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 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.

The 2022 IVL Baseball Tryouts are Now Open

Registration is open for all age groups for the 2022 IVL Baseball Clubs.

All tryouts will be held at Medina High School Baseball and Softball fields:
777 E. Union Street
Medina, Ohio

*In the event of rain, tryouts will be moved to the IVL Facility:

188 S. Lyman St.
Wadsworth, Ohio

See next section for date, times, and field schedules.

2022 IVL Baseball Tryout Schedule

click the age group below to see each schedule

8U Tryouts

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 5:45-7:15pm @ Medina Softball Field
Sunday, July 18, 2021 9:00-10:30am @ Medina Softball Field
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 5:45-7:15pm @ Medina Softball Field
Sunday, July 25, 2021 9:00-10:30am @ Medina Softball Field
Wednesday, July 28, 2021 5:45-7:15pm @ Medina Softball Field
Sunday, August 1, 2021 9:00-10:30am @ Medina Softball Field

9U Tryouts

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 5:45-7:15pm @ Medina Softball Field
Sunday, July 18, 2021 9:00-10:30am @ Medina Softball Field
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 5:45-7:15pm @ Medina Softball Field
Sunday, July 25, 2021 9:00-10:30am @ Medina Softball Field
Wednesday, July 28, 2021 5:45-7:15pm @ Medina Softball Field
Sunday, August 1, 2021 9:00-10:30am @ Medina Softball Field

10U Tryouts

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 5:45-7:15pm @ Medina Softball Field
Sunday, July 18, 2021 10:30-12:00pm @ Medina Softball Field
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 5:45-7:15pm @ Medina Softball Field
Sunday, July 25, 2021 10:30-12:00pm @ Medina Softball Field
Wednesday, July 28, 2021 5:45-7:15pm @ Medina Softball Field
Sunday, August 1, 2021 10:30-12:00pm @ Medina Softball Field

11U Tryouts

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 7:15-8:45pm @ Medina Softball Field
Sunday, July 18, 2021 12:00-1:30pm @ Medina Softball Field
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 7:15-8:45pm @ Medina Softball Field
Sunday, July 25, 2021 12:00-1:30pm @ Medina Softball Field
Wednesday, July 28, 2021 7:15-8:45pm @ Medina Softball Field
Sunday, August 1, 2021 12:00-1:30pm @ Medina Softball Field

12U Tryouts

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 7:15-8:45pm @ Medina Softball Field
Sunday, July 18, 2021 1:30-3:00pm @ Medina Softball Field
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 7:15-8:45pm @ Medina Softball Field
Sunday, July 25, 2021 1:30-3:00pm @ Medina Softball Field
Wednesday, July 28, 2021 7:15-8:45pm @ Medina Softball Field
Sunday, August 1, 2021 1:30-3:00pm @ Medina Softball Field

13U Tryouts

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 5:45-7:15pm @ Medina Baseball Field
Sunday, July 18, 2021 9:00-10:30am @ Medina Baseball Field
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 7:15-8:45pm @ Medina Softball Field
Sunday, July 25, 2021 9:00-10:30am @ Medina Baseball Field
Wednesday, July 28, 2021 7:15-8:45pm @ Medina Softball Field
Sunday, August 1, 2021 9:00-10:30am @ Medina Baseball Field

14U Tryouts

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 7:15-8:45pm @ Medina Baseball Field
Sunday, July 18, 2021 10:30-12:00pm @ Medina Baseball Field
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 5:45-7:15pm @ Medina Baseball Field
Sunday, July 25, 2021 10:30-12:00pm @ Medina Baseball Field
Wednesday, July 28, 2021 5:45-7:15pm @ Medina Baseball Field
Sunday, August 1, 2021 10:30-12:00pm @ Medina Baseball Field

15U Tryouts

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 7:15-8:45pm @ Medina Baseball Field
Sunday, July 18, 2021 12:00-1:30pm @ Medina Baseball Field
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 5:45-7:15pm @ Medina Baseball Field
Sunday, July 25, 2021 12:00-1:30pm @ Medina Baseball Field
Wednesday, July 28, 2021 5:45-7:15pm @ Medina Baseball Field
Sunday, August 1, 2021 12:00-1:30pm @ Medina Baseball Field

16U Tryouts

Sunday, July 18, 2021 1:30-3:00pm @ Medina Baseball Field
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 5:45-7:15pm @ Medina Baseball Field
Sunday, July 25, 2021 1:30-3:00pm @ Medina Baseball Field
Wednesday, July 28, 2021 5:45-7:15pm @ Medina Baseball Field
Sunday, August 1, 2021 1:30-3:00pm @ Medina Baseball Field

17U Tryouts

Sunday, July 18, 2021 3:00-4:30pm @ Medina Baseball Field
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 7:15-8:45pm @ Medina Baseball Field
Sunday, July 25, 2021 3:00-4:30pm @ Medina Baseball Field
Wednesday, July 28, 2021 7:15-8:45pm @ Medina Baseball Field
Sunday, August 1, 2021 3:00-4:30pm @ Medina Baseball Field

18U Tryouts

Sunday, July 18, 2021 3:00-4:30pm @ Medina Baseball Field
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 7:15-8:45pm @ Medina Baseball Field
Sunday, July 25, 2021 3:00-4:30pm @ Medina Baseball Field
Wednesday, July 28, 2021 7:15-8:45pm @ Medina Baseball Field
Sunday, August 1, 2021 3:00-4:30pm @ Medina Baseball Field

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.

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