(Friday Night)
For Ages
For Ages

8 & 9u

 Water Dog Tryouts

October 26 12:00-2:00pm
Kenilworth Pee-Wee Field
 Why Train at The Strike Zone?


Our goal is to build confidence in every individual player that steps foot into The Strike Zone Baseball and Softball Academy. We take great pride in our instruction and interaction with each client.  We strive to promote a positive atmosphere for players, when training in our facility.  We will do all we can to help each and every individual be successful.  Our goal is to make your player a better baseball or softball player...plain and simple.  We have over 22 years of teaching experience.....


All INSTRUCTORS with collegiate playing experience

Over 75 former students currently playing collegiate baseball

Over 100 current students currently playing high-school baseball

Over 100 years of combined professional baseball teaching experience

Over 60% of ALL PLAYERS currently playing at New Trier and Loyola...

Two former instructors currently playing in Major League Baseball

New cutting edge programs

No politics....NO WORD OF THE DAY...

ONLY authorized EASTON dealer in the area where you can DEMO BATS....



World Series Champion George Kontos at the Strike Zone



Former Strike Zone Instructor and Current Texas Rangers middle infielder Adam Rosales working with Strike Zone players....



Strike Zone Baseball & Softball Academy!

With over twenty two years of private instruction, player development programs and coaches clinics our success in developing the skills and fundamentals of the Chicagoland's finest baseball and softball players is unrivaled. Since 1993 over 110,000 lessons given....More than all the other academies in the area COMBINED !

"The Strike Zone is real baseball for real players. It is without question one of the strongest instructional facilities in the Chicagoland area." - Eric Karros ESPN Baseball Analyst, Former Chicago Cub, Los Angeles Dodger, and NL Rookie of the Year

"The Strike Zone staff is as solid as it gets. The formula there is simple. Their sole purpose is to teach the game, and right now, they do it better than anybody else."  - Steve Rippley, 25 Year Major League Umpire

 "If you want to improve your game there is really only one choice on the North Shore...The Strike Zone.  Their staff has the expertise and experience to make your son a better baseball player. " - Bill Madlock, World Series MVP, All-Star Game MVP, and 4 time MLB Batting Champion


"I've had the pleasure to work with the Strike Zone and their staff for the last fifteen years. They do an outstanding job of developing and teaching the fundamentals of baseball to players of all abilities. "
Mike Napoleon, Illinois Hall of Fame Baseball Coach





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2025 Johns Drive

Glenview, IL 60025


By Appointment ONLY




287 Northfield Road

Northfield, IL.  60093


By Appointment ONLY