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Welcome Jon Howard to Hit Dawg Academy Staff

Jon Howard 

We are excited for Jon to help build and coordinate our Baseball teams! Jon will also help with our academy and lessons. He has worked in all aspects of the game hitting, pitching, catching and infield/outfield positions. 

Jon played high school baseball at Osseo Sr. high and received all conference honors in '98. Jon played college baseball at Southwest Minnesota State. He coached at DBAT Addison when DBAT Addison was the only DBAT. Jon was there from 2003-2008. Jon provided private lessons, coached small groups/teams, worked camps/clinics and coached a 16u team.

Jon's biggest goal as the team coordinator with Hit Dawg is to develop players and provide a meaningful baseball experience for players, teams, and Families. Everyone is welcome at Hit Dawg!

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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 7/1 through 7/7

Monday-  10 AM - 5 PM

Tuesday- 10 AM - 3 PM

Wednesday-10 AM - 5 PM 

Thursday: 10 AM - 3 PM

Friday: By Appointment 

Saturday: By Appointment

Sunday: By Appointment

** Please email us if you want lesson on the weekend or Evenings.

*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

Summer Softball & Baseball Program

This Summer Developmental Program is built to improve every aspect of your game. Strength Training, Sprint and Form Running, Athletic Body Function/Movements, and Baseball or Softball Skills Training & Practice! 

~One hour of Baseball or Softball Practice each session
~Strength Training- Offered Monday, Tuesdays, & Wednesdays
~Speed and Agility Training- Offered Thursdays
~Athletic Body Function Development

Dates: Sessions Offered Mondays through Thursdays June 10th through August 15th
*No Sessions scheduled 7/1/19 through 7/4/19
*Choose to attend from 4-36 sessions throughout the summer


Summer Strength:

June 10th through August 15th
*No sessions on 7/1/19 through 7/4/19

Dates and Times: Monday through Thursday 12pm-1pm

Details: Strength will include weight lifting focusing on core, stability and speed/agility. We will be doing 2 days a week linear movements and 2 days per week rotational/lateral movements. We will be focusing on movement patterens to help activate under activated muscle to decrease the risk of injury during the season. 


4 Day per Week Program - $75/ month

3 Day per Week Program - $60/ month

2 Day per Week Program - $50/ month

1 Day per Week Program - $40/ month

Follow the Link or email us to get signed up:

Go to "Online Store" then choose "Contracts" to register


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!