New Trier baseball teams will have a place to practice this winter.
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Information provided by Winnetka-Northfield Chamber of Commerce. The Winnetka-Northfield Chamber of Commerce held a new business Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the The Yard, Illinois Baseball Academy on November 27 in Northfield. The Yard is the Illinois Baseball Academy’s new baseball training facility located at 164 Northfield Road in Northfield. Read the business profile of The Yard: New Indoor Baseball Facility to Open in Northfield Chris Beacom and his partners, Tom Burr and Matt LaFontaine opened the new venue to work with young baseball players in the community. The Illinois Baseball Academy has helped players on the North Shore since 2005 and the owners decided to open a new indoor facility, The Yard. The Yard features three hitting …
Illinois Baseball Academy is scheduled to open a new 5,000-square-feet training center in November.
For baseball lovers who hate training outdoors in winter, Illinois Baseball Academy will soon be offering a new option. The new indoor training facility, The Yard, 164 Northfield Rd., Northfield, is outfitted with hitting cages, a pitching tunnel and an open area for fielding work. “The batting cages allow us to give four lessons at any one time,” said Chris Beacome, president of Illinois Baseball Academy. “We are able to move [our cages] and our cables. One space can look different if we move a cage off to a side.” Want to follow similar articles? Sign up for Wilmette-Kenilworth Patch's newsletter or "like us" on Facebook. Slated to start programs on Nov. 5, the training center will be able to accommodate up to 18 players per hour, …