NATIONALS 2017 – 18 TRYOUTS ANNOUNCED: posted on

July 15, 2017

Here is what we are all about!  At our younger levels we focus on developing players at pitching, catching, base running, hitting and more. We do not chase trophies.  At our upper levels we travel to great events such as Fireworks Colorado, Atlanta Legacy, PGF and ASA Nationals, Diamond 9 Orlando Florida, St Louis Showcase 1 and others all while still continuing with player development, college exposure and player recruitment. Winter workouts will be 3 hours of fielding and 1 hour of hitting weekly inside at our warehouse in Rockdale, IL just south of Joliet,IL.  Summer and fall practice will be up to our coaches. Just in the last year we have student athletes going to the following institutions:  Rutgers,  Fairfield University, Northern Kentucky University, Kansas University, Valparaiso University, Indiana Fort Wayne Purdue, Western IL, University of Dayton , University ...

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Northern Kentucky University / UMass Lowell Pitching and All Skills Camp posted on

December 20, 2016

Northern Kentucky University head coach Kathryn Gleason and UMass Lowell assistant coach Mikalya Panko will be conducting a "pitching camp" and "all skills" camp! Pitching Camp The camp will focus on taking you to the next level with instruction on proper mechanics and release point's. When: Tuesday, December 27th, 2016 Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Location: Nationals Training Facility Cost: $78.00 per session ***Limited to the first 15 registrants  ***Each participant must provide their own person to catch for them. Like institutional camps held on an NCAA institution's campus, this non- institutional event is open to any and all participants and is only restricted by age, grade or enrollment numbers. No one registrant of the camp will receive free or reduced camp tuition. All Skills Camp The camp will focus on taking you to ...

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Dayton Pitching Camp featuring Pitching Coach Kara Willis posted on

November 21, 2016

Pitching Coach Kara Willis will be conducting a ptiching camp covering all aspects of pitching including proper technique and drills. Pitching Camp The camp will focus on taking you to the next level with instruction on proper mechanics and release point's. When: Saturday, January 7th, 2017 Time: 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Walk ups welcome. Location: Nationals Training Facility Cost: $78.00 per session ***Limited to the first 18 registrants ages 13 to 18  ***Each participant must provide their own person to catch for them. Like institutional camps held on an NCAA institution's campus, this non- institutional event is open to any and all participants and is only restricted by age, grade or enrollment numbers. No one registrant of the camp will receive free or reduced camp tuition. Location of all camps will be held at: The NEW Nationals Training ...

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Kennesaw State Camps featuring Head Coach Pete D’Amour posted on

November 21, 2016

Head Coach Pete D'Amour will be conducting four different camps over the course of one weekend covering recruitment, hitting, fielding and catching. Camp 1:  Talking Softball with Pete This camp will be open to parents, coaches and players.  Some of the topics will be "What you need to know about recruiting", "Pitch calling and working the count to get a good pitch", "strategies of the game" and more. When: Friday, December 16th, 2016 Time: 7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Location: Nationals Training Facility Cost: $27.00 Camp 2: Catching Camp This camp will cover all aspects of catching including proper techniques and drills. When: Saturday, December 17th, 2016 Time: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Location: Nationals Training Facility Cost: $68.00 per camp OR any two camps for $106.00, all three camps for $158.00 Limited to  ages 9 to 18   Camp 3: ...

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Camryn Mosher verbals to IPFW

February 8, 2016

The Nationals would like to congratulate Camryn Mosher for verbalizing to play for the Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) Mastodons.  The Mastodons are coached by Germain Fairchild and play in the NCAA Division I Summit League. IPFW softball link.

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Danielle Liberatore Advances to NCAA Division 1 Regional

May 10, 2015

The Nationals would like to congratulate our 16u assistant coach Danielle Liberatore and the Tennesse Tech Golden Eagles for winning the Ohio Valley Division 1 softball conference and advancing to the NCAA Regionals.  Read More

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Butler University / Jenna Grim Advanced Catching Camp

May 4, 2015

  The Nationals Organization is proud to host: Butler University Advanced Catching Camp Featuring: Assistant Coach Jena Grim, former Loyola University and  Chicago Bandit. A NOTE FROM THE COACH: "I want to make sure the players know that this will be an advanced camp.  It will not be basic fundamentals of cathcing, but very detailed and very situation specific".   CAMP #1: THROWING, PICK OFFS, STANCES & FOOT WORK Date: Monday May 25th, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Warm up at 6:00 p.m.   CAMP #2: BLOCKING, FRAMING & RECEIVING Date: Monday June 15th, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Warm up at 6:00 p.m.   CAMP #3: DIVING AND PLAYS AT THE PLATE Date: Monday June 22nd, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Warm up at 6:00 p.m.   Camp #4: BUNT RECOVERY, PASSED BALL RECOVERY, MENTAL TOUGHNESS & MENTAL GAME Date: Monday June 29th, 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Warm up at 6:00 p.m.   Cost: ...

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Cosette Tomita commits to the University of Missouri

April 11, 2015

The Nationals would like to congratulate Cosette Tomita for  committing to play for the University of Missouri Tigers.  The Tigers are coached by Ehren Earleywine and play in the NCAA Division I South Eastern Conference.  Mizzou softball link.

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Maeve Garvey commits to the University of Chicago

January 22, 2015

The Nationals would like to congratulate Maeve Garvey for  committing to play for the University of Chicago Maroons.  The Maroons are coached by Ruth Kmak and play in the NCAA Division III University Athletic Association.  University of Chicago softball link.

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Molly Kapala commits to St. Joseph’s University

January 19, 2015

The Nationals would like to congratulate Molly Kapala for  committing to play for the St. Joseph University Hawks.  The Hawks are coached by Terri Adams and play in the NCAA Division 1 Atlantic 10 Conference .  Saint Joseph's  University softball link.

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Liz Brzezinski commits to Saint Xavier University

January 19, 2015

The Nationals would like to congratulate Liz Brzezinski for  committing to play for the Saint Xavier University Cougars.  The Cougars are coached by Myra Minuskin and play in the NAIA Chicagoland Collgiate Athletic Conference .  Saint Xavier University softball link.

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Shannon Coyle commits to Loras College

October 22, 2014

The Nationals would like to congratulate Shannon Coyle for  committing to play for the Loras College Duhawks.  The Duhawks are coached by Ashley Winter and play in the NCAA Division III Iowa Intercollegiate Athletic Conference .  Loras College softball link.

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Get Ready For Your High School Softball Tryout!

December 30, 2014

  The Nationals Organization is proud to host: GET READY FOR YOUR HIGH SCHOOL TRYOUT - INFIELD & HITTING TRAINING INFIELD TRAINING Improve your fielding percentage with this complete breakdown of infield mechanics. Players will need to bring a glove. Training will include: Correctly field a ground ball with proper glove work and coming thru the ball Learn how to "get around" a ground ball Correctly field a backhand and a forehand with proper footwork and throwing mechanics Correctly turn double plays from any position on the diamond Learn correct Bunt defense How to properly receive and correct footwork for catchers throw downs to 1st, 2nd and 3rd Correct way "do or die throw" from the infield Situational play Correct transfer of the ball from cut offs Communication drills How to create the correct angle on run downs to limit cross fire Drills and repetition and ...

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Thank You To Our Sponsor’s

June 20, 2014

VIEW OUR AWESOME SPONSORS HERE!  Anyone interested in becoming a sponsor can contact Larry Brzezinski at nationalsgold@aol.com.         www.cemenospizza.com               PAUL MALITO   Office Location and Hours 30 S Ash Frankfort, IL 60423-0000 Find my office from your location Monday: 8:30 a.m - 5:00 p.m. Tuesday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Wednesday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Saturday: Closed Sunday: Closed Evening and weekend appointments available. 815-464-0123 815-464-0237 Fax paul.malito@countryfinancial.com

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OUT WITH THE OLD, IN WITH THE NEW!

November 11, 2013

Say good-bye to Larry's hitting shed!  "Wow, I am leaving a lot of great memories!", Larry said. The picture to the left was taken the night of the big move.  The new National's warehouse is 10,000 square foot with plans for two hitting lanes, 8 hitting stations, and a huge turfed area for fielding, live game situations, infield drills, outfield drills, pitching, etc.   Larry also has plans on having strength and conditioning training, winter clinics and more.  New paint, new lights, a lot of new electrical work, heating and new turf is currently being installed.  The picture to the right shows the new lights.  Thanks goes out to all of the Nationals parents and players who have helped.  Also, thanks to Larry, Kim and the rest of the Brzezinski family for making this happen. //

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Cathy Lebryk commits to Millikin University

February 9, 2014

The Nationals would like to congratulate Cathy Lebryk for committing to play for the Millikin University Big Blue.  The Big Blue are coached by Amber Dohlman and play  int the NCAA Division III CCIW conference.  Millikin softball link. //

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Skylar Connelly verballs to WVU TECH

January 26, 2014

The Nationals would like to congratulate Skylar Connelly for verbally committing to play for the West Virginia TECH Golden Bears.  The Golden Bears are coached by Amber Affholter and play in the NAIA AII Conference .  WVU TECH softball link. //

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INFIELD SESSIONS posted on

January 13, 2014

  The Nationals Organization is proud to host: INFIELD CAMP - GET READY FOR YOUR HIGH SCHOOL TRYOUT If you can't play catch, you can't win! Train to throw the ball accurately using good mechanics.  This camp will run for 5 weeks, 2 hours per night on 5 consecutive Monday evenings. Dates: Monday January 2oth, 27th, February 3rd, 10th and 17th Cost: $200.00 when paid in advance or $50 per session for walk ups  CLASS IS LIMITED TO 20 PLAYERS See PayPal payment option below! Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Improve your fielding percentage with this complete breakdown of infield mechanics.  Players will need to bring a glove. Classes will include: Correctly field a ground ball with proper glove work and coming thru the ball Learn how to "get around" a ground ball Correctly field a backhand and a forehand with proper footwork and throwing mechanics Correctly turn double plays from ...

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THANK YOU JEN MINEAU

January 5, 2014

 The Nationals would like to thank Jen Mineau for the Rise-Ball camp and Beginner / Intermediate Pitching camp held at the Nationals Training facility on Saturday January 4th, 2014.    We would also like to thank everyone who attended.  We had a great turn out and everyone learned a lot from one of the best. //

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THANK YOU DOUG GILLIS

December 22, 2013

The National Softball program would like to thank Doug Gillis (University of Missouri Pitching Consultant) and founder of  The Gillis Fastpitch University for the pitching clinic held at our facility on Saturday December 21st, 2013.  In addition we look forward to Doug being the Nationals pitching consultant.  Watch this great video about Doug!   //

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16U LOOKING FOR A COUPLE!

November 19, 2013

Are you a pitcher looking for a new team? Are you dedicated and committed to the game of softball? If so we would like to meet you. Our summer schedule will include  PGF , ASA and exposure tournaments.  For more information contact Coach Kim at Nationals116@aol.com //

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14U Team looking for one more!

September 11, 2013

The 14u Nationals are looking for one more player to complete their 2013/14 roster.  For more information please e-mail us with your name, age, and positions played.

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OUTFIELD SESSIONS posted

December 4, 2013

    The Nationals Organization is proud to host: OUTFIELD SESSIONS with Kim Brzezinski Kim is the 16u Nationals Head Coach and former D1 outfielder for Quinnipiac University Dates: Monday December 23rd, 30th, January 6th, and 13th Cost: Each session is $35.00 CLASS IS LIMITED TO 15 PLAYERS Time: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Players will need to bring a glove. Classes will include: Fly ball drills Setting yourself to throw after the catch Difference from the power stride (which they use in college) and crow hop Inside roll Outside roll Rounding the ball Setting your feet in a good throwing position Pre-pitch set up and routine Location: The NEW Nationals Training Center, 610 Moen Avenue Rockdale, Il 60436 __________________________________________________________________________________________________ PAYPAL REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT Choose your date(s) from ...

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Audriana Cura verbals to Concordia University Chicago

December 2, 2013

The Nationals would like to congratulate Audriana Cura for verbally committing to play for the Concordia University Chicago Cougars.  The Cougars are coached by Sarah Omalley-Fisher and play in the NCAA Division 3 North Atlantic Conference.  Concordia University Chicago softball link. //

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Mackenzie Joeken verbals to Cleveland State University

November 30, 2013

The Nationals would like to congratulate Mackenzie Joeken for verbally committing to play for the Cleveland State University Vikings.  The Vikings are coached by Rebecca Norris and play in the NCAA Division One Horizon League .  Cleveland State University softball link. //

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12U Nationals Win PGF Midwest Qualifier

October 10, 2013

Congratulations to the Nationals 12u for making it to the championship game at the recent Stone City Sharks PGF Regional Qualifier held on October 4-6th. .  Due to weather the game was not completed and the Nationals were crowned co-champions and earned a regional PGF bid.  Great job girls!!!

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Bryanna Fox verbals to Utah Valley University

September 30, 2013

The Nationals would like to congratulate Bryanna Fox for verbally committing to play for the Utah Valley University Wolverines.  The Wolverines are coached by Nikki Palmer and play in the NCAA Division One Western Athletic Conference.   Utah Valley University softball link.      

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The Miracle League of Joliet

September 28, 2013

The Miracle League is a national organization determined to bring the game of baseball to children with disabilities around the globe.  Their focus is to orchestrate baseball programs and to help build accessible rubberized fields so that every child has the chance to play baseball. Today the Nationals organization had a great opportunity to help out The Miracle League of Joliet and provide some players to help out during  a game.  It became one of those days that make you realize what life is all about!  Truly a special day for all!  Thanks to Mrs. Stuchly, Coach Kim and the National players for making it happen! To learn more about The Miracle League visit:  http://www.miracleleagueofjoliet.com/  You can also check out the fields yourself.  They are located right behind the Silver Cross Baseball Field home of the Joliet Slammers baseball team at 120 East Clinton Street, ...

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2013 16U ASA / USA NATIONALS IN SUNNYVALE, CALIFORNIA

2013 16U ASA / USA NATIONALS IN SUNNYVALE, CALIFORNIA

August 29, 2013

The Nationals would like to congratulate Coach Kim and all of the 16u players for achieving there end of year goal of qualifying and playing in the ASA/USA Nationals in Sunnyvale, California.  Being one of the few teams to represent the Midwest and Chicago-land area was certainly and honor.   Certainly a great way to end the season!  Check out pictures from the event.  http://www.flickr.com/photos/jonecon65/sets/72157635024132143/

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Training Facility Pics

January 13, 2014

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Doug Gillis Pics

January 13, 2014

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Tryout Form

July 16, 2015

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