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Wave 2022 - 2023 Season Update

UPDATE  as of Aug 3, 2022

10u - Full

11u - Full

12u - Full

13u - Looking for a catcher.

14u JY - Looking for an athletic utility player or a pitcher

14u TM - Looking for a high level athlete.

16u - Full

18u - Full

 

Email our director of travel for a private tryout for any open spot at mike.mcintosh@warrengilrssoftball.com 

 


Meet our 2022/2023 Managers!

Adam Ring, 11U: Adam currently manages our 10U team which has achieved two tournament championships, a 2nd place finish, and three semi-final appearances in their first season. We’re excited Adam will be moving with his team to 11U for 2022-2023.  Prior to joining Warren Wave, Adam coached his previous travel fastpitch team, Adrenaline, for 5+ years from 14U-18U.  

Adam’s top priorities are developing his players to maximize their full potential both on and off the field. He prides himself on cultivating strong team chemistry, his dedication to his players, and his passion to compete in the game of fastpitch.

Enrico Asidao, 12U:  Coaching experience - 7 years of diverse coaching experience. WTGS All-Star Manager x 2 years, WTGS Manager x 2 years, WTGS Coach x 3 years, GYB Assistant Coach x 1 year, Grayslake Pride 12U Manager x 1 year, and Warren Wave 12U/14U/16U Assistant Coach x 4 years.

Personal Highlight - Married 21 years, 4 daughters, US Navy Veteran and Certified Master Training Specialist, and 14 years (7 years in management) at Abbott Laboratories Cardiac Electrophysiology Division.

Philosophy - I believe that the 11U/12U-level is the lifeblood of any travel softball organization. This age group must be coached and developed in an environment and in a manner that will set each player/family on a trajectory that will prepare them to compete at the exposure/showcase-level of fastpitch softball. It is an honor and privilege to manage, lead, and cultivate at this level of the program, and the coaching staff that I have assembled will demonstrate this realization and appreciation consistently.

Goals - 

1. To deliver a travel softball experience that will be fondly remembered and appreciated as players/families move on to 13U/14U and beyond.

2. To effectively and deliberately prepare players/families for what is expected and coveted by Managers at the 14U/16U/18U Exposure-level.

3. To leverage a myriad of relationships and resources to ensure each player/family and the coaching staff understands “the why” behind each and every nuance of travel softball. Smarter softball plays fast.

Tara Gleisner-Rocque 12U:  Athletic & Coaching Experience – 10+ years of diverse coaching experience, having managed both youth and adult competitive sports teams in a myriad of sports, including, but not limited to softball, baseball, volleyball, soccer, basketball, and competitive cheer, to name a few.  As a freshman starting pitcher for my high school, I was named All-Conference Athlete 2 years in a row and helped bring home 3 Conference titles.  I’ve played softball at the competitive level for many years and love to develop the TOTAL athlete, physically and mentally. 

Personal & Career Highlights - Married 15 years, 5 kids: 3 boys (13, 6 & 6 - identical twins) & 2 girls (11 & 4 – our youngest was diagnosed with Down syndrome at birth, and we have never been more blessed!). I have 23 years of marketing and business management experience, leading multicultural and diverse business teams within both Fortune 500 companies and start-up environments.  Most recently, I’ve turned my side-hustle (Personal/Strength & Conditioning Training) into a full-time business.  As a NASM Certified Personal Trainer, NASM Certified Nutrition Coach, and NASM Youth Exercise Specialist, my passion and focus is building strong, healthy bodies for optimal functional movement and performance.

Philosophy – I believe that the 11U/12U-level is a critical age for athletes.  Developing appropriate and correct athletic form, along with strong and positive minds is critical to any athlete’s future success, on AND off the field.  My job as head coach is to foster an environment where the athlete learns from AND teaches her team and drives accountability across the board. My mission is to provide access to resources that help each and every athlete to first, realize their goals within the game of softball, and then prepare her and her family for competition at the exposure/showcase-level of fastpitch softball. My coaching staff and I are honored and excited to continue working with this age group by managing a 12U team within the Warren Wave program. 

Jocelyn Wechter, 13U: Jocelyn and her father started the Warren Wave when she was 12 years old and Jocelyn played for the Wave until she aged out of the program at 18. During her time playing for the Wave, Jocelyn and her team won countless Championships, attended many nationals, and played in a number of college exposure tournaments, anywhere from Alabama to Colorado. Jocelyn also pitched and played outfield for Warren Township High School and Carmel Catholic High School and is a true student of the game. Jocelyn takes a fundamentals-based approach to coaching and instills her passion and work ethic into her players. She's tough but compassionate and truly loves developing young players and teaching them the love of the game.  Jocelyn says, " I love getting to mentor them not just for softball but for life too."

Jon Young, 14U:  This will be Jon’s second year managing at the 14U level, after having been an assistant coach in our program for many years, both for our in-house teams and for the past 3 years for 10U and 12U Wave teams. Jamie Lewis will be returning to the 14U coaching staff as Head Coach. She was Head Coach for Wave 14U’s 2022 team. Jamie was a 4-year varsity starter for Crystal Lake South High School along with 8 years of high-level travel softball experience with the Huntley Hurricanes, McHenry County Heatwave and Bartlett Silverhawks.

Tina McIntosh, 14U Exposure: Tina McIntosh has coached with Warren Wave for 15years. Her focus is on fundamentals and getting players to the next level. Many of her players have gone on to play in college. She has played high level softball herself and has a deep respect for the game. She has also been a WTGS Board member for several years.

Dave Lyons, 16U Exposure:  Dave has been coaching 10+ years, 3 of which have been with Warren Wave.  He is looking to play more A-level/exposure tournaments this season.  Dave says "I love coaching the fundamentals and watching each and every player improve throughout the season. I want them to come back and continue playing softball the following season and into the future. This game is for the players, and they will have fun while practicing and playing.  I also will put the most competitive team on the field each and every game.  Put the hard work in off the field it will carry over to on the field. "

Kelli Layton, 18U Exposure: Kelli Layton has been a coach with Warren Wave for 7 years and is currently in her 4th year as the 18u manager. Kelli played college softball at Millikin University and was the first “Wave for Life” player, having played her entire travel career with Warren Wave. Along with focusing on teaching fundamentals and game strategy, Kelli and her coaching staff strive to teach life lessons on and off the field. Additionally, Kelli and her staff prioritize college recruitment and exposure. 

Welcome to WTGS & Warren Wave

Warren Township Girls Softball (WTGS) supports the WTGS Fastpitch local in-house league, and the Warren Wave travel program, both based out of Gurnee, IL. 

The goal of WTGS & Warren Wave is to create a positive softball experience for all girls through the education of the sport, stressing the importance of teamwork, good sportsmanship, and fun!!!


Current Field Status

Click the scroller to the right to view the current field status (Infields & Outfields) at Warren Township Park. The status of the fields is driven by the Warren Township Parks Department, and is dependent on weather. Too much rain and not enough sun can cause the fields to be wet and unsafe for play.

Warren Township Girls Softball has no decision-making authority on the status of the fields.

WTGS Fastpitch

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Warren Wave

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Check out our Alumnae page

Please check out our ALUMNAE page for past Warren Wave players and where they played in College.  If you are a former player and want to be added to our growing list please email us in the contact section of this website and we will be happy to add you...spread the word!  To view please click here.