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Kishwaukee Valley Storm

The Kishwaukee Valley Storm Softball Organization was started in 2001 with the goal of fundamentally improving the talents of our local softball players.  Our goals remain the same today.  With opportunities year round we continue to build confident, strong young women.

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16U SH team looks to add player

By Steve Heide 09/21/2020, 8:00am CDT

Contact us for a private tryout

The Kishwaukee Valley Storm 16U team is looking to add a player to their lineup for the 2020/2021 season due to unforeseen injuries.  Girls interested in the position should contact Coach Heide directly by email to or by phone at 847-542-1482.   We are based in Sycamore, Illinois and offer year round practices and a fall, winter and spring game schedule and are a non-parent coached team.  Our players will be playing for their high school teams starting on April 19 and continuing through June 26, 2021.

2021 Kishwaukee Valley Storm Teams

The online registration link below will remain open and continue to accept applications for those at the 12U-16U age levels that may have missed our open tryouts or were recently removed from a team unexpectedly.   We will try to work with everyone to find them a spot on a team with us or with another regional team.  You will be directed to enter a date that will work best for your private tryout and we will respond as soon as possible or contact the head coach of each team directly as listed below.


Any additional tryouts will be held on fields 9-12 at the Sycamore Community Sports Complex on Airport Road in Sycamore.

2021 Teams and Coaches
14U will consider additional players
           Coach- Chris Dierschow  Assistants- Kristin Borsodi & Matt Williams
16U will consider additional players, pitching a plus
           Coach- Duke Mitchell  Assistants- Lexi Watie, Cassie Bade
16U is actively seeking an additional player for the 2020/21 season,                           catching is a plus, but not a requirement.
           Coach- Steve Heide, Assistants- Isabel Odom & Brooke English
18U Coaches- Jim Varga/Tim Simmons, Assistant- Anna Criswell


20th Annual Storm Dayz Tournament, June 26-28, 2020

20th Annual Storm Dayz Results

The 20th Annual Storm Dayz Tournament results are available at the link above. Thank you to everyone for attending and making the weekend so enjoyable! Add Page Element

college commitments for 2020!

Sarah Sandusky, Genoa-Kingston, Waubonsee College Chiefs
Katie Taylor, DeKalb, Kishwaukee Community College


Current Collegiate Players

College Scholarships

The USSSA E.A. Ramsey College Scholarship award is reserved for high school students (and USSSA athletes or youth sports officials!) who during the year of application are in their senior year of high school and already accepted into the college of their choice*. USSSA is currently awarding scholarships in Slow Pitch softball, fast pitch softball, baseball, and basketball. Other sports may be added as participation in those sports increases and interest is shown.

USSSA College Scholarship Application

Never hurts to fill out as many applications as possible! Here is another for you offered through USSSA. It is the E. A. Ramsey College Scholarship Award.


in Northern Illinois and across the Midwest!


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The 18U team took home the 3rd place Trophy from the Silver NAFA National Tournament this past weekend.

new ihsa schedule for fall and may-june softball

We are making it officially known that we will stand with our local high school softball programs through these abnormal times and the IHSA schedule changes. When the time comes this fall and next spring and early summer to play softball, there will be no choice to be made, as our girls will be representing their local high school teams.  Life long memories are made at this stage of their lives and we want them to experience as much of that as they can. We'll all be there cheering for you each and every game!

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