Illinois Shockwave Fastpitch Association

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Valentine Meme

Get your Shockwave spirit wear now! Ten days only!

Hurry!  If you missed out on the last order, you have until January 31 to order any spirit-wear items.  Click on the item listing below to go to the Lids Team Sports store and place your order now.  If you have any questions, you can use the contact form below the item listing to email Dana Funk (Shockwave Uniform Manager).  These items will not be available again until later in the season.

Shockwave Spiritwear Store


May 2016 be your best year yet!

Happy New Year 2016

Happy Holidays!

Christmas Hat Shockwave Logo 2014

Illinois Shockwave hopes everyone had a very Merry Christmas and that those who are on break from school are enjoying a little R&R now.  A break is always nice, but we also look forward to getting back to work in the new year.  We’d like to thank all our wonderful sponsors whose donations are helping to fund our indoor training over the winter months.  Illinois Shockwave players will continue to train hard with an eye to making the 2016 season a great one!  In the meantime, hope everyone enjoys the rest of their holiday season!

12U and 14U got in the holiday spirit with a Secret Santa gift exchange at Diamond Instincts on December 16, 2015.

12U and 14U got in the holiday spirit with a Secret Santa gift exchange at their last practice of 2015 at Diamond Instincts on December 16, 2015.


16U Shockwave exchanged gifts at a Saturday morning practice on December 19, 2015.

16U Shockwave exchanged gifts at their last practice of 2015 on a Saturday morning (December 19, 2015).

Shockwave kicks off the holiday season with “Holiday Hugs”

Shockwave 12U and 16U

Illinois Shockwave 12U and 16U players gathered at The Container Store in Northbrook to bring in donations for the “Holiday Hugs” program on Sunday, November 29, 2015.  The Container Store will fill “Holiday Hug Sacks” with the donations they receive and deliver them to patients at Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago next month.  Our players had fun collecting a wide array of new toys and books to donate, including some softball-themed gifts (maybe we can entice some little girls to take up softball when they get well!).  Among donations were three dozen “Soft Hit” softballs and the company donated an extra dozen toward the effort.

The Container Store provided players and parents with hot cider and cookies and demonstrated some wrapping techniques, including showing how to make some really pretty bows.  Each player got to try their hand at bow-making, some more successfully than others (there are always pre-made bows, right?!).  Big thanks to The Container Store for the demonstrations, hospitality and the opportunity to contribute to a worthwhile cause.  Big thanks also to the Shockwave families who contributed and to Soft Hit for their contribution.  It is all so very much appreciated!  Anyone interested in donating to The Container Store’s “Holiday Hugs” program has until December 15th to do so (please click the “Holiday Hugs” link for details).

Always a good sport, 12U’s Coach Kc attempts to make a bow.

16U's Coach Maddy  also gave bow-making a try.

16U’s Coach Maddy also gave bow-making a try.

12U's Maggie B.

12U’s Maggie B.

The Container Store's Denise Kingwill (left) is heading up this season's "Holiday Hugs" effort in Northbrook.

The Container Store’s Denise Kingwill (left) is heading up this season’s “Holiday Hugs” effort in Northbrook.

Donations for patients at Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago.

Donations for patients at Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.

Players display their completed bows.

Players display their completed bows.

Fall Ball season off to a great start

Small-Logo-Navy FieldUpdates for W/end of Sept 12 & 13

Shockwave 12U played a round robin in Libertyville on Sunday, September 13th, going 3-0 for the day.  The team defeated Windy City Thunder-B (17-3), Athletic Barn (12-3) and Libertyville Wildcats (17-5).  They followed up their strong showing with another win the following day, winning 11-5 against the Chicago Fireworks.  The team’s record currently stands at 4-2.

Shockwave 14U showed their stuff in their first official games of the season in Skokie on Saturday, September 12th, defeating Mudcats (21-0) and Windy City Rage (14-0).  The team jumped on their opponents early, establishing big leads and denying any offensive gains.  14U’s current record stands at 2-0.

Shockwave 16U also played their first official games of the season on Saturday, September 12th at a McHenry Heatwave round robin in Woodstock.  A few “hiccups” in the first game versus Fox Valley Renegades resulted in a 9-7 loss, but the team refocused and won their next two games against Cary Crush (12-1) and Libertyville Cats Elite (12-0).  16U’s record currently stands at 2-1.

Illinois Shockwave gets in gear

12u ready for their first game of the season in Elk Grove.

12u ready for their first game of the season in Elk Grove.

Illinois Shockwave is fielding three teams this 2015/16 season: 12U, 14U and 16U.  Coaches Liberty and Stark’s 12U team is first out of the shoot, having met up with Elk Grove Heat for a double-header on Sunday, August 30 in Elk Grove.  Coach Christine’s 14U and Coach Maddy’s 16U both will play their first games on September 12 and have been practicing hard in preparation.

The Shockwave Board is working on making some adjustments to the organization as a whole, not only to accommodate the two extra teams we have added, but to ensure that all teams and players thrive this upcoming season.  Big thanks to all who believed in Shockwave’s ability to provide a great fastpitch softball program for local girls–we won’t let you down!  It’s going to be a great season!


14u has been practicing hard to prepare for fall ball.

16u gather after a recent practice.

Coach Maddy talks with her 16u girls after a recent practice.

12u roster has been posted!

Check it out here: 2015/16 12u Roster

Finalized 14u roster has been posted…

Click to check it out:

Team Formation Updates

Big thanks to all who came to tryouts on August 1 and 8.  The 14u and 16u coaches are working on their team formations and rosters will be posted as soon as they are finalized (a partial roster listing is up for 16u).  We still have one more tryout for our 12u team and that is taking place this Thursday, August 13 at Community Park West, Field # 3, from 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm.  See the post below for a link to the registration form.  We’re looking forward to a great new season!  GO SHOCKWAVE!!