Welcome to the new Team Illini webpage

About The Program

Team Illini is a Not for Profit youth baseball organization for kids between the ages of 6 and 17 that is always looking for kids and families that want to play baseball at a high level. Team Illini has been around since 2007 and has developed into one of the strongest Illinois youth baseball programs south of Chicago. Our program is often imitated but never duplicated in Southern Illinois.

From a young age, Team Illini focuses on developing beginner and advanced fundamental baseball skills so that each player has an opportunity to play baseball collegiately if he so desires. The training is made fun at a young age so that kids enjoy the game and look forward to both practices and games. Our baseball coaches and trainers are in tune with the skills the college and pro scouts want to see and we develop and sharpen those skills each year.

With Team Illini, you get hands on coaching and training from top baseball instructors in the Metro East. We also merge technology where appropriate so you can feel confident that your child is afforded all the opportunities enjoyed by the more expensive clubs. And Team Illini does all this at a fraction of the cost of the comparable clubs operating in Chicago and St. Louis. With Team Illini you get big city experience for little city dollars.

Most importantly, however, your child will not only be trained in the fundamentals of the game, but will also learn how to play the game with class and professionalism. We use the game of baseball to help develop young boys into young adults and in so doing we teach our players how to handle defeat as well as success. Blending talent and integrity is a key precept of Team Illini and one we work tirelessly to instill in each and every player we serve.

We thank you for your interest in our program.