There were two key announcements that occurred today. One from the State of Illinois and the other from the IHSA. Both announcements have an impact on our upcoming season. The Illinois guidance pertains to all youth and adult recreational sports, including, but not limited to, school-based sports (IHSA & IESA), travel clubs, private leagues and clubs, recreational leagues and centers, and park district sports programs. This guidance categorizes various sports into Low, Medium or High risk activities. The risk is based on proximity of play.
The good news is that Softball falls under the “Low” risk category provided social distancing is observed while in the dugout or on bleachers behind the dugout. With each category of risk, there is a level of play that is allowed. For Low risk sports, teams can play at levels 1,2, and 3. Here is what each level means:
- No contact practices and trainings …
As we wrap up our 3rd season in Elgin Impact history, we are starting to see the results of our program as it continues to mature through successes of the 14U team. In our second season of having 3 teams (in our inaugural season we only had 1 16U team), our 14U girls have exploded on the season creating a true impact for the program across the Chicagoland area. While each team has improved year over year, the growth and improvement the 14U team has shown in 1 year is truly remarkable. While we are extremely proud of this team and their accomplishments. We are proud of the growth and improvements each team has achieved (both 16u and 18u have increased their winning percentage 200%)
In a young program, any growth and improvement is a success for us and we are truly proud and grateful for …
We are excited to announce our new head pitching coach, Hannah Perryman. A local Elgin High School graduate, Hannah comes with a number of accolades including but not limited to pitching in the National Pro Fastpitch for the Akron Racers but also setting a number of records during her collegiate career for University of Missouri – St. Louis. As a senior lefty Hannah led the NCAA D2 softball in strikeouts with 445, shutouts with 20, and is second in victories with a 36-2 record. Hannah also completed her career pitching 9 perfect games. We are excited to have Hannah aboard and has already made a major impact on our girls …
We are excited to announce the Elgin Impact 14U/16U/18U tryouts will be conducted in August on the following dates and times. Tryouts will be held at the Elgin Sports Complex in Elgin, IL. If you have any questions please contact us via email.
August 5: 7:00 – 9:00 PM (Elgin Sports Complex)
August 8: 6:00 – 8:00 PM (Elgin Sports Complex)
August 11: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Elgin Sports Complex)
August 12: 3:00 – 5:00 PM (Elgin Elgin Sports Complex)
Please fill out the registration form prior to attending the tryout.
14U – Players born in the year 2004 or later.
16U – Players born in the year 2002 or later.
18U – Players born in the year 2000 or later.
Elgin Sports Complex – The complex is located at 709 Sports Way. The entrance is located three blocks south of the McLean Boulevard exit …