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Tinley Park Bobcats Gold Full Time Travel Baseball Tryouts for 2021

Tinley Park Bobcats Gold Full Time Travel Baseball Tryouts for 2021 Season are below. If you missed the tryout date please reach out to the coach directly to see if there are any alternative tryout dates / open spots for the 2021 Season. Some coaches are still looking for players.

Below are the dates, times, and fields for gold level tryouts by age division for the upcoming 2021 season. If you are unable to make these dates please reach out to the coach directly, coach contact information can be found at www.tinleyparkbobcats.org.

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 www.tinleyparkbobcats.org as well.

Bettenhausen Field Address – 16440 76th Ave

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

Kiwanis Field Address – 8501 175th St

9U Gold

August 2nd 4:00 Bettenhausen 3

Joe Bressanelli

Bressanellijoe@gmail.com

(708) 955-3422

10U Gold

August 9 12:00 Bettenhausen 3

Brett Jurishi

Jurishi7513@gmail.com

(312) 394-9860

11U Gold

Garrett Charbonneau

708-606-2678

Gcharbs7@yahoo.com

July 20th:  5-7 Bettenhausen 3

July 30th 5pm @ Deinert

 

12U Gold and Black

Friday July 31 5:30pm Bettenhausen Field 1 

Mike Minetti / Danielle Gorjaski

Tpbobcats10@gmail.com

Lenny1369@gmail.com

Minetti (708) 642-8639

Gorjaski (708) 878-8584

 

13U Gold and Black

July 25 12:00 at Volunteer Park

& July 27 5:00 Kiwanis South

Bill Insley / Mark Sieracki

Binsley3423@yahoo.com

msierack@yahoo.com

Insley (312) 560-1393

Sieracki (708) 466-0763

14U Gold/Black/White

July 27 6:00pm Kiwanis North

Dave Morrey /Brian Devereux/ Jeff Watzke

Morrey7721@comcast.net

Briandevereux34@gmail.com

Jwatzke1@gmail.com

Dave Morrey (312) 442-2077

Brian Devereux (708) 692-5530

Jeff Watzke (708) 262-4819

15U Gold

Mike O’Reilly

Sunday 7/26 12:00 Volunteer

Mikriles@aol.com

(708) 261-7836

Sunday 7/26 12:00 Volunteer

16U Gold

Tuesday 7/28 5:30pm Kiwanis Park – North Field

***Register with Jim Keating in advance for tryout.

Tritonjim@hotmail.com

(708) 670-5980

 

Tinley Park Bobcats Gold Full Time Travel Baseball Tryouts for 2021

Tinley Park Bobcats Gold Full Time Travel Baseball Tryouts for 2021 Season are below.

Below are the dates, times, and fields for gold level tryouts by age division for the upcoming 2021 season. If you are unable to make these dates please reach out to the coach directly, coach contact information can be found at www.tinleyparkbobcats.org.

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 www.tinleyparkbobcats.org as well.

Bettenhausen Field Address – 16440 76th Ave

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

Kiwanis Field Address – 8501 175th St

9U Gold

August 2nd 4:00 Bettenhausen 3

Joe Bressanelli

Bressanellijoe@gmail.com

(708) 955-3422

10U Gold

August 9 12:00 Bettenhausen 3

Brett Jurishi

Jurishi7513@gmail.com

(312) 394-9860

11U Gold

Garrett Charbonneau

708-606-2678

Gcharbs7@yahoo.com

July 20th:  5-7 Bettenhausen 3

July 30th 5pm @ Deinert

 

12U Gold and Black

July 21 5:00pm Bettenhausen Field 1 (NEW FIELD LOCATION – Moved From Kiwanis)

Mike Minetti / Danielle Gorjaski

Tpbobcats10@gmail.com

Lenny1369@gmail.com

Minetti (708) 642-8639

Gorjaski (708) 878-8584

 

13U Gold and Black

July 25 12:00 at Volunteer Park

& July 27 5:00 Kiwanis South

Bill Insley / Mark Sieracki

Binsley3423@yahoo.com

msierack@yahoo.com

Insley (312) 560-1393

Sieracki (708) 466-0763

14U Gold/Black/White

July 27 6:00pm Kiwanis North

Dave Morrey /Brian Devereux/ Jeff Watzke

Morrey7721@comcast.net

Briandevereux34@gmail.com

Jwatzke1@gmail.com

Dave Morrey (312) 442-2077

Brian Devereux (708) 692-5530

Jeff Watzke (708) 262-4819

15U Gold

Mike O’Reilly

Sunday 7/26 12:00 Volunteer

Mikriles@aol.com

(708) 261-7836

Sunday 7/26 12:00 Volunteer

16U Gold

Contact Jim Keating for tryout info

Tritonjim@hotmail.com

(708) 670-5980

Upcoming Flag Football 2020 Season

FLAG FOOTBALL 2020

The Bobcats do plan on holding a 2020 Flag Program.  We 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 2020 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.

 

2020 Program Details Subject To Change Due to COVID-19

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 2020 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.

Online Registration

Online registration opened on January 1st. You can go online and register and use your shares (if you have volunteered in the past). Spring Registration is from January 1st to March 11th for all Spring Sports.

If you register before the 20th you can take advantage of last years pricing which is as follows:

Soccer

  • Freshman Division (Pre-K to Kindergarten) – $115.00
  • Sophomore Division (1st & 2nd Grade) – $115.00
  • Junior Division (3rd, 4th & 5th Grade) – $125.00
  • Senior Division (6th, 7th & 8th Grade) – $125.00

Baseball

  • Shetland (Pre-K to Kindergarten) $55.00 (This division doesn’t come with pants, you can purchase for an additional $10.00)
  • Pinto (1st & 2nd Grade) – $110.00
  • Mustang (3rd & 4th Grade) – $125.00
  • Bronco (5th & 6th Grade) – $140.00
  • Pony (7th & 8th Grade) – $155.00

Softball

  • Pixie T (5-6 yrs old) $55.00 (This division doesn’t come with pants, you can purchase for an additional $10.00)
  • Barrettes (7-8 yrs old) – $110.00
  • Ponytails (9-10 yrs old) – $125.00
  • Powderpuff (11-12 yrs old) – $140.00
  • Diamond (13-14 yrs old) – $155.00

 

This year we will be going paperless. You can register online and pay with a charge card or you can register to the point of payment, take the amount the cart tells you, you owe and write a check. Please then attend one of our walk-up registrations to turn in your check, which will be determined after confirmation with Dick’s. If you need other payment arrangements, please email tinleyparkbobcats@gmail.com for assistance. You can also attend one of the walkups and we can help you register online.

Board Meeting Minutes – November 13th, 2018

Tinley Park Bobcats

Board Meeting Minutes

November 13th, 2018

 

Attendees

 

  • Steve Bosco, President
  • Bill Insley, Secretary
  • Dan LoConte, 2ndVice President
  • Brian Burke, Flag Football Commissioner
  • Jim Keating, Travel Baseball Commissioner

 

 

Discussion Items

 

  • Steve Bosco
    • All 2019 incoming commissioners have been approved.
    • December Board Meeting is up in the air. The meeting may be canceled depending on what issues are outstanding.

 

  • Dan LoConte
    • No discussion items for the meeting.

 

  • Bill Insley
    • No discussion items for the meeting.

 

  • Jim Keating – Travel Baseball Update
    • Discussions with Stan Tencza regarding sponsors on the Bettenhausen field wind screens.
      • According to Park District (Pat Callaghan as President), sponsors printed on windscreen is possible (Note: it was determined after the meeting that this was not true.  The Park District would allow removable sponsor signage on the windscreens).
      • Will contact Sullivan Screens for pricing.
    • Confirmation of incentives for travel baseball players on-going – question regarding Danielle Gorajski’s incentive for 2019 (v. her 2018 incentive as the Marketing Coordinator, which is no longer a position with the Bobcats.
    • October Field Days at Bettenhausen
      • The event went well on the baseball fields.
      • Only a couple of volunteers came out to assist on the softball field.
      • The shed was cleaned up and organized and ready for next season.
    • Plan is to schedule a Travel Baseball meeting in December – Location is TBD.
    • Working with Sports Huddle to set up a temporary Spirit Wear site similar to the prior year.

 

  • Brian Burke – Flag Football Update
    • Indoor Flag
      • Light registration numbers again – only two levels.
      • Games have started – on Tuesday nights.
      • Roma allows for just 40-yard fields.

Board Meeting Minutes – October 9th, 2018

Tinley Park Bobcats

Board Meeting Minutes

October 9th, 2018

 

Attendees

 

  • Steve Bosco, President
  • Bill Insley, Secretary
  • Stan Parke, 1stVice President
  • Dan LoConte, 2ndVice President
  • Joe Bressanelli, Baseball Commissioner
  • Brian Burke, Flag Football Commissioner
  • Brenda Nelson, Cheer Commissioner
  • Nicholas Bohlsen, Ethics
  • Brandi Parke
  • Jon Gorajski
  • Deanna Tuman
  • Shawn Roby, Director of Parks and Recreation, Tinley Park Park District

 

 

Discussion Items

 

  • Steve Bosco
    • Introduces Shawn Roby, the Director of Parks and Recreation for the Tinley Park Park District.

 

  • Shawn Roby
    • In his position for just over a year, replaced John Curran.
    • Would like to thank the Tinley Park Bobcats organization for its support of Ron Woodworth’s family.
    • Discussed the upcoming Tinley Park PD referendum.
      • Passed around Fact Sheets
      • Determination under referendum – will allow payment of cap expenditures with cash v. interest on credit.
    • Q&A session

 

  • Steve Bosco
    • Reminder that all budgets are due next month to Randy.
    • Brought copies of current financials to distribute.

 

  • Dan LoConte
    • No discussion items for the meeting.

 

  • Bill Insley
    • Fall Softball Update
      • Fall softball is finishing up.
      • All things considered, the seasons went smoothly.
      • One refund request from the 8U division to be processed.

 

  • Stan Parke
    • No discussion items for the meeting.

 

  • Deanna Tuman
    • Softball Budget – Danielle Gorajski looking for prior year budget.
    • Softball Travel Uniforms – Fitting to be re-scheduled.
    • Buy-outs for baseball / softball
      • Need a list from Brandi.
    • Softball Travel Packet
      • Sponsor Form – Contact Jim Keating for updated form.
      • Travel Uniforms – Don’s v. Sports Huddle.
      • Questions on sponsors and approval process.

 

  • Brandi Parke
    • Candy is done; collecting money from 3 of 4 league reps.
    • Spring sport registrations opens on January 1st.

 

  • Joe Bressanelli
    • Fall Ball almost wrapped up.
    • Trophies are in this week – to be distributed to all of the teams.
    • Fall Field Day is tentatively scheduled for the end of the month.
    • The age change (from April 30thto School Year) is effective for Rec beginning next season.

 

  • Brenda Nelson – Cheer Update
    • Cheer Celebration @ Andrew on October 27th.
    • Pictures were taken last Sunday.
    • 1stCheer Competition was the previous weekend.

 

  • Brian Burke – Flag Football Update
    • Outdoor Flag season wrapping up next weekend (6th– 8thGrade on Friday; all other levels on Sunday).
    • Complaints were the usual – same as in prior years.
    • Indoor Flag
      • Very light registration numbers again.
      • Frankfort is not interested in partnering, but we may look at that again next year.
      • K-8thgrade – Only 25 total registrations
      • Organization is not on the hook for everything, but may have field time that other teams can use.

Board Meeting Minutes – September 11th, 2018

Tinley Park Bobcats

Board Meeting Minutes

September 11th, 2018

 

Attendees

 

  • Steve Bosco, President
  • Randall Goss, Treasurer
  • Bill Insley, Secretary
  • Jim Keating, Travel Baseball Commissioner
  • Joe Bressanelli, Baseball Commissioner
  • Brian Burke, Flag Football Commissioner
  • Brenda Nelson, Cheer Commissioner
  • Jon Gorajski
  • Danielle Gorajski
  • Michelle Cerullo
  • Deanna Tuman
  • Mike Tymm
  • Sami Ghusein
  • Mark Zawarus
  • Chris Palma
  • Phil Schaafsma
  • Nick Hampton
  • Pat Butler

 

 

Discussion Items

 

  • Steve Bosco
    • Nominations tonight for the following positions:
      • President
      • 1stVice President
      • Secretary
      • Commissioners

 

  • Bill Insley
    • Fall Softball Update
      • Fall softball is underway.
      • All equipment and uniforms delivered to the coaches.
      • Umpires have been scheduled and park district alerted (thanks to Joe B.) for the lights at Bettenhausen.
      • Three (3) Teams at 12U – playing a schedule with the Tinley Park Bulldogs as they have Four (4) Teams.
      • One (1) Team at 8U – playing in Frankfort League

 

 

  • Randy Goss
    • All budgets for rec and Travel sports are due by November 1st.

 

  • Brandi (via Deanna Tuman)
    • Pictures for soccer have been scheduled for Sunday, September 30th.
    • Candy is out and delivered to Soccer and Flag Football teams.
    • Food Drive is underway – e-mail delivered to all teams in the organization.

 

  • Joe Bressanelli
    • Eleven (11) Fall Ball Teams
      • 8U playing with Bulldogs
      • Other levels playing in Frankfort / New Lenox league.

 

  • Jim Keating – Travel Baseball Update
    • Looking to set up uniform fitting with St. Julie’s in early October
    • Fall Field Day is tentatively set for Saturday, October 27th@ 9:00am.
    • Interested in purchasing a new push lawn mower for Bettenhausen – Steve to work with Jim on buying one.
    • Looking to set up a Travel Coach’s Meeting in November.

 

  • Brenda Nelson – Cheer Update
    • Picture Day was canceled
    • Would like to inquire if the pictures can be done at Freedom (Brian Burke to look into it).

 

  • Brian Burke – Flag Football Update
    • Potential partnership with Chicago Heights in 2019
    • Indoor Flag -> No inquiries as of now.
      • Need to get information on the website to promote Indoor Flag.

 

  • Nominations
    • President
      • Steve Bosco
    • 1stVice President
      • Phil Schaafsma
      • Jon Gorajski
    • Secretary
      • Pat Butler
    • Commissioners
      • Baseball – Joe Bressanelli
      • Travel Baseball – Jim Keating
      • Jorge Avila – Travel Soccer
      • Danielle Gorajski – Softball
      • Brian Burke – Flag Football
      • Brenda Nelson – Cheer

 

  • Other Items of Discussion
    • Michelle Cerullo
      • Daughter is on Deanna Tuman’s 10U PT Travel Softball Team
      • Board rejected her nomination as an assistant coach for Deanna’s team and she wants to know why.
      • The following parents came to the Board Meeting to support her as an assistant coach for the team:
        • Mike Tymm
        • Sami Ghusein
        • Mark Zawarus
        • Chris Palma
        • Nick Hampton
      • Discussion takes place over several minutes – ultimately, Michelle is not approved as an assistant coach as Steve confirms that the vote is final.
    • Deanna Tuman
      • Requests approval for a late sign-up to Fall Softball – Board Approves.
    • Pat Butler

Discussion on concession requirements for Assistant Coaches.  Ultimately, Assistant Coaches are not required to work in the concession stand – there was a breakdown in the communication regarding the requirements for the spring baseball season.

Board Meeting Minutes – August 14th, 2018

Tinley Park Bobcats

Board Meeting Minutes

August 14th, 2018

 

Attendees

 

  • Steve Bosco, President
  • Randall Goss, Treasurer
  • Bill Insley, Secretary
  • Dan LoConte, 2ndVice President
  • Jim Keating, Travel Baseball Commissioner

 

Discussion Items

 

  • Steve Bosco
    • Fall Soccer season underway.
    • Marcia Kissane has resigned as Softball Commissioner.
      • Discussion of potential replacements.
    • Picture Day is set for Flag Football
      • Sunday, August 26th(8:00am – 11:00am)

 

  • Bill Insley
    • Fall Softball Update
      • In communication with Marcia Kissane prior to her resignation.
      • 11U and 15U levels to be combined into one 12U level as most registrants are 12U and younger – Fall season to be played with Tinley Park Bulldogs.
        • 2 Volunteers have registered to coach; looking for a 3rd
      • 8U level
        • 11 girls are registered – one team.
        • Also looking for a volunteer to coach.
        • 8U to play in the Frankfort Fall League.

 

  • Dan LoConte
    • No discussion items for the meeting.

 

  • Randy Goss
    • No discussion items for the meeting.

 

  • Jim Keating – Travel Baseball Update
    • All travel teams have their rosters set, with one exception. Need to confirm the roster for Jeff Floerke’s 15U team.
    • Sports Huddle Invoice issue:
      • Outstanding $4k invoice
        • 2017 Summer team, managed by Brian MacArthur.

Randy Goss confirms that sufficient deposits were made by MacArthur’s team to cover the invoice.