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2021 16u SH coaching staff

Steve Heide

Steve Heide

Head Coach

Phone: 847-542-1482

This is Coach Heide's 21st season with the Storm organization.  Steve has coached at all age groups throughout those seasons but has spent the last 5 years at the 14U & 16U age groups.   Steve's priorities for the team are simple, learn the game so you can love the game, be a great teammate, respect those in leadership positions and always give 110%.    God, family, school and sport, in that order.

Isabel Odom

Isabel Odom

Assistant Coach- Pitchers/Catchers

This is Coach Odom's 4th year as an assistant with the Storm organization.   Isabel pitched for Sycamore High School and Kishwaukee College.   She spent her summers pitching for the Sycamore Flash and KV Storm 16U & 18U travel teams.  Isabel is responsible for the development of the pitching staff with off season and in season workouts as well as game day preparations.

Brooke English

Brooke English

Assistant Coach- Infield

This will Coach English's 5th season as an assistant with the Storm organization.  Brooke played middle infield for Sycamore High School and Kishwaukee College.  She grew up in the Storm organization playing from 10U all the way through to 18U.  Brooke's responsibilities include infield preparation and improvement as well as team base-running philosophies.   Brooke is also the 1st base Coach for the team.

Recent Kishwaukee Valley Storm 16U SH News

Schenk commits to Notre Dame College

By Steve Heide 04/14/2021, 3:45pm CDT

#8 to head to Ohio this fall.

Congratulations to 18U teammate Nicole Schenk on her verbal commitment to attend Notre Dame College in South Euclid, Ohio this fall to continue her academic and athletic career.

We look forward to watching you continue to succeed!!

16U SH team looks to add player for remainder of '21 season

By Steve Heide 11/15/2020, 8:00am CST

Contact us for a private tryout

The Kishwaukee Valley Storm 16U team is looking to add a player to their lineup for the 2021 season due to unforeseen circumstances.  Our current roster includes talented young ladies from numerous area high schools including DeKalb, Sycamore, Genoa, Indian Creek, Rochelle, Hiawatha, Earlville and St. Charles North.  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 5 and continuing through June 19, 2021.

June 11-13 NAFA Qualifier, Freeport, IL (w/18U)
June 18-20 Midwest Slugfest, Beloit, WI (w/18U)
June 21, @Carol Stream Storm, Armstrong Park
June 25-27 NAFA State, Storm Dayz, Sycamore, IL
July 1-3 USSSA Total KAOS, Newport, Kentucky
July 9-11 NAFA Qualifier, Woodstock, IL

July 13, @Texas Glory Blue, Oswego/Aurora TBA
July 15-18 Midwest NAFA Nationals, Rockford, IL
July 23-25 Blazing Bats, West Chicago, IL
July 28-August 1 NAFA Northern Nationals, Blaine, MN


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