Illinois Baseball Academy

Pitching with a Purpose

Pitchers 1st - 6th Grade
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Program Details

All Pitching with a Purpose Programs are directed by Michael Jahns, former professional pitcher in the Frontier League and Northwestern University. Michael will lead the day to day programming along with Bobby Garrick, professional trainer. The coaches will split the day between mound work and a variety of arm health-related topics throughout each session.
Pitching with a Purpose (Intro - 1st to 3rd Graders):
The goal of the Intro Level program is to get pitchers comfortable on the mound. Coaches will start to lay the foundation by educating the players on a basic warm-up and cool down protocol that can be used before and after a game or practice. The protocol will consist of basic arm care needs and mobilities.
Pitching with a Purpose (Intermediate - 4th to 6th graders):
Building upon the Intro Level, the focus will be on teaching more advanced mechanics. Coaches will educate the players by providing a proper warm-up and cool-down protocol that can be used before and after a game or practice. The protocol will be slightly more in-depth, tailored to each of the players needs - creating a more individualized approach. We will also begin the conversation on basic strength training and proper movement.
Program Specifics
Day: Saturdays
Dates: November 6th - December 18th (NO CLASS: November 26th)
Intro (Group A): 10:00-11:00pm - SOLD OUT!
Intro (Group B): 11:00-12:00pm - SOLD OUT!
Intermediate (Group A): 12:00-1:00pm - SOLD OUT!
Intermediate (Group B): 1:00-2:00pm - SOLD OUT!
Cost: $240
Group Max: 8

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Questions about program, call 847-386-6308.
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