Category Archives: Softball


                                                                 Tinley Park Bobcats Baseball & Softball

                                                                                 Umpire Clinic for 2018


Umpires…..The clinic times and days are set Friday, March 9rd from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm and Saturday March 10th from Noon to 2:00 pm. It will be held at Memorial Elementary School in Tinley Park at 6701 179th Street. Please use the Main entrance door on the East side of the building. This will be the only door that is open.

THIS IS A MANDATORY CLINIC TO UMPIRE FOR THE BOBCATS. If you are 12 years old to 18 years old or a senior in high school. New and younger umpires are encouraged to attend both days.

If you know of any friends that might be interested in umpiring this year, please forward this e-mail to them.

I look forward to seeing everyone at the clinic, please email me if you are planning to attend the clinic.

If you are away at college, please let me know if you are still interested in umpiring this year and when you will be home from school.


Joe Hawker

Umpire Coordinator Tinley Park Bobcats




Hello Bobcat Softball Families,

I hope everyone is just as excited to see the sun as I am.  We are getting closer to our Spring Season., with that in mind I wanted to send a quick update.  We were able to secure more space for our Fundamentals Camp starting this Wednesday, February 28th from 6:30-8PM and every Wednesday for the next 4 weeks.  If you have already registered please look out for an email that will be sent with specific information.

I have reopened registration for the Fundamental Camps until tomorrow if anyone missed the deadline.  I do need to close it at 5PM tomorrow to ensure I have proper groups put together for the camp to run seamlessly.

Don’t forget that our last walk-up registration is this coming Saturday, March 3rd at Dick’s Sporting Goods in Tinley Park.  ALL SPRING SPORT REPRESENTATIVES WILL BE ON-SITE, to answer any questions you may have. We will be there from 10AM-12PM.


Looking forward to a great 2018 Season.


Best regards,

Marcia Kissane


Bobcats Softball Commissioner


Hello Bobcat Families,

Sending out this gentle reminder that Spring registration continues to remain open online and our last walk up date is next Saturday, March 3.  Registration closes on March 4th.  In order to get teams in order, coaches assigned and uniforms ordered timely, please register asap.

If your daughter is interested in the Spring Fundamental camp that starts next Wednesday and runs every Wednesday for 4 weeks, please sign her up by end of day today.  The camp will be held at the Orland Hills Recreation Center from 6:30-8:00 PM.

Please feel free to send me an email with any questions.

Have a great weekend!

Marcia Kissane

Bobcats Softball Commissioner


Softball Fundamental Camp Update

Hello Bobcat Softball Families,

Just a reminder that Spring Registration remains open on line and our next walk up registration will be March 3rd.  If you have not signed your daughter up for the Softball Fundamental Camps there is still time.  We have extended registration for the Fundamentals Camp through this Friday.  Please reach out if you should have any questions.

Best regards,

Marcia Kissane

Bobcat Softball Commissioner


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

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).

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