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CMS Open Dome

About CMS Dome

The Wayzata Central Middle School Dome (CMS) is a temporary dome that covers the school football field from November through April to provide indoor space for activities during those months.

The Central Middle School is located at: 305 Vicksburg Lane – Plymouth MN 55447

Open Dome Schedule

PWYBA open dome times are for PWYBA players only (Players who played on a PWYBA House or Travel League team this past summer). A $20 fee is required for PWYBA Players that do not have an open dome pass.  The $20 fee will be collected by the dome attendant for each player before use of the dome facilities.  The fee entitles the player access to the large field (throwing, grounders, fly balls, etc..), machine batting cages (no tokens needed) and live batting cages.

** The 2018/2019 open dome schedule is subject to change.  Please check this page frequently for changes to the open dome schedule.  We are offering more Open Dome times this year and below is the Open Dome schedule. NEW THIS YEAR - at certain times while other activities are going on we will OPEN the CAGES ONLY for additional hitting time.  See schedule below for details.

2019 Open Dome Schedule

2019-03-19 TU OPEN DOME 6:00-7:30 (1.5 HRS) ……PM
2019-03-20 WE OPEN DOME 6:00-7:30 (1.5 HRS) ……PM
2019-03-27 W OPEN DOME 6:00-7:30 (1.5 Hours) ……PM

Open Dome Courtesies

For everyone’s safety and enjoyment of our great facility please observe some general courtesies:

  • Please do not put your baseball bag in the walkway as your enter the big field.  Put it off to the side.
  • Everyone should throw in the same direction.
  • If you are hitting grounders in the infield area please include all kids interested in joining the action.
  • Use the  “L” screens in the “Live Batting Cages” to divide the cage in half so more kids can use it for soft toss or front toss.
  • Please share the “Live” cages by offering to pitch to multiple players.
  • Be aware of when the “Open Dome” session ends by cleaning up within our allotted time so the Dome attendant does not have to stay late and/ or we do not intrude on another sports’ reserved Dome time.
  • Pick up balls, bases, nets and any other equipment when you are through using them and return them behind the cages (by our wooden storage boxes).
  • Put any gloves, bats, hats, or any other equipment that someone has forgotten on the PWYBA check-in desk.

PWYBA partnership with CMS Dome

Some Dome history and reasons for keeping your player in the PWYBA for off-season training. 

Wayzata Baseball had been to the State Tournament only once in high school, 1989, and once in Legion, 1990, in the last 50 years.   Then the CMS Dome got built and the PWYBA started conducting instructional clinics at the Dome around 2009.  About this time the PWYBA lured Scott Leius and his Big League Camp to bring their Camp to the CMS Dome.  Good instruction certainly has its rewards as evidenced by Wayzata going to the Minnesota State High School Tournament in 2013, 2016, 2017, and 2018 winning the Minnesota 4A State Championship in 2016.  The Wayzata Legion program has also shared in this recent success going to State in 2009, 2015, 2016, and 2018 and winning the Minnesota American Legion State crown in 2015.  Our Post 118 Legion team has also won the largest American Legion Tournament in the country (96 teams), the Gopher Classic, in 2016 and 2017. 

Success beyond Wayzata: since 2009, 30 former Wayzata ballplayers have gone on to play college or professional baseball.

In addition to the CMS Dome being a great facility a tip of the cap goes to our lead instructors;

  • Scott Leius and his Big League Camp instruct our high schoolers on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.  Scott played on the Minnesota Twins’ 1991 World Series Championship team hitting a game-winning home run in Game 2.
  • Chip Engdahl is our PWYBA pitching coordinator and coincidentally was the ace on the mound when Wayzata made their only previous State Tournament appearances in both high school and Legion in 1989 and 1990.  Chip gives group and private pitching lessons.
  • Maris Blanchard is a former Trojan Baseball Captain (2011) and as a first-year coach took the 2018 Legion team to the regional tournament after placing 2nd in the State.  Maris runs our Sunday Trojan Camp for 6th -8th graders and also assists at numerous other Dome clinics.

Quality off-season instruction certainly pays dividends on the diamond as evidenced by the recent performance of our Wayzata High School and Wayzata American Legion teams.  You can send your player across the metro or across the country spending thousands of dollars but you would be hard-pressed to find better training than that offered locally by the PWYBA.  So, save the drive and the cash and have your player train locally with his friends and enroll your player in a winter PWYBA Clinic.  Your player, your bank account, and your gas tank will thank you.

Brian Trygstad

PWYBA Program Director and Board Member (since 2000)