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.


Limited roster spots available at the 9u and 10u ages. To set up your private tryout contact NSBA by email at info@playnsba.com or by phone at either 847-831-3250 or 847-383-5264.

Members of the NSBA Hawks receive:

  • Paid professional coaching from the NSBA and CC Baseball Staff
  • Uniform (2 Jerseys, Hat, Pants, Belts, Socks, Practice Shirt)
  • Weekly indoor winter practices at NSBA/CC Baseball starting in January
  • In-season practices outside and inside as needed
  • 35-40 Games between league play and local tournaments
  • (6) 30 minute private lessons with NSBA/CC Baseball coaches
  • Membership to both NSBA academies and CC Baseball during season
  • Schedule of games/practices on team page at www.teamnsba.org


Fall Camps will be starting up soon! With hitting and pitching specific camps and fundamental camps we have the training you need to get a head start on your competition.

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.


Exciting news with the NSBA Hawks travel baseball program as we have partnered with CC Baseball to form one travel program 9u-18u. With the full power of both academies backing the NSBA Hawk 9u-14u teams and the CC Baseball 15u-18u high school program players can play for unified group for the entire pre-college baseball career.

Check out the article to find out how you can receive the best coaching area to help your kid develop as a baseball player to reach whatever goals they have.