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Hit Dawg Grand Re-Opening 11/1/17!

We are excited to announce that the Hit Dawg Academy will be back at it this off-season in our new facility located at:

2650 East Center Circle

Building 2050- F, Suites 300

Plymouth, MN 55441

Although we are sad to be moving out of the facility where so many great kids trained, we are looking forward to helping even more players reach their goals at our new location.  With new turf and a new design it will be even cooler!

Hit Dawg will still be offering all the great programs we had before and will be expanding our softball training under Lisa Koehler and our baseball arm development & pitching instruction under new instructor, Erick Nelson.  So come check us out and ask about any of the great programs we have starting up this fall!

Academy Practices & Lessons will continue to be held at Diethelm Park in Victoria until we move everything indoors later this fall! More details and Grand Re-Opening Date TBA!!

Dodger Scout Teams
Elite Travel Teams
Seibert Fall League
16U AFBL League
Private/Group Lessons
Baseball Academy
Softball Academy
College Recruitment
Team/Group Rentals

**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