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Saturday, July 16, 2016  






The Bridgeport Bombers Online store is now open! Click on link below. ALL ORDERS MUST BE PLACED BY NOVEMBER 28th! The store will be closed for good on that day! All orders including payments are handled online. Order will be shipped to Bombers Headquarters and passed out once we receive. Orders will be received approximately 3 weeks following close of store. Get your gear on!!



The Bridgeport Bombers Softball Program is pleased to announce that Coach Larry Ray will host a slapping/bunting clinic at the Bombers Academy on Wednesday November 18th & and Thursday November 19th. Coach Larry has over 30 years of coaching experience and is currently an Assistant coach at Emory University, (Formerly at University of Arizona). Coach Ray is a renowned instructor of slap hitting, coaching many successful collegiate and Olympic players. For more information about Coach Larry Ray, please see his bio below. 


What: Bunting/Slapping Clinic for players of all ages (1- hour Semi-private lesson) 

When: Wednesday November 18th and Thursday November 19th 

Where: Bombers Academy 4425 S. Western (rear building off alley) 

Time: 4-9pm Hour time Slots 

Cost: $100.00 per lesson 

Registration forms are available on the Bridgeport Bombers Website and by emailing 

For more information contact Janet Galvin via email or by phone 773-573-4250 


Coach Larry Ray’s Bio 

Emory University head softball coach Penny Siqueiros has announced that Larry Ray, one of the preeminent names in college softball, will join the Eagles' staff as an assistant coach for the 2016 season. 


Ray owns over 30 years of coaching experience, 21 of which came during a pair of stints at the University of Arizona. His first run with the Wildcats came from 1986 through 1995 as an assistant, where he was part of a program that captured the 1991, 1993 and 1994 NCAA Division I national title. Ray then spent the next five years as the head coach at the University of Florida, guiding the Gators through their inaugural four seasons. Ray fashioned a won-lost ledger of 169-106 while calling the shots at UF, including a 47-22 won-lost ledger in 1998 that included a Southeastern Conference Championship. Ray returned to Arizona in 2002 for a second time as an assistant under head coach Mike Candrea and held that post until 2012. With Candrea serving as the USA Olympic Team Coach, Ray assumed the interim head coaching duties at Arizona in 2004 and 2008, chalking up a 96-25 record and a pair of NCAA Tournament berths. The 2004 unit rolled to a 55-6 overall mark while the 2008 team registered a 41-19 slate and a seventh-place finish in the Women's College World Series. His career record as a head coach stands at 265-131. A renowned instructor of slap-hitting, Ray's tutoring has coached some of the best slappers in collegiate softball history, including former Arizona standout Caitlin Lowe (2004-07), a four-time first-team All-American and former leadoff hitter for the U.S. Women's National Team. Ray also mentored Autumn Champion (2003-06), a two-time All-American who paced the NCAA in hitting in 2004. A graduate of Idaho State, Ray lettered as a second baseman in baseball and wide receiver and kicker in football. He lettered two years in football and one year in baseball at West Valley Junior College in Campbell, Calif., (now in Saratoga) in 1968-69 before transferring to ISU. He was the football scoring leader for California junior colleges in 1969. 

Ray played in five world tournaments in competitive fastpitch as a middle infielder. He has produced a number of successful instructional videos on coaching techniques for slap hitting and the short game. 







AGE____________________Grade in School_____________________________________ 

Wednesday November 18th or Thursday November 19th Time is reserved on 1st come 1st serve basis with payment Wednesday Thursday 4:00-5:00pm _______ 4:00-5:00pm _______ 

5:00-6:00pm________ 5:00-6:00pm________ 

6:00-7:00pm________ 6:00-7:00pm________ 

7:00-8:00pm________ 7:00-8:00pm________ 

8:00-9:00pm________ 8:00-9:00pm________ 


Waiver of Liability, Release agreement 

My daughter ______________________________________has my permission to participate in this slapping/bunting clinic hosted by Coach Larry Ray and the Bridgeport Bombers Academy. In doing so, I release, indemnify and agree to hold harmless all personnel associated with Bridgeport Bombers including clinicians, sponsors, coaches, officers and directors. I give consent and authorize Bombers personnel to provide all medical attention in case of emergency. With my Signature I accept the Waiver of Liability and release agreement for my daughter’s participation in the Bridgeport Bombers Softball program. 

Participant Signature ________________________ 

Parent’s Signature___________________________Dated __________________ 


FEE: $100.00 pd by cash or check to Bridgeport Bombers due by November 5th. For more information please contact Janet Galvin, Director of Softball Operations 773-573-4250 or via email at 

Bombers Headed to Cooperstown Dreams Park

July 15, 2016

The Bombers have received their invite to attend the Week of July 16th to Cooperstown DreamsPark. 

The Bridgeport Bombers twelve year old team will be the 10th Bomber team (2006, 2008,2009, 2011,2012,2013(2),2014,2015,2016) that will attend the Cooperstown Dreams Park Tournament.

For those that dont know about the Tournament it is considered the greatest expereience for a 12 year old player. The Bombers past teams that went there still rememeber the fun that they had and considered that one of their greatest trips of all time. Over 3,000 teams get turned down a year to attend Cooperstown Dreams park. The Bombers cherish their invite every year.

I highly reccomend that you visit the website below for additional details.

Cooperstown Dreams Park

2016 Bridgeport Bombers Softball Coaching Staff!!


Janet Galvin Director of Softball Operations 

Janet is the Director of Softball Operations for the Bridgeport Bombers and very active member of the coaching staff. She is responsible for player development for all teams.  Janet brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and energy to the Bombers Program. 

Janet graduated from Lewis University, where she played softball on scholarship and was also a member of the volleyball team. At Lewis, she was a 3 time MVP, and was selected to the Great Lakes Valley Conference teams 3 times. In 1992, Janet was inducted into the Lewis University Hall of Fame. 

Janet attended Lourdes High school where she played several sports. She was inducted in the Girl’s Catholic Athletic Conference (GCAC) Hall of Fame in 2005. 

In addition to fast pitch experience, Janet has extensive experience in 16” slow pitch playing for south side powerhouse teams like Desparados-Rose n Crown, Shinnick’s Bad Attitude, and Wilson. In 2008, Janet was inducted into the 16” Softball Hall of Fame. 

Janet has had stellar playing career and has coached many young athletes for the past 35 years. Janet is currently employed by the City of Chicago. She and her husband Jim, have two children, James who is finishing his studies to be a Chiropractor at Logan University and daughter Julie is a senior at Saint Mary’s College Notre Dame, Indiana majoring in Communicative Disorders/Pre-Med. 

“I am so proud of the Bridgeport Bombers Softball Program. This program is one of a kind. It is run, and coached by current and former players who love the game and have a deep commitment and passion for training and teaching the next generation of softball players.” 

The Bombers program is excited to have Janet directing this program and we look forward to more exciting things in 2016! 

Marcy Corbett Strength & Conditioning Coach 

Marcy is currently entering her 2nd year as a Bombers Coach. In 2015 Marcy joined the Bombers staff as Strength & Conditioning coach and brought a well of experience and energy to our program. 

Marcy Corbett graduated from Morton West High School in 2004. After graduation, she went onto DePaul University where she received a full ride softball scholarship. Marcy was recruited for her offense and earned the starting 1st base position her sophomore year. 

In the 2004/2005 season her team went to the Women’s College World Series after defeating Northwestern. She also received All Freshman Team and Academic Honor Roll honors that year. In her sophomore year, she received the NFCA Second Team All Mid-East Region Honor, Big East Player of the Week recognition and was on the Academic Honor Roll. 

The 2006/2007 season was the best season for the Blue Demons. In the Super Regionals that year, DePaul defeated number one ranked Oklahoma to advance to the Women’s College World Series and finished 6th in the country that year. Marcy’s senior year, Cat Osterman was her assistant coach, and she was able to learn from one of the top softball players in the world. That year the Blue Demons won their Conference Tournament and played against the Olympic Team. 

In both, Marcy’s junior and senior year, she maintained being on the Academic Honor Roll. Marcy kept a 3.3/4.0 G.P.A throughout college and while traveling with softball. She majored in Sport and Fitness Management and graduated in June of 2008. 

After graduation, Marcy went onto coach travel softball. She coached the Lemont Rockers 16U, Orland Park A’s 18u and Orland Park Magic 16u teams. She also provides private softball lessons and private training lessons; where she specializes in offensive/defensive mechanics and softball specific training exercises.

Currently, Marcy works at Morton West High School and is the Reassessment Center/Lab Coordinator and head Varsity softball coach. 

She is married and has a step son. The Bridgeport Bombers are pleased to have Marcy Corbett back in 2016 for an exciting year!   

Frankie Castagna Head Coach 12u -1st team

Frankie is in her 3rd year as a Bombers Coach. She was the head coach for the 10u team in 2014, and coach for the 12u team in 2015. IN 2016, Frankie will be the head coach for the 12u-1st team and will spend time working with all the teams. Frankie is currently a Senior- majoring in Athletic Training at Lewis University.  She is a member of the softball team where she plays 2nd base. Frankie attended De La Salle Institute, where she was a 4-year Varsity starter on the softball team. Frankie also played basketball at De La Salle. Frankie was named to the Girls Catholic Conference team her senior season in both basketball and softball. Also In her Senior year at De La Salle Frankie was awarded by the Illinois High School Association, the “Do What’s Right- Sportsperson of the Year” Award.  This award is presented by the IHSA to a student-athlete of a member school who exemplifies positive sportsmanship while interacting with opposing fan, and players. 

Castagna said “I am excited to have the opportunity to coach under Director Galvin and have the opportunity to work with these young athletes.” 

Kelly Crowley  Assistant coach all levels 

Kelly is in her 2nd year as a Bombers Coach. Kelly coached the 12u team in 2015.  Kelly is currently a senior at Roosevelt University where she is majoring in Elementary Education. Kelly is a left handed first baseman on the Roosevelt Softball team.  In her 1st season, Kelly was a CCAC Second Team All-conference selection.  Kelly attended De La Salle Institute, where she was a 4-year Varsity starter.  She received Girls Catholic Athletic (GCAC) and Academic Conference honors her junior and senior year. Kelly was also a four year starter on the De La Salle Meteor basketball team.  Kelly has extensive travel softball experience playing with the Chicago Rockets and Chicago Out Burst. “I am looking forward to a great 2016. 2015 was a fun year, getting to know and working with the girls. We improved every time we took the field.” The Bombers are excited to have Kelly back in 2016 and look forward to a great year with Coach Kelly. 

Nicole Kappelman Assistant coach all levels 

Nicole is also in her 2nd year as a Bombers Coach. She coached the 12u team in 2015. Nicole is currently a senior at Lewis University in Romeoville where she is majoring in Elementary Education. Nicole is an outfielder on the Lewis Flyer softball team. She attended Naperville Central High School, playing softball all 4 years. Nicole has extensive travel ball experience having played for The Bulls/Sox training academy, Stone City, and the Homer Hawks.   Nicole’s experience will be a tremendous asset for the Bombers in 2016. 

Rebecca Brazel  11/12’s -2nd Team Head Coach 

Rebecca "Becca"  Brazel is currently a Senior at St. Ambrose University majoring in Theatre and Business Management. As a theater major Becca has performed in productions such as ChicagoSpamalot, Importance of Being Earnest (where she got to perform with a Broadway Director), and most recently, Junie B. Jones.

Becca attended De La Salle Institute where she was a pitcher on the softball team. She was on varsity all four years. She also was a member of the Drama Club and was cast in the spring production her senior year. 

Becca brings a wealth of travel experience to the Bombers having played for the Chicago Rockets, Oak Lawn Diamonds and Hegewisch Synergy. 

Becca is returning to the Bombers coaching staff in 2016. She was a coach for the 12u team in 2014.  We are excited to have Becca back at the coaching helm in 2016.

Bridgeport Bombers Announce New Partnership!



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Tuesday, August 04, 2015


LISLE, Ill. – The Bulls/Sox Academy and the Bridgeport Bombers announce partnership agreement in which the White Sox Youth Academy will serve as the official instructional training provider of the Chicago travel baseball program.


This is one of many partnerships of its kind for the Bulls/Sox Academy which is the nation’s only year-round youth player development facility in the country owned and operated by two professional teams. The White Sox Youth Academy focuses on teaching the fundamentals and supporting young athletes as they strive to reach a goal of playing at the next level. 


“We are very excited about the partnership between the Bombers and the Academy to bring training to the kids in the Bridgeport area,” said Michael Huff, former White Sox outfielder and current Vice President of Baseball & Fastpitch at the Bulls/Sox Academy.  “Along with my former teammate Dan Pasqua as well as former major leaguer, and south side resident, Jim Adduci, we look forward to working with the Bombers to create individual practice plans for each team based upon their skill level and needs.”


The Bulls/Sox Academy opened in 2001 in Lisle, Illinois, and runs extensive training programs in basketball, baseball, fastpitch softball and sports conditioning for boys and girls from beginner to professional. Bulls/Sox Academy locations are located in Glen Ellyn, LaGrange, and Lisle, Illinois.  For more information, go to or call 630-324-8221.





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Upcoming Events

Wednesday, Nov 25
Team Practice (15s)6:00pmBomber's Training Academy
(12s) - Team Practice7:30pmBomber's Training Academy
Friday, Nov 27
Team Practice (10s)5:30pmBomber's Training Academy
Saturday, Nov 28
Team Practice (12s)8:30amBomber's Training Academy
Team Practice (15s)10:00amBomber's Training Academy
Team Practice (13s)10:30amBomber's Training Academy
Softball Pitching Lessons12:00pmBomber's Training Academy
Sunday, Nov 29
Team Practice (15s)9:00amBomber's Training Academy
Monday, Nov 30
Softball Practice (14s)6:00pmBomber's Training Academy
(14s) Team Practice7:45pmBomber's Training Academy
Tuesday, Dec 1
Softball Practice (12s)6:00pmBomber's Training Academy
Wednesday, Dec 2
Team Practice (15s)6:00pmBomber's Training Academy
(12s) - Team Practice7:30pmBomber's Training Academy

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