Spencer Allen (NU Head Coach) Hitting Clinic
Illinois Baseball Academy is proud to once again play host to an exciting and unique opportunity for our local players … Northwestern University Head Coach, Spencer Allen, will be visiting The Yard on Wednesday, January 10th to run a series of hitting clinics (see below for ages and times).
This “ONE-NIGHT-ONLY” event is designed to give hitters not only advanced drills and theory but one-on-one feedback and instruction as well. To insure that each participant has a premium experience, we are limiting the number of slots for each section; anyone attending this clinic will definitely walk away a better hitter. Coach Allen is a masterful teacher who has presented at clinics around the country. We are lucky to have him and encourage you to sign up immediately. THIS CLINIC WILL SELL OUT!
4th Graders 1/10 4-5pm $60 – SOLD OUT!
5th and 6th Graders 1/10 5-6pm $60 – SOLD OUT!
7th and 8th Graders 1/10 6-7pm $60 – SOLD OUT!
5th and 6th Graders 1/10 7-8pm $60 – SOLD OUT!
7th and 8th Graders 1/10 8-9pm $60 – 2 SPOTS LEFT!
Spencer Allen’s Achievements
Prior to becoming the Northwestern head coach, Spencer Allen served as an assistant coach at Illinois in 2015. He helped the Fighting Illini set the school record with 50 wins and win the first NCAA Regional in program history. Illinois won its 30th Big Ten championship this spring, and it earned the No. 6 overall seed for the 2015 NCAA Baseball Championship, marking only the second time that a Big Ten program earned a national seed.
Under Spencer Allen’s tutelage, the Illini ranked near the top of the Big Ten in numerous offensive categories, leading the league in hits, runs, RBIs, total bases, home runs and slugging percentage in 2015. The team won a school-record 27 consecutive games between March 30-May 20, falling only seven games shy of matching the NCAA record of 34. Prior to his tenure at Illinois, Spencer spent time as a coach at: Creighton, Washington State, Purdue and Iowa; he was also a scout in the Detroit Tigers organization.
Collegiately, Coach Allen played three seasons at Iowa State from 1999-2001. He was a team captain during his final season and a 2001 All-Big XII Academic selection.