With spring right around the corner, the itch for softball is making its way to the Community Park District of La Grange Park. Known for its success with a league that has been around for more than 40 years, the Community Park District is excited to have a new season start with rookie and veteran faces.
The Girls’ Softball Program is set divided into three separate leagues to accommodate for girls in grades 2 – 10. They are Minor League, Junior League, and introduced last year, the Ponytail League. All registered girls will be placed on a team, regardless of skill level, and have the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of softball through practices and games.
The Minor League division is for the younger girls in grades 2 – 3, and does not have a skill evaluation. Teams will be evenly split between both grade levels. Games will be played at Stone-Monroe Park, Hanesworth Park or Robinhood Park on Monday through Thursday evenings. Early bird registration for this league ends on March 30. Cost from now until March 30 is $55 for Residents, $65 for Non-Residents. After March 30, cost is $65 for Residents, $75 for Non-Residents.
The Junior League division is for girls in grades 4 – 6, and does have a skill evaluation for all 4th grade girls and any new players to the league. The skill evaluation is on Saturday, April 13th at Forest Road School at 9:00 am. Teams will be created after the skill evaluation. Games will be played at Stone-Monroe Park, Hanesworth and Robinhood Park on Monday through Thursday evenings. Early bird registration for this league ends on March 30. Cost from now until March 30 is $55 for Residents, $65 for Non-Residents. After March 30, cost is $65 for Residents, $75 for Non-Residents.
The Ponytail League is for girls in grades 7 – 10 and is an organized coop with the Park District of La Grange. Games will be in Countryside at Countryside Park and in Western Springs at Springdale Park. Practices will begin in late May with games being played on Tuesday and Thursday evenings in June and July. The cost of this league is $75 per player. Jerseys will be provided to all players. Registration for this league will be open on Monday, March 4 and the deadline is Friday, May 10. All registration forms and payment must be received by May 10 in order to be placed in the draft.
Registration is required to play in any of the Girls’ Softball Leagues. Registration forms and additional softball information can be found on the Community Park District’s website, www.cpdlgp.org. Questions can be directed to Dean Carrara, Superintendent of Recreation, at 708-354-4580.