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2018-19 TRYOUT DATES

August 12, 2018

 2018-19 TRYOUTS

THE NORTHERN ILLINOIS LIGHTNING IS SEEKING A COUPLE MORE PLAYERS TO ROUND OUT OUR 16U AND 18U TEAMS FOR 2018-19. WE WILL HOLD PRIVATE TRYOUTS ON REQUEST DURING THE WEEK OF AUG. 13.

WE ARE SPECIFICALLY LOOKING FOR PITCHERS AND VERSATILE INFIELD/OUTFIELD PLAYERS.

PLEASE EMAIL NORTHERNILLINOISLIGHTNING@GMAIL.COM OR CALL 847-812-1522 FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AND TO SCHEDULE A PRIVATE TRYOUT.

THE LIGHTNING IS A USA SOFTBALL ORGANIZATION THAT PROMOTES COLLEGE EXPOSURE AND PLAYS AN "A" LEVEL SCHEDULE.

 

 


July 9, 2018

THE NORTHERN ILLINOIS LIGHTNING IS EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE OUR 2018-19 COACHING STAFF.

AT 16U, JEN HURST, TIM HURST AND MONICA STOCKMAN WILL BE RETURNING.

AT 18U, HALEY LOCHER AND SARA HAUSL WILL BE CO-HEAD COACHES AND WE ARE SEEKING ANOTHER QUALIFIED ASSISTANT. IF INTERESTED PLEASE CALL 847-812-1522 OR EMAIL NORTHERNILLINOISLIGHTNING@GMAIL.COM.

JEN, TIM AND MONICA HAVE SEVERAL YEARS COACHING EXPERIENCE WITH THE FOX VALLEY RENEGADES AND THE LIGHTNING AND WE'RE PLEASED AND EXCITED TO HAVE THEM RETURNING TO LEAD OUR 16U TEAM.

Haley is a 2012 Lisle High School and 2016 Dominican University graduate with a degree in chemistry and biology. She is continuing to study on the path of becoming a surgical assistant.

Haley pitched for both Lisle and Dominican and currently gives private pitching and hitting lessons in the Downers Grove area.
  
Sara is currently an assistant coach on our 18U team. She is a 2012 graduate of St. Charles North and a 2016 Dominican University grad, where she played with Haley. Sara is completing her studies to become a doctor of physical therapy. Sara has been with the Lightning as a player and coach for about 10 years now and is exceptionally loyal and dedicated to our program.

 

 


2018 LIGHTNING TOURNAMENTS

August 8, 2018

 

THE LIGHTNING WILL BE HOSTING THE FOLLOWING USA SOFTBALL TOURNAMENT IN THE FALL OF 2018. AT THE ELGIN SPORTS COMPLEX.

SEPT. 22-23 -- USA SOFTBALL HEARTLAND SERIES COLLEGE SHOWCASE. THIS TOURNAMENT IS ALSO AN 18U AND 16U USA "A" NATIONAL QUALIFIER FOR THE SUMMER OF 2019.

THIS TOURNAMENT IS ALSO POSTED ON TOURNAMENTUSASOFTBALL.COM

REGISTRATION FORM HERE OR EMAIL: NILTOURNAMENTS@GMAIL.COM OR REGISTER THROUGH TOURNAMENTUSASOFTBALL.COM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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

We offer competitive travel teams at the 16U, 18U and 18 & Over levels.

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


 


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THE LIGHTNING IS A NOT-FOR-PROFIT

ORGANIZATION WITH 501 (3) C STATUS AND A FEDERAL TAX EXEMPT ID NUMBER.


MISSION STATEMENT

The Northern Illinois Lightning Fastpitch Softball Organization was formed in 2000 as an 18 & over team, serving primarily college-age players. In 2006, we added an 18U team and in 2007 a 16U team. It is our mission to build our teams into competitive “A” level travel ball teams that foster healthy competition in the game of softball as well as the following:

 

A)   Our coaches are selected carefully and are required to teach the fundamentals of the game without bias.

 

B)    We strive to provide a safe and fun environment in which to play the game of softball, one where each student-athlete in our organization as well as their parents is treated fairly and with respect. This is also something we expect in return.

 

C)    We promise to assist players aspiring to play in college to reach that goal by exposing them to college coaches in summer tournaments as well as through our personal contacts.

 

D)   We always keep safety as our first priority.

 

E)    At all times our players, coaches, parents and fans are expected to act in a sportsmanlike manner and with respect to everyone involved with the game. Good sportsmanship is a cornerstone of a reputable organization and at no time will we tolerate the throwing equipment, excessive use of profanity or any other act that is deemed to be unsportsmanlike and/or unwarranted.