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CTW Beginner Softball Program

CTW is starting a new program for beginner softball players.  The program is designed to teach players  basic fundamentals of softball. 

For the 6u level, Team(s) roster will consist of 6 to 8 players and we will form multiple teams dependent on interest.   This will be a T-Ball / Coach Pitch league.  

For the 8u level, team roster will consist of 9 to 10 players and we will for multiple teams dependent on interest.  This will be a combination of coach pitch and player pitch.

Game rules will be based on NISA (Northern Illinois Softball Association) and games will start in May.

For additional program details contact Phil Hempen at

Interested in Coaching? CTW is looking to expand our coaching staff and teams for 2021.

 Please submit the form below for consideration.

2020 - 2021 Crush Tidal Waves

8u   Futures - Kristie Bierdeman
9/10u - Brad Dyer
10u - Phil Hempen / Scott Fisher - Full

11u 09- Dan Kozlowski  - Full

11u 09- Josh Nordahl    - Full             
12u 08- Nicole Jordan - 1 Pitcher and 1 Athlete 
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. 


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