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.
News and Events @ IVL
The temperatures are starting to get cold but fall/winter training is heating up at IVL. Check out our fall/winter flyer.read more
ASPIRE HIGHER SPORTS Award winning softball coach and instructor Softball Training with Karen Linder at IVL Baseball in Wadsworth Coach Karen Linder, former KSU head coach, 4-time MAC Coach of the Year, and the winningest NCAA Division I Softball Coach in the state of...read more
Congratulations to Coaches Joe Lazor and Joe Inglett on being inducted into the Greater Akron Baseball Hall of Fame 2016 Class! The Greater Akron Baseball Hall of Fame inducted nine new members and make four special awards during its 2016 annual banquet at the Stow...read more
From our blog…
Using power pitching mechanics, Giants’ Tim Lincecum at 5’10” 170 lbs. throws 95-100 mph. In this article, I’ll present some of my observations on what Tim Lincecum does that make his pitching mechanics able to generate power. First of all, one...read more
In baseball pitching, the extension of the arm is an important feature of the good pitch and a good pitching delivery. Making sure that the arm is not overextended is integral to a great play. Coaches can position the pitchers in front of a strong surface and while...read more
Are you looking to hone your batting skills at the plate? Former MLB Player Joe Inglett shares his personal approach to becoming a great hitter with these 5 pro batter tips.read more
Think you’ve got what it takes to get to the show? Former MLB veteran Joe Inglett gives you some valuable insight to get you there.read more
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.
MULTI-USE PREMIER SPORTS TRAINING FACILITY
Year-round access to over 18,000 Square feet of training space complete with hitting cages, pitching tunnels, and fielding areas
MONTHLY MEMBERSHIPS AVAILABLE
Get unlimited access to our batting cages, Iron Mike Machines, pitching and fielding areas for one low monthly fee!
TRAIN JUST LIKE THE PROS DO
IVL has 3 professional grade hitting cages and a full assortment of equipment for a next level training experience.
PREPARING ATHLETES WITH NEXT LEVEL TRAINING
IVL Baseball Academy is looking to expand!
Are you a qualified coach looking for a position in a fast pace and friendly environment? Want to work along side other like minded individuals in your field? Or are you a player and new to the area looking for a place to play the game you love?
If you’re interested in more information, or interested in being a part of the IVL team contact us using this form.
IVL Baseball Coaching Staff
6 year Major Leaguer for the Cleveland Indians, Toronto Blue Jays, Milwaukee Brewers, and Houston Astros.
Former High School pitching standout, pitching coach and High School coach.
Former High School, college and pro pitcher who played 5 seasons in the Cincinnati Reds Organization.