Building A Unique Concept in Athletic Training
When we purchased a tree lined location in the countryside of south suburban Frankfort, we knew we had found a unique location to create an elite basketball and sports training facility for young athletes. The Ranch Sports Club offers the highest levels of coaching and athletic training along with the guidance and values needed to develop players to be their best on and off the court. We renovated an over 11,000 square foot building located on several acres to create a modern training facility that is now visited by athletes and families from Illinois, across the U.S., and Europe.
"Sports has always been a big part of my life and has been instrumental in building the type of man I have become and the success I have had in life. Sports can provide kids with important life skills like communication, teamwork and leadership. My dream has always been to find a way to create an environment where kids have the opportunity to be the best athlete they can be."
- Dale Kalman, Founder
"I grew up in the gym, but I never had a place that felt like mine. That's what the Ranch is all about. It is a place where kids can develop a sense of home, community and family, while also developing their skills and a strong work ethic."
- Dave Esterkamp, Founder
Our Mission: One Culture • Work Hard • Stay Humble
At The Ranch, we believe in our mission and strive to achieve it every day. Our unique combination of elite training, guidance, and team building teaches young athletes how to excel at their sport, and also in life. Programs include basketball training and development, strength and agility sessions as well as baseball training...complete with 2 large batting cages. The Ranch Elite AAU Team is being developed in an effort to bring the highest level training to dedicated athletes pursuing an opportunity to play at the college level and beyond. With that goal in mind, The Ranch College Scholarship will be designed to support and give back to athletes who excel not only at their sport, but also in school. Please Contact Us to learn more about any of our programs.