WISCONSIN TWISTERS: Twister Tryouts / News / Events


 THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR EFFORTS!

We'd like to thank EVERYONE for their work around the Twisters organization. Established 2004

We have amazing and truly memorable Wisconsin Twister families every year. We continue to provide outside opportunities to grow, learn and share. Alone we accomplish little...together we accomplish so much! Here's to you all for taking part..playing a role...standing as one...and enjoying the moments yet to come for our 13th year in 2017!

Way to be Twister Nation Many blessings to you all. Dianna




2017 WISCONSIN TWISTERS TRYOUT SCHEDULE

Wisconsin Twisters Fastpitch Organization

Open Tryouts For: 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U, 18U 2017 season

*Additional Private Showings For: all levels will be available if needed per coach.

Tryouts Scheduled for

Sunday AUGUST 7th 2016 Register 11:30 Start 12:00  

 Location: Raymond Elementary Diamonds 4 Field Layout

Address: 2659-76th St. Raymond, WI 

 10U Diamond 4 
12U Diamond 3
14U Diamond 2
16U/18U Diamond 1

Tuesday AUGUST 9th 2016 Register 4:30 Start 5:00 

Location: Raymond Elementary Diamond   

Address: 2659-76th St. Raymond, WI 

   16/18U Field 1

14U Field 2

12U Field 3

   10U Field 4   

 

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ALL PARTICIPANTS REGISTER AT CONCESSION STAND BEFORE TRYOUTS BEGIN.  

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Make Up Date if will be posted below if needed due to weather...

Download the form below, complete, and email to:
TwisterTryouts@hotmail.com to preregister. 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION-REGISTRATION FORM

*Pre-registration forms should be sent in 24 hours before each tryout date. It is important that you Please bring a copy of registration with you filled out to your tryout. 

Online Tryout Form

 

A 200.00 deposit/payment is due upon commitment for all players participating in 2017 season. (New and Returning players) This deposit/payment secures players roster spot with organization, insurance coverage and ability to practice/play with organization.

 

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witwisters12u@yahoo.com 262-909-7262 DiAnna Johnson

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AUGUST 2016 Rain Date tba

 5pm-7:30pm (tentative) OPEN AGE GROUPS

THIS DATE (TBA) WILL BE USED FOR CALL BACKS IF NEEDED PER COACH, UNAVAILABLE PARTICIPATION DAY ONE AND/OR RAIN DATE. 

OTHER MAKE UP DATES IF RAIN, WILL BE POSTED ABOVE.

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We are a non-profit volunteer organization and Our Twister Families are number one. Without them we would not be who we are today.

We are proud to stand by our Mission Statement:
 "The Wisconsin Twisters Fastpitch Organization was established
to give our athletes the ability to play softball at the highest level;
we offer skill-development, experiences and opportunities that facilitate
their growth into healthier, happier citizens. Our program focuses on family
values that collectively strengthen the moral character of all participants,
families and community."



Twisters Offer



 

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Wisconsin Twister Offers:

"Field of Play": Insurance coverage, ASA based organization, ASA Competitive Tournaments, Winter and Summer, College Exposure, State Class A/B, USSSA and MMFL League Play, scrimmages, indoor winter practices, summer practices. We offer a Scholarship ~ Leo T. Jackson College Fund 

"Twister Events": Annual Holiday Party, Twisters End of Season Picnic, Multiple Winter, Spring and Fall Twister clinics offered, Open Winter Hitting, Speed and Agility Camp, community outings, "Buddy Up" day, "Coach Craze" and much more. Many events for families and players to get involved on and off the field. We offer a knowledgeable coaching staff, Twister Board of Directors and Parent Representatives. 

2017 Uniforms/Fees
Returning Player : $450.00, New Player: $500.00

 Uniform Tops

 Practice T-shirt/s

 Uniform socks/Belt

Personal Bat Pack/Bag

Loyalty Gifts for returning players

*Black Pants with belt loop are required and responsibilty of athlete. Contact your parent rep for more information on pant requirements and cost.

$200.00  deposit is due upon signed contract committment to Twister Organization. 

The Wisconsin Twisters enjoy hosting TWO ASA seasonal tournaments:

'ASA SC Qualifier 12th Annual Spring Fling' ~  'ASA SC 6th Annual Fall Brawl '

**Fall Ball Play is seperate fee. Dependant on tournament , fall ball or activity. This is Decided per team.  

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e are a non-profit 501-3c volunteer organization and Our Twister Families are number one. Without them we would not be who we are today. We are proud to stand by our Mission Statement 

Our organization, coaches and "Twister" family welcome our returning players back and we look forward to having our new players and new "Twister" families on board.

We look forward to another great season and we welcome you!

DiAnna Johnson
2023 Raymond Avenue
Franksville WI 53126


Monday, August 8
Wisconsin Twisters Players in the Spotlight!


 

 

 

Twisters News Clips and Highlights

(2016 Season)

7/25/16
Congrats to the following Twisters named to the 2016
All-Racine County Softball Team:

 First Team Lydia Balke

 Jr.

Racine Lutheran
 Second Team Jessica Olle

 Jr.

Racine Horlick
 Honorable Mention Emma Dresen

 Jr.

St. Catherine
 Honorable Mention Paige Michaelson

 Sr.

Waterford
 Honorable Mention Korin Williams

 Jr.

Racine Lutheran

 

7/5/16
Congrats to all our Twister players who made their respective 2016
All-Conference Teams!

Player of the Year 

 Olivia Feirer Sr. Catcher St. Francis Midwest Classic
         

First Team

 Lydia Balke Jr.   Racine Lutheran Metro Classic
         

Second Team

 Mariah Eiben Jr.    Racine Lutheran Metro Classic
 Jessica Olle Jr..  First Base Racine Horlick Southeast
 Korin Williams Jr.    Racine Lutheran Metro Classic
         

Honorable Mention

 Anna Collins Jr.    Racine Lutheran Metro Classic
 Emma Dresen Jr.    St. Catherine Metro Classic
 Hannah Drummond Fr.  Catcher Cudahy Woodland - East


4/27/16

Paige Michaelson (18U TO), will be playing this summer for the USA Softball Team sponsored by the ACIS/American Council for International Studies. This is an exciting opportunity for Paige who will be traveling with the American Team from July 5th- July 13th in the Netherlands.

4/12/16 
Sara 'Franny' Jankowski (14U '01) took 2nd place at State wrestling competitions and is now team captain for team Wisconsin 


12/13/15

Jess Olle (18U TO) was inducted into Racine Horlick's chapter of the National Honor Society. Congrats!



11/12/15
Sara 'Franny' Jankowski (14U '01) was named captain of the Cudahy Middle School Bulldog wrestling team. Congrats.

10/31/15
Ashley Ristic (16U BLACK)
 qualified for powerlifting nationals in only her first event of the season at the Western Wisconsin Open competition in Hudson. Congrats Ashley, way to be strong!

 

10/27/15

McKenzie Sanchez (16U BLACK) was named the Racine Journal Times athlete of the week for being the first freshmen ever to win the Racine Invitational diving competition. Congrats Cheese!
* She has also qualified for state this year. Good luck McKenzie!
  

 

10/25/15

Brenna Lewandowski (18U TO) is an individual qualifier for the WIAA State high school cross country meet (Division 2). Great Job, and good luck in Wisconin Rapids!


10/18/15

Amanda Prodzinski (18U TO) and Miranda Kania (18U CS) along with their Oak Creek High School band mates are the 2015 Wisconsin School Music Association Class AAAA State Marching Band Champions. Congrats! 



9/9/15

Brenna Lewandowski (18U TO) was named as a National Merit Scholarship semi-finalists for the class of 2016. Nice work, and good luck with the rest of the process Brenna!

 







Get your own custom Twisters Batting Helmet!

 

 

 

The price for a completely finished NEW helmet is $65.00  This helmet when purcahsed through TWISTERS includes the helmet, mask, Twister Logo, Name on Back, Number on both sides, tax and shipping. Helmet designs are determined by availability per year.  

 

Send Order Information to : TJ Pinkos with Player Name, Player Number and Player Team Name @ tjpinkos@yahoo.com OR send payment in mail along with information needed above for order.

Send checks Made out to : TJ Pinkos 706 Madison Avenue South Milwaukee WI 53172 

Proceeds from sales will go towards the Leo T. Jackson Scholarship Fund.

Make Checks Payable TO: TJ PINKOS      

ORDER DEADLINE: You may place orders at the Holiday Party. Payments needed with order.

Final Day to order with TJ PINKOS is February 14th, 2017  

**NEXT Helmet Orders For 2017 can also be placed at the Player Parent Meeting in October and Holiday Party in January.




OTAC Spaghetti Dinner-2017 Volunteer Hours Available



OTAC Spaghetti Dinner Volunteers Needed

Saturday February TBA, 2017

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3:00pm-8:00pm Date: February TBA      

Infusinos Banquet Hall 3201 Rapids Dr, Racine, WI 53404

Parents may purchase tickets at the door.

2 Dinners for 25.00, Twister Player Volunteers Eat FREE!

The Wisconsin Twisters are looking forward to giving back to one of our top sponsors: The OTAC. This is a fun opportunity for our players and parents to get together and support the sports community.

We will be asking the girls from all team levels to sign up for serving at this event. 2 time slots are available: 

3pm-5:30pm, 5:30pm-8pm

12U ~ may sign up for bussing duties/waiting tables.

14U-18U ~ may sign up for serving duties and raffle tables.

You May Sign Up For As Many Shifts As You Like. Please connect with your parent rep or Miss Kathy to log in your Volunteer Hours. Parents may volunteer or purchase dinner tickets to attend event. Volunteers will be able to enjoy spaghetti dinner when shift is completed. 

Last year we had over 42 players participate and it was a great time for all involved. OTAC is looking for 8 players to help with each session. We hope to have a great turnout again this year! Please contact your teams representative to sign up for this event. This is a great way to get in your Wisconsin Twister Volunteer Hours and have fun!

Please sign up http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040f48aaab23aa8-2016

OR contact

Miss Kathy Sterling at witwisternews@yahoo.com  414-840-7903

**Online Registration For Time Slots Will Also Be Available On Our Wisconsin Twisters Facebook Page!  

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Wednesday, February 2
Wisconsin Twisters Annual Food Drive~



WISCONSIN TWISTERS FAMILIES
For our Annual Holiday Party the Wisconsin Twisters Organization together collected  LARGE and overflowing boxes of much needed supplies for our local SOUTHEAST Wisconsin food pantry !!!
The Wisconsin Twisters, with your help continue to make a difference to help families in need over the holidays and beyond.  
We would like to thank each family with your great response, stepping up to the challenge and making a committment beyond the diamonds to our community. Our Holiday Party was a huge success and the participation from our members was abbundant. Let's keep the tradition going strong....
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THANK YOU TO ALL OF OUR TEAMS, PARENTS AND FAMILIES! Way to go! 
Evie Aponte Left with her car full and has dropped off our generous donations. Evie looks forward to be able to give in abundance once again this YEAR!! Any questions regarding our food drive and more ways to continually give back, please contact ~ eviecuqui@yahoo.com
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The Wisconsin Twisters enjoy giving back to our community.  WE AGAIN LOOK FORWARD TO COLLECTIONS !!

Let's make this year overflowing once again!

Holiday Party Date: JANUARY TBA 5:00 Dinner at South Hills Country Club CLICK ON HOLIDAY PARTY FOR MORE INFORMATION

 Items that are greatly in need are:  Toiletries, Paper Products, Canned/Packaged items, Baby Food.

Thank you for your continued support~DiAnna Johnson

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Thursday, March 29
From Your Twister Founder...Field Crews



PhotobucketFrom your Twister Founder: Lou Aponte...

Hello Twisters! We are taking volunteers for Wisconsin Twisters Tournaments Field Prep Crew. We encourage and appreciate the time our parents continue to give. Our tournaments are:

 Annual Spring Fling    

   Wisconsin Twisters Fall Brawl 

We will need parents and players from each age group. We will prep fields before, during and after all Wisconsin Twisters Hosted Tournaments. Lots of fun........

Please, call me if you have any questions at 262-488-0519.

 Lou Aponte

 Contact your team parent rep to sign up for field crew or go to our sign up genius on our facebook page !! 




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Thursday, March 29
Wisconsin Twisters Picture Day



Picture Day is for ALL players and ALL coaches 

DATE :  SUNDAY MAY TBA

LOCATION: Raymond Elementary School 

COACHES ~ BLACK COACHES SHIRTS, BLACK BOTTOMS

12U/14U/16U/18U ~ WHITE  PIN STRIPE UNI TOP, BLACK PANT, LIME BELT, LIME SOCK.

18U LEVEL TEAMS AND INDIVIDUAL ~ 9:00 AM

12U LEVEL TEAMS AND INDIVIDUAL ~ 10:00 AM

14U LEVEL TEAMS AND INDIVIDUAL ~ 11:00 AM

16U10U LEVEL TEAMS AND INDIVIDUAL ~ 12:00 PM

 

 

***DATE FOR 2017 PICTURE DAY IS MAY TBA ~ TIMES AND DATE ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE DUE TO WEATHER***

Picture Order Sheets will be available May 2017


Handout: Picture Day Order Form

Monday, August 8
WISCONSIN TWISTERS HALL OF FAME HONOREES

WISCONSIN TWISTERS
HALL OF FAME

 PLAYERS

          

 

 

 

COACHES

 Cristina Aponte

 Lou Aponte

 Callie Mikolajczyk

 DiAnna Johnson 

 Aly Pinkos

 Brian Johnson

 Amber Johnson

 Monica Ballew 

 Dana Dretzka 

 Rick Ballew

 Lauren Chars

Steve Baumgartner

 Claire Baumgartner 

John Lewandowski


 Family of the Year

2011

 Burt Family

2012

 Baumgartner Family

2013

 Sadowski Family

2014

 Olle Family

2015

 Boyle Family





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