Backyard Baseball INC

Backyard Baseball INC

15 employees
15 years in business

About this pro

I own and operate the 643 Baseball Club youth organization. As well as the DuPage county hounds collegiate team. I played ball at Indiana state and have been coaching ever since. I received my master’s in business administration from Robert Morris university while coaching there. I also coached at Benedictine university. 

I primarily work out of diamond edge academy in willowbrook. I also have batting cages in my backyard in Lemont. 

I have coached 25+ players who have been drafted or played professionally including the current shortstop for the St. Louis Cardinals.  

Hearing about success stories and getting my clients to achieve there goals. Whether it is to play in High School or College, I work with any age. 

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Lemont, IL 60439
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Get to know the individual and what their goals are throughout the first session. It is also important for them to get to know and trust me. 

Session two, get as much information out as possible.

Session three and beyond, work hard!

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

I have played and coached my entire life. I run a youth organization as well as own a college team. I also have a MBA. 

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

Inside, Hour $100 and half hour $50

Outside, Hour $80 and half hour $40

How did you get started teaching?

I have batting cages in my backyard and started giving lessons to neighborhood kids when I was in High School. When I was done playing I wanted a Master's degreee, found a coaching job to pay for this degree and just kept coaching. 

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with as young as 5 years old to as good as profesional baseball players. I also work with softball players. 

Describe a recent event you are fond of.

Former player of mine, Shortstop Paul DeJong signing the biggest contract with the least amount of MLB service time. 

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

Make sure you find someone you like and that fits well with you and your personality. I like to work. Other coaches like to talk. I get the information out there and give you the tools to be successful. A lot of instructors like to waste time talking. The only way to get better is to actually do it!

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

Where am I at right now, and where do I want to be 3 months from now, 6 months from now, a year from now, three years from now. 

What kind of plan should I set to achieve these goals?