Due to the tremendous success of our fall program, which included over 100 registrants, IBA is proud to announce our Spring Elite Skills Program! This 5-week clinic is designed to meet the needs of players who are ready to be challenged in a small group setting. Sessions will be fast-paced with a higher level of intensity; this brand new curriculum will focus on individual skill development both offensively and defensively.
Trey Frahler, current Director of Operations at Illinois Baseball Academy and Director of Player Development at New Trier Feeder will lead the program. Coach Frahler played 3 sports at New Trier High School before playing Division I college baseball. After his playing career, he returned to coach baseball at New Trier for 3 seasons before moving to college baseball coaching. Coach Frahler will be assisted by top senior-level IBA instructors with playing and coaching backgrounds at various levels. Players will rotate among IBA instructors over the course of the program based on skill focus and instructor expertise.
IBA Elite Skills is a great way to develop players for their spring house league and summer travel season, increase confidence and encourage them to appreciate what it takes to be successful on and off the field.
Defensive skills include: Backhands, forehands, run-throughs, double-play footwork, agilities, baserunning, flyballs ... Pitching mechanics, hitting spots, holding runners on, pickoffs ... Catcher throws to bases, blocking, catcher's footwork/stance and more
Offensive skills include: Plus-count approach, two-strike approach, bunting (sacrifice & for a hit), hit & run, situational hitting, various individual hitting mechanics
Program Specifics: Ages: 12-14 (separated by age) Location: Winnetka Park District (Pony Field) Dates: Sundays, April 11th – May 16th *no April 18th* (5 sessions) Times: 5:00-6:30pm Fee: $200 Capacity: Open to the first 25 that register