Top Tier Announces Expansion in to Chicago's Western Suburbs

Top Tier Baseball Announces Expansion in to Chicago’s Western Suburbs

McCook, IL: Today, Top Tier Baseball announces the expansion of its youth program into the west suburbs of Chicago. The Top Tier youth program has enjoyed remarkable success developing young baseball players on and off the field. By bringing this history of development to the talent-rich area of Chicago’s west suburbs, Top Tier baseball looks to build on its tradition of baseball excellence.

Top Tier West will be run by Kris Jenkins, owner of K25 Baseball. Coach Jenkins has been coaching and training youth players from 6U to the collegiate level for the past 14 years. During that time he also has trained numerous amounts of travel teams to help them prepare for their spring/summer seasons. Along with travel team training, Kris has also coached at the varsity level at Plainfield South High School. Coach Jenkins believes in progressive teachings, and matches his baseball knowledge with positive energy and enthusiasm. Before his professional coaching and training career, Kris was a standout athlete in Aurora, attending West Aurora High School. He was a 3 sport star earning all conference and all area in baseball, football and basketball. He continued his baseball career at the collegiate level, attending Triton Junior College for two years, and Illinois State University for his last two years. Jenkins had this to say about the partnership and west expansion with Top Tier Baseball: “I’m very excited to bring the culture of Top Tier Baseball and K25 Baseball to the western suburbs. Their tradition of player development and our meshing of coaching philosophies provides a great opportunity for players 9U-14U to grow on and off the field. We can’t wait to begin the process of building the Top Tier West family.”

Founder and CEO, Todd Fine, had this to say about the expansion. “Expanding into Aurora and surrounding suburbs gives Top Tier an opportunity to reach players from all over the Chicagoland area. Our youth program does a fantastic job developing players and preparing them for the future. Kris has a contagious personality, a wealth of baseball knowledge, and has a great understanding of our philosophies. Our goal has always been to give young baseball players a platform and opportunity to grow within the game, so they can develop in to the best player and person they can be. This expansion allows us to reach a greater number of young players.”

Top Tier West will run a youth program modeled like the teams out of the McCook location, focusing on player development. The program will be based out of Aurora, and will include ages 9U-14U.

When discussing the expansion of the youth program, Youth Director Seth Kenny said, “We are very excited about our growth west and partnership with Kris and K25 baseball. This expansion will be a success because of the baseball knowledge, enthusiasm, work ethic, and commitment Kris Jenkins and his staff will bring to Top Tier West. The traditions we have built at the youth level, with the simple goal of getting better every day, will continue to guide Kris and his staff in the western suburbs.”  Each team will be provided with a professional coach who is selected and trained by K25 baseball and Top Tier’s full time baseball staff. During the winter, Top Tier West will train at Swing Baseball and Softball Training Facility. Swing is located at 625 S Railroad st, Montgomery, IL.

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Top Tier Baseball was founded in 2004 by CEO, Todd Fine and is located in McCook, IL. Over the past 12 years they have placed over 400 players in college programs, produced over 50 MLB draft picks, 7 Major Leaguers, Gatorade Players of the Year, multiple Under Armour All-Americans as well as USA Baseball National Team players at multiple age levels. They have over 50 teams, ages 9-18 years old, including 3 fast pitch teams. They have a rich tradition of winning, with 4 National titles, 12 AABC Connie Mack State Tournament championships, and two trips to the AABC Connie Mack World Series.


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