Coeur d’ Alene Crush was established in 1993 as
an organization to provide girls between the ages of 8 and 18, the
opportunity to play softball at the highest level possible. Coeur d’
Alene Crush continues to develop not only quality softball players, but
young ladies who strive to be role models for their peers and good
ambassadors for Coeur d’ Alene.
During the summer months, we play in
tournaments in Washington, Oregon, and Montana as well as Idaho. The
girls eat, travel and sleep together at all tournaments and learn
valuable lessons which will aid them throughout their lifetime. Our
players learn how to be competitive, responsible, unselfish, supportive
and honorable. Our organization started with one team in 1993 and has
had three to five teams playing in different age divisions in different
years. Over the past years, our organization has won 18 Idaho State
Championships, 2 Regional Championships, 1 National Championship and won
or placed in numerous tournaments at the state and regional levels.
Currently we have 4 teams – 10, 12, 14 and 16 under teams.
Coeur d’Alene Crush helps prepare girls to play
softball in high school and college. High school girls who spend more
time participating in sports also tend to have higher grades, according
to the Study of Stanford and the Schools (1986). Several players who
have participated in the Crush program, have continued on to college
where many have continued to play softball. Crush players are currently
at or have graduated from the following colleges and universities: Azusa
Pacific College, Whitworth College, Treasure Valley Community College,
Kentucky University, North Idaho College, Seminole Community College in
Florida, Seattle University, Tennessee Community College, United States
Military Academy at West Point, Tampa University, Eastern Oregon
University and Spokane Falls Community College.