Sip's Baseball Training

Sip's Baseball Training

1 employee
10 years in business

About this pro

Hello, my name is Nik Siple and I am a baseball coach. I played baseball throughout my childhood and ended after my first year of high school due to a career ending injury/surgery. I assumed the role of manager and I learned from arguably the best coaching staff in Illinois at St Laurence High School. I was recruited to be on the coaching staff at the University of St Francis which is where I am currently at going into my 3rd season (Jr year) with the team. 

I spent the last three years coaching with the Top Tier Vikings and the St Laurence Vikings in the summer. I have worked with kids anywhere from 9U-15U and HS kids. I was a pitcher and a first basemen when I played so I am knowledgeable in pretty much every aspect of the game. I was never a big stolen base threat but I can teach the right way to lead-off and run the bases. I am also available for conditioning training which would just involve a cardio and abdominal based routine. 

I am available to travel to do lessons whether it is at a private residence or a public facility or a private facility. I am very flexible when it comes to location. The times I am available will be very crazy because of the schedule of St Francis collegiate baseball but I will try my best to find a time that works best!

Feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have! Thanks!

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Joliet, IL 60435
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Basically I will just put the student through a couple tests just to see where they are at skill wise before I do anything. I am a firm believer in teaching the mental side of baseball as well as physical techniques. I will try to work with a players current technique but I will give constructive advice on how to improve. 

What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

I have been a baseball coach for 4+ years now and have been around the game for most of my life. I am lucky to have went to a high school that has one of the best baseball programs in the country. I will apply things I learned from the great coaches at St Laurence and things I have learned from other coaches I have learned from along the way. 

Do you have a standard pricing system for your lessons? If so, please share the details here.

I do not have a standard pricing system. The amount will vary based on each customer and what they are looking for. I am very flexible when it comes to pricing so just contact me for information!

How did you get started teaching?

I suffered an injury to my heel during my freshman year of high school and had to have surgery that ended my playing career. I had to change my role in order to stick with the game of baseball so I decided to go into  managing/coaching. I am currently studying sports management at St Francis in Joliet as well. 

What types of students have you worked with?

I coached a 12U team a few years ago, a 9U team last year, a 13U team this year, and I have coached high school kids so I can work with any age. 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Coaching in the summer as a whole is what I am fond of. Seeing my players improve is worth more to me than anything else. 

What advice would you give a student looking to hire a teacher in your area of expertise?

I would tell them to find someone who has a real passion for baseball. Look for someone who has been a part of successful teams and knows what they are talking about. Give someone a try and decide whether or not they are a good fit to your learning style. 

What questions should students think through before talking to teachers about their needs?

Players and parents should think of anything to ask that relates to baseball in some way and is constructive. For example, please ask "How can my son improve on his swing" instead of "What is wrong with my sons swing? He wasn't good this year". Think of questions relating to the mental aspect of the game as well including relaxation, focusing, and mental approaches to different situations. 

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