Founded in 2009 by Major League Baseball Hitting Coach John Mallee, the Northwest Indiana Shockers summer travel baseball teams are considered one of the top programs in Northwest Indiana and Eastern Illinois. Those players selected will train and follow the same training drills and practice structure that Minor and Major league teams utilize in professional baseball during the winter months. The goal is to make this the best learning and playing experience for all the players.
As part of the Northern Illinois Metro League (NIML), the season runs April through July, with try-outs taking place in August then practices and workouts starting in November.
The Shockers teams participates in various tournaments, sanctioned by several National baseball organizations, approximately 40-60 games per year.
John Mallee, along with his professional staff, will help train the team throughout the fall, winter and early spring months. The team will practice once a week during the winter at an indoor training facility for 1 1/2 hrs per week. Players will have the option to hit 2-3 times each week in our indoor batting cages. Each team will be limited to 12 players to insure everyone gets maximum playing time.
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Northwest Indiana Shockers Baseball Club is a 501(c)3 non for profit organization committed to the development of young players on and off the field.
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One parent describes their experience with the Shockers organization..."My son's experience with the Shockers has been excellent! The training he received from you exceeded my expectations and I believe is unmatched in the Northwest Indiana area. I have seen significant improvement in his level of play and confidence from the beginning of the season."
Welcome 2015 NWI Shockers
#1 Alonzo Paul Jr.
#7 Joe Joe Despoy
#9 Gabe Rud
#10 Colin Small
#12 Nolan Johnson
#15 Logan Lockhart
#22 Cayden Vasko
#25 Aaron Ketchmark
#42 Owen Winters
#99 Jimmy Green
#00 Drayk Bowen
#2 Derrick Wiening
#3 Matt Caldwell
#7 Dylan Dingman
#11 Austin Mallee
#13 Zach Beerling
#17 Enrique Kinney
#18 Alex Ayersman
#22 Blake Neyhart
#23 Gavin Kinsella
#27 Justin Schassburger
#31 Jack Huber
* All Teams have indoor training at the dome starting first weekend in January. Please check with your manager for times.
* John Mallee has recorded all players and will have your video analysis back to you shortly. An individual practice plan with drills will be coming to your manager for your hitting sessions.
* Pitchers and catchers please get with your private coaches for practice times.
The 11u and 12u schedules will be posted soon!
Please check back for all games and tournaments that Shockers organization plans on participating in for 2015.
Both Shocker teams will be playing in the Elite Division at the Ho Chunk this summer.
Valentine's Day at Residences of Deer Creek
Our NWI Shockers 12u team spent their Valentine's Day playing bingo with the patrons of Residences of Deer Creek. It was a great honor to be able to meet all the people who were able to attend. The boys got to tell some of their stories and more importantly they got to hear about some great stories of how baseball was played years ago!