Chicagoland Baseball Academy

Chicagoland Baseball Academy

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8 employees
8 years in business

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Hello, my name is Eric Lopez, and I am currently a baseball instuctor and the director of private lessons at Chicagoland Baseball Academy. I have been giving most of the academy's private lessons for the past four years. Along with this work at the academy in Niles, I am also the head JV baseball coach at Lakes Community High School (where I am also a special education teacher). As a former collegiate baseball player, I  greatly enjoy all the oppurutnities I get to work with current student atheletes in their baseball improvement. Please feel free to view the following likes for more information:

Over the past four years, I have given a great ammount of private lessons at Chicagoland Baseball Academy. It is very rewarding seeing the progress that some student athletes make over the course of only 3-5 private lessons. I firmly believe that having fun is half the battle in becoming a better athelete. If athletes enjoy the process in which they are improving their skills, I consider that time well spent. 

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Niles, IL 60714
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What is your typical process for working with a new student?

Assess baseline baseball skills (hitting, throwing, fielding, etc.), gather feedback from parent/guardian in regards to desired area of improvment. Develop a plan based on initial observation. Inform parents of drills the athlete can do at home to improve. 

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

-Baseball instructor/director of private lessons at Chicagoland Baseball Academy.

-Head JV baseball coach at Lakes Community High School. 

-Baseball Instructor at Bulls Sox Academy 

-Assitant Baseball Coach at Eureka College (Spring 2014)

- Played Collegiate Baseball at the College of Lake County and Eurkea College (2010-2013)

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

To be discussed between coach and parent/guardian. Lessons are usually an hour long and lessons are paid by the hour. 

How did you get started teaching?

As a former collegiate athlete, I was determined to never walk away from the game of baseball. I am extremely fortunate to have an opportunity to coach athletes in a sport that I truly love. My career as an athlete opened doors for me to coach, and one thing led to another. 

What types of students have you worked with?

I have worked with a great ammount of athletes ranging from bare bone beginners in the age of 4-6 years old to collegiate athetes in the age range of 19-21.

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

Commit to a trial lesson and then decide how you want to proceed. So many of my long term clients were many people who came in for a trial. 30-40 lessons and a couple of years later, athetes keep coming back due to their enjoyment of the lessons and the obviosu results. 

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

Think about where you want to improve. Do you want to be come a better hitter? Do you want to become a better pitcher? What do you do well? Think about what can you answer for me when we first meet.

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