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Home of the Crystal Lake Tidal Waves

Premier Girls Fastpitch Softball Since 1990

Celebrating 24 years of
Softball Excellence in Northern Illinois!

The mission of the Tidal Waves program is to create an environment, through the education of competitive softball, which promotes lifelong qualities of sportsmanship, teamwork, commitment, leadership, respect, integrity, passion, and fun.

We are so proud of our High School players. Looking forward to having you back this summer. Good luck ladies!

College Bound 2014 Tidal Waves

Congratulations Rachel Joos for signing with Judson College on Dec 14th!

2013 Tidal Waves Playing in College

Congratulations to Kara McCaughrean!

Congratulations to members from our 2013 U18 Tidal Waves now playing in College!

April Apfelbaum - Beloit College

Jacqueline Henlger - Elgin Community College

Baleigh Lasota - Elmhurst College

Kara McCaughrean - Carroll College

Marissa Thackston - Lawrence University

2012/2013 Season Accomplishments

10U:   1st Place Thunderbolt Classic ASA Qualifier

          1st Place Midwest Girls Fastpitch League

          2nd Place Take a Swing at Cancer Tournament

          3rd Place Fall Rampage USSSA Qualifier


12U: 1st Place Six Flags Great America Summer Games

          1st Place Patriots Dream Big Classic

          3rd Place NIT Tournament Wauconda

          1st Place NSFPL - Level 2 Northwest Division

          7th out of 28 Teams USSSA "B" World Series

          Congratulations to our U12 Team for winning

         the Sportsmanship award

         at the USSSA World Series!


13U:  1st Place USSSA Qualifier Waukegan

          2nd Place USSSA Qualifier Stillman Valley

          3rd Place 14U Barrington

         Consolation Champs - 14U "A" NAFA - Woodstock

         13th out of 51 Teams USSSA World Series

14U:  1st Place Wasco Memorial Day USSSA Qualifier

          2nd Place 16U Storm Dayz USSSA Qualifier


18U:  2nd Place USSSA Dupage Qualifier

          4th Place USSSA Heritage Classic

We have openings on our U12 team. Please contact Coach Nava if you are interested in a private tryout.

Gonzalo Nava

U12 Head Coach

We are looking for an outfielder for our U13 team. Please contact Coach Kurt if you are interested in a private tryout.

Kurt Farnam

U13 Head Coach

Due to an injury, our 14U "A" team is looking to add one player to our roster. An 8th grade utility player is preferred. Please contact coach Jim if your are intereted in this opportunity.

Jim Summaria

U14 Head Coach

Our U18 team is looking to round out our roster by adding depth in the outfield and a utility player. Please contact Coach Phil if you are interested in joining our program.

Phil Hempen

U18 Head Coach

Gonzalo Nava

U12 Head Coach

Kurt Farnam

U13 Head Coach

Jim Summaria

U14 Head Coach

Phil Hempen

U18 Head Coach