Thunder Soccer Club

2017 Fall Season

The 2017 Fall season registration will take place on Saturdays, August 19 and 26 from 10 am-2 pm at the Franklin Park Community Center, 9560 West Franklin Avenue, Franklin Park. The Thunder Soccer outdoor programs feature two one-hour practices at schools and parks in the Leyden community, 8 scheduled games played on Sundays (weather permitting), Supplemental Liability Insurance for all players, Team Photo package, Game Awards and Trophies for all players at the end of the Spring & Fall seasons and Uniforms (consist of a numbered Team shirt and soccer socks). The Spring 2017 registration fee was $65 per player, with discounts for siblings. No additional fundraising or candy sales required. Siblings will practice at the same location, regardless of age. Thunder is an all-volunteer program where parents and relatives become Board members, Coaches and Assistant Coaches. If you would like to be a volunteer coach, contact our Coach Coordinator, Aneta Kulesza at 773. 931.1677. For more information about the recreational program contact Rick Link at 847.489.2737 or Miguel Valdez at 847.233.9176.


To volunteer as a Winter/Indoor or Spring Season Coach, contact Aneta Kulesza at 773.931.1677.


For information about our competitive Traveling Teams contact

Paul Pikor at 847.494.8671.

Vipers Baseball and Softball


Looking for an opportunity for your child to experience a unique team with excellent coaches and making new friends? Franklin Park Vipers provides a youth baseball and softball program for ages 5-17 years old for residents of Franklin Park and the surrounding communities. The Vipers organization has been a proud affiliate of the Park District of Franklin Park for over fifteen years. Our players have a unique opportunity to utilize an indoor training facility that Vipers players can use for free, once they are registered. The training facility has two batting cages and an open area for throwing and pitching, hitting. Experienced players can focus on enhancing their pitching, hitting and game knowledge while newer players can focus on fundamentals. Indoor clinics and practices start after registration and will continue until the weather permits us to practice outside (April 1). Our season runs from mid-April to the end of June, consisting of 16-18 games. Every season we look for ways of improving and with volunteer help, we can accomplish these goals. Registration for the 2017 season will be held at the practice facility located at 4045 Tugwell Street in Franklin Park.

Registration Dates:
Jan 14     11 am -3 pm
Jan 20     6:30-8:30 pm
Jan 21     11 am – 3 pm

For more information, contact Daniel Bartnicki at 847-909-0472
or Todd Mich at 847-553-5129.

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