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.

NSSAHPThe Hawks have a new home in our 11, 876 square foot Highland Park Academy. Complete with 2 Iron Mike Pitching Machines, Full Length Bullpens, a large dedicated fielding space, and weight room, NSBA Highland Park desires to be your athletes home away from home.

Click here to read more about what NSBA Highland Park has to offer. To contact us with any questions, call 847-831-3250 or email us at info@playnsba.com.



The Hawks also have a home in our 13,000 square foot Vernon Hills Academy.  Complete with 2 Iron Mike Pitching Machines, 2 Full Length Bullpens, a dedicated fielding space and weight room NSBA Vernon Hills is the place to be to train the entire athlete.

Click here to read more about all that NSBA Vernon Hills has to offer.  To contact us with any questions call us at 847-383-5264 or email us at info@playnsba.com.

The NSBA Hawks 11u and 13u Blue teams still have limited roster spots available.  To schedule your sons’ tryout to be a part of the 2014 Hawks contact NSBA by phone at 847.831.3250 or by email at info@playnsba.com.



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.


home-ball-fpoNSBA would like to welcome new instructors Eric Egmer and Tim Morley to our Vernon Hills Academy.  Eric and Tim bring years of baseball coaching experience along with a passion for teaching to the academy.

Eric specializes in hitting and fielding while Tim brings a wealth of knowledge for pitching.  For more information about them click on their name above.

To schedule a one on one or group lessons with Eric and Tim contact NSBA VH by phone at 847-383-5264 or by email at info@playnsba.com.

NSBA and owner John Stutz profiled in the Chicago Tribune.  Check out the full profile HERE!