Thunder Select

About Our Program

Program Director: Patrick Ammons

The Thunder Select team goals involve player development and growth through a combination of competitive practices and tournaments within the southeast region. With access to some of the top coaches in the Atlanta area, our Select teams will follow the same curriculum as the Thunder Elite teams to help these athletes better prepare for future seasons. This promotes unity and commitment that mirrors our nationally ranked Elite teams.

Our Thunder Select practices include position specific training with coaches that are passionate about lacrosse and understand what it takes to play at the next level. Along with position work, we strive for game speed competition throughout practices to enhance the level of play. Game speed practices will translate directly into playing against some of the best local club teams in tournaments in both the fall and summer seasons.

Along with fall and summer practices and tournaments our Thunder Select players have the opportunity of being moved up to the Elite rosters if the talent level is there and the potential of being selected for our Thunder National team that competes in top-tier tournaments after our summer regular season.

Practice Schedule

DateTimeLocation
May 16/18/23/25TBDLife University
June 1/6TBDLife University
June 7/13/15/20TBDFranklin Gateway Sports Complex
June 22/23TBDTBD

Tournament Schedule

DateAge GroupTournamentLocation 
June 11-12, 2022'23, '24, '25NXT Southern InvitationalMarietta, GA
June 11-12, 2022'26, '27, '28NXT Summer JamKennesaw, GA
June 18-19,2022ALL TEAMSSoutheast Summer InvitationalCharlotte, NCBOOK NOW
June 25-26, 2022ALL TEAMSGeorgia ShootoutGainesville, GA

Team Breakdown

Youth and Middle School

Youth and Middle School teams are for the 20-24 best players to compete on the same team under the direction of our coaches while developing within the Thunder Elite curriculum. The focus of these teams will be to work with the most skilled and committed youth and middle school players so that they are prepared for the demands of varsity level competition, and possibly college lacrosse. These teams are not recreational level lacrosse and will require an age-appropriate level focus and drive in order to succeed. We are looking for highly motivated Youth and Middle School players who want to train and compete each day to get better. Players selected to a Youth/MS Select team will also be eligible for consideration to compete on the Thunder National Team which will compete at the prestigious NLF event in July. We expect that the best players from Thunder Select teams will be prepared for the Thunder Elite teams once they advance to high school play.

High School

Thunder Select High School Teams are designed for emerging players who want to improve their skills, play in local events and have an opportunity to attend regional recruiting events. The High School Select program is for players motivated to develop quickly under the direction of our coaches and have an impact at the high school varsity level and possibly play in college. The High School Select program is not a recreational team, as these teams will compete locally and throughout the region. The High School Thunder Select program offers a reasonable option for those with the drive to learn and compete at a high level with an interest of playing for Thunder Elite in the future.