P1030543Welcome to Linedrives & Dingers, where your children will learn the mechanics to develop into the best ballplayers they can be.

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Mission and Philosophy

Linedrives and Dingers, LLC. provides private and group baseball lessons in hitting, pitching and catching.

First rule at L&D: baseball is a game and games are supposed to be fun.

We create an environment where athletes of all skill levels can strengthen and refine their trade in a positive learning atmosphere. The outcome is a well-rounded, strong and confident ballplayer! The leadership aspect of our curriculum is whats sets us apart.  Each session the boys are challenged in ways that forces them to out of their comfort zones and to step up and take the lead in some capacity.

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Our Coaches



Nick Ciaburri, owner and operator of Linedrives & Dingers LLC. and WATT Baseball. He takes great pride p1030543.jpgin working with the area youth, teaching and refining the fundamentals and mechanics of the greatest game on earth. The keys to success in this game are proper mechanics – which are achieved through sets and repetitions – in addition to work ethic and perseverance.

With over 15 years of baseball experience (including collegiate play), Coach Nick and his staff are passionate about helping kids at all levels and abilities reach their full potential. During the evaluation process, he will critique each student, pinpoint strengths and weaknesses, and work to refine skills.

When he’s not coaching, Nick is a dedicated Firefighter/Paramedic, husband, and father of three. He looks forward to the opportunity to help your children strengthen their skills and confidence at the yard.



Coach John Kaimakis graduated from Wauconda High School in 2012. During his time there, John was a 3 sport athlete playing baseball, football and basketball. Since leaving, John went on to play NJCAA baseball at Heartland Community College in Normal, IL. He then transferred to the University of Southern Indiana in Evansville, IN. During John’s playing career, he made 2 NCAA div. 2 College World Series appearances.

Coach Kaimakis holds a bachelor’s degree in Sports Management from the University of Southern Indiana.  With 17 years of upper level baseball experience and 3 years of coaching experience, he is extremely excited lead the 12u Wauconda Area Top Travel Baseball Chiefs and share his love of the game.

Coack K will take the title of Head of 12u Chiefs baseball and is also available for private and group instruction through Linedrives and Dingers LLC.  Contact Coach Ciaburri at 847-334-2201 further information.  Welcome to the team, John!


WATT instructor Drake BermanDrake attends Benedictine University where he plays baseball. He began playing baseball when he was 5 and has loved the sport ever since. He wants to share his knowledge and passion of the game with those he helps instruct. He believes there is no more fun game than baseball and is excited to help teach it!

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Contact Us

If you’re interested in providing your child with quality instruction, please leave a note and we will get back to you!