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 North Shore Baseball Academy will be entering teams in the Glenview Fall Baseball League for 2017. The Glenview Fall League begins in late August and runs through early October with a 7 week regular season and playoffs following the regular season.  All games are played in Glenview on Saturday at either Community Park West or Westbrook fields.

All members of the NSBA Fall teams will receive: 

    • 1 Paid Head Coach
    • Unlimited Batting cage time at NSSA (www.northshoresportsacademy.com) during the Fall season
    • (3) 30 minute private lessons with NSBA professional instructors at NSSA
    • Fall Jersey and Hat
    • Weekly, 90 minute practices starting the week before the season

    NSBA will be fielding teams for players currently playing at the 8u-14u level to participate in the Glenview league. The cost to play on the NSBA Fall Ball team is $500. (Current Hawk players $450 until July 9th)

    Current Hawks: To register, please email [email protected] or contact us by phone at 847.831.3250 or 847.383.5264 or use the PayPal button above.

    New Players: To schedule a tryout, please email [email protected] or contact us by phone at 847.831.3250 or 847.383.5264.

    Please remember that there are a limited amount of roster spots at each age group.

    Go Hawks!

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 [email protected]


Tryouts for the 2018 NSBA Hawk season are set. Do NOT miss your chance to be a member of the Hawks and make sure to register for tryouts. Dates and times for all tryouts are listed below. For more information about the 2018 NSBA Hawk season go to www.teamnsba.org or email us at [email protected].

2018 NSBA Hawk Tryout Information

  • Where:NSBA Highland Park (1660 Old Skokie Rd.) and NSBA Vernon Hills (400 Corporate Woods Parkway)
  • When:Sunday, August 20th
    • 9/10U: 9am-11am in VH or 1-3pm in HP
    • 11/12U: 11am-1pm in VH or 9-11am in HP
    • 13/14U: 1pm-3pm in VH or 11am-1pm in HP
  • Registration: All players need to register online at http://www.teamnsba.org/page/show/621771-registration before the tryout.
  • Players should bring their baseball equipment and dress in proper baseball attire.
  • Players should try out for the team based on their age as of 5/1/2018.
  • If you cannot make the scheduled tryout please contact NSBA by email at [email protected] to set up a private tryout.
  • If you have any questions about the tryout or program contact NSBA by phone at 847.831.3250 or email at [email protected].

Go Hawks!!