• Our Story

Our Story

After years of playing, coaching and teaching the game of baseball, I had the vision and dream of opening my own academy.  More than ten years ago, I was able to live out that dream when I opened Play Ball USA in Des Plaines. The business was very successful and the experience was great. However, my family was very young at the time and when approached with the opportunity to sell the dream to another visionary in 2008, I took it.

I thought that was the end of my story…

After a few years went by, I started visiting many academies throughout the northwest suburbs with my daughter who plays travel softball and was unable to find a facility that provided everything we were looking for to meet her training needs.

And so a new chapter began…

Four other families along with my own decided to work together on a new venture to create a facility that would meet our sons and daughters’ training needs. Our goal with opening The Ballpark was to create a state of the art facility that provides the best in instruction, offers advanced training tools and technology, and provides exceptional customer service.  The passion we each have for the game drives our instruction and stimulates a positive atmosphere that allows ALL players to gain the confidence they need to dream big and play the game at whatever level they choose.  At BPMP, we wholeheartedly commit to developing every player, whether elite, travel or a little leaguer trying to get that first hit or make that first routine play.

I look forward to showing your family the “BP Difference” and how we can help shape your son or daughter’s life!

Professionally in Baseball, Softball, and Life,
Ron Cacini Jr.

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