11-2013_STEAD_811Phil Apostle, Hitting & General Skills, Director of Collegiate Recruiting

Phil served as Head Instructor and Director of Baseball Operations at multiple local and National facilities in his two decades of professional work prior to founding AcademyELITE Baseball in 2008. Since 1995, Phil has piloted his teams on the field to over 400 high school and collegiate victories through 2013. His students and players have earned the most collegiate playing opportunities in the Chicagoland area during that span with over $7 million in scholarships. Phil gave his 25,000 private lesson in the fall 2013. He has four little Rancher fans; Montgomery, Clayton, Coltrane and Savannah Rae.


Phil’s Lesson Form


66905609788b4708b152bc7a24f6fd2fZach Martin, Director of Baseball Operations, Hitting, Pitching & General Skills

An All-Area and All-Conference player at New Trier High School, Zach went on to Miami (OH) University as a pitching recruit before hurting his arm. He then became a NCBA (club) All-American second baseman. Since joining AE, Zach has coached seven 18U tournament championship or runner-up teams, while giving over 10,000 private lessons.

Zach serves as AE’s Director of Baseball Operations & General Manager of the Collegiate Homestead Ranchers. Zach’s free Sundays thru Wednesdays (depending on time of year) for hitting, pitching or general skills lessons.

*Please reach out to Zach for pricing


images-1R.C. Lichtenstein, Tampa Bay Devils Rays AA Pitching Coach, Pitching

Tampa Rays AA pitching coach RC Lichtenstein will be teaching at AcademyELITE – Glenview Tuesday and Friday evenings. Space is limited. He will be available from 3-10PM beginning November 5, 2014 through Spring Training. Changing speeds and working down in the zone as well as the mental game will be stressed. Players currently on Homestead Ranchers 13U-18U rosters will take priority but all are welcome.

*Please reach out to R.C. for pricing

rsxcrzier8dd49yxAndrew Touhy, Director of Youth Baseball Operations, Hitting & General Skills, 15U Head Coach
Andrew is a Wilmette, IL native and Loyola Academy graduate. He holds the Academy Elite All-time hit record. A life-long student of president and head honcho Phil Apostle, Andrew took his talents to Denison University in Granville, Ohio where he was a four-year starter. In 2014, he led Denison in hitting (.366/.465) and was named to the NCAC All-Conference team as a designated hitter. After graduating in 2014, he led the 13U Homestead Ranchers to a 50-win season and a National Runner-up finish in Louisville, Ky. Andrew brings years of playing and coaching experience to the Ranch, and specializes in youth player development (12-14U). He will head the 14U Homestead Ranchers in 2015 and look to appear once again in the National Championship.

Andrew’s Lesson Form


AE_Coachs.jpg.w180h166Eric Porter, Pitching & General Skills, 17U Assistant Coach

35 years in the game. Pitched at University of Minnesota and currently coaches at St. Viator High School as well. One of the nicest and most knowledgeable baseball guys you will ever meet.

Eric’s Lesson Form