FALL BASEBALL

Game Ready Baseball

High School Fall Baseball Program

Game Ready Training

High School Fall Baseball Program

The Fall Baseball Program consists of forming groups that will practice during the week for 6 weeks. This program is for 2025-2023 (freshman - senior). 

 

When: Mondays 5:30 - 7:00  (once a week for 6 weeks) 

Where: All Monday practices will be held at the Game Ready Training Center (south Ankeny). 

 

Fall Practice Program Information:

During practices the Game Ready coaching staff will work with the players on pitching, hitting, fielding, base running, etc. The coaching staff will give feedback to all players on their performance. Mondays will be our bullpen, fielding, and hitting day.  We will also work on GR arm care and velocity program for all players (not just pitchers). 

Cost:  The total cost is $240/ player.

Game Ready Baseball 3rd - 8th grade Fall Baseball Practice Program 

This small group pitching, fielding, and hitting class will give the Game Ready staff the ability to break down each individual player's mechanics and analyze them through slow speed video and Hittrax technology. Hittrax gives the player instant feedback and a visual of where and how well he hit the ball. This type of technology helps maximize performance through an engaging and competitive experience. Frame by frame video analysis will also be used during fielding and pitching stations. Slow speed video is a key tool for teaching students quickly and accurately. We will also teach players specific drills they can use to cater to their own individual swing and pitching motion that are crucial in their personal development. These drills will give the player something to take home and work on outside of class.

 

Who: This class is for 5th - 8th graders looking to work on pitching, fielding, and hitting mechanics.


When: Monday 4:30 - 5:30 and or Friday 4:30 - 5:30.   You may choose to attend 1 or both days a week. Working groups will be divided up by age and skill set (8 players max per group). 

Where: The Game Ready Training Center (3217 NW Prairie Lane)

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**