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Crystal Lake Girls Fastpitch Softball

About Us

CLGFS is a league dedicated to not only developing our girls' softball skills, but also building their character and teaching life lessons, through the game of softball.

We currently have Spring & Fall programs available for young ladies ages 4-18!

6u- Combination coach pitch and tee ball
8u- Combination player pitch/coach pitch
10U- Player pitch, with rules adapted for learning new skills (stealing bases)
12U and up- player pitch, full ASA rules

Equipment needs: 
Spring players will be given a full uniform, fall players are given a team shirt only. 

CLGFS provides team catchers gear to coaches. Players are responsible for a bat, batting helmet, fielding mask and mitt. 

Optional Equipment: Cleats, bats, and fielding mask. CLGFS suggests the use of a facemask for all players. However it is only required by NISA for players 8U and up in the pitching, 1st base, and 3rd base positions. 


**Refunds after the close of registration will be at the discretion of the CLGFS Board of directors. NO REFUNDS will be issued after Opening Day**

Board of Directors

Dave Cosatino
President; Board of Directors
Webmaster/Fields Team
[email protected]

Sandra Cervantes
VP of Softball Operations
[email protected]

Edgar Cervantes
Treasurer
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Kate Krallitsch
Acting Secretary
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Valerie Levenson
Director of Concessions / Director of Volunteers
[email protected]

Jennifer Heiman
Director of Fundraising / Director of Volunteers
[email protected]

Steve Arndt
Umpires/Fields Team
[email protected]

Dan Haase
Umpires/Fields Team
[email protected]

 

Jim Michels
Fields Team

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Board Meetings

Board meetings are held on the 3rd Thursday of every month at 7:30pm (6:30pm in the offseason)

Location:
Lake Chamber of Commerce
427 W Virginia St, Crystal Lake, IL 60014

The meetings are open to all Organization Members.

Please contact Sandra Cervantes in advance if you would like a specific topic to be addressed, so she can add it to the agenda.

Meeting Mintues can be found here

Division Reps

 6U - Sandra Cervantes
 8U - Steve Arndt
10U - Jim Michals
12U - Dan Haase
14U - Dave Cosatino


Divisions by Age

Age Group Qualifications

The division a player is placed in is determined by their age on January 1st. Players slotted to move up a division in the spring due to age will move up in the fall. For example, if a player is 8 turning 9 in November, then the player will play 10U in the fall.

Players must be in their correct age group for the spring season in accordance with NISA rules. Should a player want to move up a division early, the Player must meet the following parameters: Player must have been part of Comets in their current division (exception: 6U to 8U) , parent must meet with the CLGFS Board in person, have a coach recommendation from the previous season.  Players cannot move up multiple levels, will only be considered for one level up. 


Comet Travel Division & Comets Care History

The CLGFS (formerly CLGSL) has a long history in the Crystal Lake community, providing young girls the opportunity to learn the game of softball as well as make new friends that last beyond the game. 

  • The Comets have a unique mission statement which is strongly supported by the Board of Directors, the mission statement's main emphasis is to use Softball as a tool to build well rounded young women that excel in academics, community service, and athletics. 
  • Starting with one 16U in 2009, The Comets expanded to include 10U, 12U, and 14U teams in 2010. 
  • During the time frame of 2010 - 2013 there was an exponential growth of near-by travel team that competed against CLGFS, causing The Comets and all the local travel teams to became very competitive on recruitment of players. 
  • The 14U division survived the downsize and with support of the Board of Directors and coaches continued to implement the vision; an "All-Academic" team was formed, the teams participated in charity and community service efforts...and as the team grew together - they experienced much success on the field.   
  • In 2014 the Comets travel division was discontinued due to lack of commitment.
  • In 2015 the Comets were reinstated as In house "All Star Teams". Comets tournament teams participate in local (Illinois) based tournaments, and continue to excel placing in many of these tournaments. 
  • In 2016 8U and 10U teams competed in two local tournaments
  • 2017, again Comets remained in the 8U and 10U divisions competing and placing in Cary and Woodstock tournaments
  • 2018, our program expanded to three teams, 8u, 10u, 12u.
  • 2019 Comets Fielded Teams at 8U, 10U, 12U & 14U Levels.  The teams had success placing in tournaments at Woodstock & Cary.
  • 2020 Comets were hi-jacked by the COVID Pandemic.
  • 2021 We fielded 3 teams at the 8U, 12U and 14U Level. 
  • 2022  We have all 4 levels of Comets teams this year!  Good luck to all once the season gets rolling!

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