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In This Issue:

 

Cheerleading

Baseball

Travel Softball

Softball

Recreational Soccer 

Volleyball

SPARQ Training

 

 

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:
John Durkin

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:
Frank Hill
travelsoftball@saa-online.com

 

Recreational Soccer:
Geoff Moore

recsoccer@saa-online.com

Travel Soccer:
Jason Bogner

travelsoccer@saa-online.com

 

Travel Baseball:
Cory Deshazer

TravelBaseball@saa-online.com

 

Lacrosse:
Jason Sarna

SAALAX@saa-online.com

 

Volleyball:
Al Costa

SAAVolleyball@saa-online.com

 

Registration for Spring SPARQ Training is Open Now

 

REGISTATION CLOSES APRIL 15th

 

Our first session will begin on Monday, April 16th at 6:00 pm for General SPARQ training and 6:45 pm for Soccer/Baseball specific SPARQ training.

 

CLICK HERE

to Register Now

 

 

 

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!

 


 

 

APRIL 2018

 

CHEERLEADING

 

SAA Cheer Registration is HAPPENING NOW!


We are excited to start 2018! Open registration goes through April 20.


Go to www.saa-online.com. Click Log In/Register on main SAA Page.


Our Programs are open to all athletes entering grades Kindergarten-8th in the fall of 2018.


2018 SAA Cheerleading to now offering two programs: SAA Competition Cheer & SAA Football/ Sideline Cheer. For detailed information please visit our website at www.saa-online.com/cheer


SAA 2018 Parent Meetings will be held in April. Kinder/1 through 4th Grade Team Parent Meetings will be held on Tuesday April 24 at 6:30 PM. 5th Grade through 8th Grade Team Parent Meeting will be held on Wednesday April 25 at 6:30 PM. All Parent Meetings are located at St. Peters School 202 East Schaumburg Road, Schaumburg. This is a Parent Only Event. Very important 2018 Cheer information will be given as well as important dates for the year.


SAA Cheer is kicking off their fundraising season with the 2018 SAA CHEER Flower Sales. Please check out our Website for order forms and details. All orders and payments are due at the Parent Meetings in April.


Uniforms Buy Back Date is Friday May 4th. Uniform, cheer shoe and Spirit Wear Sales are the weekend of May 11th and 12th. Flower fundraiser pick up will also be the 11th.


Please do not hesitate to contact me at cheer@saa-online.com with any questions.


Jennifer Henschel
SAA Cheerleading

Head Commissioner

 

 

 BASEBALL

 

"Baseball season is finally here. Practices begin the first week of April. Teams have all been formed, coaches assigned and teams selected and now the fun begins.

 

A friendly reminder, we have a players clinic on Sunday April 15th from 10AM 1:00 PM at Campenelli Park with current Flyers player Cosimo Canella. This will be a fun time for all the kids to learn some fundamentals that will help them get ready for the season.

 

Umpires Wanted - Do you have a child 13 years or older that wants to earn some extra money over the summer? We are currently looking for umpires. To be eligible you have to be 13 by May 1. This is the first year we are going to have umpires for some of the games at the 8u level. The organization we use for our umpires, Official Finders, is looking for new recruits to join their ranks.

 

TJ, owner and operator of Official Finders, will be running a training session for new umpires on Saturday April 14th from 2-5pm at the SAA Cheer House (our off season indoor facility), at 1076 National Parkway, Schaumburg, IL.

If you are interested in participating or want to know more, please send TJ an email tj@officialfinders.com and let him know your child is interested.

 

N60 - All of our N60 teams have been working hard since January in the cheerhouse this winter getting ready for the upcoming season. For the first time, we will have teams that compete in the N60 league from the 8U level through the 14U level. Games start April 8th."

 

Jacob Wilson

SAA Baseball 

Head Commissioner

 

 

TRAVEL SOFTBALL 

 

March was a busy month for the Slugger coaches and players. The older Slugger players entered the spring season competing with their respective high school teams. Meanwhile, Slugger coaches conducted a Managers’ Clinic for our rec coaches. Coaches Jodi and Sean Swiatkowski coordinated the 3 hour clinic. Coach Andrea Starr, a former Slugger and North Central graduate, taught the pitching and outfield sessions. “Coach Andrea did an excellent job of providing ways we can help our rec players,” said Coach Nate Apple. Sessions included the areas of hitting, throwing, fielding grounders, and fielding fly balls.

 

Also in March was a hitting clinic, coordinated by Slugger Coach Dan Long. “We attempted to give all who attended the clinic, drills to do that would center on particular movements, focus, and speed of the bat,” said Coach Dan. 15 Slugger coaches and several Slugger players participated in the event. Two sessions, each going for 90 minutes, were held at the Slugger Training Center for National Champions.

 

Finally, our Rec Tournaments Teams were able to use the Slugger Training Center for hitting practice. Coach Blake began the 2 hour session by presenting information to his parents and players. After warmups, the 14u team broke into groups and worked on various hitting skills. “My favorite drill was the speed drill, where I had to rapidly swing and hit 20 balls in a row. I was so quick that Coach Hill had to come and do the throwing. He hates to lose,” said TT player Ryan. Several players liked the bunting challenge, where players tried to bunt balls into target buckets. “Cianna and I had a great deal of fun at the practice, especially with doing all those pushups!” said Lily. After the 14’s completed their practice, the 10u Tournament Team began their practice. They, too went over several drills for hitting. Coaches were able to use the facility for 2 Saturdays.

 

April will begin the spring season with the Sluggers conducting players’ clinics the first week in April. After that, outdoor season begins for the younger teams. Hopefully the weather makes outdoor play happen.

 

 

Coach Hill

 

SOFTBALL                    

 

The softball season has officially kicked off this week with our player clinics being held at the Sports center. Outdoor practices will begin April 7th weather permitting.

 

The next big event will be opening day which will take place May 6th starting with pictures at Frost Jr High, please see the picture schedule
for you teams time and remember to arrive 10
minutes early and wear gym shoes. 

 

Opening ceremonies will begin at 12:30 at Olympic Park with the parade beginning at 1:30. Games to follow at approximately 2:30PM and 4:45, please see your team schedule for your teams times.

 

Fall softball will be continuing this season. Registration opens May 1st on a first come first serve basis. The season will run from mid August through mid October. There will be a 7 to 8 game season with an end of the season tournament. We will continue inter league play for this season. Away fields will be no more than 20 minutes away.

 

Kevin Pasquarelli
SAA Softball
Head Commissioner

 

RECREATIONAL SOCCER

 

It may not seem like it if you look outside, but spring SAA Rec Soccer begins on April 7 & 8. Some new teams have been formed and players have been added. We still have a few openings if your child wants to play Rec soccer. We don’t want any child who wants to play soccer to be turned away. Thank you to all the volunteers for making this possible. Visit the SAA website for additional information.


GeoffMoore
SAA Rec Soccer Head Commissioner

 

 

VOLLEYBALL

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If your ready for more volleyball, here is a few upcoming events:


April 6th -  BOYS CLINIC at SHS. K -7th grades. 7 - 8 pm.
8 - 12th grades 8 - 9 pm. Cost is only $5.00. If you bring a friend you get in free. That's a 2 for 1 deal.

 

April 17 - SAA BOY VOLLEYBALL NIGHT AT SCHAUMBURG HIGH SCHOOL.
SAXONS VS. THE CONANT COUGARS. 5 - 6 pm. Freshman and JV. play. 6 - 7 pm. Varsity This event is free.
Come join us for a fun evening and watch some rival volleyball.

 

May 18th Skills and game play clinic Schaumburg high school. The cost will be $25.00. Registration is open. Grades K - 8 grades.

 

LOOK TO OUR WEBPAGE FOR UPCOMING EVENTS. Looking to get involved? Come join our board. If your interested contact al.costa@saa-online.com. Thanks. Hope to see you soon.

 

 

Al Costa

SAA Volleyball

Head Commissioner

 

Schaumburg Athletic Association
217 S. Civic Drive
Schaumburg, Illinois 60193
847-352-7422
saasports8@saa-online.com