July 8, 2013
The Fighting Illini softball team will hold walk-on tryouts at Eichelberger Field on Tuesday, August 27, beginning at 3 p.m. The stadium is located just over the border in Urbana on Florida/Kirby Ave.
Tryouts are open to all Illinois students interested in joining the softball team. Candidates are asked to bring their own equipment, including cleats and any position-specific gear they may have, such as catcher's equipment.
All interested students are required to provide the athletic trainer with a copy of a physical (within the past six months) stating that you are cleared for participation, along with a copy of your health insurance card. Additionally, students must undergo a sickle cell solubility test, unless documented results of a prior test are provided to the trainer before the tryout occurs or the student signs a written release declining the test.
Students must also provide the coaches with a copy of their current course schedule to confirm current full-time enrollment.
Finally, all interested athletes must complete the Tryout Information Form and return it to the Compliance Office at least three business days prior to the tryout. The form can be found here.
For more information, contact Assistant Coach Katie O'Connell at firstname.lastname@example.org.