Abbie Bates 

Hitting Instructor

Bachelors of Science - Exercise and Wellness


  • Crystal Lake, IL

High School

  • Crystal Lake South


  • Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville


  • Coaches 16u Extreme Elite Gold
  • JV Head coach at Edwardsville High School for the past 6 years
  • Been coaching softball for 7 years


  • Played softball at SIUE, in 2007 was part of the division II national championship team
  • 4 year varsity starter at Crystal Lake South High School in softball and basketball
  • 12 varsity letters in high school Golf, Basketball and softball
  • 3 yrs all conference and all area in softball and basketball

Why You Coach

Love teaching the game to young athletes and watching them grow on and off the field. I want to give back to the community with all I have learned throughout my career. I also enjoy watching athletes fall in love with the game just like I did when I was younger.

Words You Live By

Never give up on your dreams. If you work hard nothing is out of reach!