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Softball Clinics & Leagues

YOUTH SOFTBALL CLINICS

Ages 6-14

Now’s your chance to get in on the summer softball action early! Improve your skills with the Champaign Park District’s new indoor Hitting and Fielding Clinics! These 4-week clinics focus on improving softball fundamentals before stepping on the field this spring. The curriculum emphasizes technique training that strengthens fielding, throwing, catching, and hitting mechanics through fun and interactive drills. Clinic is indoors but will move outside when the weather is nice.

Dates:

  • Hitting Clinic: March 23-April 12
  • Fielding Clinic: March 25-April 15


 


GIRLS FAST PITCH SOFTBALL LEAGUES

Ages 7-14
Volunteer Coaches Needed

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.

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 start the week of April 19 and are held at neighborhood fields including Johnston, Dexter, Zahnd, and Dodds 3- and 4-Plexes.

Program Fee (R/NR) and Deadlines 

Early Bird Registration by 2/21/21:
U8*: $74/$111
U10*: $90/$135
U12*: $110/$160

Registration between 2/22 and 3/8/21:
8U*: $84/$126
10U*: $100/$150
12U*: $120/$170

*Fee includes a team shirt

*Age as of January 1, 2021. Players may “play up” and register for an older league, with CPD approval.

Volunteer Coaches Meeting: TBD. If interested in coaching, contact volunteer@champaignparks.org or 217-819-3926 by March 19.
Instructor: justice.miller@champaignparks.org or 401-835-4732


PLEASE NOTE: We are not affiliated with the Kiwanis CU Little League program. For more information, please visit their website.

 

 


Private Hitting & Pitching Lessons

Work one-on-one with Champaign Park District’s Sports Manager Justice Miller. Book private lessons to hone your hitting or pitching skills! Lessons will be scheduled individually, and dates and times are flexible. Each lesson will be specifically designed to improve your player’s skills by doing fun, unique, and interactive drills.

Contact Justice Miller at 401-835-4732 or justice.miller@champaignparks.org to schedule your consultation and book your private hitting and/or pitching lesson today!

HITTING LESSONS: Ages 7-18

  • 1 SESSION
    • 30 minutes: $18
    • 60 minutes: $28
  • 5 SESSIONS
    • 30 minutes: $75
    • 60 minutes: $120

PITCHING LESSONS: Ages 7-13

  • 1 SESSION
    • 30 minutes: $25
    • 60 minutes: $35
  • 5 SESSIONS
    • 30 minutes: $110
    • 60 minutes: $155

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.

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