Learn from those who teach the pros.
Professional baseball & softball performance development & training in the Chicagoland area
Major League Scout for the Houston Astros
Tad has 25 years of professional experience as a player, coach and scout.
- 2008-Present Major League Scout- Houston Astros
- 2005-2007 Coord of Amateur Scouting Houston Astros
- 2005 Advanced Scout
- 2005 World Series- Houston Astros
- 2000-2005 National Crosschecker- Houston Astros
- 1996-2000 Central Region Supervisor- Houston Astros
- 1992 Pitching Coach Auburn Astros
- 1991-1996 Area Scout Upper Midwest- Houston Astros
- 1988 Houston Astros Class AA Columbus
- 1983-1987 Chicago Cubs Class A Geneva- AAA Iowa Cubs
- 1986 Chicago Cubs Minor League Pitcher of the Year
- 2-time all-conference/all-area at Niles West High School
- 4-year career at Division I Eastern Illinois University
- 3-year starter and team captain
- Currently holds 10 various top 10 offensive season and career records at EIU
- Drafted by the Houston Astros in the 2004 MLB draft
- Played under Tim Bogar, current 1st base coach of the Boston Red Sox
- Current Varsity Head Coach at Ridgewood High School
- Entering 7th year as Instructor/Coach
- Currently in 3rd year as PE and Health teacher at Ridgewood High School
Central Region Scouting Supervisor for the Detroit Tigers. Bob played with the San Francisco Giants and has 30 years of professional baseball experience as a player, coach and scout
Former Major League pitcher with the Cubs, Giants and Royals. Al is presently an International Major league Scout. He has 30 years of professional baseball experience as a player, coach and scout.
Nicole was among the top hitters in the nation at Oakton College. She has been coaching travel softball for the past few years. Nicole is currently the Director of Patriots Travel Softball.
Strength and Conditioning Coordinator for the Houston Astros
- Former All-State infielder for Mundelein High School, directed at high school alma mater as head coach for 3 years with a record 83-19-1
- 2 North Suburban Conference Championships, 3 regional championship titles
- Owns Class AA state record 3 doubles in the 1994 state tournament that still stands
- 2004 Lakeland Newspaper Coach of the Year
- Earned a softball scholarship to DePaul University, 4 year starter, earned both All-Conference and All-Academic honors
- Participated in the NCAA Women's College World Series earning 3rd place and 8th place junior and senior year; a first and second for DePaul
Heather was an All Big East Pitcher at the University of Notre Dame. Heather is among the all time leaders in wins and strikeouts. She is presently the Pitching Coordinator for Patriots Travel Softball.