We are proud to announce our next phase in making Diamond Edge Academy the premier training facility in the Midwest!! Coming in October 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!!
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.
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!!!
We offer Lessons and Classes as well as Rentals of Batting Cages, Pitching Tunnels and Team Training Areas
We offer three lesson options for your training needs:
We offer fall, winter and summer classes and camps:
We offer multiple rental options for your training:
Our team of experienced Baseball and Softball professionals know what it takes to help athletes master their game.
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.
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!!!!!
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.