The Ballyard Academy is starting travel teams this summer and tryouts for 2019 will be announced. Mark Hayward, owner, is hiring coaches with a wealth of knowledge, class, and ethical standards. No fancy helmets, bat bags ect. just good clean baseball, and a little blood, sweat and tears. Mark is in his 53rd consecutive year of baseball through playing, coaching and teaching. Bob Gaedele is running one of the team's, he was a travel director in Arlington Heights and his son Kyle was drafted in the 6th round by the San Diego Padres. Steve Lutz was the travel director of Glen Ellyn and apart of Hilltopper baseball.
The Ball Yard is looking for 11u/12u, 13u, 16u and 17u players still looking for a travel team for the 2018 summer season. The summer will consist of five (5) tournaments and winter training sessions. For more information please call Mark Hayward. If you are looking for a team for the 2019 season, we are also having tryouts. The Ball Yard is looking for coaches for the next travel season. The position is paid, and if you have any questions please contact Mark Hayward.
Mark Hayward: 630-217-0039
The Ballyard has a regulation turfed rubber mound for pitching instruction. Great for balance and accuracy. Good for all ages since tunnel with mound can handle 40' to 60' 6." You can bring a catcher or throw into a net with the strike zone highlighted.
Mark Hayward offers private one-on-one lessons covering all aspects of hitting. He pitches overhand in the tunnel for game situation batting practice. He also emphasizes mechanics off the tee.
The Ballyard also has a large area for fielding, throwing and sliding practice. Perfect for flip drills, lead-off instruction, and point and throw mechanics. Also good for team instruction or meetings.
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Baseball is America's pastime, so it shouldn't come as any surprise that players in Chicagoland want to get better and play year round indoors. Many have added private lessons to hone their skills. So if you want to keep getting better at the game you love, please do not hesitate to contact us. You will be happy you did. Work hard at the Yard!!