This Jamboree is held in conjunction with the Beverly Bandits and Illinois Chill DeMarini Invitational. Players participate in an extensive offensive and defensive workout, to show every aspect of their game. This regional recruiting event allows coaches to see some of the best players from the Midwest. 

  • Interested in attending Jamboree? Attend a Tryout in your area. If you attended an Tryout and were selected for a Jamboree, email us indicating you are interested in attending the Chicago Jamboree. Invitations are sent via email until the end of June. Email us with questions, at

  • Attended a different OnDeck Event and interested in attending the Jamboree? Learn more here.

This is a limited invitation-only event, featuring players from the 2023-2028 graduating classes. To be selected for this event a player has to have an OnDeck evaluation from a Tryout or previous Jamboree, or have been seen at a tournament. Learn more about OnDeck Tryouts here.

The first Chicago Jamboree featured a litany of players who are making major contributions at schools all over the country. WCWS star Meghan King (P Florida State), Marissa Panko (SS Northwestern), and Brooke Wyderski (SS Wisconsin) all were part of the competition that first day. They were joined by Miranda Elish (P Oregon), Shannon Rhodes (OF Oregon), Katelyn Alderink (2B Texas A&M), and Alex Martens (2B Kentucky) and a host of others who all are making major contributions at their schools. Others have followed – Alexis Holloway (P Notre Dame), Lauren Rice (P Missouri), and Kayla Konwent (C Wisconsin) – and there is no doubt that those attending in 2023 will follow in their footsteps.

What to Wear & Bring – Practice gear and cleats. Players will receive a numbered tank top (color will correspond to Grad Year). Bring your glove, bat and necessary equipment.
Water & Snacks – Please bring water, snacks and lunch, it will not be provided. Be ready to stay hydrated and energized!
Payment - The full payment ($285/player) is due with registration. Please review our REFUND POLICY.

OnDeck Profile - All registered players will have a basic OnDeck Softball Profile or paid premium profile. This enables us to post a roster for the coaches and for the coaches to view your information. If you are having trouble logging in, DO NOT create a duplicate profile, email

ODM Results - ODM numbers will be posted on this page by tank top number and to your player profile about a week after the Jamboree. 

8:00 AM Pitcher/Catcher Check-in
9:00 AM Position Player Check-in

8:15 AM  Pitcher/Catcher Warm-ups & ODM Tests
9:15 AM Warm-ups & ODM Tests

8:45 AM Coaches Check-in

9:00 AM Hitting Evaluation
ODM Tests

11:10 AM Pitcher/Catcher Lunch

11:30 AM Lunch Break

Noon Bullpen

1:00 PM Defensive workout

2:00 PM Jamboree Ends


***This is a sample itinerary and can be changed or adjusted if needed

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If you’re a coach planning to attend the Chicago Jamboree, please register so we know you’ll be there.

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