Palmdale Thunder has been providing the communities of the A.V. the opportunity to compete at the highest levels of youth soccer since 1995. Our focus is on the development of soccer players, but more importantly the life skills and lessons of team sports that leads to a well-rounded young adult. Our record of players that have gone on to play in College is unmatched in the A.V.
Palmdale Thunder is a member Club of Cal South, and plays in the Coast Soccer League. The Club has won Coast Soccer, Cal South and US Soccer Federation Championships at the League, State and Regional Levels.
Thunder News- updated 07-22
Thunder GU19's finish 4th at Pleasanton Rage College Showcase
The GU19's had another great weekend in Pleasanton- placing for the second year in a row in a highly competitive flight in front of college coaches. Only 7 teams in the 32 team division scored more goals as Thunder showcased a great attack, with 4 different players finding the back of the net. The defense brought it after a slow start getting the rust off in the first match. With the regular season just around the corner, the girls are in great shape for the fall!
Thunder BU11's, and GU15's and 11's need players for Fall Season
Coach Martin Maguellal's BU11's are looking for a couple of players to fill out their roster for the fall. For more information Contact Coach Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org or Manager Laurie Foster at email@example.com
Coach "Buzz" Wilson's GU15's are looking for a couple of players to join the team for the upcoming 2014-2015 season. Contact Buzz at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Manager Norma Estrada at email@example.com for more information and a tryout.
Thunder GU 17's are Quarter-finalists at National Cup
The Thunder girls National Cup run came to an end against So Cal Blues Saturday. The Blues, basically a D1 College team with freshman and sophomore players from UCLA, Stanford, UNC, and others, played a brilliant match in winning 8-1. The Thunder girls never quit and fought hard for 90 minutes, learning much and improving as the match went on. They end up as Quarter-finalists,and the only team to score against the Blues. The Blues play the Legends this Saturday in the Championship match.
The Thunder G96's played last weekend in the GU19 Division of National Cup in San Bernardino. With the bulk of the team playing up 2 years against rosters stocked with College Players, they tied a San Diego Premier Team, and lost to the core group from last years National Champion Legends FC. The first game, Saturday against Chula Vista FC, the girls tied, 1-1, conceding a goal late in a thrilling, wide-open game. In Sundays match, short on subs in the intense heat, the girls were down 0-1 in the 70th minute to Legends before finally wearing out from the heat and the intense pace of the match, losing 4-0.
Thunder GU17's at Nomads College Showcase
The Girls went 1-1-1 at the Nomads College Showcase against strong competition in San Diego over the weekend. Losing only to a top SCDSL Tier 1 team in Pateadores IER, the girls had a great weekend of soccer and team-building. Well done girls!
We currently have a couple of spots left on the team for motivated impact players looking for opportunities to play at the College Level. We play in Coast Soccer at the Gold level, and go to prestigous College Showcases, including Las Vegas, Pleasanton and Nomads. Contact Coach Jeff at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in a tryout.
In the Desert Mountain League, Vasquez High's Callie Croughell was named MVP, and Jordan Estrella and Alex Jackson were named to the First Team.
On the Boys side, Vasquez Senior Gavin Crawford was named MVP of the Desert Mountain League. Golden League All-League Honors went to Bryan Hulse, Calvin Mitchell, Juan Rosales, and Justin Hu. Some of the boys now have the prestigous honor of playing in the U.S. Soccer Development Academy as well and Thunder is proud to be their home Club.
Kellogg's sign with William Jessup
Thunder GU19's Megan and Molly Kellogg follow Thunder alum and sister Kacey to William Jessup University in Rocklin, Ca. The girls will be graduating from Quartz Hill High School in the spring, and look to make an immediate impact on the pitch in the fall. Congratulations Girls!
BU13's lose a close one in Round of 32
A great run in State Cup came to an end in Escondido, as the boys lost to UIFC Hammers 3-2, in Round of 32 State Cup Play Feb. 2nd. Well done boys!
Coast Season 2013 Comes to a close
The 2013 Soccer Year has come to a close, with several Thunder Teams well poised for 2014. The GU19's, Coached by Domingo Albarran, finished mid table in Coast SEN, winning or tying 8 of 11 matches. Several of the girls played with the GU17's in the Nomads College Showcase in the GU18 bracket in front of College Coaches and are close to signing for next season, as the team ages out.
The GU17's, Coached by Jeff Gomillion, had another strong Coast season, finishing 4th in Gold North; and advancing to the Sweet 16 in League Cup, losing to eventual Champion Simi Valley Eclipse. The girls finished second in the Pleasanton Rage College Showcase, and just went one win and two ties against top Competition at Nomads.
Russell Hulse's GU16's had a strong first showing in Silver Elite North, finishing 4th. On the boys side, the BU11's had a strong first season, finishing 3rd with a strong shot at promoting to Silver for 2014.
There are many signings to be announced soon, and we wish the best of luck to our Thunder boys and girls during the High School and Middle School Seasons!
G98's Finalists in Top Flight at Toyota of Orange
Coach Reuben Greigo's GU15's finished second at last weekends Toyota Of Orange Tournament. Losing only to SCDSL Tier 1 and #18 ranked So Cal Blues, the girls also defeated Nevada State Cup Champion Warriors Blue, Coast Gold Select Cities, and Legends White in their games over the weekend. A great prep for the regular season!
PALMDALE THUNDER TRYOUTS-
If you are interested in trying out for a team, you can contact the specific teams Coach or Manager in your child's age group by e-mail. If we don't have a team for your child, we will be glad to refer you to the appropriate Club that does. Because, "that's how we roll". We do have additional new teams forming in the boys and girls age-groups. For additional information, please contact email@example.com