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2018 / 2019 CTW Academy for 8u to 10u


Fall Ball Tune-up for 8 to 10-year old’s.

Meet and learn from some of the area’s best High School softball players.  Join us on Wednesday 8/15 and 8/22 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at the upper softball field at Veterans Acres in Crystal Lake (Mary Peacock Field).   Session will include throwing, infield, outfield, hitting, and pitching along with drills the girls can use at home.   Please contact Phil Hempen at or 224-558-8806 for any questions and to confirm.

CTW Academy Training Programs for Beginners / Intermediate Players, Pitchers and Catchers

Check out our CTW Academy programs that includes instruction for beginner and intermediate players. We also include skills camps for Pitchers and Catchers.

2018-2019 Crush Tidal Waves Head Coach & Team Status

10u - Phil Hempen - Multiple
11u - Mike Chmiel - 1 Pitcher, 1 Outfield
12u - Cammeron Delay - 2 Athletes
13u - Don Di Silvio - Pitcher and Middle Inf
14u - Mike Johnson - 1 Game Changer
15u - George Fickas  - 1 Pitcher
16u - Scott Fisher - 1 Catcher
18u - Mike Johnson I  - Full
18u - Jay Cutrera  - 1 Pitcher
18u - Jim Summaria  - Full


We have many well respected coaches in this line up as well as coaches that have led teams to STATE and NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS.  2018-2019 looks to be another great year!

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


CTW 14U, Helping Fill Sandbangs

CTW 10uSK and CTW 14u Volunteering at Feed My Starving Children

CTW 11U, Feed My Starving Children

CTW 12U, Wrapping Presents for Charity

CTW 13u, Home of the Sparrow Service Project

The Crush Tidal Waves JS 18U team donated 507 pounds of food to the Algonquin/Lake In The Hills Food Pantry on Saturday, October 21

CTW14U, Volunteered at the Crystal Lake Food Pantry over the Holidays