IBA has been a trusted partner of local baseball organizations from the very beginning, training coaches and players throughout Chicagoland since 2005. We believe in the community-based model where the game of baseball is used to shape lives, cement friendships and provide individuals with memories to last a lifetime.
IBA coaches are developed and directed by Chris Beacom, former professional player and founder of Illinois Baseball Academy. Our accomplished staff is composed of high-school and college coaches who know how to instruct and inspire; IBA instructors are dedicated to making every player great – both on the field and off ….
IBA believes that baseball instruction, like classroom instruction, is only helpful if it is age appropriate. With that in mind, we tailor our lessons, camps and clinics to meet this criteria for our players.
IBA owns and operates The Yard, a 5,000 sq ft facility located in Northfield. IBA also manages The Dome, a 140,000 square foot INDOOR facility – the only one of its kind in the entire midwest – located in Rosemont.
IBA believes in giving back while looking forward … this philosophy is reflected in the character of the people we hire – all of whom are committed to sharing what they know about baseball and life with the young players in our programs. Their spirit, coupled with IBA’s focus on the holistic development of youth is what make Illinois Baseball Academy unique and impactful in today’s world of youth baseball.