Region H Softball Teams and Skills

What Is Team Softball and Softball Skills?

Slow pitch softball involves teams of 10 athletes each. Individuals who wish to play softball but do not have a team can participate in individual skills competition to develop basic softball skills.

As in all Special Olympics sports, athletes are grouped into competition divisions according to ability level, age, and gender when appropriate.

Teams or individuals in Illinois who participate in softball compete locally at region qualifying events. Gold medal winners are eligible to advance to State Softball held in Springfield in September.

Softball Events Offered in Illinois


  • Slow pitch team competition


  • Individual skills competition (base running, throwing, fielding and hitting)

Competition Information

Traditional and coach pitch teams from Region F, G, H, I, J and K will be participating in match play. In addition to match play, there will also be a individual skills competition.

Facility Information

This event will be taking place on eight fields at the UIS Softball Complex. Fields 1-6 will consist of teams competing in match play, while the individual skills competition will be on fields 7-8.

Event Details

Please check back closer to the event for more information.

Volunteer Information

Please check back closer to the event for more information.


Water bottles are encouraged but water stations will also be available on site. Seating is available for teams with limited bleacher space and shade. Sunscreen is also encouraged!


Athletes will be awarded next to the concession stand in the marked gazebo.


Concessions will open at 9:00 AM and lunch will be available for the registered coaches and athletes beginning at 11:00 AM.

Supporting Documents

To see a complete list of all state tournaments, click here.

To find out more information about the Knights of Columbus, who support Special Olympics Illinois throughout the year, click here.

Who We Are

Special Olympics Illinois is a not-for-profit sports organization offering year-round training and competition in 18 sports to a community of more than 55,000 traditional athletes, Young Athletes, Unified partners, coaches, volunteers, and more. It strives to be a global leader in shaping a culture where people with and without intellectual disabilities are fully integrated into the community by providing year-round opportunities in competitive sports, health education, leadership and personal development.

If you are interested in being a part of Special Olympics Illinois and its vision, contact your local region, call 800-394-0562 or visit our website at www.soill.org. Follow Special Olympics Illinois on FacebookTwitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and TikTok.  

COVID Procedures

Unless a venue has specific COVID protocols in place, Special Olympics Illinois is following Illinois Department of Public Health and CDC COVID protocols and guidelines.  Please refer to event specific information or website page (if applicable) to determine if the venue has any specific COVID protocols. 

Special Olympics Illinois is committed to providing the best athlete, volunteer, coach and supporter environment possible.  While we are excited to resume in-person events, the health and well-being of our constituents remains our top priority.  All of our in person events follow the COVID-19 recommended IDPH and CDC guidelines. 

Please review the COVID High-Risk fact sheet for more information:



Jul 29 2023


8:00 am - 4:00 pm




UIS Softball Complex
Lynde Pavich


Lynde Pavich
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