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.

The Mattoon Pride Softball organization is excited to announce they will be hosting the 2019 NJCAA DII Region 24 Softball Tournament.  This will be held at the Roundhouse Complex in Mattoon, IL.  The tournament begins on May 9th and will conclude on May 11.  

Region 24 consists of the following schools:
Danville Area Community College
Heartland Community College
Illinois Central College
John Wood Community College
Lewis & Clark Community College
Lincoln Land Community College
Parkland College
Spoon River College

We are currently looking for volunteers to help with this event.  Choose from scoreboard operator, score book keeper, ball retrieval, concessions, trash cleanup, etc...  Any help would be greatly appreciated by not only us, but by the teams competing as well.

If you enjoy softball, come out and support these athletes as they compete to advance to the National Championship.  There is no admission fee and concessions will be available for purchase.

Mattoon Pride 16U-Black is still looking for another experienced pitcher.  If interested please contact Coach Jake Titus @ 217-259-4908 for a private tryout.
Mattoon Pride 18U is still looking for another experienced pitcher.  If interested please contact Coach Stacy Cole @ 217-962-1037 for a private tryout.

Suite Dreams Hotel is our host hotel for all Mattoon Pride Tournaments.  Please make sure to mention you are attending a Mattoon Pride event to receive discounts.

300 Broadway Avenue 
Mattoon, Illinois 61938

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2019 Mattoon Pride Events

June 7-9: Pride NSA Classic
June 7-9: Pride Classic Showcase
July 19-21: Mattoon Bagelfest

Register for these events here.