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Looking for a team for 2020-21?

The CTW Fastpitch organization is a premier girls fastpitch organization based in Crystal Lake that offers a 12-month training program, including indoor workouts in our 15,000 square-foot NexGEN Training Center.

Practices are organized in a way to keep players engaged and enhance fundamentals while also working on the mental side of the game.

Please fill out the registration below for consideration. .

Contact Phil Hempen at for additional information.

2020 - 2021 Crush Tidal Waves

8u   Futures - Kristie Bierdeman
10u Developmental TBD
10u - Phil Hempen / Scott Fisher - Full

11u 09- Dan Kozlowski  - Full

11u 09- Josh Nordahl    - Full             
12u 08- Nicole Jordan - Pitcher / Utility
12u 08- George Pugh -Full
13u 07- Brent Carroll - Full
13u 07- John Rodgers -Full

14u06 - Michael Johnson Sr- 1 or 1A pitcher needed

15u 05 - Don Di Silvio - Full

16u       -  Chuck Smith - Pitcher / Utility

16u 04-  Mike Johnson -Full

18u -        George Kiddy - Full

To schedule a private tryout contact please contact Phil Hempen at or 224-558-8806. 


Interested in Coaching?

 Please submit the form below for consideration.

CTW Futures Program

Registration for our 2020 U8 Futures Program for the spring 2020 season is now open.   

Registration is open for for all players born in 2011, 2012, or 2013.   This program will focus on skill development  and will  include group hitting and pitching lessons

The  target schedule is 35 to 40 games to be played locally in the Chicagoland area and will consist of league games, double headers, round robin,  and tournaments.  

Indoor practices will be held on Saturday's from 1 to 3pm starting Saturday,  January 18th.    

For additional program details contact Phil Hempen at


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