The Wave is a competitive travel girls fastpitch program located in Gurnee, IL. We are a part of Warren Township Girls Softball. For the 2021-2022 season, we will field teams at the 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U and 18U levels. This past year our teams played in tournaments locally and around the Midwest, including PGF tournaments, "A" level metro and "A" level national championships.
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Warren Wave is a competitive travel girls fastpitch program located in Gurnee, IL. We are a part of Warren Township Girls Softball. Unlike our In-House fastpitch program, teams are divided by age and not grade level, more like in our All-Stars program. For the 2020-21 season, we fielded teams in the following levels: 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U and 18U.
Wave isn't just about playing softball, it is also about making new friends and enjoying time with your teammates. Each year our organization attends a tournament that all our teams participate in. Wave families spend the weekend hanging out with each other between games. The girls make a door poster and snack basket for a teammate before arrival as part of a tradition to cheer each other on. The weekend is spent playing softball, swimming at the pool and spending time together.
Warren Wave players practice year-round to keep their skills sharp. In the winter months normally two practices are held a week, one at our clubhouse and another inside the field house at the high school.
Our clubhouse is located in Waukegan and is also used on rainy days. It can be split into hitting lanes using nets or opened up to work on fielding.
Warren Wave registration includes six tournaments. One of these tournaments is the Warren Wave Wipeout tournament at the Warren Township Park hosted by WTGS. The tournament is one of the highlights of our season. The teams have a blast walking from field to field to watch games played by Wave teams in all age groups, supporting and cheering each other on. Our 2021 Wipeout Tournament will be held July 16th-18th.
Warren Wave holds tryouts each year to determine their travel teams. We try to field at least two teams for each age group, but this always depends on how many kids tryout and the types of positions they play. What does a tryout session look like? Players are asked to hit, bunt, throw, field balls, and run bases. They are evaluated on things like accuracy, quickness, and mechanics. Pitchers and catchers stay a little longer to try out for those positions.
We try to get back to players as quickly as possible to let them know if they make the team, typically a few days after our last tryout day for that age group. Our tryouts are free and a great time to learn more about the program.
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