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St. Charles Silver Hawks Fast Pitch Softball


For the past 3 years the STC Silver Hawks have had a partnership with the New Lenox Lightning organization. It started with one 14U STC Silver Hawks team becoming a New Lenox Lightning team based out of St. Charles. The following year, through hard work from both organizations, the players and coaches, this team won a PGF national qualifier tournament. This qualified them for the PGF Premier Division National Championship in California. They finished in the top 25 of the PGF Premier 16U division at PGF Nationals. Many of these players are now playing for the New Lenox Lightning 18u Gold team.


With the success of this partnership over the last three years along with New Lenox Lightning’s 34-year history of developing collegiate players, we feel it is the right time to further deepen this relationship between our two organizations.


We are excited to announce that this upcoming 2023-2024 season we will be the home for Lightning Futures (13u and under), Lightning and New Lenox Lightning (14u -18u) teams. Our goal is to provide all our teams with the same player development and coaching philosophy that has made New Lenox Lightning successful on a national stage for the past 22 years. Our teams will practice at our St Charles East Side Sports Complex fields and train at our St. Charles partner facilities. Everyone within both organizations feels this enhanced partnership provides all our athletes the best opportunity to play at the highest levels, compete in the best tournaments and have one of the best college exposure paths offered in the area.


If you have questions or are interested in learning more about our programs, please contact Jay Petrick or Jim Abbott.

Below are the links to the 2023 Tournaments

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STC Silver Hawks PPD Summer Camp 2021

PPD - Winter Session - Registration is now OPEN!

What is the Prep Player Development (PPD)?

The PPD program is a softball training clinic targeted to players 10 yrs and younger. PPD instructors are STC Silver Hawks coaches and current players. Sessions will focus on introducing core fundamentals of throwing, infield, outfield techniques and hitting. Coaches will also introduce basic softball strategy. Previous playing experience is not required. Each session will consist of small groups to maximize coach to player instruction, drill repetition and player feedback.


When & Where?

This session begins January 15th and continues to Feb 5th  Time for the first session is 2:00 pm-3:00 pm.  All throwing and fielding sessions will be held at the Sportsplex in St Charles.

The Sportsplex is located at 1400 Foundry St, St Charles.



Each session consists of 4 indoor fielding clinics. The cost for each session is $75.

A t-shirt will be included for the players!

The Registration "St. Charles Silver Hawks Fast Pitch Softball" is not currently available.

For Questions John Hautzinger

Phone: 630-330-1081

STC Silver Hawk 2022-23 Teams!

Kelly Horan


Phone: 630-740-5842

Tim Dovich


Phone: 847-404-3230

Deb Royer


Phone: 630-715-9345

Maddie Trost


Phone: 630-330-1081

Bob Gagnepain


Phone: 630-217-0394

Kristen Bialek


Phone: 630-297-5662

Rick Thomas


Phone: 630-673-9021

STC 2022-23 Tryouts NOW OPEN!

Opportunities for 14U Catcher and Pitchers!

Opportunities for 16U Pitchers!

Tryout Location

Eastside Sportsplex

3565 Legacy Blvd.

St Charles, IL 60174

Do you want to improve your softball skills and
do you want to be part of the highest level of
softball by playing with one of our New Lenox
Lightning teams?  Come join us for tryouts! We need
for all ages and positions!

STC Charles located team tryouts:

Private Tryouts Still Open!

East Side Sports Complex
3565 Legacy Boulevard
St. Charles, IL 60174

For questions please contact:

Jay Petrick

Phone: 630-330-0134

Jim Abbott

New Lenox Lightning

Phone: 708-805-5195

STC Silver Hawks Announce Partnership with New Lenox Lightning

The St. Charles Silver Hawks are excited to announce our partnership with New Lenox Lightning. The St. Charles Silver Hawks will continue to offer our competitive 10U to 18U girls fastpitch softball teams and are committed to player development, building confidence and character. Partnering with New Lenox Lightning, a club that is respected regionally and nationally, allows us to provide all our 14U to 18U student athletes with an ELITE college exposure path.

Whether our St. Charles teams wear a Silver Hawks jersey or a New Lenox Lightning jersey, everyone will benefit from the sharing of resources, coaching collaboration, and our common goal of growing the game of softball.

Please be on the lookout for upcoming skills camps and player assessment announcements!

About New Lenox Lightning:


New Lenox Lightning is a fastpitch softball organization that travels throughout the country playing the best competition at the Class A and Gold levels! The lightning teams play PGF, USA Softball, Triple Crown and an array of the best College Exposure tournaments across the country. We expect to qualify and participate every year at the PGF Nationals or USA Softball Nationals. College recruiting is the major focus for every coach 14U through 18U.

2022-23 Teams
8U - STC Silver Hawks PPD Team PPD - Spring Team
9U - STC SIlver Hawks Kelly Horan 630-740-5842
10U-STC Silver Hawks Maddie Trost 630-330-1081
11U - STC Silver Hawks-Cibulka Kristen Bialek 630-297-5662
12U - STC Silver Hawks - Dovich Tim Dovich 847-404-3230
14U - STC Silver Hawks - Paul Bob Gagnepain 630-217-0394
16U - STC Silver Hawks- Thomas Mark Bastidas 630-673-9021
16U - STC Silver Hawks-Royer Deb Royer 630-715-9345
18U - New Lenox Lightning - Petrick Jay Petrick 630-330-0134

Team Highlights

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