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14U makes an IMPACT

14U – A true impact…
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 …
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Welcome Hannah Perryman

Welcome Coach Perryman!
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 …
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2018 – 2019 Tryouts Announced

2018/2019 Elgin Impact Tryout Information – Come and join the team!

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.

 

Dates:

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.

 

http://players.elginimpact.com/players/tryouts/registration/

 

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 …
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Rockin’ It

High school softball: Marengo goes deep 4 times in win over Richmond-BurtonMARENGO – With the wind blowing out to left field on Tuesday, Marengo’s Hannah Ritter and the Indians’ lineup worked extra hard on lifting the ball, hoping to find the other side of the outfield fence …
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Congrats Becky Roncone on Signing to Benedictine University!

Streamwood HS Softball on TwitterCongratulations to Rebecca Roncone on signing to Benedictine University!!! #nationalsigningday https://t.co/hjaStobh6X …
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Congrats to Hannah Ritter – Athlete of the Week!

High school softball insider: Marengo’s Hannah Ritter is athlete of the week; rankings; notesAthlete of the Week Hannah Ritter, Marengo, jr., OF Ritter nearly had a near perfect week at the plate, going 10 for 11 with her first home run of the season. Marengo went 3-0 last week, including a 19-9 win in five innings over Burlington Central in the Indians’ Kishwaukee River Conference opener …
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30 College Recruiting Red Flags

Nate Trosky believes that character can make or break a prospect’s chances to be recruited by a college coach.Nate Trosky has been in the baseball world over two decades running his own company, Trosky Baseball, and working over 150 college recruiting events and professional scouting combines.He recently contributed an article to StudentSportsBaseball and we felt that his information is very applicable to softball as well and modified his list below to be “softball relevant.”1. Addressing an email to a college coach by either calling him or her Coach, without a first name and/or by spelling the name wrong.2. Sending emails to college coaches that are lengthy, with too much information.3. Getting in trouble outside of softball fostering a reputation that reaches college coaches.4. Attending a college recruiting camp with a sloppy look including untied shoes or wearing headphones.5. On a official visit, asking current players what the party …
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Smart Work vs. Hard Work

Smart Work Routs Hard Work and No Work Every Time“Excellence is not a singular act, but a habit. You are what you repeatedly do.” ~Aristotle To work smarter and improve faster, discipline is required. Discipline is commonly cited as a necessity for success in sports (or life). But what is discipline? How does an athlete know if she has a disciplined approach? …
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Playing Multiple Sports Doesn’t Mean Ignoring Softball

Playing Multiple Sports Doesn’t Mean Ignoring Softball
It’s the old debate about whether student athletes should focus on one sport or instead turn themselves into multi-sport athletes. More and more are choosing to play year-round, according to Bob Loshek, in his eighth year as the softball coach at Park High School in Cottage Grove, Minnesota …
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