Category Archives: Softball


Attention Bobcat Softball Families:

Online registration remains open, but we are providing two walk up dates to register in person or to complete payment if needed.  A league representative and myself will be there to answer any questions you may have for the upcoming season.  Please note we will have samples at each walk up for accurate uniform sizing if you need your daughter to try on prior to noting in her registration form.

These walk ups will be held at Dick’s Sporting Goods in Tinley Park and this also gives you an opportunity to get your daughters equipment if needed for the Spring Season.

The dates are as follows:

Dick’s Sporting Goods

7370 W. 191st St

Tinley Park

Tuesday, Feb 6 (6pm – 8:30pm)

Saturday, March 3 (10am – 12pm)

Please feel free to email with any questions.


Marcia Kissane

Softball Commissioner


Bobcat Families,

As we are nearing the 2018 Season, we are working hard to create a FUN learning environment for our girls.  We are in search of parents/volunteers who have softball experience or have coached in the past to join our organization at all levels.  As we promote sound fundamentals we also want to ensure that encouraging FUN and love for the game are equally important.  Coaches this year will be required to attend a training session to receive a NAYS certification and a clear understanding of the Bobcat Softball Goals.  We strongly believe in the core values that NAYS provides and want to ensure we give our coaches/volunteers the same tools to serve our softball community.  Please visit our online site and register as a coach/volunteer.  If you have any questions please feel free to email Marcia Kissane, Softball Commissioner, at

2018 Softball Fundamental Camp Registration



Hello Bobcat Softball Community,

With “Fundamentals and FUN” being the main focus of our Bobcat Softball program we are happy to announce that we are holding Pre-Season camps starting mid February. These camps will be held starting on Wednesday February 28th from 6:30-8PM and run for 4 weeks. Former softball players and coaches will be instructing the girls on the fundamentals of throwing, hitting and fielding. Specialty drills for pitching and catching will also be worked on. Please come join us as we prepare for the 2018 Season.  Online registration is open.  Please note: you MUST be registered with the 2018 Bobcat Spring Softball organization in order to participate in this camp.  Any questions please send to Marcia Kissane

2018 Spring Softball Update




Hello Bobcat Softball Community,


Tinley Park Bobcats Softball registration is open for the 2018 Season.  We welcome girls from Tinley Park, Orland Hills, Orland Park, and the surrounding communities at resident fees.  Come join our organization as we focus on the fundamentals of softball at all levels while encouraging teamwork and most of all, FUN, in an organized sport.  All divisions will teach the girls the necessary fundamentals of the game while increasing their skill level throughout the year and preparing them for the next level. While the Bobcat Softball Organization focuses on teaching the girls the fundamentals, it also highly recognizes the importance of incorporating life skills.  We have made a decision this season to invest in our coaches and provide them with training and certification through the National Alliance for Youth Sports (“NAYS”), a nonprofit organization that educates, equips, and empowers youth sports leaders, volunteers, and parents so all children can enjoy the lifelong benefits of sports.  We have become a member organization of NAYS and look forward to the program training all head coaches will receive this year.


In addition, this year we are providing fundamental skills camps that run weekly from mid-February to mid-March.  For anyone interested in these camps, please see the registration options on SI play. Please note you will need to be registered with the Bobcats for the upcoming spring 2018 season in order to participate.  A small fee will be charged to cover our instructors and gym time.


I am also excited to announce that this year we now have 2 Full-Time travel teams and 3 Part-Time travel teams that have been working out together preparing for their upcoming seasons.  Our tryouts for these teams are held in August every year.  Please stay tuned for further information.


Bobcat softball is a volunteer organization and relies heavily on league representatives, coaches, team moms and parents to contribute their time throughout the year to ensure a positive experience and playing facility for our girls.  Volunteering is required of all levels of the softball organization.   If you do not wish to be a manager, coach, or team mom, parents are still required to serve a few hours in our concession stand.  However, there is an option to buy-out of this service time.  Please reach out with any inquiries regarding our program.


I look forward to serving you as Softball commissioner and I’m open to any suggestions you may have to better our program.  I encourage parents to stay involved and participate in parent meetings and any other opportunities that surface.  With the league representatives and volunteers that have already come forward, I am looking forward to this upcoming year as we all have one goal to work towards: “Preparing our girls with fundamental skills to play a game that will not only teach them life lessons but encourage teamwork and goal setting, all while having fun.”

Best Regards,

Marcia Kissane

Tinley Park Bobcats Softball Commissioner

Registration for 2018

2018 Spring Softball Online Registration is OPEN, you will be able to use your credits/shares you earned from previous volunteer years you might have ( to check how many you have please go to you online “Family Account” and it will tell you) and also pay with a credit card.  If you need to pay by check and can not make one of the walk updates please contact for directions.

This year we are going away from Paper since you can prefill out your registration online through your Family Account.  If you need to write a check please go into your “Family Account” register your child(ren)/yourself for volunteer spot(s) all the way  to the check out option and write a check for the amount that is in your shopping cart.  You can attend a walk up to turn in your check and we can answer any questions.  Once the walk up dates are established we will post below.

Softball (Commissioner Marcia Kissane –

      • Pixie T (5-6 yrs old) – $55.00
      • 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
      • High School (15-18 yrs old) – $190.00



Our Season begins with practices the week of April 1st weather permitting and games start the week of May 1st.  The Season will go through the last week of June and play offs will follow.  Registration on-line is now open and walk up dates are still to be determined.   Please check back soon for updates and date for parent meeting.



Players must be age indicated on January 1.  Bobcats have full and part time travel leagues for girls interested in playing at the competitive-level in the Chicagoland Sunday League and in Spring/Summer tournaments.  To be eligible, players must register and play for in-house rec teams and pay a fee in addition to that for the rec league.  Travel meetings and tryouts take place beginning in August of the prior year.

For more information, please contact the softball commissioner Marcia Kissane @

To be involved in any of the Bobcats recreational programs

Each team commits to run the concession stand at Bettenhausen Park as well as participate in the fundraising program. In addition, donations from businesses, companies, and individuals are always welcome as the Bobcats is a non-profit, tax-exempt civic organization dedicated to helping our south suburban youth. You can help by donating your time, talents, resources. To begin your corporate donation now, contact the Sport Specific Commissioner or the Treasurer of the Bobcats (contact information on the “Contact Us” page at the top).