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Congratulations to Hit Dawg's Owner, Shawn Wooten, who has been promoted to a Major League Hitting Coach with the Los Angeles Angels!

Shawn has been running Hit Dawg since we opened in 2010, and has been heavily involved in the development of the players at Hit Dawg. Shawn looks forward to his new position with the Angels, and also continuing to work with our Academy players!

2019/2020 Team Wooten Summer & Fall/Winter Baseball Team Try-Outs for 15U, 16U, & 18U Players!!

More Information:

12/15 from 3:30-5:30 PM at Hit Dawg Academy

Email to Register for a Tryout:

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Hit Dawg Academy!

2050 East Center Circle

Building F, Suite 300

Plymouth, MN 55441

Phone: (763)557-2569



Hit Dawg will be CLOSED FOR HOLIDAYS: 12/24 & 12/25, 12/31 & 1/1

Monday-  3:30-9 PM

Tuesday- 3:30-9 PM

Wednesday- 3:30-9 PM 

Thursday: 3:30-9 PM

Friday: 5-7 PM

Saturday: 9 AM- 3 PM

Sunday: 10 AM- 7 PM

*Academy Players, please email for Open Gym hours *

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. Players need to learn how to play the game properly, so that the game becomes easier for the player to compete when he/she is not the biggest player on the field. We are dedicated to helping your child become the best player he/she can be. Hit Dawg coaches and l work on building 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 & Softball 101

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

    Hit Dawg Holiday Food Drive

    December 3rd through 20th

    Each day will have a different type of food to donate, so we can collect a variety of items to help families in need with their Holiday meals!

    **For every 25 items donated, Hit Dawg will donate a Ham or Turkey to Interfaith Outreach**

    12/3: Stuffing Mix

    12/4: Canned Vegetables

    12/5: Canned Nuts

    12/6: Crackers or Packaged Cookies

    12/7: Canned Sweet Potatoes

    12/8: Canned Cranberries

    12/9: Boxed Cake Mix & Frosting in a Tub

    12/10: Canned Fruit

    12/11: Canned Tuna or Chicken

    12/12: Box of Muffin or Roll Mix

    12/13: Boxed Mashed Potatoes & Gravy Packets (no glass jars please)

    12/14: Canned Soup

    12/15: Applesauce (no glass jars please)

    12/16: Baking Items: Cooking Oil, Sugar, & Flour

    12/17: Peanut Butter & Jelly (no glass jars please)

    12/18: Boxed Rice or Noodles

    12/19: Boxed Macaroni & Cheese

    12/20: Boxed Cereal

    We will be taking all donation to Interfaith Outreach in Plymouth on December 21st!

    Interfaith Outreach & Community Partners
    1605 County Road 101 N
    Plymouth, MN 55447


    Velo Explosion- Driveline Program at Hit Dawg!

    Our pitching coach, Erick Nelson, started our first Driveline session with a group of 8 Academy Players in September. We are very excited about Erick offering the Driveline program to our players, and are even more excited about the results! Since the beginning of the program (roughly 2 ½ months) we have had two players make significant Velo gains! Luke Wolterstorff has gained 10 miles MPH, and Carter Olek has gained 12 MPH. These players work extremely hard, and have shown great dedication to see the largest improvements! The rest of the group has averaged a 6 MPH gain! This group will continue with Driveline 2 once their first program ends in a couple of weeks. Keep up the good work guys! We have a second group of players who started the Driveline program a couple of weeks ago, and are excited to see their gains and improvements at the end of their 13 week Program!

    Golf Training with Katie Hanneman at Hit Dawg

    We are excited to bring Golf training to our facility. We would like to introduce Katie Hanneman! Katie grew up in Fergus Falls, MN. She played collegiate golf at The University of South Carolina. After graduation, she played professionally for 3 years on various mini tours. After her professional playing experience, Katie was the Head Women’s Golf Coach at East Tennessee State University for 2 years. Following her time at ETSU, Katie took over as the Head Women’s Golf Coach at The University of Minnesota, where she coached for five years. She is currently a Head Coach with The USA Jr. National Golf Team and runs Hanneman Golf Academy in Minneapolis, MN. Katie and her husband Todd have 2 children and live in Orono, MN. To learn more about Katie's training and programs, please contact her at: