Who better than a guy named Joe DiMaggio to own and operate a place where baseball players of all ages can come to work on their hitting, fielding and pitching? DiMaggio, a former baseball coach at Prairie Ridge High School, and his daughter, Jodi, who played softball at Arizona State, have designed Player's Choice Academy to be the kind of place where players can stop in and take unlimited cuts in the Atec batting cages, or work on throwing the curve ball, or just hang out and talk baseball. PCA has an indoor infield, pitcher's mounds, a pro shop and snack bar. Instructional camps for all ages are available.
If you buy a PCA membership, you get unlimited use of the pitching tunnels and batting cages and a 10 percent discount on camps, lessons and pro shop gear from top brands like Rawlings, Louisville Slugger and Easton.
PCA also has basketball courts and offers personal instruction in baseball, softball, basketball and football. It also offers exposure showcases for players who want to move up to the next level, and video profiles to send to college coaches.
- Fax: 847-854-8709
- Hours: Mon - Fri, 3pm - 9pm; Sat, 9am - 8pm; Sun, 9am - 6pm
- Handicap Accessible: Yes
- Payments accepted: Cash, Debit Card, Discover, MasterCard, Personal Check, Visa
- Parking: Free lot
- Private events: Yes