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FALL BASEBALL

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 2019 - 2020 freshman - seniors. We will have a Varsity division and a JV division. In the past practices have been 4:30-6:00/6:30 on Tuesdays and Thursdays and we anticipate a similar schedule this year. If we need to add additional practice days/times to accommodate the number of players who sign up, we will send out additional information.

When: Open/extra practices will be held Aug. 20,22,27 & 29th with the first official practice starting Tuesday September 3,5,10,12,17,19,24,26, Oct 1,3,8 and ending Oct 10th. Open/extra practices are optional for pitchers and position players to come in and get their arm band and small weight warm-up/workout, long toss, tee work, cage work, etc. The Fall program will consist of 12 official practices (open practices do not count towards the 12).

 

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

Fall Practice Program Information:

During practices the Game Ready coaching staff will work with the players on pitching, hitting, fielding, base running, etc. Once arms get back into shape the indoor and outdoor cages will be set up for live pitching and hitting during practices. We will also work on core strength, agility, and explosiveness. The coaching staff will give feedback to all players on their performance.

 

Cost:

The total cost is $375 per player.

If you participate in the Fall Program there is also an opportunity to play in at least two local tournaments however, there will be an additional cost if you choose to play in the tournaments. Each player would pay an additional $125/tournament. This would cover tournament fees, additional coaching fees for one Game Ready coach to be at the games, and a Game Ready t-shirt/jersey. Possible tournament dates are Sept 14th, 21st, and Oct 12th and are all in the Des Moines area. Fall teams will consist of 12 - 14 players depending on how many pitcher only players we have, etc.

 

Game Ready Fall Coaching Staff: 
 
Jeff Lanning played with the Phillies and Twins organizations and has been providing instruction for the Game Ready program the the past 8 years.  Jeff is the head hitting and catching instructor and also works with pitchers.  

Mitch Wylie: played with the White Sox, Mets, and Giants organizations and has been providing instruction to area players for over 16 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 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.  Nick also played 3 years in the Northwoods college summer league.  In 2019 Nick pitched for the Saint Paul Saints (Independent League Team) for 5 starts before the Milwaukee Brewers purchased his contract.  Nick will be returning to the Game Ready Coaching staff once his minor league season is complete.   

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 drafted 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 was the head Assistant Coach at Dowling Catholic High School. 

 

 

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**