Last Updated: June 14, 2013

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  • Panther Tryouts Aug 11th & 25th 12:00-1:30 Westwood Field Darien


There are three types of baseball players: those that make it happen, those who watch it happen, and those who wonder what happens.  Tommy Lasorda

You must try to generate happiness within yourself, If you aren't happy in one place, chances are you won't be happy anyplace. - Ernie Banks

One of the beautiful things about baseball is that every once in a awhile you come into a situation where you want to, and where you have to, reach down and prove something.  - Nolan Ryan

Baseball is, and always will be, the best game in the world. - Babe Ruth

If you're not practicing, someone else is, somewhere, and he'll be ready to take your job. -Brooks Robinson


Parents and Players;

You can still get your Panthers Spiritwear with our new online store. Go to the following link and order away !!




The Panthers are Proud to be 1 of the very few true independent traveling "Renegade" baseball teams in the U.S.A.
We have no town or club organization involvement. We have dedicated coaching and many years of baseball experience.
The Panthers were established in 2005 with a vision and dream of making one of the best teams and an enjoyable experience for a youth baseball player.

The Panthers are happy to announce another season of travel baseball for the 17U level. Last season was very a very successful season playing in showcase tournaments in Evanston, DeKalb (NIU), Notre Dame, Valparaiso, Bourbonnais, and Cincinnati among others.

This will be another exciting year of baseball as we look at the possibility of playing in several other college showcase tournaments thoughout the country. We will begin our 2013 season with Winter Workouts in January and the regular season just after Memorial Day.

The Panthers are coached by Ken Bohanon in his 4th season as the Manager of the team and are looking forward to another exciting and successful season in 2013.

Tony Streit

2012 Panther Team

A Training Center for Baseball and Softball

8251 South Lemont Road #105

Darien, IL 60561

Phone (630) 910-3617

Fax (630) 910-3618



The Perfect Swing is one of the largest training facilities in the Midwest offering over 55,000 square feet of indoor space. The Perfect Swing is an indoor Baseball, Softball, and Soccer training center that offers a variety of practice facilities, a retail store, private instruction, camps, clinics, classes and birthday and team parties.

The Training Center
provides teams and individuals of all ages an opportunity for year-round practice with (7) automatic pitching machines, (17) tunnels and (4) turf fields. All Cages and tunnels have a protective L-Screen for live toss or throwing. (9) Tunnels are equipped with pitching mounds that can be adjusted for any distance.

The Retail Store
is located inside the facility now offering more major brands along with a wider variety of products at discounted prices. Inside the store you will find both high and lower price points on bats, gloves, bags, catchers gear, helmets, balls, training aids, clothing and accessories. The Perfect Swing will beat any advertised price from another store as well as with every purchase over fifty dollars you will receive discounts and free cage rentals.

Private Instruction is offered for both baseball and softball athletes. The Perfect Swing has over (25) instructors that specialize in hitting, pitching, catching, fielding, speed and agility.. Instructors at The Perfect Swing are former and current professionals, college players and coaches. The Perfect Swing offers elite private and group instruction at lower prices than any other chicagoland facility.

Camps, Clinics and Classes are offered year round at The Perfect Swing for both baseball and softball. TPS offers indoor programs at The Perfect Swing as well as outdoor summer camps throughout the suburbs. Programs are created based on concentration, ages or skill level. Current instructors lead these programs in teaching proper fundamentals as well as advanced skills that will get them to enhance their game. Athletes can register for these programs online or by calling The Perfect Swing.

Birthday and Team Parties are a huge hit here at The Perfect Swing for groups of all ages looking to have some fun. The Perfect Swing has created packages to choose from or can customize a party for any group. Groups will enjoy one of our turf fields where Dodgeball, Whiffleball, Kickball, Soccer or Football can be played. Each party will receive at least one party coordinator to run and ref the games as well as the option to purchase pizzas.

The Perfect Swing continues to be committed in providing a full service facility offering exceptional training facilities, elite instruction and quality camps, clinics and classes at low prices.

“The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a person’s determination”
Tommy Lasorda