Friday, August 24, 2012

Tennis - FlexLeague information

FlexLeague information

Fall season is forming now in Chicago West Suburbs. Region includes suburbs west of I-294 expressway. Prior players have been from areas such as Aurora, Bartlett, Bloomingdale, Bolingbrook, Elmhurst, Glen Ellyn, Hinsdale, Naperville, Plainfield, Wheaton and Winfield.

Registration is open until August 24th and season starts on September 1st – October 27.

Matches are scheduled by players based on their availability (hence the word FlexLeague) and they will be played 50% at HOME (player selects the court) and 50% AWAY (opponents court). We strive to have 5-7 players/teams per flight. That would give you 4-6 matches.

Cost to play:
Singles – USTA Member ($25); non-USTA member ($35)
Doubles – USTA Member ($20); non-USTA member ($30)

The “home” player is required to supply the balls and arrange and pay if necessary for the court time unless both players agree to another arrangement. You can play outdoors or indoors, hard courts or clay courts, public or private courts.

The following flights are being offered:
Men’s Singles 3.5 and 4.0
Women’s Singles 3.5
Mixed Doubles 3.5

If you like to play doubles but don't have a partner, please send me a quick note and I can pair you with another player.

See attached files for Q&A and Rules of FlexLeague:

Q&A FlexLeague

Rules of FlexLeague

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Thursday, August 16, 2012


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Thursday, August 2, 2012

Plainfield Junior Cats Football & Cheer Family Day 2012

PJC would like to invite you to celebrate with us, our 40 years of excellence!


August 11th, 2012 from 1pm-4pm at Four Seasons Park where there will be:

Hot dogs, Hamburgers and Brats: $1.00 each
Cotton Candy, Pop Corn and Snow Cones: FREE (while supplies last)
Football Games and Competitions, hosted by MC Sports.
Cheer Competitions
Great Raffle Prizes
Live DJ
PJC Football, Cheer and Pom Coaching Staff
Local High School Football and Cheer Coaches

To help us plan accordingly, Please RSVP by responding to PJC FAMILY DAY EBLAST.

Plainfield Athletic Club - Fall Baseball/Softball Registration 2012

Plainfield Athletic Club

We meet on the second Monday of each month, unless otherwise stated. The next board meeting is scheduled for 6:30 pm on Monday,August 13th at Timber Ridge Middle School.

Softball Pitching Clinic

The PAC will be having a pitching clinic for girls 7-18 years old on Sunday August 12 on Field 6 at Four Seasons 4-6 pm).

Collegiate coach Becky Schnitz will be the instructor. The cost of the clinic is $20 per girl and payment can be made at the clinic. Checks can be made payable to Plainfield Athletic Club.

Fall 2012 Baseball / Softball Registration



For Fall there is no Fundraising nor Family Activity Fee

NOTE: For Fall Ball, the players play in the division they would play in next Spring. Fall Ball is developmental more than competitive.



15 thru 18 5/1/94 to 4/30/98 Colt/Palomino $135
13 & 14 5/1/98 to 4/30/00 Pony $125
11 & 12 5/1/00 to 4/30/02 Bronco $120
9 & 10 5/1/02 to 4/30/04 Mustang $110
7 & 8 5/1/04 to 4/30/06 Pinto $100
5 & 6 5/1/06 to 7/31/08 Coach Pitch $90




15 thru 18 1/1/94 to 12/31/97 SWS – 18U $135
13 & 14 1/1/98 to 12/31/99 14U Fast Pitch $125
11 & 12 1/1/00 to 12/31/01 12U Fast Pitch $120
9 & 10 1/1/02 to 12/31/03 10U Fast Pitch $110(5 Spots Left)
7 & 8 1/1/04 to 12/31/05 8U Fast Pitch $100 (2 Spots Left)
5 & 6 1/1/06 to 7/31/08 Coach Pitch $90

Activity Fee Refund

If you are looking to get your $50 activity fee refunded, you can now sign up to work concessions.

First log in, then click on the concessions button to goto the calendar. Pick a Saturday date & time and click on the icon of a person & Pencil. This will then place you in that spot to volunteer.

Each shift is 2 1/2 hours, you will be refunded after working the stand.

Be sure to fill out the volunteer form the day you work. The form must be filled out or your refund will not be processed.

2013 Travel Baseball Tryouts and Info

8U - Tornadoes
Friday August 3th @ Indian Trail at 6:00pm
Saturday August 4th @ Indian Trail at 6:00pm

9U - Tornadoes
Manager: Champ Evans
Saturday August 4th @ Four Seasons #4 at 9:00am
Sunday August 5th @ Four Seasons #4 at 1:00pm

11U - Diamond Kings
Manager: Nick Eller
Saturday August 4th @ Renwick #2 at 11:00am

11U - Tornadoes
Manager: Mark Micetich
Sunday August 5th @ Ottawa Street Park at 1:00

12U - Diamond Kings
Manager: Tom Sullivan
Saturday August 4th @ Renwick #2 at 9:00am
** 2013 Cooperstown Dreams Park Team

12U - Tornadoes
Manager: Mike Hutson
Sunday August 5th @ Ottawa Street at 11:00am
** 2013 Cooperstown ASV Team

13U - Tornadoes
Manager: Culley Summers
Sunday, August 5th @ Renwick #2 at 1:00pm

13U - Diamond Kings
Manager: Bob Muller
Sunday August 5th 3:00 - 5:00 at Renwick #2
Sunday August 12th 12:00 - 2:00 at Renwick #1

13U - 66ers
Manager: Bill O'Herron
cell phone: (331)223-1209
Sunday August 5th at 9:00 - 11:00 at Renwick #2

14U - Diamond Kings
Manager: Kevin Vayda
Sunday August 5th @ Four Seasons #3 at 3:00
Sunday August 12th @ Four Seasons #3 at 3:00

14U - Tornadoes
Manager: Ken Potrawski
Sunday August 5th @ Four Seasons #3 at 1:00
2012/2013 Travel Softball Tryouts Dates and Times
All Tryouts will be held at 4 Season's Fields

9U Orange Twisters: 8/3 6-9 pm & 8/4 11am-1 pm, Field # 6
Manager: Tom Suntken

10U Yellow Twisters:
Manager: Jason Lewinski

12U Black Twisters: 8/4 9am-11 am & 8/8 6-9 pm, Field 2/5
Manager: Neal Callow

12U Blue Twisters: 8/2 6 - 8 pm, Field 5
Manager: Pat Vaughn

13U Force: 8/4 11 am-1 pm, Field 2/5
Manager: Dennis Gardner

13U Purple Twisters: 8/9 6-9 pm Field 5/6
Manager: Dan Deacon

14U Twister Lite: 8/5 2 - 4 pm, Field 2/5

15U Force: 8/5 12-2 pm, Field 2/5
Manager: Kurt Kitchell

16U Columbia Blue Twisters: 8/11 9-11 am & 8/12 9-11 am, Field 2/5
Manager: Derek Holmes

18U Orange Twisters: 8/9 6-9 pm, Field 2
Manager: Ken Lancman
14U Twisters Lite Program
See the flyer on the right hand side column for more information on the program. Also, questions can be sent to


Effective January 1, 2013, all minus three (-3) bats used in PAC games must be BBCOR certified. All BBCOR approved bats shall be labeled with a silk screen or other permanent certification mark.

All other bats, must be certified as manufactured to achieve a Bat Performance Factor (BPF) of 1.15 or less. Legal bats will be stamped with "BPF 1.15" or there will be text on the barrel of the bat specifying that the bat is BPF 1.15 compliant.

Please note that this new bat rule does not apply to softball bats.


Just a reminder that the PAC will not issue helmets to teams for batting this season. Each player is responsible to provide their own helmet(NOCSAE approved). Also all girls softball players must have a cage on the front of the helmet and all boys ages 10 and under must also have a cage.

Eich's Sports located at 143rd & Van Dyke already have their 2012 helmets in stock for sale. If you have any questions about your helmet needs please contact Eich's Sports at 815-436-3771

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