Put on a sweatshirt.  Rub your hands together.  Think warm thoughts, if needed.  Because nothing gets between you and gettting better.


Pine Tar Academy's Winter Club Team is designed to enhance offseason baseball development through a six-week program as players prepare for community association and high school tryouts.  Weekly skills workouts in a spacious turf area with knowledgeable coaches culminate in teams migrating west for a weekend tournament in Las Vegas, NV.

6-week winter program running January 2 through February 15, 2021


114u, 15/16u and 17/18u.  1-2 team2 per age group


See Fall tryout schedule.  2019-2020 Fall or Winter Players are not required to try out. Supplemental tryout Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at 6:15 pm at Champion's Hall, 7000 Washington Ave S, Eden Prairie, MN 55344


Weekly team practices at indoor facility (typically 6 Saturday evenings leading into the tourney).


Red, White and Blue Premier Tournament in Las Vegas Nevada (February 13-15, 4 game minimum).


Player will receive a workout shirt and cap (Winter only players will be charged an additional $100 uniform fee)


$600 per player to inlcude (Facilities, tournament entry, team insurance, team gear, coaches and administration, including a $200 non-refundable commitment fee due with roster invite in October.  Pitcher Only fee of $200 payable as the non-refundable commitment fee.


Rob Schneider, Owner






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Team Practices



Cage Hitting

Pine Tar Academy’s main controllable variable is the opportunity to prepare. The process of preparation is the most valuable benefit offered to players.


For most players, Winter PTA Club baseball is a supplement to weekly baseball development offered through their community association or high school.  While camps, clinics, captain's practices and unsupervised workouts are important, Winter PTA Club offers a 1-6 coach to player ratio and the opportunity to compete in a tournament.


Players will participate in a weekly practice.  The focus of these practices are two-fold:  (1) Individual skills and (2) Team situational.


Players are invited to participate in optional hitting practices at Pine Tar Academy's batting cages at Williston Center in Minnetonka.

With one tournament on the schedule, the focus is applying new skills learned over the fall/winter development period. 


It is important to kick the rust off before association and high school try-outs.  This is an opportunity to work on hitting timing, defensive reps and facing batters.


Red, White & Blue Premier in Las Vegas, NV | February 16 - 28, 2019

4 game minimum, weather permitting


Players and their families are responsible for all related travel costs while participating in league and tournament competition.  These includes travel, lodging, transfers and meals.  No travel related expenses are included in the program cost.


Playing time during tournaments will be balanced through pool play and then may become unbalanced as teams advance through bracket play.












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