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Owned and operated by the Village of Rosemont, the Dome the Parkway Bank Sports Complex promises to become a destination for baseball and softball players of all ages. This 140,000 sq. ft. facility is host to tournaments, leagues & individual games for youth baseball & softball as well as adult softball teams. Facility rentals, private lessons and batting cages are also available.

2021 Baseball Tournaments

IBA Crown Series Weekend 1 March 5 – 7 | 12U
IBA Crown Series Weekend 2 March 19 – 21 | 11U
IBA Crown Series Weekend 3 April 2 – 3 (April 4th is Easter) | 12U
IBA Crown Series Weekend 4 April 9 – 11 | 11U
IBA Crown Series Weekend 5 April 16 – 18 | 10U
IBA Crown Series Weekend 6 April 30 – May 2 | 11U

Illinois Baseball Academy

Illinois Baseball Academy has created a series of educational programs for elementary school students that combine both physical activity on our fields and on-site “classroom work.” The result? A memorable field trip where kids are active and learn life-skills such as teamwork, respect, dedication and a whole host of others.Contact Chris Beacom directly to learn more about the program and pricing:

Our Mission
Illinois Baseball Academy is quickly becoming the gold-standard provider of youth baseball programming, training, and education in the Midwest.  With over 140,000 square feet of training space, including two diamonds and five cages, The Dome the Parkway Bank Sports Complex in Rosemont is the largest indoor baseball structure in North America, and IBA is committed to making it a cornerstone experience for baseball players from the Midwest and beyond.

Our Approach
Illinois Baseball Academy works with community baseball associations and park districts to provide innovative and thoughtful programming for youth ages pre-kindergarten through high school.  Additionally, IBA offers facilities-based training for players and coaches at the Parkway Bank Sports Complex in what many are calling “the premiere indoor baseball facility in the country.”  Finally, Illinois Baseball Academy provides educational opportunities aimed at improving the quality of coaching via clinics and a formal certification process.

Our Instructors
Illinois Baseball Academy is committed to developing the finest coaching talent possible.  Our staff is comprised of former college and professional players, each of whom is trained in the Illinois Baseball Academy methodology ... they are carefully chosen - not just for their baseball skills – but also for their ability to be positive role models for players on and off the baseball diamond; join our team and experience the difference that IBA coaching makes.

The Founder
Chris Beacom, the founder of Illinois Baseball Academy, is highly renowned in Chicagoland as both a former player and coach. A High School All-American at New Trier, Chris played collegiately at Northwestern University where he earned All Big-Ten recognition and was selected team captain. After his senior season, he was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays organization, and in his rookie year earned the honor of Blue Jay's "Minor League Player of the Month."

Upon completing his professional baseball career, Beacom joined the New Trier High School faculty as an English teacher and was appointed Head Coach of the New Trier varsity baseball team.  In his 25+ years of coaching, Chris Beacom has helped shape the careers of hundreds of players-from t-ballers to Division I standouts-even a handful of pros.

Coach Beacom considers some of his greatest accomplishments to be the relationships he has cultivated with players and their families over the years; for him, baseball has always been a vehicle for teaching life lessons, and Illinois Baseball Academy is an extension of his philosophy.

Bring Your Try-outs To The Dome…
With two regulation diamonds and five full-length batting cages, The Dome at The Ballpark is the perfect venue for staging travel team try-outs.  Here, Illinois Baseball Academy coaches will execute your program and evaluate your players; providing you with unbiased feedback can make the job of slotting players and communicating with parents less time consuming and stressful.

For more information on how we can be of service to you and your organization, contact Chris Beacom: