Game Ready Baseball

High School Fall Baseball Program

Game Ready Training Center

High School Fall Baseball Program

The Fall Baseball Program consists of forming teams/groups that will practice twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday for 6 weeks. This program is for 2020-2021 freshman - seniors. We will have a Varsity division and a JV division. Practices will be 4:30-6:00/6:30 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. If we need to add additional practice days/times to accommodate the number of players who sign up, we will send out additional information. During the first week we will evaluate each player and test their pitching velocity, position velocity, exit speed, and 60 time. We will retest at the end of the program to compare numbers. There will also be charts and information available on what type of numbers colleges and scouts are looking for. For example: D1 hitters need a 95 mph exit speed or higher. Every player will set goals based on his current numbers and where he wants/needs to be. 


When: Tuesdays and Thursdays September 1 - October 8th.  The Fall program will consist of 12 instructional practices including GR arm care and velocity program. 


Where: All practices will be held at the Game Ready Training Center Tuesdays and Thursdays.


Cost: The total cost is $450 per player.


Fall Practice Program Information:


If you participate in the Fall Program there is also an opportunity to play in several scrimmage games however, there will be an additional cost if you choose to play in the games. Each player would pay an additional $20/ game. This would cover field rental fees, additional coaching fees for Game Ready coaches to be at the games, and umpire fees. More information to come once you register. 



Game Ready Baseball 

3rd - 8th grade Fall Baseball Practice Program 

The Fall Practice Program (3rd - 8th graders)

Our main focus this fall will be working on hitting, pitching, and fielding mechanics along with off-speed pitches (for the older players). We will work on infield and outfield drills, run downs, hitting, and catchers drills.  We have added a 90' x 300' grass area behind the Game Ready TC and a 90' x 120' grass infield area. We have also added two outdoor 70' batting cages. These areas will allow us to utilize the fly ball and infield machines, do long toss, work on cut offs and relays take ground balls, etc.   *Players will be split into appropriate age/talent working groups.

Where: The Game Ready Training Center in South Ankeny/North Johnston area location 4:30 - 6:00. Camp will start Friday September 6th at 4:30-6:00 or Monday Sept 9th or Wednesday Sept. 11th (depending on what day(s) you register for).


When: 3rd - 8th grade Fall Baseball Practice Program will be held on Mondays and or Fridays.

Option 1: Mon. (Sept. 9,16,23,30 Oct. 7,14,)..... Cost: $150 

Option 2: Fri. (Sept. 6,13,20,27 Oct. 4,11)......... Cost: $150

Option 3: Mondays and Fridays (Sept. 6 - Oct 11)......Cost $250


Game Ready Fall Coaching Staff:

Jeff Lanning - played with the Philies and Twins organizations and has been providing instruction to area players for the past 9 years. 


Mitch Wylie: played with the White Sox, Mets, and Giants organizations and has been providing instruction to area players for over 17 years.  


Tanner Buenting:   Graduated from Ankeny High School in 2013, was the starting shortstop on the 2012 4A High School State Championship Team earning the MPV award for the Championship game.  Tanner graduated from Iowa Central Community College where he earned first team All-Region his freshman year. Tanner went on to play Division 1 baseball at Morehead State University. Tanner has been providing infield and hitting instruction for Game Ready Baseball for 2 years.   


Nick Belzer - Graduated from Ankeny High School in 2013 and was on the 2012 4A High School State Championship Team and earned pitcher of year in the state that year. Nick went to play at Kansas State out of high school and then transferred to DMACC. After graduating from DMACC he went on to play two years at Minnesota State Mankato, and played 3 years in the Northwoods college summer league. Nick is currently playing with the Milwaukee Brewers minor leagues and will be back just in time for fall camp. His contract was purchased by Milwaukee after making 5 starts for the Saint Paul Saints. 


Sean Murphy: A 1990 graduate of Johnston High School, he attended Indian Hills Community College, Creighton University and St. Ambrose University, playing in 2 college World Series and was drafter in 1994 by the Cleveland Indians. As a veteran of 10 minor league seasons, Sean has been working as a coach and private/academy instructor for over 20 years. Focusing on hitting skills from tee ball through college and professional levels, he focuses on development of skills, hitting and infield, through techniques learned coaching, scouting and playing through various levels of professional, college and high school baseball. During college he coached hitting and infield in the off season as part of the Davenport Assumption program, was the hitting and development director for Rock Island, IL High School baseball, coached in the Perfect Game system and has spent 2014-2018 building the hitting and infield development programs and as head Assistant Coach at Dowling Catholic High School. 

**There will also be several current college and high school players helping out at camp**