The Canyon Thunder program was established in 2013 to help high school student athletes develop their game and play at the next level. The Thunder take part in local tournaments in Arizona, and take pride in representing local athletes. With 4 HS aged teams, the Thunder's mission is to develop, compete, and teach athletes the right way to play the game of baseball. Teamwork, communication, and hard work are the foundation of what we do, and our pillars for success.
The Thunder aim to train and teach student athletes how to respect the game, play hard, and have fun while doing so. Winning is important, but the growth of our athletes is paramount to the Thunder's mission in developing skills that last well beyond playing years.
Yes, the Canyon Thunder's coaching staff is part of the GCU Baseball program, and we do use GCU's facilities. However, our sole focus is in development and getting athletes to the next level, whether that is at GCU or ANY college in the country. We are a player first program!