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Small Group Training Classes



Pine Tar Academy conducts a variety of training options for players to continue to grow and develop.   Our Camps are all small group semi-private training because we believe kids learn and develop better when working in small groups. 


While in-season game experience is important, it is equally as beneficial to include individual skill development and position specific instruction for all players. By participating in small group skill camps, players will be guided in helping to reach their goals and preparing for next season's tryouts. 


A detailed and comprehensive baseball curriculum is developed prior to all small group sessions, which is executed by Pine Tar Academy's experienced staff of instructors.

All of our programs are limited in group size with MEMBERS having the ability to sign up first.

All small group sessions are split by age.   We have two offerings (ages 9 -13 and 14 plus).

All small group sessions are located at our facility in Brooklyn Park. 

How to get your baseball training started?


Create or sign into your Pine Tar Academy Account below.

When creating an account, use your player's name as the main account name.

Do not set up a parent and child account. 


Purchasing Small Group Sessions: Visit Services under the ONLINE STORE to purchase a drop-in session or 10 pack of sessions.


Scheduling Small Group Sessions: Visit CLASSES and click Sign Up Now.


Drop-in session: $45

10 pack: $375 ($37.50 per session)

Memberships: Included

*10 packs of small group sessions can be a combination of any of the small group options listed below. 


Program Overview

  • Rake Tech is an all encompassing hitting program designed to be progressive throughout the off season. The first few months are geared towards mechanical adjustments and exit velocity training, once the season approaches the focus shifts towards more game like scenarios, starting with offspeed pitches and then situational hitting. 

  • Exit Velocity testing occurs in November and January.

  • The program is created and run by our hitting coordinator, Griffin Schneider, 2 time All-American at Century College, 3 year starter at division 1 Wagner College, and brief professional ballplayer in the USPBL. 

  • The program is created for two different age groups, 13 and under and 14 and up.



Power Pitching- Off-Season Training

  • A blend of new school tools/tech and old school “hard work”, train to be the best you with Pine Tar’s new Power Pitching Program! The tools and programming offered are intended to improve velocity through mechanical efficiency while maintaining and promoting arm health. 

  • Power Pitching will operate in phases throughout the off-season so our athlete’s progress while staying healthy.

  • November through December are treated as the “On-Ramp” phase. We’re getting our arms primed for the next stage of the off-season while progressing how much we throw week to week. The focus will be developing proper movement patterns..

  • January to mid-February the throwing will ramp up and we’ll be in the “Velo Building” stage of our program. Our older athletes will start throwing Driveline Plyo Balls and all age groups will work on different areas of mechanical focus while ramping up throwing.

  • The last stage of the program will be focused on leading our throwers into their Spring and Summer season. This phase we’ll focus more on throwing bullpens to be ready for the season!

A.R.M - In-Season Training

  • This class is intended for in-season players and is structured around 3 main focal points: Arm-care, Recovery, and Mobility (A.R.M)

  • Arm health, body recovery, and maintaining body mobility throughout the course of a baseball season are essential and oftentimes overlooked. This class will provide the opportunity for players to keep their arms and bodies in the best physical shape while enduring a long season.

  • Throughout the duration of the class, players will learn proper recovery techniques for both their arm and body, while continuing to develop the skills they have gained during the off-season. 

  • Every week will start with instructors communicating with each player about how their arm/body is feeling. This allows our instructors to make adjustments for each individual player based on their needs in order to get them feeling their best for competition.

Both Pitching Programs are set up with two groups in mind, ages 14+ and 13 and under.

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​Program Overview

  • Learn how to improve your play on the diamond with Pine Tar Academy’s new All-Star Fielding and Throwing Program.

  • We’ll hone in on the fundamentals of infield and outfield play while also teaching our athletes advanced fielding and throwing techniques to take your play to the next level!

  • This new program will include daily fielding routines with repetition that will build fundamental skills, an integrated throwing program to improve throwing efficiency, velocity, and arm health, and advanced footwork and throwing drills that will improve your play.

  • All-Star Fielding and Throwing is split into two groups: 13 years old and younger and 14 years old and older.


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Program Overview

  • Stronger players will always hit the ball further, throw harder and run faster, there is no denying the role strength and speed plays in helping athletes reach their goals. 

  •  Whether you are trying to get stronger or faster for next season or you are working on your in season arm care, mobility and conditioning, we have a program for you working along side other players with similar goals.   

  • Our program includes an individual player assessment as well as bench mark strength, speed, power and agility testing throughout.   Our coaches have proven success working with middle school, high school, college and Olympic level athletes.    Athletes in our program will also be taught the fundamentals of sports nutrition to get the most out of their program.

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Program Overview

  • Prepare players to compete at a high level at the catching position for the upcoming season through skill development and repetition.

  • Players will receive elite training and development in the 3 primary components of the catching position: Receiving, Blocking and Throwing.

  • Clinics will also include exercises to improve hip mobility, flexibility and physical capabilities.   


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Program Overview:

  • Don't have time to come to our hitting (Rake Tech), All Star Fielding & Throwing and Power Pitching programs during the week?  Or want to work on all of it?  ​Get better faster at Pine Tar Academy's Friday Night Fever!

  • This group is open to players from all schools and communities 

  • Younger players will learn the skills needed to be successful in a fun, engaging atmosphere 

  • Class will be led by Pine Tar Academy's experienced coaches and instructors who have over 100 years of collective playing, coaching and teaching experience

  • up to 20 kids can sign up

  • Designed for players ages 13 and under


​Program Overview:

  • Want to come and work on live at bats against fastballs, curveballs and breaking balls?

  • This group is open to players from all schools and communities 

  • Class will be led by Pine Tar Academy's experienced coaches and instructors who have over 100 years of collective playing, coaching and teaching experience

  • up to 15 kids can sign up

  • Designed for players ages 14+

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