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Hit Dawg Academy is moving to a new location! We will be announcing details on our great new location soon!!

To squash any incorrect and untrue rumors-

1. Hit Dawg is NOT closing! We are MOVING!

2. There will NOT BE an Ownership Change happening!

Shawn and Marissa Wooten own and run HD now, and that is not changing!

Shawn Wooten will still help to run the Academy Program and will still offer lessons during the winter months during his off season with the Dodgers, as he has done in past years.

Stay tuned for more information on our new location to come soon!

**Please Email to schedule Lessons or Rentals.

ALL Lessons and Practices are being held at Diethelm Park in Victoria until our new facility is ready!

We are very excited to announce that Hit Dawg has hired a new Pitching Coach/Instructor, Erick Nelson!

Erick will be offering pitching lessons, and will also be running our Academy Pitching Practices and Arm Program. Erick's resume and experience is listed below.

I first encountered Woot-Dog in AA. We had an instant connection and trust about hitting! His knowledge of hitting and mechanics is far above and beyond any other person I've encountered! He's helped to make me the hitter I am today and continues to help me improve on a daily basis. He breaks down swings to the individual so they can better understand their swing! An on top of all his expertise, he's an even better person!

~Corey Seager, LA Dodgers


    At the beginning of August, Shawn was promoted to Big League Hitting Coach with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Prior to his promotion, Shawn was traveling between the Dodger's AAA team in Oklahoma City, and Los Angeles. This is extra exciting as the Dodgers are currently the best team in the MLB (sorry, Twins fans, we still love the MN Twins too)

    Shawn has had the opportunity to work with some of the best hitters on the Dodgers team this season. Being with the Big League team full time now, he will be able to continue to use his strength in teaching and correcting mechanics in the swing to help the Dodgers work their way to a 2017 World Series Championship!

    After the MLB season ends, Shawn will be back in MN for the off season. He will be at the Academy, and looks forward to working with the Academy Players! 

    A Baseball & Softball Academy that is Dedicated

    We are dedicated to ensuring the proper development of all kids. It does not matter your age, nor size. We start by working on the basic needs so that kids are able to compete at all levels. I learned early in my career that I could be a better baseball player by learning basic fundamentals. That is what made me into a Major League Player. I was not the biggest, nor was I the strongest. Yet, I played against Major League Players. I attribute my success to what I call "Baseball 101."  This is based on learning how to play the game properly, so that the game becomes easier for the player to compete when he is not the biggest player on the field. When you put a great athlete, and Baseball 101 together you have something special. We are dedicated to helping your son become the best baseball player he can be. Hit Dawg coaches and l work on building baseball players to prepare them for the next level of play.

    We will do the following for YOU:

    • Help Build Player's Confidence
    • Teach Proper Technique
    • Teach Proper Fundamentals
    • Ensure that Players Learn Baseball 101