The Crush Tidal Waves Fastpitch presents the
2016 NAFA Midwest NIT Spring National Qualifier Tournament
Date: April 29th – May 1st
Ages: 10U 12U 14U
7057 Silver Lake Rd
Cary, IL 60013
Algonquin Road School
975 Algonquin Rd
Fox River Grove, IL 60021
401 Krenz Ave
Cary, IL 60013
Games: 4 game guarantee, double elimination (weather permitting)
Teams: max 12 teams per age level
Information: No gate fees, Umpire decision is final, Continuous batting order/free substitution for pool play, NAFA rules for bracket play.
Rainout policy: No games played = full refund less $75 admin fee, One game played=50% refund, Two games played=no refund
Crush Tidal Waves Fastpitch Softball
Attn: Scott Fisher – Tournament Entry
219 Midlane Dr
Crystal Lake, IL 60012
Spots are first come first serve. Reservations are held with contact for 7 days. If check is not received, the spot may be made available to the next team on the waiting list.
We had a great turnout for the Bandits Hitting Clinic hosted by The Crush Tidalwaves. A big shoutout to Amber Patton and Tammy Williams for helping all participants learn what it takes to be a better hitter.
The first year of the merger of the Cary Crush and Crystal Lake Tidal Waves creating the Crush Tidal Waves was a major success. Twelve teams ranging from 10U-18U with 140 players comprised the organization. CTW teams played in forty-one championship tournament games in 2015 winning twenty-two of them. Teams qualified for Nationals in PGF, USSSA, ASA and NAFA. At Nationals, CTW teams had one champion, three 2nd and one 5th place finishes. We hosted a successful fall 10U-18U fall and 10U-14U spring tournament. In January, Randy Schneider from the University of Wisconsin coaching staff presented a fundamental skills clinic and college recruitment talk.
The 10U team led by Mike Johnson finished first in two USSSA and one NAFA tournaments. They placed second in a PGF qualifier in Roselle. They had a top three finish in the 10U USSSA Northern Illinois State Championship and qualified for Nationals in USSSA, NAFA and PGF. A great year for a first year team.
Scott Fisher's 12U team had an amazing year. Playing in ten tournaments they won eight championships and had one 2nd and a 3rd. They qualified for Nationals in USSSA, NAFA and PGF. The team was the USSSA 12U Northern Illinois State Champs and NAFA 12U Northern National Champs.
The 12U team managed by Chuck Horsheit had a 2nd place finish at an open tournament in Vernon Hills.
The 13U team coached by Mike Johnson placed 5th at the NAFA 14U Northern Nationals in Minnesota. They also took 4th at a NAFA 14U Qualifier and 2nd at an open Vernon Hills tournament.
Kurt Farnam's 14U team won 1st place at the Wisconsin Dells and a 3rd place at the USSSA 14U Fury Spring tournament. They placed 2nd in two USSSA and one NAFA tournament. They qualified for Nationals in USSSA and NAFA.
The 14U team managed by Ryan McDillon captured two 1st place trophies by winning the open Palatine Stingray tournament and a NAFA qualifier in Cary. They qualified for the NAFA Northern Nationals.
Neil Moravick's 14U team had two 2nd place finishes. One at the NAFA qualifier in Cary and the other at the open Palatine Stingray tournament. They qualified for the NAFA Northern Nationals.
Jim Summaria's 15U team played in seven tournaments and made it to the championship game in each one. They placed 2nd at the USSSA 16U Heritage State Championship in Joliet, the NAFA 16U Midwest Nationals and the 16U NAFA Northern Nationals. Their championship game at the 16U PGF College Showcase in Salem, WI was streamlined live online. They qualified for USSSA, NAFA and PGF Nationals.
The 15U team led by Joey Finke had three 3rd place finishes on the year.
Frank Gurgone's 16U team placed high in five tournaments. They won the NAFA McHenry Heatwave 16U B Bracket and won the consolation bracket at a USSSA NIT. They had two 2nd place finishes and a 3rd. They qualified for the NAFA and USSSA Nationals.
Brian Isola's 16U team played in five tournament championship games winning two of them. One NAFA and one ASA. They placed 2nd at the USSSA 16U A Northern Illinois State Championship, a USSSA qualifier and the PGF/ASA Sparks regional tournament. They qualified for Nationals in ASA, USSSA, NAFA and PGF.
The 18U team led by coach Phil Hempen finished in the top three in five tournaments. They took 3rd place at two USSSA tournaments and one NAFA tournament. They captured 1st place at the USSSA Storm Dayz and placed 2nd at the NAFA 18U Midwest Nationals. They qualified for Nationals in USSSA and NAFA.
10u - Mike Chmiel - One Position Player
11u - Mike Johnson II - Roster Full
12u - George Fickas - Roster Full
13u - Scott Fisher - Pitcher / Utility
14u - Mike Johnson I - Roster Full
14u - Becki Edmondson - Position Players
16u - Phil Hempen - Pitcher / Utility
16u - Neil Moravick - Roster Full
16u - Jim Summaria - Roster Full
16u - Joey Finke - Pitcher / Inf
18u - Brian Isola - Inf
18u - Frank Gurgone - Roster Full
We are very excited to announce the 2015-2016 Crush Tidal Waves coaches! We have many well respected coaches in this line up as well as coaches that have led teams to STATE and NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS. 2015-2016 looks to be another great year!
To schedule a private tryout contact Mike Johnson: firstname.lastname@example.org or 847-722-3349
10u - Mike Chmiel
11u - Mike Johnson II
12u - George Fickas
13u - Scott Fisher
14u - Mike Johnson l
14u - Becki Edmundson
16u - Phil Hempen
16u - Neil Moravick
16u - Jim Summaria
16u - Joey Finke
18u - Frank Gurgone
18u - Brian Isola