Hadley Girls Softball

Hadley Softball is a very competitive program with a proven record of success. All 6th,

7th and 8th grade girls are eligible to try out for the team. The season begins in early

August and continues through September. The team is a part of the IESA and participates in the

Illinois State Playoffs.

Equipment needed: Glove, cleats, and sliding shorts (socks are provided in the uniform).

Costs: $40 Athletic fee

Location: Tryouts, practices, and home games are held at Ackerman Park. Parents are responsible for transportation to and from Ackerman or our home practice field.

Tryouts: Tryouts are held in early August. Coaches will be looking at various softball skills including throwing, catching, fielding, hitting, and base running as well as pitching if applicable. There are no makeup/early tryout dates.

Practices: Practices typically occur immediately after school for two hours at Ackerman

Park. Practices during the summer are typically in the morning for 2 hours at Ackerman Park. A

practice schedule will be provided.

Schedule: Tryouts, practices, and games begin in early August. There will typically be one or

two Saturday double headers during the season. The team participates in the IESA State Playoffs.These games often occur on Saturdays. Buses will be provided from Hadley for away games unless the game is at Glenside Middle School, in which case, parents must provide


Athlete Expectations: Adhere to student-athlete code of conduct. Be present and on

time for all practices and games. Be a positive teammate. Be a focused participant in the game

whether playing or on the bench.

Playing Time: Playing time is determined based upon what is deemed best for the development of the team and individual players.

Communication: Communication is accomplished through a parent meeting at the start of the

season, emails and through announcements at practices.

Head Coach:

Jamie Nielsen: jamie.nielsen3@gmail.com