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REGISTRATION FOR WINTER SPARQ TRAINING IS NOW OPEN!!!!

 

Our first session will begin on Monday, January 7th at 7:15 pm.  The sessions will be conducted at the Campanelli School gymnasium located at 310 Springinsguth Rd. in Schaumburg. 

 

VISIT OUR WEBSITE

 

 

SAA Executive Board

 

President:
Don Watson
president@saa-online.com
1st Vice President:
Bill Shanahan
2nd Vice President:
Brian Hensgen
3rd Vice President:
Trish Dunbar
4th Vice President:
Nikki Morini
Treasurer:
Paul Herbert
Secretary:
Dave Piecuch

 

 

 

Head Sport Commissioners

 

Baseball:
Jacob Wilson
recbaseball@saa-online.com

 

Basketball:
Kathie McNamara

basketball@saa-online.com

 

Cheerleading & Dance:
Jen Henschel

cheer@saa-online.com

 

Football:
John Calabria
football@saa-online.com

 

Softball:
Kevin Pasquarelli
softball@saa-online.com

 

Travel Softball:
Mike Maciejewski
travelsoftball@saa-online.com

 

Recreational Soccer:
Geoff Moore

recsoccer@saa-online.com

Travel Soccer:
Jason Bogner

travelsoccer@saa-online.com

 

Travel Baseball:
Andy Schmidt

TravelBaseball@saa-online.com

 

Lacrosse:
Jason Sarna

SAALAX@saa-online.com

 

Volleyball:
Al Costa

SAAVolleyball@saa-online.com

 

 

 

 

 

Purchase an SAA Gift Card for any Occasion!

 

SAA now has online gift cards.

 

Purchase a gift card for a friend or family member to help them pay for any SAA sport registration.

 

CLICK HERE to purchase your eGift card today!


 

 

DECEMBER 2018

 

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 BASEBALL

 

Baseball Registration opened on December 1, 2018 and ends on February 16, 2019.


(Spring Player Evaluations will be held at the Schaumburg Sports Complex on 2/16/19, if you cannot make it, there will be a field in the registration process that can be filled out to indicate you cannot make evaluations and the league commissioners will adjust accordingly)


Baseball is offered for players of age 4 to 19 (Colt) years old
T-ball players must be 4 years old by May 1st 2019, all other leagues are formed by a Sept 1st cutoff date. For example if your child turns 9 yrs old before Sept 1 2019, then they will be in the 9/10U league for the Spring Season. This aligns with school grade level cutoffs as well.


Baseball offers weekly workouts/sessions at our indoor facility free of charge to registered players starting in Mid-January of 2019 through mid-March right before the season kicks off
Additional competitive league/tournament teams as part of the NIASL (North American All-Star league) N60 League are available for 8U-14U (must be an in-house player to participate in the N60/Tournament teams)


Baseball League Fees
5U (4 and 5 yr olds) - $135 on or before January 12, 2019
($160 after January 12, 2019)
7U-12U - $155 on or before January 12, 2019
($180 after January 12, 2019)
13U-14U - $160 on or before January 12, 2019
($185 after January 12, 2019)
High School - $210 on or before January 12, 2019
($235 after January 12, 2019)

 

*No refunds will be given after February 16, 2019

 

 

Jake Wilson
SAA Rec Baseball Head Commissioner
jacob.wilson@saa-online.com

 

 

SOFTBALL 

   

SAA Recreational Girls Softball registration is open. Softball  welcomes all girls ages 5 to 19. Register early to avoid late fees
beginning January 13th. To register
go to SAA-ONLINE.COM and click
Log In/Register.

 

Registration is also open for tournament team tryouts at the 10U 12U, and 14U age levels. You must be registered in
recreational softball to be eligible to play on a tournament team. Tournament team tryouts will be held the second week of February, day and time TBD.

 

Here are a few important dates for the upcoming season.
December 1st 2018 Registration Opens for recreational and tournament team softball online.

  • January 12th 2019 walk in registration at the SAA office from 10AM to 1PM.
  • Player evaluations for juniors through majors Sunday February 10th 2019
  • May 4th 2019 is Opening Day
  • May 31st 2019 Senior league begins
  • July 10th through July 14th 2019 Juniors, Intermediates, and Majors end of the season tournament
  • July 16th 2019 All Star games Peewee through Seniors
  • July 17th through July 21st 2019 Seniors end  of the season tournament

Please check the softball website calendar for
other notable dates during the season.

 

If there are any questions on registration or
information about the softball season please
contact Kevin Pasquarelli at
softball@saa-online.com

 

 

Kevin Pasquarelli

Head Commissioner

SAA Softball

 

TRAVEL BASEBALL

 

Keeping in spirit with the holiday season and as 2018 comes to an end I’d like to take this opportunity to reflect on what I am thankful for in my first two months as Director of Operations for Flyers Travel Baseball.

 

I am thankful for being able to work with a great group of coaches. John Calabria, Mike Lentz, Ian McCoy, Andy Schmidt, Brad Willis, Joe Davidson, Ryan McCoy, Joe Trybus, Tony Miller, Josh Lorang, Brian Bahn and Matt Hartmann. These guys are a big reason I took this position. It is nice to work with a bunch of guys that get along so well and are all here for the right reason. These coaches have stepped up and filled board positions and have shared with me great ideas for the program for 2019.

 

I am thankful for the fact that all 13 teams found great places to practice and train over the winter months. Everything always works out and it will be a great winter.

 

I am thankful for our program having a great home field to play at. Polk East and West are well maintained fields, have lights, batting tunnel and concessions. What more can a program ask for.

 

I am thankful for my family that supported my decision to take this big position on while coaching two travel basketball teams as well as two Flyers teams.

 

And finally, I am thankful as are the Flyers coaches for all the Flyers families. We have over 130 families in this program. It is a huge commitment to play travel baseball and all the coaches appreciate what the parents do for their kids.

 

I hope everyone has a great holiday season and see you in 2019. Go Flyers!!!!!

 

Ryan Gangler

Director of Travel Baseball Operations

 

BASKETBALL

High School Basketball Online Registration is open!


Registration for SAA High School basketball league is open! High School league plays once a week on Sunday evenings at the Sports Center. There are no practices. This year we are again hoping to have a Freshman/Sophomore league and a Junior/Senior League provided there are enough players for both. If not we will combine them. In order to attend the evaluation/draft night on December 16th and be placed on a team you need to be registered and paid by Friday December 14th. No players will be added to the league after Friday December 14th.

 

Important Dates -

Regular registration open August 1st - December 7th - $140
Late registration open December 8th - December 14th - $165
All players must be paid by December 14th
Evaluations and drafts - December 16th - Keller (evening)
No refunds after December 16th.


To register go to our website - www.saa-online.com/basketball

 

See you on the court!

 

 

Thank you

Kathie McNamara
SAA Rec Basketball Head Commissioner

 

 FOOTBALL

 

Viking Nations represents a plethora of communities that embodies future Schaumburg, Conant, Hoffman, Lake Park, Elk Grove and Bartlett High Schools athletics. Our mission is to teach the ‘whole kid’ and impart the required skills and techniques that prepares them for high school with the desire to have them “play-time ready” against those programs that they will compete with on Fridays. SAA places a high emphasis on sportsmanship, camaraderie, respect, effort and of course enjoyment of the game.

 

The 2018 season was again a very good season for SAA Football. Although, for the first time in three years we did not have a team to win the TCYFL State Championship, we had multiple teams reach the semifinals in the tackle program. We also had a truly exciting flag season that ended with a newly constructed championship series and a first ever all-star game.


The Middleweight Big 10 team played Buffalo Grove to the wire. Here is how one parents described it:


‘It was a typical, 40 degree November night for SAA Football. The brightly lit field was brimming with excitement and nervous anticipation. Just one more win, and we would be on our way for the opportunity to take a 3rd consecutive championship. Shivering, I looked around and took in the many familiar faces gathered in support of SAA Viking Football. I was immediately warmed by the sight of family and friends, coaches, along with the parents and kids of past teammates going back 5+ years. A family network brought together for the love of a leather laced ball. I took a moment to ponder in gratitude what SAA Football has come to mean to my husband and me. Besides teaching fundamentals, SAA coaches have taught my kid's life lessons that will serve them well as they grow into adults: commitment, responsibility, integrity, how to win but even more importantly how to lose knowing you left it all on the field. In the end, it was a 4-point game. As families do, some cried, some hugged, some uttered heartfelt sentiments, "We'll get them next year".
I am proud to say that we are an “ALL IN SAA Football Family” and we live it for our kids.’

 

Carol Witek

 

The Junior Varsity Big 10 team also played Buffalo Grove in the semi-finals. Although the boys played admirably, they came up short against the ultimate league championship.
We as coaches, parents and Vikings supporters are extremely proud of all our young Vikings, the SAA sports program and the efforts that each team gave over the course of the season as they experienced strong competition and captured valuable life lessons that will help shape their characters, their values and respect for others. Registration will be upcoming for the 2019 season, stay tuned for notifications for our Spring Camp, and Spring 7 on 7 campaigns.

 

Thank you to all the volunteers, remember we still have room for board positions for the 2019 season. Please reach out and help us continue to move the program forward. You do not need to be a coach to be a board member.

 

Let’s Grow together.

 


John Calabria

SAA Football

Head Commissioner

 

 

CHEERLEADING            

 

SAA Cheerleading is proud to have all 8 competition cheer teams competing at the 2018 IRCA State Cheer competition at the Sears Centre Friday December 7th through Sunday December 9th. Entrance to the state competition is free. Come see our talented and amazing athletes perform!


Thank you to the board members and managers for their hard work and continued support of our program. You have been so dedicated to our athletes and their families.


Our 2019 Cheer season registration will open at the end of February/beginning of March. Any questions about cheer please email cheer@saa-online.com. The SAA Cheer Board is seeking volunteers the upcoming 2019 Cheer Season. Please contact cheer@saa-online.com for further details on helping amazing athletes build their confidence, learn skills, make forever friendships and have an incredible experience.
Happy Holidays to all our SAA families.

 

 

Jen Henschel

Head Commissioner

SAA Cheerleading

 

RECREATIONAL SOCCER

Registration is still open for the 2019 SAA Rec Indoor Season played at the Schaumburg Sports Center. We have Kindergarten- High School leagues. This seasons consists of games only, no practices. Indoor begins Jan 7th. For more information or to register, visit www.saa-online.com/soccer.

 

Teams will be formed on Dec. 15, but registration will remain open until all spots are filled.

 

Coming in the first quarter of 2019, SAA Rec Soccer will hold a Presidents' Day Soccer Camp, host a referee clinic and Spring Fill-in registration will open. Emails will be sent announcing each event.

 

The SAA Rec Soccer Board is looking for dedicated people to join the board as Rec Soccer Commissioners. We typically meet the first Monday of each month. If you are interested in taking a leadership role within a program that serves over 1000 kids, please consider SAA Rec Soccer. Please email RecSoccer@saa-online.com with any questions.

 

 

Geoff Moore
Head Commissioner
SAA Rec Soccer

 

VOLLEYBALL

 

Just because our season is over, don't forget to sign up for our camps and clinic!


KIDS WINTER BREAK CLINIC
DATE: JANUARY 2nd. (WEDNESDAY)
WHERE: Schaumburg High School.
GRADES: K - 3 AND 4 - 6
TIME: 6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
COST: $25.00

Download Flyer


GIRLS CAMP
DATES: JANUARY 3rd and 4th. (THURSDAY AND FRIDAY)
WHERE: Schaumburg High School.
GRADES: 7 - 8
TIME: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
COST: $45.00

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BOYS CAMP
DATES: FEBRUARY 19th and 20th. (TUESDAY AND WEDNESDAY)
WHERE: Schaumburg High School.
GRADES: 7 - 8
TIMES: 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
COST: $45.00

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Don't miss out on these events! Registration is now open.


I would like to thank all those who made our season a success from our coaches to our parents who made sure their kids were there when it mattered most, to all those who sponsored our teams. Thank you from our volleyball family to yours. Hope you all have a nice holiday.


Al Costa.
SAA Volleyball
Head Commissioner