The Trout Baseball Academy Story

I’ve been teaching baseball at Oz Park since 2011.

Trout Baseball Academy, which is based on my years as a player with the Chicago Cubs and White Sox. I now train my coaches to teach the game the right way. Trout Baseball Academy at Oz Park is my place to teach baseball and sports.

With 40 years in baseball, my camp is about the kids, not about being a money-generating business. I teach so kids can love sports for a lifetime, at a camp that is the best-priced one in Chicagoland.

Many camps hire a former pro for one day to market themselves as a high-quality baseball camp. At Trout Baseball Academy, I am the one who does all on-field coaching and teaching. I will also have former teammates, coaches and active players making visits during the summer.

Join the fun. Sign up today.

Steve has taught baseball to more than 350 kids at Oz Park since 2011. As a former major leaguer and thanks to his upbeat, energetic personality, Steve’s camp is unlike any other in the area. Stay tuned for announcements about special guest instructors.

Steve will teach your kids the essentials of playing the game in a fun, engaging, energetic wayBaseball has been a part of Steve’s life since he was a boy, and he is passionate about teaching the game to Chicago-area youth.

Steve’s camps are ideal for kids just learning the game or those who play organized little league baseball, t-ball or softball and want to pick up additional skills to improve their game.

The Trout Baseball Academy mission is teaching baseball the correct way: showing a competitive spirit and learning that giving your best is truly the winning way. Heart and Hustle = SUCCESS

Want more details? Visit our About Us page or contact Steve directly.

Slots will fill up fast this fall, so register by week today.

New! Mini-Camps for Ages 3 to 5 ($100 per week)

Introduce your preschooler or kindergartner to the game of baseball with one of Steve’s mini-camps. Ideal for parents with older kids who will take part in half- or full-day youth camps.

Register by week today.

TBA words we like to use:

Wow, way to go, well done, great play, knew you could do it, all star, great play, nice job, now you got it, spectacular, you’re on target, very smart, good thinking like Abe Lincoln, you’re catching on, that’s right, that’s OK, A+ job, hip hip hooray, keep it going, right on, YES, sweet swing, I knew you could do it! words of praise by Trout Baseball Academy

What You Need To Know


  • Any Medication
  • Sun Screen
  • Snack Food
  • Glove and hat
  • Swim Wear


  • Water
  • Equipment
  • Safety Kit
  • Shelter in the event of a storm or rain
  • Souvenirs
  • Cub games
  • Please inform us in advance if your child has any allergic reactions to food or bee stings, etc.
  • Absolutely no food sharing will be allowed among players.

Loosey Goosey: A children's illustration book by Steve Trout & Marlene Matthias

Loosey Goosey by Steve Trout & Marlene Matthias

Get to know Steve Trout

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Learn about Steve Trout, his love for the game of baseball and the 1984 Cubs team in his interview with Cubs Insider.

Part 1 – “Former Cub Steve Trout: A Very Big Fish”

Part 2 – “The Shock and the Future”

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Mr. Trout,

Thank you for taking the time to come out to Cassell Fine Arts School last week to read Loosey-Goosey Baseball to our 3rd-5th Grade students. The message of just being “loosey-goosey” and not being anxious while playing ball or in life is one that I am sure our students will remember and take to heart. They also really appreciated the time you took to visit each class to give autographs, shake hands, and give words of inspiration.



Cory Overstreet
Interim Principal
George F. Cassell Fine Arts School

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