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Playing travel softball with the Batbusters is a serious commitment.  Our exposure teams will play a national schedule: Scenic City Fall Chattanooga, Diamond9 Sun Classic in Florida, Showcase #1, DeMarini Invitational O’Fallon, Southern Force Fall Showcase Georgia, Colorado IDT, Sparkler Power Pools and PGF Huntington Beach.  Details on which teams will be attending each tournament will be provided at tryouts. 
 
 
Q & A Skills Evaluation & Tryout


For players interested in learning more about the Chicago Batbusters program, we will be running Sunday camps on May 6th and May 20th. The purpose is mostly instructional, but also to identify potential athletes for next year’s college exposure teams for the 2018-2019 season.

Batbusters tryouts will be held after PGF Nationals in August, Mike Stith and his staff will be there to assist and answer any questions.  The goal of the camps is to provide prospective players and their families, an opportunity to get a feel for the Batbusters prior to tryouts. 

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by posted 03/20/2018
Bluewave News!!
 
 
Exciting announcement for the Blue Wave...starting with the 2018-2019 season, we will be known as the Batbusters, Chicago! 
 
The Batbusters from Orange County, California were founded in 1979 and have won over 30 National Championships, at least one at every age level. Batbuster players have earned over 500 college scholarships, 80% of those scholarships "Full Rides" and 90% at least 70% of the total cost. Check out their website http://www.batbusters.org/ to see our Chicago organization listed.
 
This is an incredible opportunity for the Blue Wave, making this move will allow us to be part of the oldest and unquestionably, the most successful travel softball program in the country. Our affiliation with the Batbusters was considered for months and resulted in many conversations with Mike Stith, the president.  As part of their commitment to us, Mike and his Batbuster staff will be coming out next year to assist with tryouts and answer any questions about our new teams. They'll also come Fall of 2018 to train our coaches and players the Batbuster way.  We plan to incorporate those techniques and practice plans into our winter workouts.   We're very excited about our future – we’ll have the same amenities, number of teams, President and Board of Directors, but now we’ll have a nationally recognized Batbuster name.  
 
 

by posted 03/19/2018
2017-2018 Managers and team needs

2018-2019 10u Manager Announcement. 

 

Tom Rogers comes from a baseball background where he played throughout his college years. After school, Tom went back to his roots in his home town of Berkeley and helped coach high school baseball players for a couple years. After getting married and having children, Tom got involved in coaching softball for 8’s, 9’s and 10s and became the girls softball president for the O.T.Y.A. Baseball/Softball Organization out of Chicago Heights, IL. Tom went on to run the Crete Crush 98’s softball team with much team success at the 10s and 12s. Tom also coached withthe Crown Point Bulldogs 98’s, same team that later went on to the Beverly Bandits. Recently, Tom has coached for the Mizuno Hawks 18s. Tom has had much success in the process of helping his players get to the next level throughout their recruitment process. In total, Tom has coached softball for the past 13 years.Tom’s coaching philosophy is very simple. If you practice like a champion you will play like a champion. No matter if your 8 or 18, every day you can learn something knew to master your game. Softball is a life lesson, if you are taught earlier on that hard work pays off then later in life as an adult, you will be ahead of the game. Fundamentals, fundamentals and more fundamentals is the key to softball success. Tom’s plan movingforward with the Chicago Batbusters starting in the fall of 2018 will be bringing in college softball players as assistant coaches helping him with coaching of his team. The team will either consist of all U9’s or a combination of U9s and U10s.  

Tom is married to Jennifer Rogers and has 4 children together.

Alexis - Softball player at the University of Tennessee-Martin

 

We no longer have any team needs  

 

 

 


by posted 03/18/2018

ASA/USA National Qualifier Summer Heat Wave 6 June 15th-17th tournament teams entered

10u

Beverly Bandits
Blue Wave Fastpitch
Nationals
Naperville Diamonds
Stateline Fury

12u

Oak Park Windmills
NWI White Sox NS
NWI White Sox GF
Beverly Bandits
Blue Wave Fastpitch MJ
Blue Wave Fastpitch MR
Northern Ice 2K5
Sparks
Nationals
Wasco Diamonds
Naperville Diamonds
New Lenox Lightning
St. Charles Silverhawks

14u

Blue Wave Fastpitch RH
IL Stars 03
Windy City Ice Blue
Joliet Dirt Devils
Sparks
Nationals
ESP Black
Windy City Ice BV
Naperville Diamonds
Lemont Rockers
NWI White Sox
Illinois Fire

16u 

Indiana Prospects
ESP 15U Elite Black
NWI Clovers
Lockport Pride
NWI White Sox
Michigan Hurricanes
Windy City ICE
Missouri Rattlers
Crown Point Bulldogs
Oswego Outlaws
Thundercat Softball of Wisconsin
16U Pride Elite
Lemont Rockers


by posted 03/18/2018

 

Congratulations 12u Blue Wave MR for winning

St.Patricks Day shootout in Peoria


by posted 03/17/2018

These girls fought to the end with big contributions from everyone and the coaches’ could not be prouder.

Coach Skirha


by posted 03/09/2018

 

Congratulation to 11UJP for winning 2nd place in the 
Louisville Slugger Select Invite

by posted 02/11/2018

Congratulation to 12U Blue Wave Jager team for their 1st Place finish in the

USA/ASA Pitch for the Cure Tournament held October 20-22, 2017, in St. Louis, MO.
 


by posted 10/29/2017

 

Congratulations to the 12U Blue Wave Jager Team for taking 2nd place in the 4th
Annual Rock the Awareness PGF Midwest Regional Qualifier held October 28-29,
2017.
 

by posted 10/28/2017

 

 

Congratulations to 12u Blue Wave MJ for taking 2nd place inStorm Fall Fury Qualifier.


by posted 10/11/2017

Congratulations to 18u Blue Wave Callow for taking 2nd place in BW Fastpitch USA/ASA National Qualifier Invitational Showcase ~ October 6th - 8th 2017 to earn their bid to USA Nationals in Virginia 


by posted 10/10/2017

 

Congratulations to 14u Blue Wave JP for taking 2nd place in BW Fastpitch USA/ASA National Qualifier Invitational Showcase ~ October 6th - 8th 2017 to earn their bid to USA Nationals in Bowling Green Kentucky


by posted 10/10/2017

 

12u Blue Wave MR congrats on winning 12u Queen of Diamonds ASA National Qualifier

and getting there ASA bid to Nationals in South Carolina


by posted 09/23/2017

 

 

Congrats to 14u JP the Champions of the 14u Wasco Diamonds Fall

Round Robin


by posted 09/15/2017
College Bound BW Players

Congratulations to Amberly Rodriguez

(2018)

Amberly Rodriguez signs to Northern Illinois University (D1)

 

 

Congratulations to

Callie Dutton

(2018)

verbally commits to

Clark University in Iowa (NAIA)

 

 

 

Congratulations to Kaelin Callow

(2018)

Commiting to

Hope College in Holland Michigan

 

WAVE CAVE INDOOR SCHEDULE
Special Dates:
Facility Closed:
April 20th Facility occupied from
7:30 pm-10:00 pm
No Open Gym
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Indoor
Monday
5:00-6:30 Open Gym  
6:30-8:30 Pacetti
8:30-10:00 Open Gym
 
Tuesday
5:00-6:30 Open Gym
6:30-8:30 Herschbach
8:30-10:00 Open Gym
 
Wednesday
5:00pm-5:30pm Open Gym
5:30pm-7:30pm Skirha
7:30-9:30pm Ryan
9:30-10:00pm Open Gym
 
Thursday
5:00-5:30 open gym
5:30-7:30 Jager
7:30-10:00 open gym
 
Friday
500-10:00 open gym
 
Saturday
12u 9-12 Ryan
13u 12-3 Herschbach
11u 3-6 Pacetti
Open Gym 6-10:00
 
Sunday
9-12 Camps
12-3 Jager
3-6 George
 
Open Gym 6-10:00
Ashley Parrott of Homewood is offering pitching lessons to all ages.

    

 
 

 

 

 

 
If you are interested or have any questions please contact Ashley at
aparrott260@yahoo.com
call her cell
at 219-308-6689.


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