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 south for weekend tournaments in Las Vegas, Arizona or Georgia.

10-week winter program running January 2 through mid-March, leading into high school tryouts


14u, 15/16u and 17/18u.  1-2 teams per age group




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


Las Vegas or Arizona in mid-February and Arizona or Georgia in early March (4 game minimum per tourney).


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


$1,000 per player to include (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.


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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 practice ratio and the opportunity to compete in tournament play.


Players will participate in two weekly practices.  One practice will be in a dome or fieldhouse with the focus on Individual skills team situations. The second practice will focus on hitting. 

Players will be 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.


Las Vegas or Arizona in mid-February and Arizona or Georgia in early March,

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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