Eric Egmer is the founder of CC Baseball, Eric created CC Baseball back in 2102 and will be working out of our North Shore Sports Academy located in Vernon Hills. He provides intense one on one hitting, catching, fielding, and sport conditioning training, as well as group lessons, hitting/fielding clinics, and runs team practices. Eric focuses on teaching fundamental/routine baseball and stresses consistency through straight line movements.
Eric has a track record to helping his clients make huge improvements and provides top notch hitting, catching, and defensive instruction to all ages. He specializes in the art of catching and helping hitters become more consistent. Eric’s baseball career began as a four year varsity starter as a catcher for Constantine High School in Michigan. He was an all state catcher, three year all conference, and a three time all area player. After high school Eric attended Glen Oaks Community College to focus on building a strong academic and athletic foundation. There he was a two year co-starter as a catcher and helped to bring the GOCC to two NJCAA Regional appearances. Eric continued his player career as a starting catcher for the Trojans of TIU (Trinity International University) where he caught 86 of 113 games in two years. He batted .325 and threw out 70% of base runners in his two years at TIU. Eric was named the defensive player of the year as a junior and named captain his senior year. After completing his playing career, Eric served as TIUs catching and first base coach while finishing his degree in Physical Education. Eric currently teaches PE for Gary Elementary School, part of the Chicago Public School District.
Eric worked at an area baseball academy as a hitting and position instructor for six years before starting his own personal baseball instruction business (CC Baseball). He has instructed many individual and group lessons over the years in addition to being the lead instructor for many 1st and 2nd grade catching and hitting clinics. Eric has taught kids of all ages and has worked with many players that have gone on to be very successful and consistent ball players. Eric is currently the head coach for his Elite High School Tournament Team. Eric spent 5 years coaching for Buffalo Grove’s local full time travel program, the BGRA Bearcats. He was one of the BGRA’s main coaches, as well as the Director of Coaches. He helped steer the program under Gregg Winter and player a major role in the development of the Bearcats. Eric and Gregg started the Bearcats together with building a classic logo, color scheme, team name, and helping develop a coaching plan still used today that keeps the program winning. Without the countless hours put in by Eric and Gregg the program would not be around today.
Eric was also the Jr. Patriots 8th grade feeder head coach for one year. He, Tim Morely, and Ryan Whitcomb helped get the program off the ground. After one year with the JP Patriots Eric turned all his attention to building the best baseball academy in the area (CC Baseball). Today CC Baseball is one of the biggest baseball academies is the area with 5 fall ball teams each year and a high school program that is next to none. The CC High School Tournament program which was started three years ago is becoming a top player choice among other local programs.
Pitching instruction with Ryan Lancaster
3yr. Varsity player at Libertyville H.S. 1999-2001 P/1B
Holds 3rd best All Time single season E.R.A. 0.82 Led Libertyville American Legion Post #329 to the 2002 National Finals in Paducah,Ky Was named the Illinois State Finals MVP going 2-0 with 24 strikeouts Pitched 2 Seasons at Triton J.C. with a 12-2 record 2002-2003 Signed with the University of Evansville (Missouri Valley Conference) 2004-2005 Named Conference Pitcher of the week 2004 Named NCAA Div 1 National Pitcher of the week Going 2-0 vs Missouri St. University CC Pitching Coach 2016-Present CC High School Head Coach 2018-Present (15U, 15U, 16U)
3yr varsity member of the Stevenson baseball team where he played 1st base and pitcher.
2001 graduate of Stevenson High School
17th round draft pick of Pittsburgh Pirates in the 2001 MLB Draft.
4yr varsity member of the Wake Forest University baseball team.
Honorable mention for the 2002 Collegiate Baseball Newspaper Freshman All-American Team.
A member of the 2002 College World Series All-Regional Team
2005 graduate of Wake Forest University
2006 pitching coach for the Deerfield Legion team
Stevenson Feeder baseball coach from 2011-2016 and the program coordinator from 2014-2016.
Pitching instructor in Lake County from 2008-present and employee of CC Baseball since the company was founded.
Tim Morley grew up in Buffalo Grove and attended Stevenson High School from 1998-2001. He was a member of the varsity baseball team as a Pitcher and 1st Baseman from his sophomore to senior season. In the summer of 2001 he was selected in the 17th round by the Pittsburgh Pirates. He elected to attend Wake Forest University where he was a member of the pitching staff from 2002-2005. After graduating college he moved back to Illinois where he has coached at various points for youth, feeder and high school over the last 11yrs. He has also been a private pitching instructor working with players of all ages and has been a member of the CC staff since the company was founded.
Coach Ryan Whitcomb – CC Baseball facility Manager/Hitting and Field coach
Ryan played high school baseball for Palatine High School. He went on to play college ball for Division III Beloit College. He was a four-year starter at Beloit, playing every outfield position as well as second and third base. In his senior season for Beloit, he set the record for the most hits in a single season. Upon graduation, he ranked in the top 5 for hits, stolen bases, and runs scored in a career at Beloit. In 2007 Ryan began working for NSBA and has been managing and instructing at the Vernon Hill Athletic Complex for the last 10 years. He began coaching travel baseball in 2009 and has coached 11U – 15U teams for LFBA, NSBA, and the Stevenson Feeder Program. This will be Ryan’s fourth season coaching for the Stevenson Feeder Program and his first as the coordinator.
Mitch Glazer – Head 16U CC Coach
Buffalo Grove 08’ 09’
Graduated Indiana university bachelors in education
7 years coaching experience ( martinsville HS, NSBA, CC
3rd year with CC)