JBW Baseball

JBW Baseball

5.0 (2)
2 hires on Lessons.com
3 employees
3 years in business

About this pro

I am a veteran teacher (25 years), umpire (30 years) high school and travel baseball coach (10 years) who subscribes to several training programs, simplifying and  and combining most of them into a simplified, bottom up approach. After the first session, I will evaluate your player's strengths and weaknesses using age and goal appropriate rubrics and develop and individual training program. I will travel within a 15 minute radius of Woodridge, but I prefer to workout at Orchard Park Field on Janes Avenue. 

I have booked several clients for June, but I do have some openings for the following dates and times:

June 8: 1-7 PM

June 9: 1-6 PM

June 15: 1-4 PM

June 16: 1-4 PM

June 17: 1-3 PM

June 22: 1-5 PM

June 23: 1-5 PM

June 24: 1-4 PM

June 29: 1-5 PM

June 30: 1-5 PM

Training Tools:

1) Backspin tee

2) Ground Force Trainer for pitching

3) Overloaded and underloaded bats with wiffle balls along with one handed bats and a Camwood to teach staying inside the ball.

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Downers Grove, IL 60517
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2 Reviews


  • Maria Bries

    Jim and his son, JB, are a great teaching team. Just what my 11 year old son needs to advance in skill level. They are very knowledgeable about how best to train players that are ages 10-13, which is an age range that can be hard to find experienced coaches for. We are already seeing the results payoff at games with more confidence and more hits at the plate for our son. We look forward to continuing private training with JBW Baseball!

  • Shannon Gainey

    Jim is a great coach. Our son is 9 (almost 10) and plays travel ball. He really needed some guidance/reinforcement to ensure he has good batting technique and how to overcome his fear at the plate. Our son also wanted to work on his pitching and catching - so Jim worked with him on both of those positions as well - not only good mechanisms (e.g. for pitching) but also ways to move while catching, throws to 2nd, 3rd, etc. Jim's 13 yo son came with him, which I think was a nice addition - tips from a kid to a kid, and allowed my son to have a target to throw to while the coach could coach. Very pleased with Jim's coaching style - very patient, likes to assess a child's ability first and then refine, and very positive. We will definitely work with Jim again.

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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Whether we're pitching, hitting or fielding, I first diagnose what my client is doing right before making any suggestions or corrections. I believe in simplifying complex processes--like fielding, throwing, hitting and pitching--and building confidence by building off what a player already knows

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