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Crystal Lake Girls Fastpitch Softball

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

Kate Krallitsch
President 
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Sandra Cervantes
VP of Softball Operations
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Edgar Cervantes
Treasurer
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Mandy Gerke
Secretary/Umpires
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Stephanie Housh
Director of Comets/Webmaster
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Valarie Levenson
Director of Concessions / Director of Volunteers
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Jennifer Heiman
Director of Fundraising / Director of Volunteers
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Steve Arndt
Umpires/Fields Team
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Dan Haase
Umpires/Fields Team
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Kayla Siegmeier 
Marketing
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Dave Cosatino
Webmaster/Fields Team
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Jason Gomez
Fundraising

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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.

Division Reps

 6U - Sandra Cervantes
 8U - Steve Arndt
10U - Jim Michals
12U - Kayla Siegmeier
14U - Dan Haase 


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!

    Contact

    CRYSTAL LAKE GIRLS FASTPITCH SOFTBALL
    Crystal Lake Girls Fastpitch, PO Box 866
    Crystal Lake, Illinois 60039

    Email: [email protected]

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