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Dear Coach,

I wanted to send you a note to express my thanks for the great training you provided Kyle over the past 4 months. I can not tell you how much Kyle has grown as a ballplayer as a result of your program. After 3 years of not making our local travel team, Kyle hit the try-outs this year and made the team with flying colors. Hearing comments at try-outs from coaches and parents such as “He is in mid season form in April” and “His mechanics are flawless” made your program worth it’s weight in gold! Not only has your program improved Kyle’s baseball skills, but also his overall athleticism and confidence on and off the field. It is for this very reason that your program is the best in the Chicagoland area. Thanks again Bill, he would not be where he is today without you.

Sincerely,

Jeff Marcus


We've recently regeistered our 6 and 8 year old boys and are loving the results and experience at CBA. Coach Bill and Coach Eric do a great job at differentiating instruction between the boys. In the 90 minute instruction the kids are active nearly the entire time. The hitting stations rotate between instruction and competitions (including radar exit velocity) and the kids love it. Hitting is followed by 30 min of fielding then 30 min of throwing. Our 8 year old has blown up in hitting and throwing velocity in just 3 weeks and our 6 year old has progressed in confidence and love of the game. The only requirement was that the kids listen to the safety instructions. The coaches do a great job of keeping all kids (8-12 most days) safe, engaged, and progressing rapidly in skills.

Angela DeVinney


Great place to learn or sharpen your softball skills They have many trainers and the drills they do with the girls makes them coming back for more

Victor


Abby is a great coach and the sessions are very organized .

Rebecca H.


This is a great facility to enhance baseball skills at any level.

Joanne S.


The instructor was knowledgeable and knew what he was doing. He was very professional and taught my son a lot during the hour we were scheduled.

Regina K.


Great training facility for baseball. Owner is a great teacher and offers comprehensive classes to improve players. Really was just what we were looking for to augment our sons travel team practice!

Kari S.


My son enjoyed his experience learning how to play baseball with coach Bill. He learned so much just within a few days!

Kieu T.


Excellent experience for my son, teaching him fundamentals of the game. Love the video analysis of hitting and pitching; excellent teaching tool. Coach/owner fast email responses, personable, and professional. Highly recommend to anyone who desires to get back to the basic skills of training in baseball.

Mary B.


Bill was extremely nice and my son loved going to all the classes. He learned got stronger and learned a lot in that month.

Chris I.


My son has had a great time training at the Academy, and his confidence when batting in games has improved tremendously. We have signed on for more lessons after this Groupon. Highly recommended.

Mark S.


My sons, age 9 and 7, attended their first training session at CBA on 12/8. They had a great experience. They were engaged and active for the vast majority of the 90 minute workout. The time for each skill (30 minutes hitting, 30 minutes throwing, 30 minutes fielding) was just right. They did NOT spend a lot of time standing around listening to the coach talk about how much he knows (like other facilities we have been to) instead they spent time being active and learning while doing. The instruction by Coach Bill and Eric was done at opportune times that allowed the kids to get maximum number of reps. My sons can not wait to go back to CBA. If your kids love baseball, then CBA is the place for you to go!

Christine Gialo


I highly recommend Coach Eric Lopez for private lessons at CBA. Eric is a successful high school coach who is knowledgeable in all facets of the game. My son and his friend had a series of five lessons with Eric, and both had permanent improvement in their skills. As a first-year pony player, my son became the #2 pitcher on his team despite not having been allowed to pitch the previous two seasons. As a hitter he reached the outfield walls for the first time. In fielding he became his team's go-to first baseman. His friend, in only his second year of competitive baseball, began to hit the ball hard and helped his pony team win games with his offense. Best of all, Eric is not a yeller who intimidates kids. He knows how to talk to young people in a way that motivates them while still keeping the sport fun.

Tom Klonoski

Skokie