Kent Szarabajka - Director of Softball
Coach Szarabajka, our Director of Softball, brings an extraordinary level of teaching experience to Players Edge.
From private lessons, softball clinics and developing our elite High School program, the Illinois Impact
not only well known at the Academy, but throughout the softball community.
Coach Szarabajka has help thousands of players during his coaching tenure and is equally comfortable working with the youngest of players to the most experienced high level athletes.
Simply put, he
loves the game of softball and teaching it to those that want to learn and improve.
Coach Szarabajka, a minor league baseball player with the San Diego Padres, transitioned to softball years ago and has coached in the Prospect Heights , Riverside and Vernon Hills Stingers programs before forming and coaching the Illinois Impact.
In addition to coaching, he has also played a key administrative role with the Vernon Hills Stinger program.
He holds teaching certifications from NFCA (National Fastpitch Coaches Association), A.C.E. (Achieve, Certify, Educate) and ASEP (Professional Coaches Education Program).
is one of the most sought after softball instructors in the Northern Suburbs.
is available nearly seven days a week and both Players Edge locations.