Volunteer Coaches Needed!
We need you, Coach! The foundation of our Youth Sports Programs rests on our wonderful volunteer coaches who give their time, talent, and heart every day. For more information on volunteering, please see our Volunteer page.
Girl’s Fast Pitch Softball Leagues
Ages 7-12 (as of Dec 31); girls only
- Volunteer Coaches Needed.
- All participants should be contacted by their coach by March 26.
The Champaign Park District has joined the Greater Champaign County Girls Softball League. The league is an instructional girls fastpitch softball program that is designed to enhance players’ skills while enjoying recreational play. Teams will play home and away games against other teams in the area such as Mahomet, Urbana, St. Joseph, and Fisher.
Ages 8 & Under* Coach-pitch league
11” ball; pitching distance 35’
Ages 10 & Under*
11” ball; pitching distance 35’ **
Ages 12 & Under*
12” ball; pitching distance 40’
*Age as of January 1, 2020. Players may “play up” and register for an
older league, with CPD approval.
**Both player and coach pitch
In case of inclement weather, call the Rainout Line at 217-805-4100 or
check our website.
Games: Game dates and days TBD. Season ends mid to late June. Games are held at Dodds Softball Complex and surrounding areas. Some short travel may be required (i.e. Mahomet, St. Joseph).
Practices: Practices begin beginning of April and are held at neighborhood fields including Johnston, Dexter, and Dodds 3- and 4-Plexes.
Fee (R/NR) includes a team shirt:
Late Registrations: If there are openings, a $15 fee will be added.
Volunteer Coaches Meeting: TBD. If interested in coaching, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 217-819-3983 by March 19.
Questions: Cody.Evans@champaignparks.com or 217-819-3983
Pitching Clinic Video
Don’t miss one of the most popular videos on our YouTube Channel, Windmill Pitching! At over 20,000 views, this great 10:36 video provides a clear overview of fast-pitch softball windmill pitching drills and tips.
Learning the Fundamentals
Please see our Baseball page for co-ed programs that teach fundamentals appropriate to both softball and baseball. These programs include, but are not limited to, Iddy Biddy Baseball, Tee Ball, and Little League.
Places to Play Pick Up Games
The Champaign Park District maintains ballfields in many area parks. Please visit our Parks page and search the park features for “ballfields” to find a field near you! Note: the Dodds Softball Complex is open for programming or by reservation only – there are no “open play” times at Dodds. For more information about neighborhood ballfields or for Dodds Softball Complex reservations, please call 217-398-2550.
Additional softball leagues, tournaments, and programs may be added at any time. Be sure you check out the current Program Guide to find any programs not listed below.