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Due to the current weather and field conditions, tryouts scheduled for today at noon have been cancelled!! Please see below for the make-up date.

Our 2022/2023 Kishwaukee Valley Storm tryouts will conclude this Wednesday,  August 10th at 6:00 pm!

Registration will open at 5:30 pm. 
You may REGISTER ONLINE at the link below to save time!

A few open spots are available fill.
12U-14U  teams at 6:00 pm!!

Wednesday, August 10th Sycamore Community Sports Complex

12U/14U at 6:00pm fields 9-12
For more info before Wednesday, please feel free to contact:

For 12U- Coach Shay @
For 14U- Coach Chris @



The Kage indoor practice facility

Sycamore community sports complex

Tryouts will be held at the Sycamore Sports Complex fields 9-12 UNLESS NOTED ABOVE.  The base player fees for 2022/2023 will be $975.00 plus UNIFORMS.   This includes our indoor facility and practice times in the winter at the DeKalb Sports & Recreation Center.  More detailed information will be available at each tryout session.   If you have any questions, please direct them to

The Online Registration Link is now open!!


2022/2023 Coaches 
Feel free to reach out to the Coach of your age group.

10U- Max Piper, Bill Johnson
12U- Shay Butler, Drue Molen
14U- Chris Sikon, Laura Kline
16U- Christian Dierschow, Matt Williams, Kristin Borsodi
18U- Steve Heide, Isabel Odom, Anna Criswell, Gracyn Gabriel

14U Head Coach Christine Sikon is announced.

Christine (Chris) Sikon, is married to Joe Sikon and they have three children; Morgan (25), Zachary (23), Makenna (19).  Her love for the game of softball and baseball started with cheering on the Chicago Cubs with her dad and Grandpa.  She played from the time she was 10 years old through a couple seasons of an adult summer league.   She has coached girls as young as 9 up to high school and on to an adult league team.  Her daughters have both played  the game from the time they were 8 years old.  She has been through the college recruiting process with her oldest daughter, Morgan, who played at University of Wisconsin-Parkside.  Her youngest daughter, Makenna, is finishing out her final travel season on my 18U KV Storm team.  She has 12 years of coaching experience which includes both head and assistant coach roles.   She has a deep passion for this game and believes to be successful as a coach, she needs to learn about each girls strengths to put her teams in the best position to win games.  From Coach Chris' "Softball, as well as other sports, teaches many life lessons. Bring a good attitude and your hustle and PLAY THE GAME!!"  We are excited to bring Coach Chris on to our staff!!  Coach Chris will announce her assistant coaches in the near future!

Steve Heide
Kishwaukee Valley Storm Softball

Indoor practices at the Sports & Recreation Center.

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.


Storm Dayz 2022 is in the books! Thank you to all the teams and fans for attending our tournament again this year. The NAFA State Champions for 2022 are as follows:

10U- Stateline Fury

12U- Palatine Stingrays '09

14U- KAOS Fastpitch Kentucky

16U- CTW 14U BC

18U- Big Dogs

Our valiant efforts to contain the weather gods with the Sunny Dayz t-shirts was in vain. After an inch of rain on Saturday morning it surely didn't look promising for games to resume. We can't say thank you enough to the Sycamore Park District crew for their help in getting the fields back up and playable to get in 30 games in the afternoon and early evening. It was a tremendous effort by the entire crew.

Also, none of this can happen without the help of our parent volunteers. They all did a tremendous job maintaining the fields between games all weekend long! To those of you that went above and beyond, thank you!! We even had some "alumni" parents back lending a helping hand!!

Thank you also to the best umpiring crew in the state, the Windy City Umpires. Bob Williams and his Umpires hung around during the delays and are definitely some of the very best!!

Last, but not least, a huge thank you to Sabrina Hunley and Denver Davis for their roles as Tournament Directors. Sabrina's scheduling and communication are second to none! Thank you two for all your hours of commitment to the tournament!

We are looking forward to seeing all of you again next year at the 23rd Annual Storm Dayz Tournament which will be held June 23-25, 2023!!

Storm News

Latimer commits to Kankakee

By Steve Heide 08/02/2022, 1:30pm CDT

Jaelyn Latimer Announces Commitment to Play Softball at Kankakee Community College




Kankakee Community College

NJCAA D2 - Softball

Verbally Committed


DeKalb, IL, August 1, 2022. Jaelyn Latimer, a 5' 3" RHP, CF, RF in the 2023 Class from Kishwaukee Valley Storm 18U, has committed to play college softball at Kankakee Community College.

Since joining FieldLevel on September 27, 2020, Jaelyn worked with her coaches to target 55 different schools and received the following activity from college coaches:

Search Appearances: 467
Profile Views: 42
Video Views: 63
Followers: 6

Coach Steve Heide, had this to say about Latimer's recruitment to Kankakee Community College, "Very, very happy for Jaelyn and her commitment to Kankakee Community. This will allow her to focus on the season at hand and her upcoming Senior season of high school. She will continue to work hard and improve! ".


Smardo commits to Waubonsee

By Steve Heide 07/25/2022, 1:30pm CDT

Morgan Smardo Announces Commitment to Play Softball at Waubonsee Community College




Waubonsee Community College

NJCAA D2 - Softball

Verbally Committed


Steward, IL, July 25, 2022. Morgan Smardo, a 5' 4" RHP, 2B, LF in the 2023 Class from Kishwaukee Valley Storm 18U, has committed to play college softball at Waubonsee Community College.

Since joining FieldLevel on September 28, 2020, Morgan worked with her coaches to target 11 different schools and received the following activity from college coaches:

Search Appearances: 176
Profile Views: 78
Video Views: 154
Followers: 13

Coach Steve Heide, had this to say about Smardo's recruitment to Waubonsee Community College, "Morgan is going to be great addition for Coach Spitzzeri and the Waubonsee Softball Program. She has great velocity plus the desire to improve and has a very high softball IQ. I'm excited she is staying close to home so we can continue to watch her perform in the circle.".

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2022 Summer Success!

2022 16U USSSA Quad City Summer Slam Silver Division Champions!

2022 18U Championship for Charity Champions!

2022 18U Total KAOS Cincinnati Tournament Champions

2022 18U Janesville NAFA Qualifier Tournament Champions

16U McHenry Tournament Runner-Up

2022 16U McHenry Tournament Runner-Up

2021 18U 2nd Place Finish NAFA FALL STATE

2nd Place Avalanche Fall Rumble

2021 18U 2nd Place Avalanche Fall Rumble

college commitments for 2020!

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

college commitments for 2021!

Bella Lodico, Rochelle Township, Judson University
Delaney Douglas, Kaneland HS, Eureka College
Nicole Schenk, Huntley, Notre Dame College

College commitments for 2022!

Chelsea Born, Sycamore HS, Waubonsee College
Emily Puentes, Sycamore HS, Benedictine University
Logan Neblock, Genoa-Kingston, Viterbo University


Morgan Smardo, Rochelle Township, Waubonsee Community
Jaelyn Latimer, DeKalb HS, Kankakee Community


in Northern Illinois, the Midwest and across the Country!


If you know of other camps please send the link to:

College Softball Prospects

College Coaches Softball Camps at locations across the country.

Louisville Slugger Softball Camp

The Louisville Slugger Sports Complex in Peoria.

NCSA Softball Camp listing

Next College Student Athlete listing of softball camps across the country.

NFCA Camp Network

Camps across the country from the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.

NIU Huskies Summer & Fall Camps

Camps at Northern Illinois University located in DeKalb, Illinois

Northwestern University Softball Camps

Northwestern Wildcats Softball summer camps located in Evanston, Illinois.

US Sports Camps

Nike sponsored camps.

Kishwaukee Valley Storm Contact Us

Kishwaukee Valley Storm Contact Us


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.