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OBSA Partners with Chicago Professional Softball Team

Jan 19, 2016 06:27AM ● By Steven Jack

Pictured left to right- Aaron Moore, Sammy Marshall, Steven Bell

The Oswego Baseball Softball Association (OBSA) welcomed  Aaron Moore, General Manager of the Chicago Bandits along with Utility player, Sammy Marshall to Oswego High School last week for a parent informational meeting.  

The OBSA has partnered with the Chicago Bandits (Chicago’s premier professional fastpitch softball team) to offer a unique educational and athletic experience for the girls softball players of Oswego. The league will benefit from six player clinics as well as a special Bandits game night, and an opportunity for 2 teams from each division to play at the Bandits Stadium in Rosemont, IL this summer.  

The OBSA Softball program is open to girls ages 7-18 to play in one of 4 divisions.  The Rookies (girls 7-8), The Minors (girls 9-10), the Majors (girls 11-13), and the Seniors (girls 14-18). 

Coaches will be trained by Bandits staff, and the girls will have hands-on training during clinics that will focus on speed and agility, hitting, fielding, base running, and other vital softball skills.  These clinics will be open to the public but offered free with paid registration for the OBSA Softball  Spring League.  

Registration is open and the early bird deadline is Jan. 31.  The season runs from March- June.  All games are played within Oswego and Yorkville, with the exception of the Senior league which does enjoy short trips to play other teams.

Meredith DeLeo, parent of an OBSA player said, “We have enjoyed this league for the last three years and this new opportunity is amazing. What an awesome opportunity for our girls to see professional softball players, and learn from them! Just one free clinic would be incredible, but six? This is going to be exciting.” 

Steven Bell, Vice President of Softball, is looking forward to this new found relationship and expects to see more participation in each division.  Bell spoke to the parents and coaches to explain how some of the clinics will run, offering clinics prior to the season beginning as well as during the season.  

“We are pleased to work with such a great organization and offer these additional benefits to the softball players here in Oswego.”  He added that softball is a unique sport in that, regardless of skill or past experience, girls of all ages are encouraged to join.

For more information please visit the OBSA website at www.oswegobsa.org.  For questions, email Steven Bell at bizman4@gmail.com

Chicago Bandits schedule and ticket Information can be found at www.chicagobandits.com

INFORMATION PROVIDED BY OSBA