This group was started in the summer of 2009 by organizers who wanted to set up pickup softball games in the northwest suburbs in a variety of locations and formats. The group grew to over 200 people and weekly games were offered throughout the spring, summer, and fall. In the spring of 2013, they turned the reigns over to a local group who shares the same vision. Sports Monster has offered softball leagues and tournaments in Chicago for many years and runs the largest pickup soccer group in the northwest suburbs. The event hosts, coaches and umpires are paid to run the events so you know they'll show up on time and offer a quality experience. The hope is to create the largest pickup softball group in the area so that the members have more places to play!
If you're looking for a softball group where you don't have to commit to a whole season or you want to meet new players and form a team, or you want to learn how to play, this is the place for you! We offer pickup games, clinics, and we'll even grab a drink or two after some of the events.
We are an adult group, which means players need to be 19 or older. We're a coed group, which means you're welcome to play whether you're male or female. And we welcome all skill levels to participate in the variety of events we organize.
Most games will be 12", but the summer season will have plenty of 16" games as well. Have some ideas on where to play or what to do? Feel free to send the organizers a message. We're here to make this group great for you!
Have fun! Play ball!