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After eight years of building our foundation in the state of Illinois, we will be merging with one of the best travel baseball organizations in the country- Wow Factor Nation! We will continue with the same mission of helping our players move on to the next level by fielding teams in Illinois, Iowa, Indiana and Michigan becoming Wow Factor Central!

We will continue our same model we have since 2014 for our local teams here in Central Illinois being moved to Wow Factor Illinois and will have additional teams at regional level that will have players from all over the the Central United States making up Wow Factor Central.

We look forward to to this merger and partnership for years to come!

Illinois STEEL

The ILLINOIS STEEL BASEBALL organization was founded in 2014 with a goal to provide an elite summer baseball program for young men in the Central Illinois area who wanted to play baseball at a highly competitive level.

These athletes are taught the game of baseball and how to excel at the highest level possible. Each athlete is coached by the best instructors with extensive baseball backgrounds. The coaching staff assists and provides direction to each individual player who chooses to advance to the college level.

STEEL Baseball offers the best learning atmosphere, elite competition and the most exciting playing atmosphere that baseball has to offer within the Peoria area. Co-founders, Michael Broadhurst and Doug Goessman have added teams to this organization each year and continue to recruit coachable players who want to move to the next level in baseball.

STEEL Baseball leaves no stone uncovered when it comes to providing highly qualified coaches to work with players.

Our organization works with young men to:

  • improve their baseball skills to be able to excel at the highest level possible.
  • showcase their skills in front of many college baseball programs.
  • focus on hard work which builds character.
  • become great team members & leaders.
  • show outstanding sportsmanship.
  • promote the importance of furthering their education.

The pages under the “Alumni” tab on the home page highlights 100+ former STEEL players who have received college scholarships after playing for the STEEL organization.

The Steel organization has a structure which consists of competitive teams at 7U-18U levels. The STEEL Baseball program is very proud of their numerous accomplishments in just their five years of existence.

We invite you to explore our website and if you have aspirations of playing college baseball, you should consider becoming part of the Illinois STEEL Baseball organization!

Michael Broadhurst

Michael Broadhurst

Illinois Steel Co-Founder/17U Head Coach

Phone: 309-472-5415