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 NSBA Hawks are looking for a few players to fill out their rosters for the 2015 season.

2015 NSBA Hawk Season Details

  • Weekly indoor winter practices at North Shore Baseball Academy starting in January
  • Approximately 40 game season which includes 3-4 tournaments and league play in the Mid-suburban League
  • Weekly practices during the season
  • Games start mid-April and runs through the 4th of July weekend
  • 2 Jerseys, hat, pants, helmet or bat bag
  • Professional coaches from the NSBA staff
  • Season long membership to NSBA (Highland Park or Vernon Hills) for access to the cages and pitching mounds
  • To set up a private tryout contact 847.831.3250 or email us at: info@playnsba.com
  • For more information on the NSBA Hawks program and facilities please visit our websites at www.teamnsba.org, www.playnsba.com & www.northshoresportsacademy.com

With winter here it is time to get your indoor training started.  NSBA has the right camp to get your off-season program started right.

Winter Break Camp begins 12/22 and skill specific camps begin 1/5. Make sure you get signed up for the camp to give you an edge when the spring arrives.

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.