Brian Bowman, has over 30 years of experience in and around the game of girls fastpitch softball. Starting as an umpire in Southern California for his two sisters softball organization. Most recently coaching the 2015/2016 Chicago Cheetahs 18u. Brian has built an impressive coaching resume over the last ten years. Starting his travel softball coaching as an assistant coach for the Downers Grove Outlaws 11u team back in 2009, he went on to assistant coach both the Downers Grove Outlaws and the Illinois Outlaws 11U and 12U “A” travel teams. Before heading up the Downers Grove Rebels 13u and 14u A travel teams. Brian joined the Downers Grove Rebels/Dolls board as well in 2011 as the leader of player development for the organization continuing that role today. In 2013 Brian decided the Rebels/Dolls organization needed a college exposure team to compete nationwide with some of the best programs in the United States. He set out to start that by adding his team as the first Chicago Cheetahs 16u team. Right from the start he built one of the top midwest teams, finishing the 2014/2015 season by qualifying for PGF Premier Nationals in Huntington Beach and finishing 25th. His second year as President of the Chicago Cheetahs he added a 14u team (Gusel) and a 16u team (Steinhaus). Again heading up the 2015/2016 18u Team Brian qualified for PGF Premier Nationals Huntington Beach – finishing 33rd. In 2016 Brian rounded out the Chicago Cheetahs with what is today two 14u teams, two 16u teams, and his 18u team. He is most proud of the impressive list of girls he has coached currently playing in college. And of course the experience of coaching his daughter Nicole for over 6 years, Nicole is currently a freshman playing softball for Rutgers University in the Big Ten. He really enjoys working with each and every player in the organization, while helping each player enjoy the game of softball. Brian lives in Downers Grove with his wife Tami and daughter Nicole.
- 2015/2016 – 33rd PGF Premier Nationals
- 2014/2015 – 25th PGF Premier Nationals
- 2013/2014 – 17th ASA/USA “A” Nationals
- 2012/2013 – 5th USSSA Florida Nationals
- Individual development
- Focus on Fundamentals of the game and skill development at both infield and outfield positions
- Develop confidence in all players
- Focus on leadership in each girl, being mentally and physically tough
- Challenge each girl to be winners on and off the field
- Develop responsible and accountable female athletes
- Focus on giving back to the game of softball
- Create an environment where
- Friendships are fostered
- Discipline is emphasized
- Fundamentals and mechanics are stressed at all times
- Respect for the game and each other is encouraged
Graduating 18u Chicago Cheetahs & Alumni, teaching the 2018 Chicago Cheetahs Summer Camp. Check out some of the camp photos
So proud of these girls!! Our alumni started a trend that can’t be stopped. Thank you to Chicago Cheetahs alumni for setting
Arends 18u BB, is a junior committed to the University of Nevada-Las Vegas. “She’s really good emotionally, physically, mentality and
Chicago Cheetahs, Emily Parrot 18u Brian Bowman, Winning sectional championship.
#74 Ana Iliopoulos 18u BB, wins Maine East female athlete of the year award.
2018 HS UPDATES: Manzo Shines At The Plate In Downers Grove North Trojans Varsity Victory Over Glenbard West
Melissa Manzo (18u BB) had the hot hand on Friday, tallying four hits and leading Downers Grove North Trojans Varsity
Naperville Central coach Andy Nussbaum beamed Monday when asked about junior pitcher Halle Arends (18u BB)’ performance. “I thought she
Dayton Elliott (18u BB) – Munster, Pitched a complete game against Griffith, surrendering one run on two hits while striking
Naperville Central’s Halle Arends (18u BB, Chicago Cheetahs) allowed three unearned runs in the second inning Monday, but then shut
Chicago Cheetahs 18u Brian Bowman playing each other in High School Softball.
Why Krizka was selected: She went 10 for 15 with three home runs and 14 RBIs to help the Angels win
Just in, trading cards available for several of our Chicago Cheetahs. 18u BB, Erin Bengston 18u BB, Payton Lundberg 18u JS, Caitlyn
Erin Bengston, 18u BB, was selected as top 38 in country, and for the 2018 All American Team. Full Story
Emily Parrott, 18u BB, agrees to verbal offer to play softball at Appalachian State in North Carolina
Rutgers, had 97 Hits by rookies in 2017. Meet their super sophomores (from left): IF Anyssa Iliopoulos, P Cambria Keefer,
18u BB, Ana Iliopoulos, accepts the offer to play softball at University of South Dakota!!
18u BB, Gabby Buikema, signs letter of intent to play at University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.
Chicago Cheetahs Alumni, Jennifer and Kristen Ames, coming back to visit coach Brian Bowman. Both alumni go to Eastern Illinois
Gabby Buikema, 18u BB, commits to University of Wisconsin Oshkosh, to play for coach Scott Beyer and the Titans!!!!
Halle Arends, class of 2019, Chicago Cheetahs 18u Bowman. Verbally committed to play softball at UNLV!!!
Erin Bengston, 18u BB, signs her letter of intent to Holy Cross!!
18u Brian Bowman, will be playing in San Diego this weekend, for the Veterans Day Tournement! Schedule for weekend San
18u BB, Chicago Cheetahs, win PGF Midwest Regional Qualifier. Playing in sub 40 degree weather all weekend long, they win
18u Brian Bowman, Jacey Bertalan, signs national letter of intent to West Virginia tech.
18u Brian Bowman, wins USA/ASA tournament in Indian this weekend.
Nora Conway, 18u Brian Bowman, verbally commits to Caldwell.
18u Brian Bowmam, Chicago Cheetahs, #22 Jennifer Krizka taking the ball for a huge ride.
Dayton Elliot, 18u Brian Bowman, verbally commits to Northern Illinois University.
18u Bowman finishes top four in “king of Hill ” tourney in crown point Indiana!! Loses to bandits Conroy
The champs of Indiana, are getting their rings tonight.
When Dayton Elliot, 18u Brian Bowman, was 10, she experienced a pretty special moment in the world of softball. She
Tori Meyer, 18u Brian Bowman, verbally commits to DePaul.
Dayton Elliot, 18u Brian Bowman, verbally commits to Northern Illinois University.
18u Brian Bowman, Chicago Cheetahs, Erin Bengston, taking it deep for 3 runs.
18u cheetahs, Brian Bowman, In Colorado triple crown won first two bracket games in power 48.
Chicago Cheetahs play in force for the 2017 Class 4A Illinois Coaches Association All-State Teams Full Story
Chicago cheetahs 18u won seven games in losers bracket to fight their way back to a championship pgf premier bid to
Chicago Cheetahs, Grace Frazier, Brooke Manhatton, Avery Skura, Mallory McMahon, are state champs in Indiana. Congrats to crown point bulldogs!!!!
Carly Kordich, 18u Brian Bowman, hits winning RBI for Barrington high school to win third place in state. 7-6. In
The number, while ludicrously good, is just the start. Two, That’s how many dents there are on Grant’s metal, electronic
18u Bowman looking for players to finish summer season. Top schedule. Top exposure Some of best college training and development. Contact
Carly Kordich, 18u Brian Bowman, holds super sectional trophy as Barrington earns a spot downstate!!!
Sam Hilldale, 18u Brian Bowman, regional champions.
Jacey Bertalan, 18u Brian Bowman, winning sectionals today 1-0.
Downers grove south stud cheetahs. Did all the scoring today. Herrman, Meyer, Greco ,Mckay !!! All combined for two runs and
From the time she was 8, Jacey Bertalan, 18u Brian Bowman, had no doubt catcher was her position. Her mother,
Author: Brian Bowman – I thought I would share with you some traits I compiled from our list of girls
After being tied 2-2 bottom of the ninth inning. Erin Bengston (cheetahs 18u). Steps to plate and hits her school
Kristen Ames from 18u Brian Bowman, will be attending Eastern Illinois University, and playing softball.
18u Brian Bowman, Dayton Elliott throws another No hitter against Griffith High School, Northwest Crossroads Conference game. Score 11-0
Teammates Nora Conway and Gabby Buikema, from Brian Bowman 18u, enjoying some competition. Loyola: 7 Trinity: 6
Tree- This drill works on angles, and catching the ball away from your body. Tree, also works on stretching to
16u: John Steinhaus vs 18u Brian Bowman, at DePaul 2-20-17.
Happy Gilmore-This drill focuses timing and moving hips into position to hit the ball. Erin Bengston, 18u Chicago Cheetahs, demonstrates
Oregon-This drill focuses on situational plays on the bases. Done at a steady pace improving conditioning at the same time.
Cheetahs 18u premier team looking for pitcher, lots of college exposure. Playing top travel schedule. Contact Brian Bowman 630-253-3021
A-ROD, is a drill that is great for warming up the team. A-ROD, focuses on fielding mechanics and footwork, with strong,
Four corners, is a drill that is great for warming up the team. Four corners, focuses on footwork and works to
A perfect night for practice at Diamond Edge Academy
At the Jackie Tarulli Workout, power & focus, is demonstrated with every throw and catch.
At the Jackie Tarulli Workout, the girls practiced how they want to play.
It was cold but these girls are on fire! Congrats.
Our Chicago Cheetahs 18U team took 1st place in the Sparks Fall Classic, October 4-5 in Elgin, IL. This event
The 18U College Exposure Cheetahs started their Fall 2014 strong September 21-22 with a 2nd place finish at the Big