Ben Hewett is founding President of the Illinois Hawks, and has varied and vast experience. With more than a decade of experience in individual and group training, Ben brings a passion for developing young athletes into total ballplayers. Ben is a former professional catcher and was part of the 2011 Frontier League Champion Joliet Slammers, where he ranked the toughest Frontier League batter to strike out from 2011-2013. As a college player for Rollins College, he garnered numerous athletic and academic honors, including a South Region Gold Glove and All-Academic Team selection. In addition to coaching Hawks Baseball, Ben was a four year Assistant Coach at University of St. Francis, winning back-to-back Conference Championships, and was Assistant Coach for the IHSA Runner-Up Plainfield North High School softball team. Ben earned his Master’s in Business Administration degree from the University of St. Francis.
Illinois Hawks Baseball/Softball
Welcome to Illinois Hawks
Illinois Hawks Organization was started in 2014 with just a few teams and grown during that time with almost 25 Baseball teams for all ages and all skill levels. In 2017, we merged with the Edge Organization and now have 22 Baseball Teams and have added a new Softball program which has 9 teams from 8U up to 18U. Our Program works closely with Legacy Athletics and its Owner Kelly Ash as our main facility for indoor practice, batting lessons as well as various types of training for all our players. Our Trainers we utilize are some of the best trainers in the area and work closely with high school and college teams ensuring that our Baseball and Softball Players can maximize their talent and potential. That’s why we believe the Illinois Hawks is the right fit for your Travel Team and/or your Travel Baseball/Softball Players.