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Come see us at our new location!

10004 South 76th Avenue, Suite I. Bridgeview, Illinois | 708-599-4701

Our new location is one building south of our old location, across the driveway from USA Gym.

We are very excited about our new location. We have 2 professional clay pitching mounds, for both baseball and softball players of all ages. We have installed artificial turf throughout the entire facility. All of our cages can be opened for live batting practice, infield practice as well as private parties. Our hitting lanes are very spacious – with pitching machines and L screens for live batting practice. We have also added a strength and conditioning room for our serious athletes. Click here to view our facilities!

Baseball Speed and Throwing Camp

Two of the most important skills to a ballplayer’s future are speed and arm strength.  All of the college recruiters will clock the player’s 60 yard dash time and will radar gun the player’s throwing speed.  It is very important to every serious ballplayer to develop these skills.  We choose to run these camps in the off season early Fall so that players can focus on just these two facets of their game. We have had phenomenal success in lowering 60 yard dash times. When the throwing camp is done in conjunction with the Speed Camp, we have seen throwing speeds increase between 5mph and 15mph by week 10.


Signups start the day after Labor Day.  Camp will begin one week later.  Monday or Wednesday your choice for Throwing Camp.  Tuesday or Thursday your choice for Speed Camp.  Camps will run promptly from 4pm – 5pm


 

Winter Baseball Camp

Camp will start the first full week in January. Early sign up will ensure your preferred day and time. 10 one hour session for just $160 per player.  Covers speed & agility, throwing, hitting, and fielding.  Download flyer and entry form by clicking here.  Sign up now!

 

Come party at the Love of the Game!

Your guests will enjoy unlimited use of 4 hitting lanes, 2 mini basketball courts and our clubhouse loft with pay as you go arcade games.Our facility will comfortably accomodate up to 150 guests. You may bring your own food and drinks. The cost will be $100 per hour with a 3 hour minimum. All parties must be paid for in full upon scheduling your date. All parties are to be scheduled after 4pm Saturdays and Sundays.

 

Arizona Training Camp

Download flyer and entry form by clicking here.

Attention all baseball parents and players!

If you are serious about impressing the High School coaches at this Februarys tryouts, ask your parents for your Christmas gift this year to send you to Arizona Training Camp.  We guarantee this will be one of the best baseball experiences of your life.

This camp is offered for 7-12 grades. Personally, I have sent my son to this camp 5 years in a row. He came back with an unbelievable work ethic both on the field and in the classroom.

Last year the total cost for one player and parent (which included camp, hotel and airfare) was under $700 per couple (based on 2 couple’s occupancy.)

Parent’s, your player will only miss Friday class and will return on Monday (Martin Luther King Holiday.)

This camp gives the Chicagoland player an extraordinary opportunity to train outdoors for 3 days with professional players and coaches.

Don’t miss this camp! 

Spring Training Camp

Spring training sign-ups start February 1st. Camp begins March 16th. Early sign up will ensure your preferred day and time. 5 one hour sessions for just $80 per player. This camp will have a heavy emphasis on hitting live pitching and hand eye coordination for fielding as well as arm strengthening.

 

 

Winter and Spring Hours
December 10th – Memorial Day Weekend
Monday – Friday
4pm – 10pm
Saturday – Sunday
10am – 4pm
Private party rentals after 4pm

Summer Hours
Memorial Day – Labor Day
Monday – Thursday
3pm – 8pm
Friday – Sunday
Closed to the public
Open to private parties only

Fall Hours
Tuesday after Labor Day – December 9th
Monday – Friday
4pm – 9pm
Saturday – Sunday
Closed to the public
Open to private parties only

 

 

Summer Day Camp

Download flyer and entry form by clicking here.

Attention all baseball parents!

Do your kids need something to do during the day while you’re at work this summer? Our summer day camp will develop not only your kids baseball skills, but more importantly, develop their love for the game of baseball. In my biased opinion, Ryan March is one of the best baseball instructors in our area. Last summer, while playing in the Florida collegiate league, he dedicated his mornings to running a summer day camp for young ball players in the Orlando, Florida area. Ryan played baseball for Brother Rice High School from 2007 until 2010. In 2009, Brother Rice was ranked by ESPN as the #5 high school team in the nation. Ryan was named team captain by the coaches and players for 3 out of 4 years. In 2011, Ryan was captain for the Moraine Valley Cyclones, that summer a pro scout got Ryan a try out to play in the Valley League in Virginia. This is one of the most prestigious collegiate summer leagues in the nation. The following year, Ryan was the starting right fielder for the Phoenix Bears in Arizona. That summer, Ryan signed with the MLB sponsored Florida Collegiate League. Presently, Ryan is playing for The West Texas A&M Buffalos. For the first time in school history the Buffs were ranked 3rd in the nation.

Phoenix Arizona Bears
West Texas A&M Buffalos
Sanford Florida River Rats

 

ATTENTION ALL 8TH GRADE BOYS AND GIRLS!

You have less than one year to become the ball-player you need to be to make your high school baseball or softball team.  DON’T WAIT, talk to your parents about getting involved in our camps and private lesson packages.  If you give us twelve months of your hard work, we guarantee that you’ll make your high school baseball team.

Baseball Speed Camp

Our speed program is guaranteed to make every player faster and stronger in all phases of his or her running game.

Baseball Throwing Camp

Our throwing program is guaranteed to add a minimum of 6-20mph to each player’s fast ball and create arm strength from any position on the field.

 

Chris, Ryan, and Rob were all offered the opportunity to play in one of the toughest junior college conferences in the United States.   Last year 21 players were picked in the Major League MLB draft from their conference. The year before there were 19 players drafted from their conference.

Player on the left is “Chris Chigas” who graduated from Oak Lawn Community High School in 2010. Chris is one of the top left handed pitching prospects from our area. This past Fall, Chris played for the Phoenix Bears. He was one of their top pitchers.

Ryan March, center, played for Brother Rice High school. He graduated in 2010 and is one of the top out-fielding prospects from our area. Ryan worked extremely hard in 2011 by increasing his speed as well as his arm strength through running our throwing and speed camp.  The results have paid huge dividends for him. This past Fall with the Phoenix Bears, Ryan’s batting average was .463, with an on base percentage of .597 and a slugging percentage of .648 leading the team in singles, triples, base on balls, and stolen bases.

Rob Rabakozi graduated Reavis High School in Burbank, IL in 2011.  Rob was considered by some baseball writers to be one of the best catchers to come out of our area in the last 20 years.  Robs superior arm strength made him very special behind the plate.  Once down in Arizona, the coaching staff quickly realized that he could be the best closing pitcher in the conference.  His hitting prowess kept him in the line-up as a DH this past fall while he hit .340 with a team leading 11 RBI’s and 6 doubles.

All three of these fine young players trained and taught at our academy and we are proud to call them all one of ours.

Chris, Ryan, and Rob, we miss you, and make us proud this spring!



This picture is very special to me because my son Ryan called to invite me to a Cubs game. It was the first time in my life that one of my kids brought ME to a baseball game. Ryan received two tickets from the father of a very special player named Ivan, who is only 7 years old, and wanted to give his hitting instructor these tickets. Ryan is the President of For the Love of the Game Baseball Academy. It was completely his idea to open this facility. Ryan and I have been giving baseball lessons to youngsters in our neighborhood for approximately 10 years. Ryan is presently playing right field for West Texas A&M college. Ryan has quickly become one of the top hitting coaches in our area due to his exposure to some of the best hitting coaches in the world while living in Phoenix, Arizona. He has a special gift with training young ballplayers. I’m very proud of his many accomplishments and I am truly blessed to have Ryan as my son.

All you can hit special

$20 per person includes unlimited hitting.

Hitting and pitching lanes available

$25 per half hour, $35 per hour

Pay as you go Boy’s and Girl’s hitting and pitching lessons

$40 per lesson or 10 lesson packages for $350
Our guarantee is that you will see results after just one lesson.
Book your lesson prior to each game

Attention all travel teams

Come see us before your big game.  We will set machine speeds and curve ball machine to fit the pitching you will see that day.  We also offer a team special: Two lanes for $60.

Come hit and pitch in our cool shaded building

Our building is equipped with many large fans and exhaust fans to create a strong breeze through our facility.

We use young instructors who are up and coming top players

Our instructors have participated in some of the top camps available in the United States.  We believe our drills will instantly improve any player.  Our instructors relate extremely well with young players.  Most of our students text their instructors weekly giving us updates on how they have been playing and how school is going.  We stress to all kids in lessons that their GPA and ACT scores along with their baseball skills and hard work will get them to the next level.

Book our whole facility for your next party or event

We have had great feedback on our entire facility rental.  Many kids parties have been hosted by our staff.  Many baseball organizations have held fundraisers and meetings at our facility.  Our facility rental includes all hitting and pitching lanes, and mini basketball courts.  $100 per hour. Disk jockey and karaoke services available for a nominal fee.