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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.

2019 USSSA CTW 4th Annual Spring Fever

The Crush Tidal Waves Organization hosts several tournaments during the season.  Our tournaments are family friendly and we do not charge gate fees at any of our locations.

Crush Tidal Waves is hosting the 4th Annual Spring Fever Softball Tournament for the 10/12/14 divisions on April 27 - 28, 2019.  The location will be Lyons Park in Cary, IL  and Algonquin Road School in Fox River Grove, IL.  The link to register for this tournament is below.

U9 Team News

CTW is establishing a 9U team for the 2019 spring season.   The team will be coached by Dan Kozlowski who has been involved in coaching at the youth level since 2002.  His coaching experience includes coaching softball at U6 through High School at the rec, travel, and JV.  Dan is also an IHSA NFHS ASEP Certified and ASA/USA ACE Certified L-3 coach. 

We are holding tryouts on Sunday, Dec. 2nd and Dec. 9th at 4:30pm at our new indoor facility at 6704 Pingree in Crystal Lake. 

For additional information, please contact Dan at and also complete the 2018/2019 registration found on the link below.


2018-2019 Crush Tidal Waves Head Coach & Team Status


10u - Phil Hempen - Full
11u - Mike Chmiel - 1 Pitcher
12u - Cammeron Delay - 1 Athlete
13u - Don Di Silvio - Full
14u - Mike Johnson - 1 Game Changer
15u - George Fickas  - Full
16u - Scott Fisher - 1 Catcher
18u - Mike Johnson I  -1A Pitcher
18u - Jay Cutrera  - 1 Pitcher/ Shortstop
18u - Jim Summaria  - Full

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


USSSA Pride "Pendley Duo" Event At NexGEN

CTW Spirit Wear WILL NOT be delivered BEFORE Christmas!!!!

CTW Winter Spirit Wear Store is OPEN

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13uDD Feed My Staring Children Event

CTW JS 18U team donated food to the Algonquin/Lake in the Hills Food Pantry on September 15.

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