The Strike Zone Baseball Academy

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Ask about our free Player Evaluation by emailing or calling 847-910-4674.

The STRIKE ZONE is excited to announce we will be REOPENING at new locations around The North Shore and offering clinics in December and into the new year. Also, feel free to contact Jack French at to continue your baseball training and learn more about what is to come in the future.

We are also excited to announce that we will have a brand new, state of the art INFLATABLE BATTING CAGE allowing us to give hitting lessons ANYWHERE. Check out our WORKOUTS page for more information on our Clinics and Private Lessons.

Let's get to work!

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 child a better baseball player, but more importantly, a better human being...plain and simple. We've been in business since 1993. Our staff has the eagerness, knowledge, and credibility to teach young athletes how to become the best version of themselves.

  • Positive interactive relationship with local community baseball organizations
  • Over 75 former students currently playing collegiate baseball
  • Over 1000 varsity high school players have come through The Strike Zone
  • 100s of varsity/college baseball games played throughout the staff


About Us

Our professional staff is knowledgeable, personable, and maintains the highest standards offered anywhere in the Chicago area. While each instructor may have different specialties, we are eager to work with all skill levels. Students can expect to improve their pitching, fielding and hitting skills and have a great time doing it. Private lessons are available by appointment.

The area leader in private and group instruction, we are the clear choice for the aspiring player. The Strike Zone has graduated over 1000 varsity high school players and can boast dozens playing currently in the college and professional ranks.


Camps and Clinics

You can expect The Strike Zone to deliver the most versatile and complete schedule of group classes and clinics offered anywhere. Instruction can start with players as young as 5 years old. Virtually every age of player’s needs are addressed and you can count on the instruction to be age and competition appropriate!



Latest News

The STRIKE ZONE is REOPENING at new locations around The North Shore.

We are excited to announce Jack French will be joining the team as the Head of Operations.

Contact Jack French at to continue your baseball training/learn more about what's to come!

"The Strike Zone is real baseball for real players. It without question has one of the strongest instructional programs 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."

Adam Rosales, Retired 15 year MLB Player

"I've had the pleasure to work with the Strike Zone and their staff for the last eighteen years. They do an outstanding job of developing and teaching the fundamentals of baseball to players of all abilities."

Mike Napoleon, New Trier Varsity Baseball Coach and Illinois Hall of Fame Baseball Coach