Welcome to the North Shore Baseball Academy.  For the past 13 years, we are proud to be the area’s premier academy for private baseball and softball instruction, as well as full time travel teams.  Our exclusive professional staff provides private and small group instruction in all aspects of the game, including hitting, pitching, fielding and throwing, to baseball and softball players of all ages and skill levels.

In addition to the Academy’s instruction, we provide individuals and teams with a facility where they can practice their hitting, pitching, and fielding skills.  The Academy has batting cages that are open to the public and a training facility that can be rented by teams.  Also, we will continue to offer our popular instructional clinics throughout the fall and winter.

The North Shore Baseball Academy has two, year round, indoor training facilities located in Highland Park and Vernon Hills.  Both facilities have excellent lighting and fully turfed playing surfaces.  Players and coaches have access to batting cages, pitching mounds, baseball and softball pitching machines, fielding areas and video analysis.  Our professional staff of instructors offer private lessons and group clinics at both locations.

At the North Shore Baseball Academy, it’s our instructors that make The Academy so special.

Each instructor brings their professional or collegiate playing experience and love for the game to each lesson.  This passion fosters a love for baseball or softball in each player, while he or she improves their skills through proper instruction and repitition.

And yes, that’s the owner pictured on the right, John Stutz, who played for the St. Louis Cardinals.

kipnisCongratulations to NSBA alums George Kontos, Jason Kipnis(pictured), and Christian Friedrich.

George Kontos won the World Series with the San Francisco Giants.  Jason Kipnis established himself as the Cleveland Indians second baseman of the future.  Christian Friedrich broke into the bigs as a top starting pitcher for the Colorado Rockies.  For more info on these featured NSBA stars, click on the Latest News section.

NSSAHP2015 NSBA Hawk tryotus are right around the corner.  Find all your tryout and registration information below.

2015 NSBA Hawk Tryouts

  • Where: NSBA Highland Park (1660 Old Skokie Rd.)
  • When: Sunday, September 7th 2014
    • 9u/10u: 9:00am-11:00am
    • 11u/12u: 4:00pm-6:00pm
    • 13u/14: 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Registration: All players should register online at http://www.teamnsba.org/page/show/621771-registration before the tryout.
  • Players should bring their baseball equipment and be dressed in proper baseballattire.
  • Players should tryout for the team based on their age as of 5/1/2015.
  • If you can not make the scheduled tryout contact NSBA by email at info@playnsba.com to set up a private tryout.
  • If you have any questions about the tryout or program please contact NSBA by email info@playnsba.com or phone at 847.831.3250.

NSBA’s annual Fall/Winter Clinics will be starting in the next few weeks.  Get a jump on your competition for next season by getting your “off”-season started the right way with NSBA.

Clinics are held at both NSBA Highland Park and NSBA Vernon Hills.  There are hitting and pitching specific clinics along with fundamental clinics designed to work on your entire game.

Check the Clinics/Camps page for specific dates, times and locations.  If you have any questions or would like to register please contact us by email at info@playnsba.com.



Stevenson Feeder Baseball Program Information

Stevenson High School will be starting a feeder baseball program for the 2015 season.  The Jr. Patriots baseball program will have teams at the 13U and 14U age groups.

There will be an informational meeting at Stevenson High School Room 4100(Recital hall) on Thursday, June 26th at 6:00pm.

Tryouts for the teams will on Saturday, August 9th and Sunday, August 10th.  The 13U team will tryout from 10:00am – 1:00pm on both days with 14U tryouts from 1:30pm – 4:30pm both days.  To register for tryouts go to: www.d125.org/prep and enter code HSU77.

For more information or if you have any questions contact program coordinator Tim Morley @ 847.528.2026 or Morley2734@gmail.com.