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.”
Tinley Park Bobcats Softball Commissioner