Q: How many Angles teams are there?
A: Our goal is to have 2 teams at each age group. For example, the 10u age group would have 1 team of 9-year old players (1st year 10u players) and 1 team of 10-year old players (2nd year 10u players). However, girls may play “up” if they have the appropriate skill level.
Q: Where do the Angel’s play and practice?
A: Our home field is Jaycee Park in Chatham. Some teams play in leagues at Spartan Sports Park or UIS.
Q: How much does it cost to play for the Angels?
A: This figure will depend on the age group and the direction of the team. But generally speaking, $150-$200 per player.
Q: What will tryouts be like?
A: We get independent evaluators to score each player on throwing, hitting, ground ball defense, fly ball defense, pitching, and speed. Results will posted on chathamCBSI.com the following week.
Q: How many games/tournaments will the Angels play?
A: Depends on the age group. 8u typically plays 3-5 tournaments. 10u will range from 5-10 tournaments. 12u/14u will play 8-10 tournaments. Most tournaments are located in Central Illinois (Springfield, Bloomington, East Peoria) with reasonable travel and limited overnight stays.
Q: When does the season start?
A: Typically, softball teams will play a fall schedule. This will include practice and games that usually run from mid-August to the end of October. Most teams will start indoor practice in January and start playing games outside in March/April