The Northwest Indiana Shockers summer travel team will train and follow the same training drills and practice structure that Minor and Major league teams utilize in professional baseball. The goal is to make this the best learning and playing experience for the players. As part of the Northern Illinois Metro League (NIML), our season runs April through September/October, with try-outs taking place in the fall. The Shockers team particpates in various tournaments, sanctioned by several national organizations, approximately 30-50 games per year.
John Mallee, along with his professional staff, will help train the team throughout the winter and early spring months. The team will practice once a week during the winter at a facility for 1 1/2 hrs per week. Each team will be limited to 12 players to insure everyone gets equal playing time.
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One parent describes their experience with the Shockers organization..."My son's experience with the Shockers has been excellent. The training he received from you exceeded my expectations and I believe is unmatched in the Northwest Indiana area. I have seen significant improvement in his level of play and confidence from the beginning of the season."
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The cost for the 2013-2014 season is $1450.
THE FEE INCLUDES:
• All participation fees for league and tournament play (Approximately 25 league games and 5 to 6 tournaments)
• Field rentals and umpire fees
• Winter training facility rental
• Training and Clinics given by professional coaches
• Professional Customized uniforms including playing jerseys (2 to 3 shirt combinations)
• 1 pair of durable playing pants (with belt-loops)
• Customized hats, belts, socks
• Customized bat bag
• Customized Batting Helmet
Players selected for the Northwest Indiana Shockers summer travel team will train a minimum of once a week throughout out the winter months. John Mallee will coach the team until he leaves for spring training in late January. Professional training clinics will include: Hitting - “The 6 Absolutes of a Professional Hitter”; Major league base-running concepts; 1st and 3rd Team Defense; Bunt Defense, In-fielding basics; Out-fielding basics; Catching and Pitching mechanics and drills. Teams will follow the same training drills and practice structure that Minor and Major league teams utilize in professional baseball. We look forward to making this the best learning and playing experience for our players.
Most likely you have questions, as so many parents do when trying to make the decision about child's sports education. Is the Shockers organization right for you? What can I expect? How will my child benefit from this program? These are all questions other parents have asked, and by reading the information on the FAQ page, you can become better informed.
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