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DuPage Training Academy - Sports Training
"THERE MAY BE PEOPLE THAT HAVE MORE TALENT THAN YOU, BUT THERE'S NO EXCUSE FOR ANYONE TO WORK HARDER THAN YOU DO." - Derek Jeter
Dupage training academy
DuPage Training Academy is a premier sports training facility for athletes and teams in baseball, softball, speed & agility, and strength training.
We offer a variety of baseball & softball camps, clinics, leagues, showcases, and travel teams for all ages and experience levels.
Rent space to practice hitting, pitching, speed & agility or connect with an instructor and get top level instruction from former college and pro players!
If you are looking to host an indoor practice, we have a large indoor infield area that is perfect for fielding and base running drills.
MEET OUR INSTRUCTORS
A 5 year starting and closing pitcher at the division 1 Northwestern University. Sam has great experience that offers him to be a stellar instructor for young pitchers. Sam has been coaching and giving lessons for the past 5 years and looks forward to a long future of developing other players.
2x Upstate Eight All-Conference Selection at Bartlett High School Baseball. University of Minnesota Duluth Baseball player 2015-2019. NCAA Division II Top 25 finish.
2016 NSIC Conference Champion. Played summer baseball for the Northwest Indiana Oilmen in the Midwest Collegiate League in 2016 and 2018. Played
summer baseball for Syracuse Saltcats in the New York Collegiate League in 2017. Division II, NCIS Conference UMD Baseball Team Captain 2018-2019.
Current Assistant Coach at Oakton Community College (Des Plaines, IL). Previously a hitting coach for the Gary SouthShore Railcats of the American Association (Indy), Assistant Coach at Chicago State University (2018/2019) and Assistant Coach at McHenry County College( 2015/2018). Has been on staff for two NJCAA National Championship appearances: McHenry CC D2 2016 and Oakton CC D3 2022. Training youth athletes since 2015 at SportsCity Academy as Lead Baseball Instructor/Director of Off-season Development. A standout Baseball player at Jacobs High School and McHenry CC. Played baseball at D1 Chicago State and received 1st Team All WAC honors in 2015.
Pitcher in the Washington Nationals Organization. Finishing in AAA, Alex recently completed his 6th professional season after being drafted out of Michigan State University in 2017. Alex pitched and played first base/outfield at MSU for 3 years where, in 2017, he was recognized as a finalist for the John Olreud 2 way player (Pitching and Hitting) of the year award. Locally, Alex attended Marmion Academy where he received Conference Player of the year in 2014.
A former standout player at Louisiana Tech. and is currently the co-head coach at Wheaton Academy High School. Rick is the coach for the 16U DTA Wildcats travel baseball team and is one of the top hitting instructors at DTA.
Baseball Hitting, Pitching & Catching
Eddie Pieczynski was a 2-year letter winner at Parkland Junior College and Illinois State University. He led ISU in hitting his senior year. Eddie then went on to play professionally in the Independent Frontier League as a star catcher. He now focuses on working with players on hitting/pitching mechanics as well developing strong catchers.
softball Hitting, slapping & defense
Krista was a four year varsity letter winner in softball and earned three letters in basketball and two in volleyball at Plainfield South High School. She was selected by the Chicago Sun Times Super 60 in Illinois as one of the top 60 seniors in the state. At Northern Illinois University, Krista started at third base and short stop playing in 151 out of 169 games and was a team leader each year in sacrifice bunts. Krista is now a softball DTA instructor for hitting, slapping, and defensive skills.
softball HITTING, CATCHING & DEFENSE
Graduated from Glenbard North High School in 2009 where she played basketball and softball for 4 years. Her softball team went undefeated in one season and won three conference championships. She also earned All-Conference honors 3 years in a row. She was selected by the Chicago Sun Times Super 60 in Illinois as one of the top 60 seniors in the state. Brianna went on to play softball for Kankakee Community College where she earned NJCAA All-American honors for catching. The team finished 2nd and 3rd in the Nation in 2010 and 2011. She holds the record for most hits with 97 in a season and is ranked second for most doubles in a season in Kankakee history. She went on to play at Judson University where she earned NAIA Player of the Week multiple times.
Softball HITTING, Slapping & Defense
Graduated from Glenbard East High School in 2007 where she played four years of volleyball and softball. Broke and held the school stolen bases record and earned All-Conference varsity honors junior and senior year in softball. Had the fastest home-first time of 2.58 seconds at the Orland Park Sparks tournament and the Colorado Sparkler exposure tournament in 2006. Glen Ellyn Phillies travel team won the Illinois State Championship tournament in 2006 where she earned several mvp and golden glove awards at shortstop. Dani then went on to the University of Michigan, winning the 2009 Big Ten Conference, super regional title and 5th place at the 2009 Women’s College World Series, after a career ending injury.
Attended Bishop O'Connell High School - Arlington, VA. (2009-2013). Two-time NFCA First Team High School All-American . Two-time Gatorade Player of the Year (Virginia). Two-time conference Player of the Year. ERA of 0.09 (Junior Year), ERA of 0.21 (Senior year). Attended University of Missouri - SEC Conference (2013-2016). SEC Freshman of the Year. First Team All-SEC. NFCA National Freshman of the Year Top 10 Finalist. NFCA All-Southeast Region Second Team. Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division I National Player of the Week . USA Softball National Collegiate Player of the Week. SEC Pitcher of the Week. SEC Academic Honor Roll. Played at University of Minnesota - BIG10 Conference (2016-2017). 2017 Teammate of the Year, voted on by peers. Big 10 Regular Season Champion. Big 10 Tournament Champion. Assistant Coach at the University of Maryland - BIG10 Conference (2018-2019)