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.


Upcoming Events
  • 2018 NSA World Series Dates & Locations
    NSA · "A" · "Eastern World Series" · July 17-21, 2018 · Clermont \ St. Pete, FL
    NSA · "A / B" · "Northwestern World Series" · July 25 -29, 2018 · Tacoma, WA
    NSA · "A / B" · "Southwestern World Series" · July 31 - August 4, 2018 · Palmdale, CA
    Posted Nov 3, 2017, 11:09 AM by Jake Bradley
  • 2018 USA Elite Select World Fastpitch Championships Dates & Locations
    USA Elite Select · 12U / 14U / 16U / 18U · "World Fastpitch Championships" · July 9-15, 2018 · Kansas City, KS
    USA Elite Select · 10U / 11U · "Futures World Fastpitch Championships" · June 25-July 1, 2018 · Viera, FL
    Posted Nov 1, 2017, 10:49 AM by Jake Bradley
  • 2018 USFA World Series Dates & Locations
    USFA · "Open" · 14U / 16U / 18U · "World Series & Showcase" · July 8-14, 2018 · Panama City Beach, FL
    USFA · "Open" · 10U / 12U · "World Series" · July 15-21, 2018 · Panama City Beach, FL
    Posted Nov 1, 2017, 10:50 AM by Jake Bradley
  • 2018 USSSA World Series / National Championship Dates & Locations
    USSSA · "A" · 10U / 12U / 14U / 16U / 18U · "Space Coast World Series" · July 2-8, 2018 · Melbourne, FL  

    USSSA · "A" · 10U / 12U · "National Championships" · July 8-14, 2018 · Fort Walton Beach, FL
    USSSA · "A" · 14U / 16U / 18U · "National Championships" · July 15-21, 2018 · Fort Walton Beach / Destin, FL

    USSSA · "A" · 10U · "Midwest National Championships" · July 9-14, 2018 · Branson, MO
    USSSA · "A" · 14U · "Midwest National Championships" · July 17-22, 2018 · Liberty, MO
    USSSA · "A" · 16U / 18U · "Midwest National Championships" · July 17-22, 2018 · Overland Park, KS

    USSSA · "Open" · 10U / 12U "East National Championships" · July 11-15, 2018 · Salisbury, MD
    USSSA · "A" · 14U "East National Championships" · July 17-22, 2018 · Salisbury, MD
    USSSA · "Open" · 16U / 18U "East National Championships" · July 23-28, 2018 · Salisbury, MD

    USSSA · "Open" · 10U / 12U "South National Championships" · July 12-15, 2018 · Plano, TX
    USSSA · "Open" · 14U / 16U / 18U "South National Championships" · July 19-22, 2018 · Dallas / Fort Worth, TX

    USSSA · "Open" · 10U "Great Lakes National Championships" · July 15-21, 2018 · Peoria, IL
    USSSA · "A" · 12U · "Great Lakes National Championships" · July 11-15, 2018 · Battle Creek, MI
    USSSA · "Open" · 12U · "Great Lakes National Championships" · July 15-21, 2018 · Peoria, IL
    USSSA · "A" · 14U · "Great Lakes National Championships" · July 17-21, 2018 · Aurora, IL
    USSSA · "Open" · 16U / 18U · "Great Lakes National Championships" · July 17-21, 2018 · Columbus, IN

    USSSA · "Open" & "A" · 10U / 12U / 14U / 16U / 18U · "Far West National Championships" · July 16-22, 2018 · West Covina, CA

    USSSA · "A" · 12U · "Super 32 National Championships" · July 24-29, 2018 · Bentonville, AR
    Posted Nov 1, 2017, 10:51 AM by Jake Bradley
  • 2018 ASA National Championship Dates & Locations
    USA / ASA · "A" · 10U · "National Championships" · July 22-29, 2018 · Montgomery, AL
    USA / ASA · "A" · 12U · "National Championships" · July 22-29, 2018 · Spartanburg, SC
    USA / ASA · "A" · 14U · "National Championships" · July 22-29, 2018 · Bowling Green, KY
    USA / ASA · "A" · 16U · "National Championships" · July 22-29, 2018 · Kent, WA
    USA / ASA · "A" · 18U · "National Championships" · July 22-29, 2018 · Salem, VA

    ASA · "A" · 10U / 12U / 16U · "Eastern National Championships" · July 30 - August 5, 2018 · Findlay, OH
    ASA · "A" · 14U · "Eastern National Championships" · July 30 - August 5, 2018 · La Plata, MD
    ASA · "A" · 18U · "Eastern National Championships" · August 2-5, 2018 · Sterling, VA

    ASA · "A" · 10U · "Northern National Championships" · July 23-29, 2018 · Yankton, SD
    ASA · "A" · 12U · "Northern National Championships" · July 25-29, 2018 · Wausau, WI
    ASA · "A" · 14U · "Northern National Championships" · August 2-5, 2018 · Rochester, MN
    ASA · "A" · 16U · "Northern National Championships" · August 2-5, 2018 · Bloomington, IN
    ASA · "A" · 18U · "Northern National Championships" · July 26-29, 2018 · Novi, MI

    ASA · "A" · 10U / 14U · "Southern National Championships" · July 25-29, 2018 · Tallahassee, FL
    ASA · "A" · 12U · "Southern National Championships" · July 23-29, 2018 · Columbus, GA
    ASA · "A" · 16U / 18U · "Southern National Championships" · July 25-29, 2018 · Lawton, OK

    ASA · "A" · 10U / 12U · "Western National Championships" · August 1-5, 2018 ·  Salinas, CA
    ASA · "A" · 14U · "Western National Championships" · July 30 - August 5, 2018 · Medford, OR
    ASA · "A" · 16U · "Western National Championships" · July 24-29, 2018 · Roseville, CA
    ASA · "A" · 18U · "Western National Championships" · July 31 - August 4, 2018 · Grantsville, UT
    Posted Nov 3, 2017, 8:04 AM by Jake Bradley
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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
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