Board Meeting Minutes – April 10th, 2018

Tinley Park Bobcats

Board Meeting Minutes

April 10th, 2018

 

Attendees

 

  • Steve Bosco, President
  • Randall Goss, Treasurer
  • Bill Insley, Secretary
  • Joe Bressanelli, Baseball Commissioner
  • Jim Keating, Travel Baseball Commissioner
  • Marcia Kissane, Softball Commissioner
  • Rich Granata, Challengers Baseball
  • Brian Burke, Flag Football Commissioner

 

Discussion Items

 

  • Steve Bosco
    • Interview with Ron Centanni of Discover Tinley is now available to be viewed on Tinley Public Access Channel or on-line. Interview discusses the Tinley Park Bobcats Organization and the sports offered to kids.
    • Softball Scoreboard Update
      • As discussed in prior board meeting, an inquiry was made by Nicholas Henkle regarding a scoreboard at Bettenhausen Park Field #2 for softball.
      • Approval by the Park District is required for the scoreboard as it has lights and may distract homeowners near the field.
      • A cost estimate for the scoreboard is approx. $4,400. This was the amount paid for the Challenger Scoreboard a few years ago.

 

  • Bill Insley
    • No discussion items for the meeting.

 

  • Randy Goss
    • No discussion items for the meeting.

 

  • Joe Bressanelli – Baseball Update
    • Waiting for the spring weather to improve to begin in-house practices.
    • One family (Boyce) received a registration refund due to health concerns.
    • One player was moved from Shetland to Pinto.
    • Provided Ron Woodworth of the TP Park District the game schedules to set the timers for the lights at Bettenhausen.

 

  • Jim Keating – Travel Baseball Update
    • Field Maintenance Day was last Saturday, April 7th.
    • Sprinkler System Project on Field #1 at Bettenhausen to start tomorrow, Wednesday, April 11th.
      • Additional electrical work to be done as part of the project – discussions ongoing on where to put the electrical box.
    • Need new signage around Bettenhausen Park – new signage is needed as the old signs (with the old logo) were put up.
    • Outfield grass at all 3 fields needs to be rolled as a result of the outfield drainage project last fall. Will contact the PD to request they roll the grass.

 

  • Brian Burke – Flag Football Update
    • Working with Andrew High School to secure the fields for the Fall season.
    • Working with Ron Woodworth of the TP Park District to secure Freedom Field for the Fall Season.
    • Trying to determine whom to contact about the field at Helen Keller School.
    • Registration for Fall Season is now open.
    • Roma in Frankfort is not yet interested in a partnership for an indoor flag season. Plan is to wait them out to compare registration numbers.

 

  • Rich Granata – Challenger Update
    • Would like to thank the volunteers at Field Maintenance Day who put up the helmet racks/bat racks on Challenger Field.
    • Trying to put together a Colt level team (15 – 16 yr. olds).
      • Would use Vogt Woods as their home field.
    • Challenger teams have received their uniforms from “Be Creative”.

 

  • Marcia Kissane – Softball Update
    • Looking for an extra box to hold the pitching machine near the batting cages.
      • Jim and Joe confirm they’ll be able to find her one as there is at least one extra box near the shed that is not being used.
    • High School Rec registration is now closed. 15 girls registered.
    • Waiting on Frankfort to release the game schedule for the 10U, 12U, and 15U levels.
    • Tommy O’Connell Fundraiser – June 22, 2018
      • Would like to know if the Bobcats can do anything for the event as an organization to help.
        • Further discussions to take place to come up with ideas to help.
      • One issue with 15U player – wanted to change teams as there are two teams at that level. Resolution is near.
      • Mokena has backed out of the Bobcat League at Barrette’s (8U). They wanted to use a pitching machine, but the Bobcat rules do not allow it.
      • All coaches have been given login credentials for the National Assocation of Youth Sports (“NAYS”) training on-line.
      • Any updates on background checks for coaches?
        • Steve to follow-up with Brandi Parke.
      • Questions on SI Play
        • Some coaches are not receiving the e-mails/communications from SI Play
          • Per Randy – Issue may be related to only some of the parents/coaches having the SI Play application. Communications sent through the App will not go through to e-mail. Only parents that have the App will receive those communications.