Medina County’s Premier Baseball Training Facility

Welcome to IVL Baseball. Whether you’re new to baseball and looking to build fundamentals, or an experienced athlete looking to fine tune your talents, IVL Baseball is the place to make it all happen.

IVL Baseball, formerly Ventura Baseball Academy, was founded in 2011 by John Ventura. After two successful years of instruction and growth, former MLB player Joe Inglett and Joe Lazor have joined the facility— making it the premier facility for baseball instruction in the state of Ohio. Please explore our website to find a coach, get information about camps, and learn about memberships. We look forward to working with you.

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IVL Baseball Head Coaching Staff

Joe Inglett

6 year Major Leaguer for the Cleveland Indians, Toronto Blue Jays, Milwaukee Brewers, and Houston Astros.

John Ventura

Former High School pitching standout, pitching coach and 2-time Division I State Championship High School coach.

Joe Lazor

Former High School, college and pro pitcher who played 5 seasons in the Cincinnati Reds Organization.

Mark Kelly

Former High School standout at Norton High School and Walsh University All-American standout.

Recent IVL College Commitments

Bryce Budzinkski

Bryce Budzinkski

Highland High School 2018
Lake Erie College
Will Lutes

Will Lutes

Copley High School 2018
Christopher Newport University 
Jackson Miller

Jackson Miller

Highland High School 2018
Lake Erie College 
Billy Keller

Billy Keller

Highland High School 2018
University of Mount Union
Gavin Noble

Gavin Noble

Highland High School 2018
Ashland University
Tyler Revetta

Tyler Revetta

Copley High School 2018
Walsh University 
Taylor Reinhart

Taylor Reinhart

Barberton High School 2018
Alderson Broaddus University
Anthony Gannon

Anthony Gannon

Wadsworth High School 2018
Capital University

IVL Baseball News and Tips

Having A Pitch Plan

How many times within a game do you as a coach ask yourself this question: Why is my pitcher throwing that pitch in that situation? We wonder...

Batting Fundamentals

1.   Don’t grip your bat at the very end. Leave, say, an inch or two. Also, leave at least an inch or more space between your hands; that gives you...

Bunt Young, Bunt Often

Bunting is a very big part of the game of baseball. And when a bunt is laid down the right way, it is very difficult to defend. I have always been...

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Ferrell-Whited is committed to injury prevention. For this reason, they have teamed up with IVL Baseball Academy to offer complimentary Functional Movement Screens (FMS), as well as on-site Physical Therapy for individuals of all ages.

Click HERE to learn more about Functional Movement Screens.

2018 Sponsors


Van’s Tire – Wadsworth
185 Broad St.
Wadsworth, OH 44281
Phone: 330.336.6630



Year-round access to over 18,000 Square feet of training space complete with hitting cages, pitching tunnels, and fielding areas



Get unlimited access to our batting cages, Iron Mike Machines, pitching and fielding areas for one low monthly fee!



IVL has 3 professional grade hitting cages and a full assortment of equipment for a next level training experience.



One on one training sessions with coaches who have the knowledge and experience it takes to get athletes to play at their peak potential.

ClubHouse Daily

One Day Pass



ClubHouse Monthly

30 Day Access



ClubHouse Quarterly

BEST VALUE! Get 3 months for the price of 2



HitClub Monthly

Includes Clubhouse Monthly Membership



ProBatter Single Use

Purchase per session


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