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Tinley Park Bobcats Gold Full Time Travel Baseball Tryouts for 2020 Season

Tinley Park Bobcats Gold Full Time Travel Baseball Tryouts for 2020 Season

Below are the dates, times, and fields for gold level tryouts by age division for the upcoming 2020 season. If you are unable to make these dates please reach out to the coach directly, coach contact information can be found at

The Tinley Park Bobcats Gold teams typically play 50+ games including multiple tournaments and winter / offseason training. Our 12u team attends Cooperstown each year.  Some Age Divisions have multiple teams and those tryout dates will be posted to as well.

9u Gold – July 13th Bettenhausen Field 3 – 12pm to 1:45pm

10u Gold – July 9th – Bettenhausen Field – 3 6pm-8pm AND July 20th – 10am-12pm

11u Gold – July 9th – Volunteer Park – 5:30pm

11u Black – July 16th – Bettenhausen Field 1 5:30pm

12u Gold (Cooperstown) – looking to add one more player for 2020 season.  Please contact Bill Insley at 312-560-1393 or

12u Black (Cooperstown) – July 15th – Bettenhausen Field 1 – 5:30pm AND July 20th – Bettenhausen Field 1- 10am

13u Gold – contact Brian Burke at 773-505-0636

13u Black July 17th Bettenhausen Field 1 5:30pm AND July 18th Bettenhausen Field 1 5:30pm

13u White – July 19th Bettehausen Field 1 – 6pm and July 21st Bettenhausen Field 1 – 12pm

14u Gold – No Tryout

14u Black – July 29th Vogt Field 5:30pm AND July 30th Vogt FIeld 5:30pm

15u Gold – July 15th 5pm Vogt Field – Participants need to pre-register using the google doc form found at –

Contact Jim Keating with any other questions – 708-670-5980 or


Bettenhausen Field Address – 16440 76th Ave

Volunteer Park Address – 17500 Valley View Drive (About 8200 West)

Vogt Field Address – 6641 W 171st Street

Upcoming Flag Football 2019 Season


The Bobcats have partnered with NFL Play 60 where the focus of our program continues to center around instilling positive sportsmanship, player and teammate development, and most importantly having FUN. The Bobcats offer leagues / divisions for grades K-8th. Our coaches are encouraged to give players the opportunity to rotate positions and share equal playing time.

The 2019 plans to offer team and individual events at the end of the season, including a “Punt, Pass, Kick” competition as well as a “Super Bowl” and an option “Pro Bowl” game for selected players.


2019 Program Details

9 Week Season (for past participants, format to follow previous season but subject to change based on final registration counts.

Practices to begin first week of August (days and # of practices vary by coach)

Games expected to begin the 3rd week of August, concluding the 3rd week of October. Field locations will be Freedom, Andrew High School, McCarthy Park, and Helen Keller School.

All games played in Tinley Park (Andrew High School, Freedom Field, and Guenther Field)

Program Cost – $135. Multi-sport discount of $15 off of Indoor registration if you participate in both the Fall Outdoor and the Winter Indoor football program.

Mandatory $50 helmet purchase / $25 rental soft helmet (rugby type) required.

Player safety is a top concern for parents and for the Bobcat organization. In 2018 we will continue our partnership with Rock Solid helmets, where players will be required to wear a Rock Solid helmet (includes bobcat logo). If you previously purchased a helmet through the bobcats then you may continue to use that helmet.

Uniforms to include jersey, shorts, and football socks that align to team / uniform. Players can wear baseball / football pants if they prefer.

Players get to keep their flags / belts once the season is complete.