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Cary Crush Crystal Lake Tidal Waves 2014-2015 Tryouts


Crush Tidal Waves Tryouts

The Crush Tidal Waves Travel Softball Organization for the 2014-2015 season will be hosting open tryouts.  The Cary Crush  and the Crystal Lake Tidal Waves merged together in 2014 to provide girls fastpitch softball players with the greatest opportunity to excel with the premier fastpitch softball organization in Northern Illinois.  Register below for tryouts.

We strongly encourage you to pre register for tryouts to help us streamline the tryout and provide an efficient and encouraging experience for everyone.  Pre-registration form

Location for Tryouts: Lions Park, Silver Lake Rd, Cary, IL 60013

Dates for Tryouts:

Sat August 2 & Sun August 3 10:15-12:15pm 10u 2004 or after
Sat August 2 & Sun August 3 12:15-3:15pm 11u & 12u 2002 or 2003
Sat August 2 & Sun August 3 3:15-6:15pm 13u & 14u 2000 or 2001
Sat August 9 & Sun August 10 10 - 1pm 15u & 16u 1998 or 1999
Sat August 9 & Sun August 10 1 - 4pm 18u 1996 or 1997

Private tryouts by appointment only on Tuesday, July 22 & July 29 for 10u, 11u, 12u, 13u, and 14u players

Private tryouts by appointment only on Tuesday, August 5th for 15u, 16u, and 18u players


*****Players are strongly encouraged to arrive 15 minutes prior to your start time to check-in and warm-up.  Please come prepared with your full gear for hitting, catching, sliding, fielding, and pitching*****

Age Level Qualifying Player Birth Year Status
10u born in 2004 or after open
11u born in 2003 or after open
12u born in 2002 or after open
13u born in 2001 or after open
14u born in 2000 or after open
15u born in 1999 or after open
16u born in 1998 or after open
18u born in 1997 or after open


Questions: contact Mike Johnson 847-722-3349 jdog@dogkat.com

Here are a few commonly asked questions:

1)     How many games will each team play?  Each team and season vary depending upon rainouts, how deep into  tournament each team goes into the championship brackets.  For the 10U age level, they will typically play in 5 tournaments (1 in May, 2 in June, 2 in July) play in  1 or 2 round robins and schedule 10-16 practice games.  We keep the schedule manageable in an effort to not burn out the players and overburden the families.  Typically keeping Memorial Day, Mothers Day, and July 4th weekends open for families.
2)     How far away are the tournaments?  Typically the tournaments are local for the younger age levels (for 10U local is considered as Woodstock, Schaumburg, Sycamore, Vernon Hills, Gurnee, Glen Ellyn, as examples).  As the players advance in age they may play in out of state national tournaments.
3)     Are the games scheduled in advance?  Yes. The teams tournament schedules are typically determined very early in the year (January), and the practice game schedule is usually completed by Mid-March.  Each  Crush Tidal Wave team is responsible for updating the website and communicating via email changes in times, locations, etc.  Rainouts or tournament rain delays are addressed immediately as information is available.
4)     How much does it cost to play with the Crush Tidal Waves? The costs vary for each individual team.  The number of tournaments, home games, umpires, etc.  but typically a per player cost is between ($1100-$1500).  We understand the current economic landscape and offer various fundraising options to help in off-setting the costs for each family such as Crush Tidal Wave Sponsorships (each sponsor secured for the Crush Tidal Waves, will directly reduce the money’s due by that family), Crush Tidal Waves Discount Cards, etc..  You may choose to participate as your needs require, but the opportunity through fundraising or securing sponsorships to reduce your family out of pocket cost is significant and unique to the Crush Tidal Waves.
5)    Where do the Crush Tidal Waves Practice during the winter months? The Crush Tidal Waves teams practice indoors through at the Crush Tidal Waves 10,000 SF facility in Cary called The Power Alley (TPA) located at 760 Industrial Drive, Cary, IL.  Each team has 2-6 hours per week year around access to the facility to conduct practiced under the direction of the Crush Tidal Waves Coaches and Directors to continually develop the various skills of each of the players.
6)    Who are the Head Coaches for the upcoming 2014-2015 season?


 Age Level
 Michal Johnson  10u
 Chuck Hoscheit / Gonzalo Nava  11u / 12u
 Scott Fisher
 12u "A"
 Mike Johnson  13u
 Kurt Farnam  14u "A"
 Ryan McDillon  14u
 Neil Moravick  14u
 Jim Summaria  15u "A"
 Joey Finke  16u
 Frank Gurgone  16u
 Brian Isola / Jim Rathe  16u "A"
 Phil Hempen  18u
 If you have questions or need additional information please contact us through email or via phone Mike Johnson 847-722-3349.
Tryout Form

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What field positions are you interested in?: 
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