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2017-2018 Tryout Dates Announced

Crush Tidal Waves will be hosting tryouts for ages 9U through 18U in August 2017.  Please click the link below or go to our tryout page for additional detail.


Crush Tidal Waves 2017 / 2018 Tryout Information

2017-2018 Crush Tidal Waves Head Coach & Team Status

10u - Mike Chmiel 
10u - Sara Kiddy
11u - Cammeron Delay
12u - Don Di Silvio 
13u - Mike Johnson  
14u - George Fickas   
14u - TBD
15u - Scott Fisher
16u - Mike Johnson I 
16u - Jay Cutrera
18u - Phil Hempen  
18u - Jim Summaria   
18u -  TBD


We have many well respected coaches in this line up as well as coaches that have led teams to STATE and NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS.  2017-2018 looks to be another great year!

To schedule a private tryout contact please contact Mike Johnson at: or 847-722-3349 


Interested in being part of our organization? Please review the information below and fill in the registration form.

2016 / 2017 Crush Tidal Waves Team Successes

10 and Under Awards

2nd Place, NAFA Midwest National Tournament, Loves Park, IL

2nd Place, Game Day Super Regional 2017, Elgin, IL

1st Place, Barrington Classic Softball Tournament 2017 , Barrington, IL

1st Place, USSSA April Showers Fastpitch 2017, Loves Park, IL

2nd Place, USSSA Qualifier, Roselle Fast Start 2017, Roselle, IL

2nd Place, Screamfest 2016, Beloit, WI

3rd Place, Storm Fall Fury 2016, ASA National Qualifier, Midlothian, IL

12 and Under Awards

4th Place, USSSA Road to Orlando World Series National Tournament, Orlando, FL

3rd Place, Summer Spectacular Tournament, ASA National Qualifier, Schaumburg, IL

2nd Place, Mizuno Futures Tournament, Elgin, IL

1st Place, Game Day USA Battle for the Boarder #4

2nd Place, PGF Rock the Awareness Midwest Qualifier

13 and Under Awards

2nd Place, Northern Ice Memorial Day Classic 14U USSSA Qualifier, Waconda, IL

3rd Place, Fury Spring Fling 14U USSSA Qualifier Tournament, Rockford, IL

1st Place, Roselle Fast Start 2017, 14U USSSA Qualifier, Roselle, IL

3rd Place, Algonquin Aces Fall Fling - 14U USSSA Qualifier

3rd Place, Woodside MLK Season Opener - 14U NAFA Qualifier

14 and Under Awards

1st Place, NAFA Midwest Nationals Tournament, Rockford, IL

2nd Place, Scarecrow Slam, Huntley, IL

16 and Under Awards

1st Place 16UPH USSSA Northern IL State Championship - 18U Division

3rd Place 16uPH, USSSA 17th annual Storm Dayz

2nd Place 16UPH, USSSA Select ICE Summer Celebration, Wauconda, IL

3rd Place, 16UPH, 5th Annual USSSA Fall Blast

1st Place 16UPH, 19th Annual Elgin Heat Classic, 18U Division, Elgin, IL

18 and Under Awards

2nd Place, 18UJS, NAFA Gold "A" Midwest National Tournament, Rockford, IL

3rd Place, 18UJF USSSA Northern IL State Championship, Rockford, IL

4th Place, 18UJS USA/ASA Chicago Metro Championships (A) - Elgin, IL

5-0 Record, 18UJS, PGF Battle of the Borders College Showcase - Salem, WI

1st Place, 18UJS, Scarecrow Slam, - NAFA Qualifier - Huntley, IL

2016-2017 Crush Tidal Waves Head Coach & Team Status

10u - Mike Chmiel - One Position Player
11u - Don Di Silvio - Pitcher / Catcher / Position Player
12u - Mike Johnson - Roster Full
13u - George Fickas  - One Outfielder/Utility
14u - Scott Fisher  - Pitcher
16u - Mike Johnson I - Pitcher
16u - Phil Hempen -  Roster Full
18u - Jim Summaria  - Roster Full
18u - Joey Finke - Roster Full


We have many well respected coaches in this line up as well as coaches that have led teams to STATE and NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS.  2016-2017 looks to be another great year!

To schedule a private tryout contact please Mike Johnson: or 847-722-3349 


Another Great 2016 Season for Crush Tidal Waves Teams!!!!

This past season was another success for the Crush Tidal Waves Organization.  Teams played in PGF, ASA, NAFA and USSSA tournaments.  Two teams were crowned State Champions and two others finished third.  Five teams finished in the top five at Nationals. 

The 10U team led by Mike Chmiel qualified for Nationals in NAFA, ASA and PGF.  They took 1st in the Slammers Splash and ASA Roselle Rockers Fall Classic.  They placed 2nd in the Warren Wave Wipeout and had 3rd place finishes in the NAFA State and USSSA Louisville Slugger tournaments.

Mike Johnson's 11U team had a third place finish at the Bloomingdale Blast tournament.  Mike's young team came in 5th place at the USSSA State Championship and had a top ten finish at the USSSA Midwest Nationals.

The 12U team coached by George Fickas were champions in the Marengo Fall Frenzy and the NAFA Illinois Gold Qualifier.  The placed 3rd in four tournaments and qualified for NAFA and USSSA Nationals.

Scott Fisher's 13U team were the USSSA Northern Illinois State Champions.  The second year in a row they won a state championship.  They placed 2nd in three other tournaments and also had a 3rd place finish.  They qualified for USSSA and NAFA Nationals.  They are the #5 power ranked 13U team in Illinois. 

Playing a tough "A" schedule Mike Johnson's 14U team took 1st place at the NAFA Midwest Fall NIT and the Barrington Spring Classic (combination team).  They received a bid to the ASA Nationals by taking 3rd at the Queen of Diamonds tournament.  They finished in 5th place in the Gold Bracket at the NAFA Northern Nationals.  

The 14U team's head coach Becky Edmundson had a good season by winning the Barrington  Spring Classic and 2nd in the Mother's Day Bash with a combined Mike Johnson (14U) team.

Phil Hempen's 16U team placed 3rd at the USSSA 16U "A" Northern Illinois State Championship and 4th at the NAFA Open State tournament thus qualifying for Nationals in both organizations.  They finished 3rd at the NAFA Midwest Nationals in the Silver Bracket.  They placed 2nd in two other tournaments and 3rd in another.  

Jim Summaria's 16U team qualified for the PGF, USSSA and NAFA Nationals.  They were NAFA 16U Open State Champions and 4th at the USSSA Northern 16U "A" State tournament.  They placed 2nd at the NAFA Midwest Nationals in the Gold Bracket and had a top ten finish at the USSSA Nationals.  They took 2nd place at the PGF Summer Heat Wave tournament. 

The 16U team led by Neil Moravick had 2nd place finishes at the Roselle Rockers, ASA Grayslake Pride and Northbrook Spartan Gold tournaments.  They captured 3rd place at the ASA Palatine Stingray and USSSA Skokie Field of Dreams tournaments.  They qualified for both ASA and USSSA Nationals.

Joey Finke's 16U team qualified for NAFA, ASA and USSSA Nationals.  They were 2nd at the USSSA Algonquin Aces Summer Sizzler, 3rd at the ASA Aces Wild and NAFA Winter Classic tournaments.  They also finished 4th in two tournaments.   

The 18U team coached by Frank Gurgone took 4th place at the NAFA Midwest Nationals Gold Bracket and the ASA "B" Northern Nationals.  They placed 2nd at the USSSA Lisle Slammers Fall Bash and qualified for ASA, NAFA and USSSA Nationals. 

Brian Isola's 18U team qualified for the PGF, ASA and USSSA Nationals.  The won the USSSA Independence Day Blast Open Qualifier and took 2nd at the PGF Heat Summer Classic.  They also had a 2nd at the Warren Waves tournament.  They had a top ten finish at the ASA "A" Northern Nationals.      


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