December 18, 2017

Our Place

Hello and welcome to Athletes Academy a 9,000 square foot facility in the heart of Downtown Palatine.  Our facility is owned and operated by the Kincaid family. Ray Kincaid, President, grew up playing sports here in Palatine and would get his baseball instruction at the old Grand Slam near the racetrack. In the late 90’s the Kincaid’s began operating a baseball training academy called “Prepare to Win.” It was at that time, Ray decided that he would peruse an education in Commercial Recreation with an emphasis in Sports Management.  The Kincaid Family is proud to open this facility in the very town they grew up playing sports.  We look forward to servicing the athletes in this area and providing an opportunity to individually improve outside of regularly scheduled practices and games.

Athletes Academy has rental opportunities from $50 – $150 an hour where participants can practice and improve their skills. If an athlete seeks instruction from a professional, Athletes Academy will pair that athlete with a professor that fits their needs.  Athletes Academy will also work with park districts, schools and other private and public entities to create camps, clinics, leagues and tournaments in local areas.

If you have any questions, please call us at 847-703-0033 or send us an email to

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