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Eric Lederman Memorial Event Updated 4/13/2014
A ceremony will take place in honor of Dave "Doc" Elko, Ken Pickerill, and Eric Lederman at the April 19th baseball game vs. Marmion.  The Panther Baseball program will be dedicating signs to each of these three individuals at an 11:00 A.M. ceremony prior to the game.  These signs will be displayed proudly out a Jackie's Field of Dreams.  Please come out to the ballpark to honor Coach Elko, Coach Pickerill and Eric Lederman and his family.
In honor of Eric Lederman, Oswego High School and Buffalo Wild Wings will be hosting a fundraiser for the Eric Lederman Scholarship Fund.  A sign will be dedicated to the memory of Eric at the April 19th baseball game vs. Marmion. The ceremony will take place at 11:00 A.M.   Buffalo Wild Wings will also donate 10% of all food purchases on April 19th to Oswego High School and the scholarship fund. Please stop by the athletic office to pick up the flyer for this promotional.

Battle For The Boarder Tournament Updated 4/18/2014
12 U Blue Places 2nd at the Battle for the Border Tournament 

April 19th OBSA Softball Pitching CLINICS Updated 4/1/2014
OBSA In-House Pitching Clinics, April 19th
for all 2014 registered players and coaches

In our efforts to continue to develop both players and coaches, we at OBSA are excited to announce that we have secured a top notch former collegiate and professional softball pitcher and coach, Nancy Evans, to conduct two Softball Pitching Clinics for OBSA here is Oswego on Saturday, April 19th.  She will conduct an OBSA In-House Coaches only pitching clinic geared towards assisting coaches in effectively coaches the mechanics of pitching in the early stages of a player’s development (youth softball).  The second clinic will be open to OBSA In-House Softball Players who desire to increase their knowledge of proper pitching mechanics and those who desire to begin learning how to pitch as a beginner.


Nancy took home a mountain of hardware as a top player in the game throughout her career from 1994-1998 at Arizona State University.  Notable among those was the 1998 Honda Softball Award as the National Player of the Year, first-team All-America honors for two consecutive years, Academic All-America honors, All-College World Series honors and College World Series Most Valuable Player.   As a player, she and her Wildcat teams won three national championships.  She finished her career with a record of 124-8, No. 1 on UA's chart and then No. 3 on the NCAA chart. It remains the best winning percentage in NCAA history.


Evans also played on the USA National team in 1997 when her team won the gold medal in the Pan Am Games. In 1998, she went on to play overseas in Italy where she played in the European Championships. In 1999, she went on to continue her professional career with the WPSL (Women's Professional Fastpitch League) as a member of the Tampa Bay Firestix and won a national championship.  Hillenbrand Stadium at the University of Arizona enshrined Evans' jersey No. 13 on the outfield fence, one of the handfuls of players so honored by the powerhouse collegiate softball program.


Players and Coaches clinics are open to all those registered 2014 OBSA In-House players and coaches. 


Coaches Pitching Clinic:  Saturday, April 19th  from 12:15-1:15pm at the OHS Field House

Players Pitching Clinic: Saturday, April 19th from 1:45 – 2:45pm at the OHS Field House


Nominal Fee of only $10 will be charged for all participants at the door to cover the fee of the instructor and gym fee’s.  Please RSVP in advance to ensure a place in the Pitching Clinic.  RSVP your daughter by e-mailing me at naes95@hotmail.com


This is a great opportunity for all players of all levels to learn from one of the best pitchers and coach in the game of softball.  Please encourage your daughter to attend.  Participants will also have an opportunity to get an autograph from Nancy and picture with her if desired.  I look forward to receiving your RSVP and seeing you there!


Sean Flynn

VP of Softball, OBSA


C: 616-690-0844

Spring 2014 Schedules Updated 4/2/2014
Practice Schedules have been completed and available.  Most of the games are listed in the system as well; however, we are still making some changes. 
Please do not print the schedule, as it may change throughout the season due to weather, reschedules, practices added during the season, etc.  The most accurate up to date schedule will always be on the website.
Please utilize the links on the site if you forgot your ID and/or password.
Report any issues with logging into the website to Dan Zalenka, duqzalenka@hotmail.com

SPIRITWEAR Updated 3/29/2014

Panther Spiritwear Is Here!!!

All items are new for 2014!

Visit our Boombah "Spiritwear" link and make sure you are properly outfitted for the season.

Help support OBSA. Boombah has agreed to donate a % of all spiritwear sales back to OBSA.

Softball Congratulations Updated 3/12/2014

Congratulations to the following OBSA Softball Players who made their high school teams:


Amanda Kusiak & Danielle Macias – OHS Freshmen

Danielle Thorne & Caitlyn Webb – OEHS Freshmen

Jocelyn Gonzales – OEHS JV


Well-done ladies!

2014 Sping/Summer Registration Updated 3/31/2014



Friday, December 6, 2013


To guarantee a spot on a roster, you must register by Sunday, January 26, 2014.  Registrations received after that date, late registration fees apply.  Registrations received after January 26, 2014, will not be guaranteed a roster spot and will be placed on a roster on a first come, first served basis.

If you are unable to register online or desire not to make online payments and need assistance registering your son or daughter, please email:

 For Baseball contact Dan Zalenka @ duqzalenka@hotmail.com 

For Softball contact Sean Flynn @ naes95@hotmail.com


To register click here:  https://www.manageyourleague.com/OBSA/LMS/Reg5/register.php?reg_set=&Lid=1&season=11&reset=1


Dick's is also offering a Baseball Softball Camp, please scroll down this page for more information



A local recreation league registered with the national Protect Our Nation's Youth (P.O.N.Y.) organization!

The goal of OBSA's spring baseball and softball programs is to provide current and aspiring baseball and softball players a safe, wholesome environment with a balanced mix of teaching fundamentals of the game, how to play competitively, teamwork, sportsmanship and generally conduct themselves with class and respect at all times.

Who Is Eligible:

OBSA is open to all students (boys and girls) in Oswego CUSD #308 or all (boys and girls) who reside within the boundaries of Oswego CUSD #308 as follows:

OBSA Pony Baseball ages 5 through 18

OBSA Pony Softball ages 7 through 16

            Baseball (boys & girls)*:               Softball (girls only)*: 

               DIVISION                                               DIVISION

           Shetland:  5 & 6                                      Rookie:   7 & 8

             Pinto:  7 & 8                                           Minor:   9 - 10

          Mustang:   9 & 10                                     Majors:  11 - 13

           Bronco:  11 & 12                                    Seniors:  14 - 18         

             Pony:  13 & 14                                       

            Colt/Palamino:  15-18


     Baseball teams will be organized by age groups above according to age as of  April 30th 2014

Softball teams will be organized by age groups above according to age as of  December 31st 2013

*Age Level is determined by 1) if you are the age [ ] by April 30th, 2014 (baseball) or by December 31, 2013 (softball), you will play in that level. For example: if you are 6 years of age today and will be 7 years of age by [ ] by April 30th, 2014 (baseball) or by December 31, 2013 (softball), you can play at the Pinto or Rookie level, or 2) If you are 14 years of age by April 30th, 2014 (baseball) or by December 31, 2013 (softball) and are a freshman in high school, you can play at the lowest eligible level or you can play at the next higher level (intended for high school age participants) or you can play both but must pay both fees.

* Schedules and age groupings are subject to change based on final registration count

To register click here: https://www.manageyourleague.com/OBSA/LMS/Reg5/register.php?reg_set=&Lid=1&season=11&reset=1

2014 Season: 

  • In order to be guaranteed a roster spot, you must complete your son and or daughters registration by January 26, 2014.
  • Season will consist of 14 games, 1 game on a weekday and one game Saturday or Sunday
  • With the exception of OBSA Shetland Baseball and Rookie Softball, all other teams are "kid pitch"
  • Season games start on April 26th  and runs approximately 10 weeks (end of June).  ***The Colt Season will begin after the High school seasons are over, typically the first week of June for the first game and runs through the end of July.***
  • Shetland, Pinto and Rookie Team Rosters will be selected randomly, no car pool requests please. Siblings in the same age group will be placed on same team
  • Mustang, Bronco, Pony, Minor and Major participants are required to attend evaluations and will be drafted. Siblings in the same age group will be placed on same team, unless otherwise requested.

2014 Fees: 


Shetland$ 110.00**
Pinto$ 180.00**
Mustang$ 200.00**
Bronco$ 200.00**
Pony$ 200.00**
Colt/Palomino  $ 250.00** 
$ 155.00**
$ 175.00**
Majors$ 185.00**
$ 200.00**





Baseball Fees Above Include: Cap, t-shirt and pant

Softball Fees Above Include: T-shirt, socks, and pant 


Payment Plan: 

Payment plans are no longer available for new players registered after the final payment due date of February 15th, 2014

OBSA will offer a payment plan as follows:

1st payment = 50% down, 2nd payment, balance due Feb 15 *Payments are not automatically deducted.  You need to monitor your fees through your OBSA MYL account.

*Registration payment dates: 1st payment (50% down) for all registrations completed between Dec 6, 2013 and Feb 15, 2014.  Registrations received after Jan 26, 2014 and before Feb 22, 2014  will be assessed a $25.00 late fee.  Any registration received after January 26, 2014 will be assessed a late fee and conditionally accepted with full payment due upon registration.  Conditionally accepted registrations will be placed on a waiting list.  Conditionally accepted applicants will be placed on a team on a first come first served basis. Final payments will be due on or before February 22, 2013.  Players will not be issued uniforms or allowed to practice or play unless all fees are paid. 

Late Fee:  A $25 per player late fee will be assessed if a player is not registered by JANUARY 26, 2014.  This is to encourage all parents to register their child by this date in order for the organization to submit league uniform orders that will guarantee timely delivery and allow the organization to make the appropriate coaching assignments.  Parents, please pass the word around that registration is open and that January 26, 2014 is last date before a late fee will be assessed.

Waiting List:  Any registration received after January 26, 2014 will be conditionally accepted and are not guaranteed a spot on a team.  Conditionally accepted registrations will be placed on a waiting list.  Conditionally accepted applicants will be placed on a team on a first come first served basis.  In the event we are unable to place your child on a team, your registration fee, less any online registration processing fees charged to OBSA.

Equipment:  OBSA will provide each participant with a t-shirt, pant, cap and or visor.  OBSA will also provide team equipment, including team bag, helmets, catching equipment, including catcher's mitt, practice balls, game balls, scorebook and first-aid kits.  Parents are encouraged to purchase their own helmets, mouth-guard, cleats (see below), facemask (for softball), bat, and glove.  NOTE:  Only rubber/plastic cleats are allowed in OBSA In-House Baseball and Softball.  The only exception would be OBSA's Colt/Palomino League. 

Allowed Bats:  OBSA's Colt/Palomino League bats must be BBCOR certified, no less than drop three (-3) and no wider in diameter than 2 5/8" i.e. IHSA regulation.  For OBSA In-house baseball, no bat shall be wider in diameter than 2 5/8" and in 2014, all bats must have the USSSA BPF 1.15 stamp on the bat.  OBSA DOES NOT ALLOW ANY 2 3/4" BATS

DICKS DISCOUNT COUPONS WILL BE AVAILABLE. (more info will be provided).

 Parents Who Have Registered: To update your account and or player profile or make payments click here:  http://www.manageyourleague.com/OBSA NOTE: You will reach a page titled "Test Page", viewing the menu above test page, click the link titled "Team Login" and enter your parent id and password.

For more information please review the website or contact Dan Zalenka at duqzalenka@hotmail.com

Good luck and we will see you soon!

OBSA Executive Board

If you are having trouble registering, please email Dan Zalenka at duqzalenka@hotmail.com

Baseball Softball Experience Camp! Updated 1/14/2014
As a way to give back and support OBSA, Dick’s Sporting Goods has teamed up with the Baseball Factory and Softball Factory to provide a Baseball Softball Experience Camp that will take place Saturday, April 5th and Sunday, April 6th at Players Indoor Sports Center in Naperville!

Registration is only $20 (non-refundable) and all participants who attend the event will receive a $20 Dick's Sporting Goods gift card! Participants must attend the event to receive the gift card. Gift cards will not be issued to participants who register for the event but do not attend.

To register please visit WWW.DSGCAMPS.com. Spots are limited so register today! 

Through a variety of challenges, stations and drills, players will receive expert instruction from the Baseball Factory and Softball Factory coaches to increase their on-field ability and overall confidence for future success.

Sharpen Your Batting Skills: Receive personalized instruction to help perfect your swing

Fielding Practice: Develop the proper footwork and positioning to make the highlight plays in the field

Throwing: The Baseball Factory coaches will work on your arm action, angle and positioning to improve your velocity and accuracy

Dick's Sporting Goods Fitting Zone: Get fit for the right size bat by a professional

Coaching Tips: Parents and coaches take home drills to help improve their game

Hope to see you there!


Dick’s Sporting Goods

2013 Ron Westphal Chevy Youth Baseball Updated 11/5/2013

 OBSA Announces 2013 IPAD Winners!

OBSA and Ron Westphal Chevrolet announced its 2013 Chevy Youth Baseball IPAD winners. Now in its seventh year, Chevy Youth Baseball is a grassroots initiative that establishes a positive relationship between local dealers and the communities they serve. Chevy Dealers, such as Ron Westphal Chevrolet, sponsor their local youth baseball leagues (OBSA) as a part of Chevrolet's nationwide commitment to support youth sports, one community at a time.

The 2013 program provided assistance to OBSA and approximately 330 leagues within the Central region with Ron Westphal and other select Chevrolet dealers in the Central region contributing over $600,000 in monetary and equipment donations.

This year’s lucky IPAD winners were:  Ashley Kelly, Jeff Lewis and Nicole Triplett


Pictured (from L to R):  John Thorson, Nicole Triplett (IPAD winner), Dan Schwebke, GM Ron Westphal Chevrolet, Jeff Lewis (IPAD winner), Darrin Johnson and members of OBSA Panther Travel

Not Pictured: Ashley Kelly (IPAD winner) 



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