Volunteer Travel Softball Coach

Champaign Park District

Champaign Park District

Champaign, IL, USA
Posted on Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Job Details

Dodds 4-Plex - Champaign, IL



Head coaches & assistant coaches are needed for U12 & U16 programs, 1 team at each level. Practices and home games will be in Champaign, IL. Practices will be 2 days a week from 1.5-2 hours in duration. Each team will participate in 6 tournaments and doubleheader games/leagues, throughout the travel softball season. All teams will travel within a maximum 2.5 hour radius for tournaments. Each teams season breakdown is below. Coaches are needed at tryouts and will provide feedback on what players to select for their team.

Head coach stipend is $500 a season.

Season Breakdown:

Mid/Late August 2024 June 2025

Fall season: August 2024 November 2024
Winter season: December 2024 Mid March 2025
Spring season: Mid-March 2025 June 2025

12U 6 Doubleheader games in Fall, Practices in winter 6 tournaments and doubleheader league in Spring
16U 2 tournaments & 6 doubleheader games in Fall, practices in winter, 4 tournaments and double header league in Spring


12U Dodd’s Park
July 13, 10:30am-12:30pm
July 16, 6:00pm-7:30pm
July 27, 10:30-12:30pm

16U Dodd’s Park
July 18 , 6:00pm-7:30pm
July 20, 10:30am -12:30pm
July 27, 12:30pm-2:00pm


  • Coaches girls fastpitch teams, head or assistant role or previous playing experience, (high school/college experience preferred).
  • Strong knowledge of the game, specifically IHSA, USSSA, USA Softball rules.
  • Able to provide own transportation and lodging for practices, games and tournaments.


This volunteer position is overseen by the Sports Manager


  • Volunteer

Training Can be obtained through the Champaign Park District

  • First Aid, AED, and CPR Certification
  • Heads Up Concussion training
  • Mandated reporter training
  • Bloodborne pathogen training

Essential Responsibilities

  • Follow all Champaign Park District safety policies and perform all work in a manner that ensures the safety of oneself, the public, fellow employees/volunteers.
  • Demonstrate a high level of professionalism and discretion in all interactions, including maintaining strict confidentiality regarding staff information, communications from supervisors, and conversations with parents or patrons. Uphold the Park District’s policies and standards for data privacy and confidentiality at all times.
  • Develops and implements practice and game plans for each event.
  • Encourages the personal development and competitive spirit of all participants.
  • Coordinates and supervises fundraising activities to supplement team expenses.
  • Responds appropriately to participant and parent concerns and inquiries.
  • Ensures the maintenance of team equipment.
  • Ensures the safety of all participants.
  • Serves as a positive role model.
  • Comply with equal opportunity and harassment laws, policies and procedures.
  • Other duties as assigned.

The Champaign Park District is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or veteran status. We are committed to providing a workplace that is free from discrimination and harassment of any kind. All employees are required to comply with our equal opportunity and harassment laws, policies, and procedures.