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CTW Academy

CTW Academy is the development arm of Crush Tidal Waves Fastpitch, which has sponsored competitive girls fast pitch softball teams for more than two decades and has helped develop players into top athletes at the high school and collegiate levels.

The Crush Tidal Waves (CTW) Girls Fastpitch Organization is excited to announce that they will be opening a new indoor training facility at 6704 Pingree Road in Crystal Lake this Fall.  The new indoor training facility will be the location for our 2018 CTW Academy events.  The facility will be 15,000 square feet that includes a full turfed infield (70' x 70'), four hitting tunnels (12' x 55'), two hitting tunnels (12' x 70'), pitching machines, warm up and workout area, wi-fi and a classroom area for meetings.  The CTW organization plans to conduct softball clinics for young players and hold 6 on 6 practice games.

FREE SKILLS CLINIC!!!!

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 Hempen7@comcast.net or 224-558-8806 for any questions and to confirm.

Mary Peacock Field at Veterans Acres Park - 431 Walkup Road, Crystal Lake, IL 60012

Mary Peacock Field at Veterans Acres Park

Mary Peacock Field at Veterans Acres Park

Beginner Skills – Target age group 6 – 8 year old (Cost $75)

A great way to introduce your daughter to the basics of softball. 

This session is geared towards entry level softball players.  Focus will be on teaching players fundamentals and overall understanding of the game.   Structure of each session will include demonstration and drills followed by a scrimmage to provide an understanding of the flow of the game.

Dates:   Sunday’s -  10/21/18, 10/28/18, 11/4/18, 11/11/18, 11/18/18  

Location:  6704 Pingree Road, Crystal Lake, IL

Time:  3:00pm – 4:15pm

Intermediate Skills – Target age group 9 – 10 year old (Cost $75)

Session is targeting girls that have played organized softball.   Sessions will focus on skill development of hitting, fielding, throwing, and base running.

Dates:   Sunday’s -  10/21/18, 10/28/18, 11/4/18, 11/11/18, 11/18/18 

Location:  6704 Pingree Road, Crystal Lake, IL

Time:  4:30– 6:00

 

Pitching Skills – Target age group 8 -12 year old (Cost $75)

Session will focus on fundamentals of pitching. This includes grip, windmill basics and drills to be used to develop correct mechanics and practice habits.

Dates:   Sunday’s -  10/21/18, 10/28/18, 11/4/18, 11/11/18, 11/18/18  

Location:  6704 Pingree Road, Crystal Lake, IL

Time:  6:00pm– 7:30pm

Catching Skills – Target age group 8 – 10 year old (Cost $75)

Session will focus on the fundamentals of catching.  Footwork, framing, blocking, throwing.   

Dates:   Sunday’s -  10/21/18, 10/28/18, 11/4/18, 11/11/18, 11/18/18  

Location:  6704 Pingree Road, Crystal Lake, IL

Time:  6:00pm– 7:30pm