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2018-2019 Early Tryouts and Testing

We will have early tryout dates and testing on the following dates:

Tuesday, 7/17      Tryouts for Pitchers and Catchers Only
                                       (pitchers need to bring a catcher)

                                       12U     5:30pm - 7:30pm
                                       14U     5:30pm - 7:30pm
                                       16U     7:30pm - 9:30pm
                                       18U     7:30pm - 9:30pm

Wednesday, 7/18     Tryouts for Position Players

                                       
12U     5:30pm - 7:30pm
                                        14U     7:30pm - 9:30pm

Thursday, 7/19     Tryouts for Position Players

                                       
16U     5:30pm - 7:30pm
                                        18U     7:30pm - 9:30pm


Lightning Testing Measurements 
Every player will be tested and emailed results in the following areas: 20 yard dash, 40 yard dash, 60 yard dash, pro shuttle (5-10-5), grip strength, single and double leg vertical jump, overhand throw and exit velocity.
Testing will be administered by Cam Galgano, owner of Galgano Performance Systems in New Lenox, IL.

All tryouts will be held at Lincoln Way West High School which is located at 21701 Gougar Road in New Lenox , IL.
                                                                                                                                                              

2018 - 2019 Tryouts and Testing

TRYOUTS LISTED BELOW ARE FOR ALL PLAYERS

Saturday, 8/4            12U      9:00am - 11:30am
                                           14U     12:00pm - 2:30pm
                                           16U     10:30am - 1:00pm
                                           18U       1:00pm - 3:30pm

Sunday, 8/5                14U     10:30am - 1:00pm
                                           16U     9:00am - 11:30pm
                                           18U     12:00pm - 2:30pm

Monday, 8/6              18U        6:30pm - 9:00pm

Tuesday, 8/7              14U       5:30pm - 8:00pm
                                           16U       6:30pm - 9:00pm

Wednesday, 8/8      18U       6:30pm - 9:00pm

Thursday, 8/9            14U      5:30pm - 8:00pm
                                           16U      6:30pm - 9:00pm

Lightning Testing Measurements
Every player will be tested and emailed results in the following areas: 20 yard dash, 40 yard dash, 60 yard dash, pro shuttle (5-10-5), single and double leg vertical jump, overhand throw and exit velocity. 
Testing will be administered by Cam Galgano, owner of Galgano Performance Systems in New Lenox, IL.

All tryouts will be held at Lincoln Way West High School which is located at 21701 Gougar Road in New Lenox, IL.

Player2PlayerCamp

Linking The Past With The Present

2018 Player2Player Camp

 Annual Player2Player/College Instruction Camp,  January 8, 2018

Lincoln Way West High School

An instructional camp covering the fundamentals of defense, offense, pitching and catching will be covered. The camp this year offers a way for players to learn from former Lightning players as well as current college coaches. It's a way to link former Lightning players with present Lightning players so we can keep moving forward to the future! This years camp staff included the following coaches and players:

Megan Butler, Assistant Coach - Olivet Nazarene
Elizabeth Everingham, Head Coach - South Fork HS
Elaine Heflin - Illinois Chicago
Kelly Pattison - Nebraska Omaha
Loren Krzysko - Arkansas
Morghan Dieringer - St. Francis
Cierra Taylor - Lewis University
Lizzie Bollinger - Miami University
Rachel Krzysko - Purdue
Anne Allen - Northern Illinois
Alyssa Garcia - Butler

 

New Lenox Lightning 2018 Class Signed To Play At The Next Level

Woohoo! Let's Celebrate! We are so excited to announce our 2018 Class is signed and ready to play at the next level! Here is our 2018 Class along with what Universities they will be attending in the fall!

Lauren Anderson                   Santa Clara
Lydia Byrd                                  Wisconsin Parkside
Alyssa Cacini                             Dayton
Alexis D'Ambrosio                 Missouri - Kansas City
Kristin Kavalauskas               Lewis
Maggie Kehoe                           Western Michigan
Allie Kennedy                            Illinois Benedictine
Jessie Kiefor                               Ball State
Mackenzie Mahy                     Northern Illinois
Anna Perry                                  Lamar
Savannah Rodriguez             Western Illinois
Maya Seifert                               Yale
Lexie Siwek                                  Indiana State
Kristi Stevenson                       Saint Louis
Madisen Tucker                        Saint Francis
Claire Weeks                              Augustana

New Lenox Lightning Mission Statement

The mission of the New Lenox Lightning Girls Fastpitch Softball Program is to teach our student-athletes the fundamental way to play fastpitch softball at an elite level while emphasizing high values, as well as developing personal growth and character of all our student athletes.

The New Lenox Lightning Girls Fastpitch Softball Program encourages attitudes of self-discipline, group loyalty, good sportsmanship and personal integrity along with an appreciation for goal oriented hard work, motivation, a feeling of pride in personal achievement along with respect for all individuals.

The New Lenox Lightning Girls Fastpitch Softball Program also encourages a sense of personal pride in each student-athlete becoming the best student they can be. There is a reason why our players are student-athletes rather than athlete-students. EDUCATION is the number one priority of this organization!

About Us!

The New Lenox Lightning offers teams at 10U, 12U , 14U, 16U, 18U and 18Gold. The New Lenox Lightning is a fast-pitch softball organization that travels throughout the country playing the best competition at the Class A and Gold levels! The Lightning plays ASA, PGF, Triple Crown and an array of the best College Exposure tournaments in the country! We expect to qualify and participate every year in either ASA Nationals or PGF Nationals along with playing in the ASA Junior Olympic Cup.  College recruiting is the major focus for every coach from 14U - 18U. The New Lenox Lightning has one of the highest, if not the highest success rate for placing our student athletes in the college or university that fits each player best! We are very proud of every one of our players that play in NCAA Division I, II, III, NAIA or JUCO. The New Lenox Lightning is based out of New Lenox, Illinois.

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will come to you. You just have to be willing to see
it through to the END."

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    Phone: 708-805-5195


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