Our Mission Statement

Mattoon Pride Girls Softball is a non-profit youth sports organization dedicated to teaching softball fundamentals and life skills while emphasizing good sportsmanship, leadership, peer and parent communication through positive coaching.  As a part of Mattoon and the surrounding communities for over 23 years, Mattoon Pride strives to contribute to our youth by providing the best athletic environment for young athletes and their families.  These objectives guide the process of winning – they are not the product of winning.  It is our goal to prepare girls to learn and play the game of softball in a fun, healthy and safe environment.  We emphasize the importance of respect for parents, teammates, opponents, coaches and officials.  We not only strive to teach game skills, but life skills, as well as building lasting relationships with good friends while helping young athletes be the best they can be.  We want every player’s experience to lead them back year-after-year to Mattoon Pride.

Founded in 1993, the Pride has grown into one of the top softball organizations in downstate Illinois, arming hundreds of young women with the skills to grow both as softball players and teammates.  The organization has enjoyed several national and state championships and has helped many players earn scholarships and achieve their goal of playing softball at the collegiate level.  The Pride’s Board of Directors governs the organization and instills a consistent philosophy that is shared and implemented by all coaches.  The board’s decisions and this commitment to excellence and integrity guide the organization’s success.


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Recent Pride News
  • Pride Players Attend UIS High School Showcase Camp Mattoon Pride Softball was well represented yesterday at the University of Illinois-Springfield High School Showcase Camp in Springfield, IL. Pictured from left-to-right are Mackenzie Saunder (16U-Black), Elizabeth Titus (16U-Black), Micaela Bradley (16U-Black), Kelsey Partlow (16U-Black), Leonila Liong (Pride 14U-Hopper), Alexis Davison (Pride 14U-Hopper) and Hannah Hopper (14U-Hopper). Other Pride players were also in attendance, but missed getting them for the photo before they left. Way to represent our great organization ladies! PLAY WITH PRIDE!
    Posted Sep 11, 2017, 7:27 AM by Jake Bradley
  • 2018 Mattoon Pride 18U Roster Head Coach:  Mike DowAssistant Coaches:    Hannah Dow (Appalachian State University)Roster:Paige ArthurBella CoffeyGrace ConyersIrie DulinLindsay FerrisSkyler FreemanSamantha JohnsonSummer JohnsonAbrienne LeeBriana PoehlerAvery Risinger
    Posted Aug 14, 2017, 9:43 AM by Jake Bradley
  • 2018 Mattoon Pride 10U-Orange Roster Head Coach:  Brittney HolsappleAssistant Coaches:    Lance Holsapple    Kurt Friese    Wanda SowersRoster:Josalyn BrandenburgMcKinnley CowgerMya FrieseWhitney FullerMia HolsappleKinley McMechanJude MillerRuthie OkrasinskiKacey RamageWillow SowersAshton TolenJnai Webb
    Posted Aug 18, 2017, 12:53 PM by Jake Bradley
  • 2018 Mattoon Pride 11U Roster Head Coach:  Sara MasseAssistant Coaches:    Erik VanHovelnRoster:Alexis CollinsAvery DonsbachLily GregoryLexi HayGwyn HardimonAva HurstDelaney KeownIsabella MasseLibby McGinnisReese NicholsMarley Van Hoveln
    Posted Aug 10, 2017, 8:34 AM by Jake Bradley
  • 2018 Mattoon Pride 14U-Hopper Roster Head Coach:  Jay HopperAssistant Coaches:    Randy HarpsterRoster:Sydney AlleeAlexis DavisonAllison DeckHannah HarpsterBridget HenryHannah HopperIsabella KronewitterLeonila LiongAshlynn McPeakMallory RamageKyleigh Weller
    Posted Aug 10, 2017, 8:37 AM by Jake Bradley
  • 2018 Mattooon Pride 14U-Bradley Roster Head Coach:  Jessi BradleyAssistant Coaches:    Wade Bradley    Tina Moore    Tony PfiefferRoster:Kaitlyn BoerngenGenna BradenSage CarrAvery FeardayDakota HarrisonMallory HollandGrace KarolewiczCadance McDanielTrista MooreMaddy PfiefferTia ProbstMaddie ReedErika StienmanTaylor Tolen
    Posted Aug 9, 2017, 10:10 AM by Jake Bradley
  • 2018 Mattoon Pride 16U-Black Roster Head Coach:  Jason TitusAssistant Coaches:    Jason Bradley    Travis Saunders    Kayla Quick (Lincoln Trail College)        Roster:Micaela BradleyKirsten CorumXylia GreesonKayLee HohlbauchKate JacobsPeyton LathamLindsey MastKelsey PartlowKaitlyn ReifsteckTinley RisingerJordan SappMacKenzie SaundersMolly SheehanElizabeth Titus
    Posted Aug 9, 2017, 6:24 AM by Jake Bradley
  • 2018 Mattoon Pride 16U-Orange Roster Head Coach:  Stacy ColeAssistant Coaches:    Stephanie (Maday) Goodwin (Eastern Illinois University)    Todd Layton        Roster:Keisha AllenKyleigh BlockDee CampbellCarson ColeKyleigh DubsonKenadie EatonShelby FrederickAshton SmithAva StephensMadison VogelJackie WatsonSydney Watson
    Posted Aug 9, 2017, 6:24 AM by Jake Bradley
  • 2018 Mattoon Pride 12U Roster Head Coach:  Brian LeeAssistant Coaches:    Eric Maple    Lora ConlinRoster:Erin AlthoffHaylee CampbellKaylynn CareyKamryn ConlinLiz EnlowAnna FaberLana IsaacsCamryn LeeEmily MapleAddisyn MartinieKearstin MondayHallee PerryMaya Redman
    Posted Aug 9, 2017, 6:54 AM by Jake Bradley
  • 2018 Mattoon Pride 10U-Black Roster Head Coach:  Dara KennerAssistant Coaches:        Kurt Friese        Courtney WittenbergRoster:Amelia CollinsAlaira FrieseReese FryeSophia FryeHaley HelmKaitlyn HelmAudrey KeppKameron LathropAddison LeichtyBlair PowersReese UpdegraffEllie Wittenberg
    Posted Aug 9, 2017, 5:20 AM by Jake Bradley
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