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Youth Softball

Champaign Dragons Travel Softball Team. Ages 12-14. Tryouts on Thursday July 20-21 and Saturday, August 5. Held at Dodds Park Softball 3-Plex. Pre-register to avoid long wait lines. Free to try out and $650 if selected for the team. Uniform included.


Ages 12-14

This Travel Softball team provides an opportunity for Champaign Park District players to play softball at a higher level of competition. Teams will play tournament & double header-style games, primarily against dedicated travel-softball teams. All players must attend one of the designated tryout dates/times available to participate. Players who make the team will play in organized tournaments instead of CPD’s recreation league. Games will mostly be played on weekends & within Central Illinois.

REGISTER TO TRYOUT ($0 FEE). Pre-registration NOT required but avoids long wait times.

Th, July 20 | 5:30-7:30p | Dodds, 3-Plex
Sa, July 22 | 10a-12:30p | Dodds, 3-Plex
Sa, August 5 | 10a-12:30p | Dodds, 3-Plex

First round pick participants will be notified if they make the team by Tuesday, August 8, 2023 via email & will have 48 hours to confirm their spots. All participants will be notified of final team picks by Friday, August 11, 2023.

Fee (R/NR): $0 to tryout/ $650 for the season
Questions: justice.miller@champaignparks.org or 217-819-3984


Ages 5-11

Now’s your chance to improve your skills at the Champaign Park District’s Hitting and Fielding Clinics! These 6-week clinics focus on improving softball fundamentals. The curriculum emphasizes technique training that strengthens fielding, throwing, catching, and hitting mechanics through fun and interactive drills.

Program Name | Ages | Time

  • U8 Skills Clinic | 6-8 | 5:30-6:15p
  • U10 Skills Clinic | 8-11 | 6:30-7:30p

Date: August 29 – October 3
Day: Tuesday
Reserved rain-dates: October 10 & October 17
Location: Dodds Softball 3-Plex, Field 1
Fee (R/NR): $72/$111
Deadline: August 16
Late Registration: If there are openings, a $10 late fee will be added.
Questions: justice.miller@champaignparks.org or 217-819-3984

Pitching Clinic Video

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