The Canyon Thunder program was established in 2013 to help HS student athletes develop their game and play at the next level. The Thunder take part in local tournaments in Arizona, and take pride in having athletes only within Phoenix and the surrounding areas. 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".
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 developing the student athletes is paramount to us in the Thunder program.
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!