PRE-SEASON CLINICS

Age Group: K-8th grade

Dates: Saturdays from January 14 - February 4

The Pre-Season Clinics are designed to provide players with exposure to the travel tryout process. If your player wants to play travel baseball next summer, this clinic is a great opportunity to prepare. Over the course of four sessions, players rotate through the stations used during the tryout process and are taught the fundamentals to complete the skills effectively. This clinic is essential for players who are new to the travel tryout process or wish to get exposure to an evaluation environment.

Pre-Season clinics are taught by PWYBA house and travel coaches. 

Sessions:

  • Pre-Season Clinic Session I: K - 2nd Grade (10:00-11:30am)  

  • Pre-Season Clinic Session II: 3rd - 4th Grade (11:30-1:00pm)

  • Pre-Season Clinic Session III: 5th - 6th Grade (1:00 -2:30pm)

  • Pre-Season Clinic Session IV: 7th - 8th Grade (2:30-4:00pm)

PITCHER & CATCHER ONE-DAY CLINIC

Age Group: 2nd-8th grade

Date: February 25 (10:00-11:30am or 11:30-1:00pm)

Great one day clinic for players who want exposure to the fundamentals of pitching and catching.

Coaching staff will teach the clinic with assistance from former WHS and PWYBA players who continued their playing careers in college or professional ranks

Hitting Clinics

Age Group: 3rd-8th grade

Hitting clinic introduces the fundamentals of hitting a baseball to make the game more fun and rewarding at an early age. Players rotate between stations ranging from machine cages, live soft toss, tee work, and on-field batting.

Methods taught are consistent with WHS and PWYBA standards and hitting skill is developed each year and continued through other PWYBA clinics.

Teaching staff includes Brian Trygstad and Steve Haskamp

Players receive a written evaluation of their progress on the 4th clinic date. The evaluation will help support continued development and prepare players interested in Spring Travel Evaluation.  Parents are welcome and encouraged to video their player at every session.

Clinics are offered on Thursday evenings from 7:30-9:00pm:

  • Hitting Clinic I: 3rd - 4th Grade (11/10 - 12/15, excludes 11/24)

  • Hitting Clinic II: 5th - 6th Grade (1/5 - 2/2)

  • Hitting Clinic III: 7th - 8th Grade (2/9 - 3/9)

Advanced Hitting Clinic

Age Group: 8th-12th grade

Advanced hitting is a 2 player to 1 coach private lesson. Lessons are designed for players looking to take their hitting to the next level. 

Coaching staff includes Kevin Nunn who has run Advanced Hitting in recent years.

Players will get individualized assessments and hitting plans with programs to become better hitters. 

Four sessions are available throughout the winter. Each session will extend 3 or 4 weeks (depending on the session) with 1-hour lessons on either Monday (between 8:00pm-10:00pm) or Wednesday (between 7:30pm-9:30pm) nights. Players can choose to do only one session or sign up for all four. Lessons will be scheduled after registration.

Session I (4 weeks):

  • Monday Groups: Nov 7, 14, 21, 28
  • Wednesday Groups: Nov 2, 9, 16, 30

Session II (3 weeks):

  • Monday Groups: Dec 5, 12, 19
  • Wednesday Groups: Dec 7, 14, 21

Session III (4 weeks):

  • Monday Groups: January 9, 16, 23, 30
  • Wednesday Groups: January 4, 11, 18, 25

Session IV (3 weeks):

  • Monday Groups: Feb 6, 13, 27
  • Wednesday Groups: Feb 8, 15, 22

Advanced Pitching Clinic

Age Group: 8th-12th grade

Advanced pitching is a 2 player to 1 coach private lesson. Lessons are designed for pitchers with basic pitching fundamentals looking to take their pitching to the next level. The lesson will train the athlete to be his own best pitching coach.

Andy Johnson will lead these sessions. Andy has supported various clinics within PWYBA in the past and is a 2009 graduate of Wayzata High School. Andy pitched for Bradley University in Peoria, IL before pitching for the St. Paul Saints in 2014.  Andy has also coached for the Alexandria Blue Anchors of the Northwoords League and the Minnesota Blizzard.

Each pitcher will receive an individualized development plan including a targeted area of focus and an action plan for the athlete to continue progress after the lesson. 

Four sessions are available and each session includes 2 or 3 1-hr lessons. Lessons will be held from 5:30pm to 9:30pm on Friday evenings. Players can choose to do only one session or sign up for all multiple sessions for more in-depth training.  Groups will generally be formed based on grade level or other considerations that allow for streamlined training. 

  • Advanced Pitching Session I: 2 lessons (11/11, 11/18)

  • Advanced Pitching Session II: 3 lessons (12/2, 12/9, 12/16)

  • Advanced Pitching Session III: 3 lessons (1/6, 1/20, 1/27)

  • Advanced Pitching Session IV: 3 lessons (2/3, 2/10, 2/24)

RAPSODO PITCHING DESIGN

Age Group: 8th-12th grade

Anticipated Dates: Beginning in January

This clinic takes pitching development to the next level!

Rapsodo Pitching provides a pitcher 3D real time visual evaluation of each pitch and feedback. The Rapsodo measures Velocity Reading, Spin Rate, True Spin Rate, Spin Efficiency, Spin Direction, Pitch Break, 3D Trajectory, Release Height and Angle, and Release side. Each of the players data will be stored for the players use and development.

Pitchers will do an initial evaluation of each type of pitch they throw and then develop a plan on how to improve each of these pitches. Each pitcher will have a private 1/2 hour throwing session on the Rapsodo with the instructor and then develop a plan to make each pitch the most effective they can for each pitcher.

Pitchers will warm up BEFORE their actual session starts so they are only paying for the time they are being evaluated on the Rapsodo.

Registration is for 2 sessions (initial evaluation and development session). Additional sessions are available upon request and players are welcome to sign up for as many additional sessions as they like. Specific times will be scheduled after registration in half hour blocks.

TROJAN BASEBALL CAMP

Age Group: 6th-8th grade

Anticipated Dates: Beginning November 14

Trojan Camp is for players in grades 6-8 who are interested in developing all aspects of their game. Whether looking to refine existing skills or work on a specific challenge, this clinic will use a modern and technologically advanced method to help players take their game to the next level. 

Trojan Camp is offered on Sunday afternoons from 4:00-5:30pm or 5:30-7:00pm to avoid conflicts with other winter activities. We ask that players sign up for the session time they prefer. The camp starts on November 13 and it runs consecutively until February 5 (there is no camp on Sunday, Dec 25 or Jan 1). Coaching staff includes former Minnesota Gopher, Concordia St. Paul and Winona State players.

Areas of Focus:

·         Hitting: Quality of Movements, Timing, Approach

·         Pitching: Form, Arm Strength and Conditioning, Control and Grip, Mental Approach

·         Fielding and Base Running: Agility and Strength Development  

Sessions Available beginning November 13

·         Trojan Camp: Nov 13 - Feb 5, excluding 12/25 and 1/1.

·         A single session will be offered on Super Bowl Sunday from 2:30-4pm based on demand.