Indoor Baseball/Softball Training Facility
 

UPCOMING BASEBALL CAMPS

 

Youth Summer Camps   -   Cost  $150

Diamond Edge Academy is excited to announce it will be holding a number of 4-Day Summer Camps this summer in the following communities. The camp is open to all players ages 6-12 and will be run by the staff of Diamond Edge. The student/instructor ratio will be no greater than 8:1 and each camp will be divided up by age. The cost of the camp includes a camp t-shirt and a certificate for a free individual private lesson!

June 20-23  Clarendon Hills  9:00-11:30am  Elmhurst  12:00-2:30pm 
June 27-30  Woodridge  9:00-11:30am  Diamond Edge  1:00-3:30pm 
July 11-14  Hinsdale  9:00-11:30am  Oak Brook  1:00-3:30pm 


 

Advanced Summer Infield Camp   -   Cost  $400 

This Infield Camp is designed for players who are serious and committed to becoming an elite infielder. This camp is a 6 week camp that meets twice per week (12 sessions) and covers every aspect of infield play, incorporates an arm strengthening program, and finishes each session with an intense agility/footwork workout specific to improve an infielder's footwork. Camp start on Tuesday, June 14th and ends on July 21st.

Each session is limited to 6 players and run on Tuesday's and Thursday's.

Session 1 9:00am-10:30am Ages 13 and up
Session 2 10:30-12:00pm Ages 13 and up
Session 3 12:00pm-1:30pm Ages 11-13

 

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UPCOMING SOFTBALL CAMPS

 

Emily Allard Two-Day Camps

We are excited to announce that Emily Allard is bringing her high paced, explosive short-game camp to Diamond Edge Academy this summer! In addition to the short-game camp, Emily is also holding an All-Skills Camp!

Slap Camp  -  Cost  $125  (July 6th & 7th)

Session 1 10:00am-11:30am Ages 14 & Over
Session 2 11:30am-1:00pm Ages 13 & Under


 

 


All Skills Camp  -  Cost  $125  (July 25th & 26th) 

Session 1 

10:00am-11:30am 

Ages 14 & Over 

Session 2 

11:30am-1:00pm 

Ages 13 & Under 

   

 

 

 

Jordan Gronewald Two-Day Pitching Camps

Jordan will be holding (2) two-day Pitching Camps this summer. Both camps and sessions are limited to (6) six girls only. The first session is for the pitching beginner or the "Rookie" whereas the second session is for the more experienced pitcher!
 

Pitching Camp  -  Cost  $100  (June 13th & 20th)

Session 1

10:00am-11:00am

"Rookie" - Beginners

Session 2

11:00am-12:00pm

"Advanced"



Pitching Camp  -  Cost  $100  (July 11th & 18th)   

Session 1 

10:00am-11:00am 

"Rookie" Beginners 

Session 2 

11:00am-12:00pm 

"Advanced" 

 

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SUMMER CAGE MEMBERSHIP  

Take advantage of our Summer Cage Membership! Looking for a place to get swing in before that big game, looking for something to do during a rainy summer day??? Well we have the answer. Enjoy the opportunity to come in and use the batting cages here at Diamond Edge Academy....where we provide baseballs and a tee! All you need to bring is a bat and helmet. The Summer Cage Membership allows you to reserve a cage or pitching tunnel for up to an hour each day! In addition, you have access to field use if not being used at the time you're in Diamond Edge!

Summer Cage Membership  -  $125   (June 1 thru August 31)

 


 

SPORTS PERFORMANCE CENTER

Coming in July!!!

We are proud to announce our next phase in making Diamond Edge Academy the premier training facility in the Midwest!! Coming in July we will be opening our 14,000 sq foot Sports Performance area. The area will be a state-of-the art training facility that will also include PT services provided by Achieve Orthopedic Rehab Institute; chiropractic services provided by Dr. Terry Smith; and a true recovery room which will include cold tub therapy, compression therapy along with the traditional methods. More details will follow within the next couple of weeks including membership information and hours!!

 

ABOUT

Diamond Edge Academy is a new, state-of-the-art, indoor baseball/softball training facility. The facility includes 16 batting cages, 4 pitching tunnels and 2 team training areas. Our staff of instructors is second to none and has coaching experience at both the amateur and professional levels.

Diamond Edge Academy is committed to bringing the highest quality professional instruction to players of all ages and abilities. No matter what you are looking for, we have a program for you. We offer private individual hitting, pitching, and defensive instruction; semi-private instruction; position specific classes and camps during the summer, fall and winter.

The Diamond Edge Academy staff is dedicated to not only the skill development of our students, but also the personal development and growth of all of the young men and women. We believe that the game is a great tool to help develop the characteristics to not only be successful on the field, but more importantly, in life.

PHILOSOPHY

We realize that every student that walks through our doors is built a little differently (physically, mentally and emotionally), therefore it's extremely important to be able to tailor our instruction to the student's make-up to get the best out of that athlete. We teach to the individual and set a baseline for each student based on their first lesson which in turn allows the instructor to plan the course of instruction. It's extremely important for the student to understand their own strengths and weaknesses, along with understanding their own style. Therefore, in order to teach to the individual we do not teach a specific "style", but we teach the "absolutes" and base instruction off them.

We feel strongly in our teaching philosophy and believe that providing a positive and fun atmosphere aides in the learning process, while also building self-esteem and a strong positive attitude. Teaching the game is our business and it's a business we take very seriously. We understand and accept the responsibility of teaching the game the right way and helping the advanced, elite player fulfill their dreams; while taking the youth player and teaching them the basics to build confidence while passing on the passion for the game we love!!!

Indoor Team Training Areas - 2 Fields Available for Rent

SERVICES

We offer Lessons and Classes as well as Rentals of Batting Cages, Pitching Tunnels and Team Training Areas

Private Baseball & Softball Hitting, Pitching and Infield Lessons

LESSONS

We offer three lesson options for your training needs:

  • Private Lessons
  • Semi-Private Lessons
  • Junior Lessons
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Group Baseball & Softball Hitting, Pitching and Infield Lessons

CLASSES

We offer fall, winter and summer classes and camps:

  • Baseball Advanced Classes
  • Baseball Youth Classes
  • Softball Classes
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Baseball & Softball Batting Cages, Pitching Tunnels & Infields Available

RENTALS

We offer multiple rental options for your training:

  • Batting Cage Rentals
  • Pitching Tunnel Rentals
  • Team Training Area Rentals
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Chicagoland's New State-of-the-Art Baseball & Softball Training Facility'

OUR TEAM AT DIAMOND EDGE ACADEMY

Our team of experienced Baseball and Softball professionals know what it takes to help athletes master their game.

 
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TESTIMONIALS

 
John Mallee I've been coaching professional baseball for 19 years and have met only a select few that can teach hitting the way Sam can. He has the ability to identify a hitter's strengths and weaknesses, mechanical problems, and then can create a development plan to correct and develop the proper swing mechanics used by the best hitters in the major leagues.
John Mallee, Chicago Cubs
My son, Kyle, has been a student of Sam Zagorac's for 3+ years. Sam provides hands-on hitting instruction that generates outstanding results on the baseball diamond. Sam emphasizes the mental, physical and mechanical components of hitting. These aspects are carefully geared to the specific age and ability of Sam's students. In addition, Sam incorporates video analysis, which allows the player to immediately visualize their swing and monitor progress. Sam is much more than a baseball instructor.....he is a hitting Guru!!!!!
Ken Hilliard
In 2010, my son Joe started taking hitting lessons at the age of 14 from Sam. Sam has always been the ultimate professional and has an outstanding teacher/student relationship with Joe. Sam's methods of teaching and his personal connection makes him an invaluable resource to any ball player's success. On numerous occasions, Sam has made himself available to talk to Joe after a game or tournament to work through any concerns or give advise. As a direct result of working with Sam through the years, Joe was offered and accepted a D1 baseball scholarship to McNesse State University in southern Louisiana.
Tony Provenzano