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The Northern Illinois Lightning Fastpitch Softball Organization, founded in 2000, is based in the Elgin area, northwest of Chicago, Illinois.

We offer competitive USA Softball tournaments at the 14U, 16U, and 18U Level.

For further information about the Lightning, call 847-812-1522 or email to niltournaments@gmail.com.

 

           


2019 LIGHTNING TOURNAMENTS

 

THE LIGHTNING IS PARTNERED AGAIN WITH CAPTAINU FOR PROVIDING COLLEGE COACHES WITH ATHLETE INFORMATION, CAMP INFORMATION AND TOURNAMENT INFORMATION.

 

SEE BELOW FOR LINKS TO MORE INFORMATION BY TOURNAMENT.

 

Summer Bash 

June 7th to 9th

16U and 18U

@ Elgin Sports Complex

Participating Teams

 

Summer Classic

June 14th to 16th

14U and 16U

@ Elgin Sports Complex

Participating Teams

 

Radtke Memorial

June 28th to 30th

16U and 18U

@ Elgin Sports Complex

Participating Teams

 

USA Softball Chicago Metro

July 5th to 7th

18U

@ Elgin Sports Complex

Participating Teams


LIGHTNING COLLEGE COACHES SKILLS CAMP

 

            DATE: THURSDAY, JUNE 13, 2019

 

VENUE: ELGIN SPORTS COMPLEX

 

AGES: GRADES 7-12 (NO SIGNED PLAYERS OR COLLEGE PLAYERS)

 

TIME: 9:30 A.M. TO 2 P.M. (BREAK AT 11:30 FOR 30-MINUTE LUNCH)

 

DRESS/EQUIPMENT: PLAYERS WEAR THEIR OWN TEAM’S JERSEYS, BRING OWN EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLY OWN LUNCH AND WATER)

 

            COST: $125.00 ($100 IF PAID BY APRIL 15, 2019) TEAM DISCOUNT – IF 6 OR MORE PLAYERS FROM THE SAME TEAM REGISTER FEE IS $75 PER PLAYER PRIOR TO APRIL 15; $100 PER PLAYER AFTER APRIL 15.

 

FORMAT: PLAYER WILL PICK WORK IN AREAS OF SPECIALIZED SKILL INSTRUCTION BASED ON POSITIONS; PITCHING, CATCHING, INFIELD AND/OR OUTFIELD – FOLLOWED BY GAME SITUATIONS COACHED BY THE COLLEGE COACHES

 

COLLEGES PARTICIPATING (AS OF FEB. 7, 2019: LEWIS UNIVERSITY, NORTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY, CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY-CHICAGO, LAKE FOREST COLLEGE, AND UW – PARKSIDE)

 

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: JUNE 1, 2019

 

MAKE CHECKS PAYABLE TO: NORTHERN ILLINOIS LIGHTNING

                                                            C/O JOHN RADTKE

                                                            394 Woodview Circle

Unit B

                                                            ELGIN, IL 60120

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