hard. I felt I could play the game. The only thing that could stop me was myself."
12: Darren Arner #30 | Tanner Berns #2
13: Bella Berthel #18 | Eli Berthel #22
14: Caleb Blair #99 | Dalton Chapman#28
15: Isaiah Cox #24 | Riley Donovan#4
16: Will Hanley #20 | Matt Hendricks #15
17: Brandon Mitchell #12 | Eric Torrey #3
18: “There are three types of baseball players: those who make it happen, those who watch it happen, and those who wonder what happens.”
19: Greg Cox | Les Blair | Brian Torrey | Andy Kamentz | COACHES
21: “The trouble with baseball is that it is not played the year round.”
23: "Look at misfortune the same way you look at success - Don't Panic! Do you best and forget the consequences." Walt Alston
27: USSSA State Baseball 3rd Place
28: "How can a you hit and think at the same time?"
29: Yogi Berra
30: "In order to excel, you must be completely dedicated to your chosen sport. You must also be prepared to work hard and be willing to accept constructive criticism. Without one-hundred percent dedication, you won't be able to do this." Willie Mays
33: Things could be worse. Suppose your errors were counted and published every day, like those of a baseball player
34: “I think about baseball when I wake up in the morning. I think about it all day and I dream about it at night. The only time I don't think about it is when I'm playing it.”
36: You can't make a great play unless you do it first in practice
37: The other sports are just sports. Baseball is a love.