Lessons At The Yard

Instructors are developed and directed by Chris Beacom, founder of IBA.  Chris has a baseball pedigree and reputation unmatched in the area.  The quality of Chris’ leadership permeates the organization from top to bottom.  A bit of background on Chris:

  • High School All American at New Trier
  • All Big-10 and team captain at Northwestern University
  • Drafted by Toronto Blue Jays – Player of the Month in Rookie Season
  • Former Head Varsity Baseball Coach at New Trier High School

Private/Semi-Private Lessons are available at The Yard for hitting, fielding, pitching and catching.

  • Lessons provided by the area’s top coaches / instructors
  • 30 and 60 minute sessions
  • Packages available (Gift certificates, 5 and 10 lesson packages), please phone 847-386-6308 or contact us HERE for more information.  Book your appointment at the registration link below.
  • Availability varies


Meet the instructors:

Trey Frahler:

  • Former Wheaton College & New Trier High School Pitching Coach, current New Trier Feeder 14A1 coach
  • Led Wheaton to have four All-Conference pitchers, two All-Region pitchers, a Pitcher of the Year, and a team ERA of 3.25 (15th best in the country in 2017) during his 3 seasons
  • Former four-year pitcher at Bucknell University and New Trier
  • Holds numerous top-5 all-time pitching records at Bucknell including starts, strikeouts, and wins
  • Instructional focus is on pitching, hitting, and defense

downloadMichael Jahns:

  • Former Northwestern University Pitcher
  • Played professionally in the Frontier League for 2+ years
  • Two-Time All-State Pitcher in High School in Hawaii
  • Instructional focus is on pitching, hitting, and defense

downloadMatt McTague:

  • Current 12U coach with WBA
  • Former pitcher at Concordia University Chicago
  • 2017 College World Series participant
  • Three year varsity baseball player at Niles North, Two time all-conference
  • Instructional focus is on pitching, hitting, and defense

Matt Fallon:

  • Xavier starting CF for 2016 & 2017 Big East Champion seasons
  • 2016 Big East All-Tournament team and Nashville All-Regional team
  • Two NCAA Tournament Regional Final appearances at Vanderbilt and Louisville
  • Xavier single season record for games played (62)
  • Instructional focus is on hitting and defense

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  • Former Cornell College assistant coach
  • Four Year Pitcher and Outfielder for Cornell College
  • Former Niles West Varsity Pitcher/Outfielder
  • Instructional focus is pitching, hitting, and defense

downloadJason Meger:

  • Current New Trier Feeder Coach
  • Former pitcher at North Park University
  • Current Physical Therapy Aid Illinois Bone and Joint
  • Instructional focus is on pitching, hitting, and defense
  • Call or email for availability

downloadJohn Rosinski:

  • Current New Trier Feeder Baseball Coach
  • Four year outfielder for the University of Illinois-Chicago
  • Former three-year varsity outfielder at New Trier
  • Instructional focus is on hitting and defense
  • Call or email for availability

Please contact us HERE or phone 847-386-6308. to learn more about private lessons and packages.