The Northshore Amateur Sports Academy is dedicated to providing all youth with the highest quality education and team experience through sports participation. Participants are treatead with respect and the opportunity to experience growth in the areas of interacting with others, teamwork, sportsmanship, fair play and skill development. Our goal is to create a positive environment that fosters improved self-confidence and self-esteem through experiences in sports activities. Also, the Northshore Amateur Sports Academy provides training programs for coaches, mentors, and teachers including functioning as a clearinghouse for information on all aspects of sports, education, health and nutrition.

Coaches Clinic

Clinics and seminars will be offered on an on-going basis.  These sessions will be led by:

  • National, State and Local Participants
  • Professional and Amateur managers, coaches, and scouts
  • Trainers/Conditioning
  • Nutritionists
  • Groundskeepers

Resource & Learning Center

The Resource Center will house a permanent collection of Magazines, Books, Videos, and DVDs.

The Learning Center

  • The Common Ground Project
  • Health & Nutrition Programs
  • Foreign Language Programs
  • Sports Training Programs
  • School of Baseball & Softball
  • College Placement Assistance

Sports Camps and Fairs

  • Youth Sports & Nutrition Camp
  • Baseball Summer Camps
  • Football Summer Camps
  • NCAA Eligibility Center
  • Groundskeeping and Turf Academy

Bringing the Best out of Adolescents Through Training and Empowering Resources
(B.A.T.T.E.R.) UP Leadership Academy

Formerly known as the Groundskeeping Academy, the B.A.T.T.E.R.UP Leadership Academy goal is to provide program participants and their families with resources pertaining to the benefits of a post-secondary education, career planning and how they relate to the NCAA eligibility requirements. Also youth will be provided with contextualized service learning opportunities that teach youth about the importance of being proactive citizens in Lake County Indiana.


  1. US Steelyard – Gary Southshore Railcats
  2. Wrigley Field – Chicago Cubs
  3. U.S. Cellular Field – Chicago White Sox
  4. Toyota Park – Chicago Fire
  5. All State Arena – Chicago Wolves
  3. NCAA Hall of Champions
  4. Indianapolis 500
    1. Time trials
    2. Race Day

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