skip navigation

Baseball Camps & Lessons

Proud Sponsors of Fargo Youth Baseball. The Ball Yard offers additional camp and lesson programs. Take your baseball or softball skills to the next level with personalized instruction from the professional staff at The Ball Yard. The Ball Yard's state of the art technology features the ProBatter Pitching Simulator, HitTrax Simulator, Rapdoso Ball Spin Monitors, IronMike Slow Pitch machine with .52cor softballs, Right View Pro Video Analysis, and more.  They welcome all ages from the basic beginner to the advanced professional. Please visit  https://www.fmballyard.com/ to see the many great opportunities they have to offer. 

***This is a seperate organization from FYB. If you have any questions regarding The Ball Yard, please call: (701) 356-9273

The Ball Yard Camps

Lessons

Individual: $50/hour
Small Group (2-4 people): $40/hour per person
Medium Group (5-7 people): $25/hour per person
Large Group (8+ people): $15/hour per person
 

Andrew Young - Hitting & Fielding Lessons

When: 1 hour sessions, During the week: 2:30pm till 9pm. Weekends are limited. 


Where: The ATTIC & Metro Rec. 


Who: Hitting and fielding lessons are available to any player 8 years and older.


About Lessons: Andrew's lessons are designed to improve each players mechanics and help teach the mental approach. Those drills are then repeated until a sort of mechanical perfection is reached. Players’ performance in a game is looped back to practice, where the mechanical pieces that players need to improve are practiced. Each player will be given drills individualized to them to work on after one-on-one training sessions are done to ensure the improvements are not lost.  The mental approach of the game is taught through general conversations throughout the lesson.


About Me: Andrew attended West Fargo High school where he was a part of the first ever state championship team at WFHS.  Was named Gatorade Athlete of the year and senior athlete of the year.  After high school, he attended Jamestown College, Neosho CC, and Indiana State University. While attending Indiana State he was named second team all Missouri Valley Conference infielder.  After college he was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals and played in the minor leagues for St. Louis for 3 seasons. After his third season he was traded to the Arizona Diamondbacks as a part of the Paul Goldschmidt trade. He is currently playing in AAA in the Arizona Diamondbacks system. In the minor leagues Andy has been apart of 3 All-Star seasons, along with 5 championship seasons. 

 

Contact: 
Andrew Young
Call or text - (701) 219-4140
Email – ayoung4564@gmail.com

Mike Lang - Hitting, Pitching & Fielding Lessons

When: 1 hour sessions, During the week: 2:30pm till 9pm. Weekends are limited. 


Where: The ATTIC & Metro Rec. 


Who: Pitching, hitting, and fielding lessons are available to any age group.


About Lessons: Mike's lessons are designed to improve each players mechanics and help teach the mental approach. Proper mechanics are achieved through teaching the correct form with repetition. Each player will be given drills individualized to them to work on after one-on-one training sessions are done to ensure the improvements are not lost, along with a proper warmup routine to prevent injury.  The mental approach of the game is taught through general conversations throughout the lesson.


About Me: Attended Rutgers University in the Big Ten where he ranks in the top 10 in school history in several different categories including: hits (5), doubles (7), triples (5), home runs (10), runs (6), total bases (5). After his collegiate career, Mike signed a contract where he played for the Arizona Diamondbacks and has spent 8 seasons in professional baseball. In his time with the Sioux City Explorers, Lang leads the franchise in hits (642), games played (538), runs (432), doubles (106), triples (32), total bases (912), at bats (2,135), plate appearances (2,421), and hit by pitches (52). He became the 13th player in league history to reach 600 career hits and is a 3x American Association All Star. Mike currently plays for the Saint Paul Saints where he helped them win their first championship in the American Association this past season.

Contact: 
Mike Lang
Call or text - (201) 741-2789
Email – michaeldlang6@gmail.com

Jordan Skaar - Pitching Lessons

When: 1 hour sessions, mornings anytime from 8 am-noon or in the afternoons by appointment


Where: The Attic when available, or at a baseball field that is convenient for you


Who: Pitching lessons are available to any player 8 years and older


About Lessons: Jordan's lessons are designed to improve each pitcher’s mechanics, pitch grips comfortability, arm strength and teach the mental approach to pitching.  Proper mechanics are achieved through teaching the correct pitching form and repetitions with that form.  Learning proper mechanics will allow for the pitcher to be able to adjust from each pitch which will make them more consistent in dominating the strike zone.  Each pitcher will be given drills individualized to them to work on after one on one training sessions are done to ensure the improvements are not lost, along with a proper warmup routine to prevent injury.  The mental approach of the game is taught through general conversations throughout the lesson.


About Me: I am currently the Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach at Valley City State University.  I also coach 14U for Fargo Youth Baseball.  Prior to that, back in my home state of Wisconsin, I was a High School Baseball Coach for seven years, including two as a Varsity Head Coach.  In those seven years I coached four Pitcher of the Year athletes with one pitching D2 at Upper Iowa University.  I pitched collegiately for four years at the University of Dubuque in Dubuque, IA.  I have given private pitching and hitting lessons for the past five years.

Contact: 
Jordan Skaar 
Call or text - (608) 386-9151
Email – skaarjordan2@gmail.com

Zach Frazier - Catching Lessons

When: 1 hour sessions, mornings anytime from 8 am-noon or in the afternoons by appointment.

Where: The Attic when available, or at a baseball field that is convenient for you.

Who: Catching lessons are available to any player 8 years and older.

About Lessons: These lessons will be designed to improve each players mechanics, awareness, and mobility to make them a better catcher. Proper mechanics and good mobility allow catchers to increase their velocity and become more consistent on blocking and receiving pitches.

About Me: Zach grew up in Grand Rapids, MN where he lettered in hockey and baseball. Zach graduated from Grand Rapids High School in 2015. After high school he continued his baseball career at the University of Minnesota-Crookston where he was the starting catcher for 4 years and was named team captain for his Junior and Senior seasons. Zach was a part of the winningest class in UMC baseball history as he was a part of numerous record-breaking seasons for the Golden Eagles. Zach finished his career at UMC 4th all-time in games started, 6th all-time in RBIs, and 2nd all-time in fielding percentage. In the summers of 2016 and 2017, Zach played for the Weyburn Beavers of the Western Major Baseball League. Zach graduated in the spring of 2018 with his degree in Sports Management. Following graduation Zach moved to Fargo, ND to continue to pursue his passion while working at Fargo Youth Baseball as the Facilities Coordinator.
 
Contact: 
Zach Frazier
Email – Zach@fargoyouthbaseball.com

Additional Opportunities


About Dynasty Performance Training

At Dynasty Performance Training we welcome any type of athlete looking to advance their performance or fitness training.  Our target is to use a proven training approach to offer you cutting-edge strength and speed coaching to blow away the competition.

Our dedicated staff looks to build the total athlete with intense workouts, proper lifting techniques, and injury prevention exercises all within a excellence- driven environment.

Dynasty Performance Training is a top-of-the-line facility that includes running turf, brand-new equipment and excellent trainers.

Cole Jirik

Phone: 701-532-0836