Oakland Yard Baseball

Professional Baseball Training Facility  |  Girls and Boys "Future Stars" Baseball Camp 5-7 yr
Fall Baseball Train & Play 2016  |  Boy's Indoor Baseball Leagues 2016-2017  |  Tournaments  |  Bjerke Baseball Training


 
     


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Professional Baseball Training Facility at Oakland Yard

Cage Director: Marty Greenspan
mgreenspan@oaklandyard.com
248/939-6603

Remember that feeling when you emerge from a tunnel into a sunlit, open-air stadium? That's the feeling you get when you enter our naturally lighted dome and practice baseball and softball.
Why practice in a cramped warehouse?

Since 1995, Oakland Yard has been synonymous with offering the highest quality venues to play in leagues or train for your sport. We bring that same level of excellence to our baseball and softball facilities. Opened since 1995, we offer 3 professional grade batting cages adjacent to the largest open field space around, 72,000 sq ft of synthetic turf and 5,000 sq ft of speed and training equipment. Our lighting is the highest intensity, 63,000 watts. It's the brightest dome around so you can see what you're catching.

All Cages Come With…
Professional standard netting
Target netting and deadening netting are standard
Synthetic turf surface with rubber infill for a true field feel
Professional pitching mounds, 12'L x 6'W x 10"H with rubber
Cage Dimensions
Cage #1 14 feet wide x 70 feet long x 12 feet tall
Cage #2 14 feet wide x 70 feet long x 12 feet tall
Cage #3 14 feet wide x 70 feet long x 12 feet tall
Hours of Operation
M-F 3pm to 11pm
S-S 8am to 10pm

Individual Rentals and Package Offers
Individual cages are available for rent during normal hours at the rate of $30/cage-hr. Each cage comes with baseballs or softballs and L-screens. See all of our pricing below. You can prebook a consistent time for your practices or just call us for availability as you need practices.


 Single Cage Pricing  1/2 Hour  1 Hour
 Per Rental  $20  $30
 10 Prepaid  $180 (10% Discount)  $250 (17% Discount)
 25 Prepaid  $425 (15% Discount)  $550 (27% Discount)
 Double Cage Pricing  1/2 Hour  1 Hour
 Per Rental  $40  $60
 10 Prepaid  $360 (10% Discount)  $500 (17% Discount)
 25 Prepaid  $850 (15% Discount)  $1,000 (33% Discount)

Team and Package Rentals
Team rentals are welcome at anytime. Teams can book 1, 2 or all 3 cages on a consistent basis, assuring a continual training calendar.

To Reserve Block Cage Time
Contact Marty Greenspan or 248/939-6603

To Reserve One-Time Use Cage Time
Contact Oakland Yard at 248/673-0100

Enhance Your Baseball/Softball Skills:
Speed and Strength Training With Athlete's Edge
No other facility offers the proven effectiveness of the Athlete's Edge. For over 20 years, Jim Browne, former two-sport All American and NFL football player offers training to help athletes reach their college goals. Over 5,000 sq feet of speed and strength training equipment allows sport specific training protocols. www.athletesedgeusa.com. Get more out of your baseball practice by increasing your core strength.



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Fall Baseball Train & Play 2016

      League Director: Scott Bjerke  248 946 2358   sbjerkebaseball@yahoo.com

Designed for boys from beginner to intermediate, this bi-weekly program is played indoors throughout October. Boy’s ages 8 to 10, separate age divisions will be formed. Kids can move into different age groups based on ability per director.

The weekly training session will put the boys through the paces designed for skill improvement - hitting, pitching, base running, sliding and the skills needed for each respective position. Defensive positional skills will be stressed throughout the month long program.

Sunday’s two-hour session will be full on games - home run fencing will be in place, umpires, weekly stats and coaching. This month long intensive program will improve all those kids that participate. Participation includes t-shirt and ball cap.
 
 "Train & Play" 8-10yrs
Dates 9/21/16, 9/25, 9/28, 10/1 (Saturday), 10/5, 10/9, 10/12, 10/16, 10/19, 10/23 Register Online
Practice Days Wednesdays
Practice Times 6-8pm
Practice Duration 2 Hours
Game Days Sundays (Except 10/1 on Saturday)
Game Times 12-2pm (Except 10/1 at 3-5pm and 10/23 at 9-11am)
Game Duration 2 Hours
# of Practices &  Games 10
Game Location Indoor
Individual Cost $250
Notes Includes t-shirt and cap


Designed for boys from beginner to intermediate, this bi-weekly program is played indoors throughout October. Boy’s ages 11-12, separate age divisions will be formed. Kids can move into different age groups based on ability per director.

The weekly training session will put the boys through the paces designed for skill improvement - hitting, pitching, base running, sliding and the skills needed for each respective position. Defensive positional skills will be stressed throughout the month long program.

Sunday’s two-hour session will be full on games - home run fencing will be in place, umpires, weekly stats and coaching. This month long intensive program will improve all those kids that participate. Participation includes t-shirt and ball cap. .
 
 "Train & Play" 11-12yrs
Dates 9/20/16, 9/25, 9/27, 10/1 (Saturday), 10/4, 10/9, 10/11, 10/16, 10/18, 10/23 Register Online
Practice Days Tuesdays
Practice Times 6-8pm
Practice Duration 2 Hours
Game Days Sundays (Except 10/1 on Saturday)
Game Times 2-4pm (Except 10/1 at 5-7pm and 10/23 at 11-1pm)
Game Duration 2 Hours
# of Practices &  Games 10
Game Location Indoor
Individual Cost $250
Notes Includes t-shirt and cap



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Girls and Boys "Future Stars" Baseball Camp 5-7 yr

      League Director: Scott Bjerke  248 946 2358   sbjerkebaseball@yahoo.com

The weekly 1-hour Saturday training session will put the boys and girls through the paces designed for skill improvement - hitting, base running, sliding, fielding and the skills needed for each respective position.

This 8-week long intensive program will improve all those kids that participate. Participation includes t-shirt and ball cap.

 Winter - Session 1
Dates 1/7/17, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/25, 3/4 Register Online
Game Days Saturdays
Game Times 11am
Game Duration 1:00
# of Games 8
Game Location Indoor - North Dome Field 2
Individual Cost $160
Notes Includes cap and t-shirt

 


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Boy's Indoor Baseball Leagues 2016-2017

      League Director: Joe Moran  248 310 9802   joemoran@oaklandyard.com

          New this year: baseball teams will be paying for the umpires hard work.  Look for the
          umpire fee in your section below.  The umpire fee is due prior to the first pitch.

 

OAKLAND YARD ATHLETICS BASEBALL LEAGUE REGISTRATION POLICY

Oakland Yard Athletics accepts deposits into all league sessions.
Acceptance is based on availability, deposit date received.

Teams that deposit, yet do not get in, will receive 100% of their deposit back.

 
               
 

7U/8U Boys League

The 7/8u boys league are 8, 2-hour games. Our league features real games with live pitching, live field, open rosters, unlimited substitution, lead offs, steals, and 4-ball 3-strike counts.

Field dimensions include 40' pitching, 60' bases, with 12' high outfield walls. Every effort will be made to create a flexible schedule to insure competitive games. Dome ball at Oakland Yard is a blast for the boys and a great opportunity for teams to get a head start on next summer's competition. Games are Saturday afternoons (with possibly 1 Sunday games).

House Teams:

Our 7/8u House Team is now accepting registrations for individual players. The roster will be limited to 13 players and the team (s) will play a full 8-game schedule with 15 mid-week practices. Fee includes team shirt, hat, umpire fees, and coaching provided by the professional staff of Bjerke Baseball.

 
Dates 1/7/17, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/25, 3/4, 3/11, 3/12 (Sunday), 3/18, 3/19 (Sunday), 4/1, 4/8, 4/9 (Sunday) Register Online
Game Days Saturdays and a few Sundays
Game Start Times 2:00pm, 4:00pm, 6:00pm
Game Duration 1.75 hours (+ 15 minutes on field warm up)
# of Games 8
Game Location Indoor - North Dome
Team Cost $1,425 for returning teams; $1,525 for new teams ($350 deposit required)
Umpire Fee $20 /Team /Game, prior to first pitch
House Teams - Additional Information Specific To Individual Player Registration
Practice Days Thursdays (Schedule TBD)
Practice Times 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Practice Duration 1.5 hours
# of Practices 15
Individual Cost $455 ($150 deposit required) (Umpire fee included. No team cost)
Notes Includes t-shirt and cap


9U/10U Boys League

The 9/10u boys league are 8, 2-hour games. Our league features real games with live pitching, live field, open rosters, unlimited substitution, lead offs, steals, and 4-ball 3-strike counts.

Field dimensions include 46' pitching, 65' bases, with 12' high outfield walls. Every effort will be made to create a flexible schedule to insure competitive games. Dome ball at Oakland Yard is a blast for the boys and a great opportunity for teams to get a head start on next summer's competition. Games are Saturday afternoons (with possibly 1 Sunday games).

House Teams:

Our 9/10u House Team is now accepting registrations for individual players. The roster will be limited to 13 players and the team (s) will play a full 8-game schedule with 15 mid-week practices. Fee includes team shirt, hat, umpire fees, and coaching provided by the professional staff of Bjerke Baseball.

 
Dates 1/7/17, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/25, 3/4, 3/11, 3/12 (Sunday), 3/18, 3/19 (Sunday), 4/1, 4/8, 4/9 (Sunday) Register Online
Game Days Saturdays and a few Sundays
Game Start Times 2:00pm, 4:00pm, 6:00pm, 8:00pm with possible exceptions
Game Duration 1.75 hours (+ 15 minutes on field warm up)
# of Games 8
Game Location Indoor - North Dome
Team Cost $1,425 for returning teams; $1,525 for new teams ($350 deposit required)
Umpire Fee $20 /Team /Game, prior to first pitch
House Teams - Additional Information Specific To Individual Player Registration
Practice Days Thursdays (Schedule TBD)
Practice Times 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Practice Duration 1.5 hours
# of Practices 15
Individual Cost $455 ($150 deposit required) (Umpire fee included. No team cost)
Notes Includes t-shirt and cap


11U/12U Boys League

The 11/12u leagues feature ten, hour and half games. Our league features real games with live pitching, live fielding, open rosters, unlimited substitution, lead offs, steals, and 4 ball 3 strike counts.

Field dimensions include 50' pitching, 70' bases, with 4' high home run fence at 175’.

Every effort will be made to create a flexible schedule and to insure competitive games. Dome Ball at Oakland Yard is a blast for the boys and a great opportunity for teams to get a head start on next summer's competition.

Games might be scheduled on Friday evening or Sunday afternoon/evening. Scheduling requests can be made directly with league director Joe Moran. See potential game dates and league cost below.

Enroll as a full team. Umpire fees are extra.

House Teams:

NEW THIS YEAR: Enroll as an individual on our House Team. Our 11/12u House Teams are now accepting registrations for individual players. The roster will be limited to 13 players and the team(s) will play a full 10-game schedule with 15, 1.5-hr mid-week practices. Fee includes team shirt, hat, umpire fees, with coaching provided by the professional staff of Bjerke Baseball.

 
Dates 11/18/16, 12/2, 12/9, 12/16, 1/6/17, 1/13, 1/20, 1/27, 2/3, 2/10, 2/24, 3/3, 3/10, 3/12 (Sunday), 3/17, 3/19 (Sunday), 3/31, 4/2 (Sunday), 4/7, 4/9 (Sunday) Register Online
Game Days Fridays and a few Sundays
Game Start Times 6:30pm, 8:15pm, 10:00pm
Game Duration 1.5 hours (+ 15 minutes on field warm up)
# of Games 11 total (1 Pre-Season, 9 regular season, 1 playoff)
Game Location Indoor - South Dome
Team Cost $1,445 for returning teams; $1,545 for new teams ($350 deposit required)
Umpire Fee $20 /Team /Game, prior to first pitch
House Teams - Additional Information Specific To Individual Player Registration
Practice Days Tuesdays (Schedule TBD)
Practice Times 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Practice Duration 1.5 hours
# of Practices 15
Individual Cost $455 ($150 deposit required) (Umpire fee included. No team cost)
Notes Includes t-shirt and cap


13U Boys League

To reserve time for your own scrimmage, please contact Marty Greenspan at mgreenspan@oaklandyard.com

Cost: Call for pricing. Umpire fees are extra.



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Tournaments


For more information on baseball or softball
tournaments and to register, please visit:

www.oaklandyardtournaments.com




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Bjerke Baseball Training


For more information on any of these programs contact Scott Bjerke or 248 946 2358




Meet Our Instructors

Mike Bjerke Pitching and Hitting Instructor

Phantoms Travel Coach 9U-14U
18 U Travel Coach for 2006 Connie Mack state champions including a 2006 appearance in the Connie Mack World Series held in Farmington, New Mexico


Mike Wiseman Catching and Hitting Instructor

Currently a minor league baseball umpire in the New York - Penn League
Played baseball for Wayne State University 2006-2011
Captain of Wayne State Baseball as a junior and senior First Team All American and Division II National Defensive Player of the Year as a catcher Lakeland High School
All-State Catcher 2006
Member of 2006 Connie Mack State Championship Team




Lessons And Rentals

 
Days  Sunday - Saturday
Times  
   Week Days  5pm to 9pm
   Weekends  10am to 10pm
Rates  
1/2 Hour  $50
(5)- 1/2 hours  $225
Team/Group Lessons  Call for Pricing 248 946 2358




Camps

      For all Camps and Clinics go to:     
Baseball Minors Camps   |    Baseball Majors Camps










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