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Hit Dawg Academy!

312 Lake Hazeltine Drive
Chaska, MN 55318

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

ProBatter PX2 Video Simulator Coming soon!

The ProBatter PX2 Baseball Video Simulator is the premier video pitching simulator in the world for baseball. Operated by a touch screen controller and containing a video front of an actual pitcher, it delivers Major League quality pitches thrown to multiple positions both within and outside the strike zone at speeds between 60 and 100 MPH. It throws virtually any pitch that a pitcher can throw, including rising fastballs, sinkers, cutters, split finger fastballs, curves, sliders and change-ups which permit a hitter to simulate game-like conditions in a batting cage. The simulator can be manually operated or programmed to deliver a specific pre-selected sequence of pitches.


    Congratulations to Nick Hanson! 

    First, for having an outstanding senior season which culminated in being named the Minnesota state Gatorade Player of the Year.

    Second, for earning a full pitching scholarship to division I powerhouse Kentucky University.

    Next, for being selected as the second pick of the third round (79th overall) in the MLB amateur player draft.

    And finally for signing with the Cincinnati Reds and taking the next step in his baseball career!

    Nick has been coming to Hitdawg since we opened.  First as a hitter (he can still mash by the way), then primarily as a pitcher.  His hard work is paying off.  The MLB scouting bureau had Nick sitting between 89-94 mph this spring and topping out at a blistering 97 mph.  Nick throws gas.

    Nick became just the 3rd high school pitcher from Minnesota in the last 25 years taken in the top three rounds.

    Congratulations again to Nick and his entire family from everyone here at Hitdawg!


    All of us here at the Baseball Advising Team (B.A.T.) are excited to announce our official launch!  Visit our website at and check out our unique approach to college recruitment services.  At B.A.T. we walk you through the college baseball recruitment process, help you determine which schools are a good fit for you, then contact and promote you to schools that will work for you.  With the help of our training partner, Hitdawg Academy, we can even get you the on field instruction and training you need to bring your game to its highest level.  Let us help you reach your goals!