Banquet Monday November 27th
6:30 - 8:00 at Lima Community Church Axis building (corner of Diller and Cole)
Pot luck buffet
2nd and 3rd graders - bring a side dish to share
4th and 5th graders - bring a main dish to share
6th graders - bring a dessert to share
Bring your own plates and silverware.
Bring your own drinks.
Game jerseys will be on sale for $15.
Please bring exact change or write a check if possible.
Still need volunteers for set up (6:00) or cleanup until done.
Text coach Tim to volunteer.
PLEASE BRING 1/2 GALLON OF WATER TO EACH PRACTICE.
I suggest a 1/2 gallon refillable jug. They are currently $5 at Menards
But you can purchase them at many stores.
In memory of Jakob Sexton
Call or text questions... 419-236-8088
|Monday, July 31, 2017||Begin summer practice schedule|
|M, Tu, W, Th 6:00-8:00 @ Track Facility|
|Thursday, August 10, 2017||Picture Day after practice|
|Saturday, August 26, 2017||Junior Buckeye League Jamboree|
|8:00AM - 6:00PM|
|Monday, August 28, 2017||Begin fall practice schedule|
|M, W, Th 5:30-7:30 @ Band Field|
|Thursday, September 07, 2017||Preseason Game vs Elida Bulldogs|
|Saturday, September 09, 2017||Celina Black @ Elida Thunder|
|Sunday, September 17, 2017||Wapak Cherokee @ Elida Thunder|
|Sunday, September 24, 2017||Elida Thunder @ Shawnee Tribe|
|TBD||Elida Thunder @ St Marys Stallions|
|Saturday, October 07, 2017||Shawnee Quilnas @ Elida Thunder|
|Saturday, October 14, 2017||Elida Thunder @ Bath Tigers|
|Saturday, October 21, 2017||Playoffs @ Elida|
|Saturday, October 28, 2017||Semi-finals @ Bath|
|Saturday, November 04, 2017||Superbowl @ Allen East|
Elida Thunder - Champions of Character
On the Elida Thunder, we believe that it is more important to be Champions of Character than to win championships. We learn and practice attitudes, traits, and actions of champions. Our team goal is to achieve excellence and win championships. But, to do so, we must first become champions of character.
On our team, a Champion of Character is an individual who carries the attitudes, traits, and actions of a champion both on and off the field. We believe these characteristics can be taught, learned, practiced, and refined. We impress these ideas continually through daily huddles, words of the week, and Character Night guest speakers.
Attitudes of a Champion
We focus on three attitudes of a champion: Grattitude, Humility, and Enthusiasm. Attitude is a choice. We choose whether or not we approach practice, games, school, or life in general with a good, positive attitude.
Traits of a Champion
There are certain traits that we see in people of success: Discipline, Persistence, and Belief. We want to grow these characteristics within us. Having the traits of a champion is not merely a choice. It takes work. It takes a "buy in" both mentally and physically to build these traits within yourself.
Actions of a Champion
Finally, merely having a good attitude and character traits are not enough. To be a Champion of Character we must use our gifts. We finish with action: Serve, Encourage, and Love. Sharing our gifts and using them for good is what brings a team together. It is what defines EXCELLENCE.
We thank past Character Night speakers...
Pastor Randy Davis - ONU Football Team Chaplin
Coach Jim Dally - Former Elida Football Coach, Ohio HS Football Coaches Hall of Fame
Coach Kevin Bowers - Elida Varsity Wrestling Coach
Denny Morris - Big Ten Referee
Mark Miller - Former BGSU and Cleveland Browns quarterback
Andy Lynch - WOSN Sports Anchor, Regional Director of Fellowship of Christian Athletes
Coach Paul Moss - Shawnee area Youth Leader and Coach
Lt. Col. Matt Hodge - Commander, JSMC
Pastor Phil Starr - Youth Pastor Lima Community Church
Brad Keenan - founder, Warrior Mode 24-7-365
Coach Jason Carpenter - Elida H.S. Football Coach
Officer Dave Vistano - Lima Safety City Officer
Brett Cassady - President Western Ohio Football Officials Association
Joe Earl - Co-founder, Meals 'til Monday
Keith Tousley - Coach of Character Development, Bedford H.S.
Coach John Zerbe - Head Coach, Spencerville H.S.
Jason Harris - Bath area Youth Leader
Bob Kiracofe - Retired Gomer Kindergarten Principal, Elida Golden Helment Winner
Dr. Doug Boquist - Lead Pastor, Lima Community Church
Clark Etzler - Former Thunder Player, NCAA Track National Champion, College Football Player
Elida Thunder Division and League Titles
JV Division Runner-up JV Division Champions
Varsity WOYFL Champions Varsity Division Runner-up
JV Junior Buckeye League Champions JV Division Runner-up
Varsity Division Runner-up Varsity Division Champions
JV record 5-2 (3rd in division) JV record 2-4 (4th in division)
Varsity record 5-2 (3rd in division) Varsity Record 2-4 (3rd in division)
Congratulations to the 2015 6th grade All-star team.
WBL Tournament Champions