As we all learned today, Governor Walz has extended the Executive Order that states that Gyms/Workout facilities must remain closed until 5/1/20. If anything changes, we will make those changes on our end as well. We miss all of our athletes, and cannot wait to open again and see you all back at the Academy. We hope you all are staying active, and you and your families are healthy. We will continue to post updates and other helpful information for our athletes on our website and social media pages.
With tonight's announcement from the Governor, we learned that all Gyms in MN must close as of tomorrow at 5 PM through 3/27/20. We had already made the decision to temporarily close as of today. As difficult as this is for all of us at Hit Dawg, ultimately safety and health come first. We look forward to re-opening and working with you all again very soon! We will continue to post any updates or changes here, on our Facebook page- Shawn Wooten Hitdawg, and on our Twitter- @hitdawgacademy.
We have decided to temporarily close Hit Dawg due to the current recommendations for social distancing laid out by the CDC, and the MN's Governor's decision to close all schools in MN. This was a VERY difficult decision to make, but ultimately safety and health comes first. We want to be responsible and do our part in helping stop the spread of COVID-19. We know this is the best way to do it. We plan to reassess the situation after one week, and will continue to post updates here.
Stay well & thank you for your understanding!
Hit Dawg Staff
3/15/20: We will have an update on any changes for Hit Dawg very soon! Health comes first, so we are taking all into consideration in making necessary changes. Thanks for your patience.
3/12/20: Hit Dawg is closely following the CDC guidelines & MDH recommendations on the steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. We are closely watching local schools and and their decision's on keeping schools open vs. closing at this time.
As of 3/12/20, Hit Dawg will remain open, and we will continue our scheduled Academy Practices, Lessons, and Rentals. We are taking extra measures to keep you and your player safe. We will encourage hand washing with soap and water, which has proven to be the most effective way to prevent spread of germs. We will also have hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes available for use. Our coaches have increased cleaning protocols with disinfectant products.
We will be reminding the players to go wash hands with soap and water after practices/lessons. We will also do our best to keep kids spread out during practices. We will be asking kids to avoid close contact by avoiding high fives, fist bumps, sharing equipment, etc.
If your child isn't feeling well, please keep him/her home. It is never worth the risk in spreading germs.
Your family's health is most important, so we respect each individual family's decision on whether to attend practices and/or lessons. Please just let us know in advance if you plan to cancel an individual or small group lesson you have booked.
We will keep you updated on any changes to our schedule and/or the need to close our facility.
Hit Dawg Staff
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:
2050 East Center Circle
Building F, Suite 300
Plymouth, MN 55441
Monday - 3:30 - 9:00 pm
Tuesday - 3:30 - 9:00 pm
Wednesday -3:30 - 10:00 pm
Thursday - 3:30 - 10:00 pm
Friday - 4:00 - 7:30 pm
Saturday - 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sunday - 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
** Please email us if you want a lesson on the weekend**
*Academy Players, please email for Open Gym hours*
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! And on top of all his expertise, he's an even better person!
~Corey Seager, LA Dodgers