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Welcome to the Athletic Barn
The Athletic Barn offers exceptional instruction to youth baseball players in the Chicagoland area. Tom Barnard (Barney) leads The Barn with 27 years of professional baseball experience with the Pittsburgh Pirates where he was a scout/minor league instructor. In his nine-year career at Kishwaukee Community College, Barney coached 58 MLB draftees and helped 60+ players advance to play in the NCAA.
Barney is assisted by various former baseball players from all competitive levels. During the offseason, The Barn is privileged to have Minor and Major League Professional Baseball players as part of the staff.
The Barn is a highly competitive environment and our goal is to generate exposure for our players, so they can continue playing baseball at a higher level. Our teams play in the I-94 league which is one of the highest ranked travel programs in the Chicagoland area. We also compete in several tournaments set up by affiliations such as The Chicago Scout Association.