Windy City Ice Fastpitch

 

Private Tryouts

 

We are looking for one player to

 

finalize our 13u, 14u & 16u Roster

 

Please Contact Bill Graffeo at 708-829-4411 or

 

email at graffeo@icefastpitchsoftball.com

Windy City Ice Coaching Staff

2016-2017

 

 

10U Coach Harry Torgerson & Doug Barnes

 

11U Coaches  Al Davila, Bridget Nickel & Mario Hernandez

 

12U Coaches  Ray Richter & Mike Battles

 

12U Coaches  Steve Conner, Steve Pietrzak & Dan Strand

 

13U Coaches  Ben Velez, Art Gazda & Kevin Helwig

 

14U Coaches  Jerry LaMaster & Herb Wilson

 

14U Coaches  Dan Minnack, Jeff Post, Dave Sopczak, & Peter Nicholas

 

16U Coaches  Randy Justin, Tracy Terrell & Jenna Haase

 

16U Coaches  Chris Gorski  & Dave Whiting

 

16U Coaches  Colleen Roach, Beth Thornburg & Sara Stearns

 

18U Coaches  Bill Graffeo,  Bob Mackorla & Franchesca Graffeo
                               

 

WINDY CITY ICE FASTPITCH SOFTBALL

 

Girls Softball “A” Travel Division

 

Windy City Ice Fastpitch Softball is starting its 21th season in 2016 - 17.  The Windy City Ice is an “A” travel softball organization.  Windy City Ice teams consist of young ladies who have committed themselves to playing the game of softball with the goal of playing in junior high, high school, and college.  The coaching staffs of all the ICE teams pride themselves on developing the girls’ softball skills, knowledge of the game, strong work ethics, and positive attitudes.

 

            We are committed to making this program a way for the girls in the south side area to play class “A” travel fastpitch softball against teams from other areas.  Our goal is to field the strongest teams from the Cook County area, but we do allow girls from outside Cook County to play on the teams.  This sheet lists important information regarding the Windy City Ice Fastpitch Travel Program.  Please read this carefully and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask for more information.

 

PLAYER COMMITMENT

 

            We will have regular practice sessions during the fall, winter, and early spring.  We expect all players to participate in these sessions.  For the most part, the player’s fees will pay for the cost of these sessions.  Naturally, conflicts do arise and we expect each player to notify the manager about these conflicts.  Remember, these sessions are geared towards making each girl a better player and the team stronger.

 

            During the regular season, players are expected to make ALL practices, weekday games, tournaments, and Nationals at the end of the season.  We usually roster 12 or 14 players on each team, so that each player will get playing time throughout the season.  For those parents and players who are playing travel softball for the first time, please realize that weather, the travel time, and “softball weekends” are all part of the program.

 

TOURNAMENTS AND GAMES

 

            Based on last year’s schedule, expect to play approximately 40 to 80 games per team, which will include up to 8 or more tournaments depending on the age of the girls.  Each team should expect to play in several ASA, PGF, NSA, and USSSA qualifying tournaments which are important if the team plans on playing in any year-end National tournaments, as each team did during the 2015 season.  You will be expected to cover the cost for any lodging and transportation for all tournaments requiring an overnight stay, including the National Tournaments, as those costs are not covered by the Player Fee.  Each team should expect to have at least two tournaments that will require staying overnight at the tournament site.

 

 

 

PLAYER FEES

 

Player fees for the 2016-2017 season are as follows:

 

10U - $1,100.00

12U & 23U - $1,500.00

14U, 16U, 18U – 1,800.00

 

            Player fees will cover league and tournament fees, uniform expenses, training sessions, rental fees, team equipment, insurance, and various other club costs.  We have arranged for indoor batting practice for all teams and gym time for conditioning, fielding, and throwing practices.

 

A $550.00 non-refundable deposit is required after a player has been notified that she has made the team, to be received no later than August 20th, 2016. The remaining balance is payable in installments.

 

                          10U           12U & 23U           14U, 16U & 18U

Aug. 20th           $550.00           $550.00                  $550.00

Sept. 15th           $250.00           $350.00                  $450.00

Oct. 15th             $150.00           $350.00                  $450.00

Nov. 15th            $150.00           $250.00                  $350.00

Total Fees       $1,100.00         $1,500.00              $1,800.00

 

All checks should be made payable to: Ice Fastpitch Softball

There we be NO Refunds given at Anytime.

 

SPONSOR PROGRAM

 

            Sponsors are welcomed.  A family can lower the amount of money they have to spend “out-of-pocket.”  The player will receive 70% of the sponsor fees this will be applied to the player’s fees. The other 30 % goes to the Ice fastpitch for organizational cost. Most companies will use this donation as a tax write off. If you don’t ask, you will not receive. The worst thing that could happen is you hear a no.  

 

If you have any questions, please contact:

Bill Graffeo – (708) 829-4411 – 13billyg@att.net

18u Blue Shows up big in Hall of Fame Tournament OK City taken 4th Place
2016 2nd Pl finish in the Modena Blast Into Summer Tournament
 
After getting stellar pitching from Maggie Gazda, Sarah Carpenter and Sarah Klonowski, the Windy City Ice Bats of Cara Velez, Amber Richter, Emma Reilly, Jamie Suppa, Bryanna Battles and Ashley Helwig provided timely hitting to help power the Ice into the championship game,  After trading runs with the New Lenox Power, the Ice came up short, 5-4, for a second place finish.

14u Blue takes 2nd in Game Day Stars N Strikes 4th of July tourney in Lockport. The girls racked up 44 runs averaging over 9 runs per game. Home runs by Madyson Brown and Ashley Mazur. Allyson Terrell, Katie Justin and Abby Remblake hit over .500. Great pitching by Madison Glatz, Ana Sutko and Gia Cozzi. Great defense by the entire team. Great team effort. 

Windy City Ice 14u Blue takes 1st place in the PGF Regional qualifier in Elk Grove. Outstanding pitching from Madison Glatz, Ana Sutko and Gia Cozzi along with outstanding offense and defense from the entire team brings home the bid. 

18U Blue takes 2nd place at the PGF Battle of the Borders 2016
Windy City Ice 14U Black wins the GameDay USA Swim-N-Slide Summer Classic

 

The 14u Windy City Ice (Black) won the Game Day USA Swim-N-Slide Summer Classic in the Wisconsin Dells in undefeated fashion by slaughtering the 14u Bartlett Hawks 9-1 in the championship game. The strong pitching of Katelyn Whiting (3-0, save, 1 ER in 13 2/3ip) was backed by a dominating offensive attack that averaged 9.2 runs per game in the tournament. Aundrea Jenkins and Armani Bibbs consistently sparked the offense with their speed and their bats as they combined to hit .586 at the top of the order. Maddie Otstott (8 RBI), Emily Gorski (7 RBI), and Emma Cunnea (4 RBI) provided timely hits to drive in runs. Other strong offensive production was provided by Carolyn Yusa and Andrea Bussie who both hit over .500 in the tournament. Lastly, the strong outfield defense of Summer Loyd and Morgan Fitzgerald threw out 7 runners in the tournament. The Ice showed their toughness by battling through 95 degree temperatures on Saturday to put them in good position heading into Sunday where they took home the title.

18U Black takes 2nd at the TPR Rock the Awareness Qualifier- October 2015

10U takes 2nd place at the  PGF Halloween Bash -October 2015

Windy City Ice 10U takes 1st Place!   NSA Great American Blast - World Series Qualifier Kankakee - October 10-11-15

18U Blue Earns a bid to Oklahoma!

Windy City Ice 10U Captures the 2015 Metros Championship!

Windy City Ice Captures the 10U Metro Championship

We are based out of Crestwood, IL. We are searching for ATHLETES who want to play at a high level of softball and have the desire to obtain their goal of playing softball in college. We have a very competitive schedule throughout the fall and summer seasons.  Our goal is to develop quality student athletes, while making sure we develop great young ladies before they enter COLLEGE LIFE. If you are interested, please feel free to contact me at any time for a tryout as I want to fill this spot before our summer tournaments start!

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