Oakland Yard Baseball

Professional Baseball Training Facility | Friday Night Outdoor Summer T-ball League
Boy's Indoor Baseball Leagues 2013-2014 | 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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Friday Night Outdoor Summer T-ball League

Coed T-Ball League

Friday night t-ball games for kindergarten & 1st grade boys and girls, this coed league is for kids looking to have fun on Friday nights throughout the summer.

Enrollment is open to individuals only, teams of 11 kids per team will be formed, all teams will be coached by an Oakland Yard staff coach. League maximum 48 kids.

All players will receive a team jersey, players need their own baseball glove. Gym shoes and sweatpants suggested.

Games will start week #2. Week #1 will be an ice-breaker/skill session. Parents looking to have children play together will receive instructions week #1, getting kids together is a priority of Oakland Yard.

Our patio bar will be open Friday nights 6p to 11p throughout the summer time.
 
 Session 1
Dates 05/30/2014 - 07/11/2014 Register Online
Game Times Nights
Game Days Friday
Game Duration 1 hour
# of Games 6
Game Location Outdoor
Individual Cost $59
Notes T-shirt and coaching included
 Session 2
Dates 07/18/2014 - 08/22/2014 Register Online
Game Times Nights
Game Days Friday
Game Duration 1 hour
# of Games 6
Game Location Outdoor
Individual Cost $59
Notes T-shirt and coaching included



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Boy's Indoor Baseball Leagues 2013-2014

      League Director: Joe Moran  248.310.9802   joe@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 on or before 02/15/14.



8U Coach Pitch

Enter a full team or join an Oakland Yard 8U house team this winter and get a jump on the spring outdoor competition.
League games are 90 minutes per on Saturday mornings. Coaches pitch for their teams.

The OYA house team includes professional coaching by Bjerke Baseball, uniform and ball cap.

First session house team will get together 3 times in December (12/1 – 12/20) for practice – dates and times are TBD. House team session cost: $135 – Roster limited to the first 11 boys per team.
 
 Session 1
Dates 1/4/14, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/22, 3/8  SOLD OUT 


Schedule

Standings
Game Times 12:30pm
Game Days Saturdays
Game Duration 1:30
# of Games 8
Game Format 9 v 9
Game Location Indoor
Individual Cost $135
Team Cost $895 ($350 deposit required)
Umpire Fee $15 /Team /Game
Notes Coaching by Bjerke Baseball, hat, shirt included
 Session 2
Dates 3/1/14, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/23, 4/5, 4/6, 4/12 Register Online
Game Times 9:00am
Game Days Saturdays
Game Duration 1:30
# of Games 8
Game Format 9 v 9
Game Location Indoor
Individual Cost $135
Team Cost $895 ($350 deposit required)
Umpire Fee $15 /Team /Game
Notes Coaching by Bjerke Baseball, hat, shirt included


9U/10U Boys League

The 9/10u leagues are eight, two-hour 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 46' pitching, 65' bases, with 12' high outfield walls.

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 are Saturday 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.
 
 Session 1
Dates 1/4/14, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8, 2/22, 3/16 (Sunday) Schedule - American
Schedule - National

Standings - American
Standings - National
Game Times 3:00pm to 9:00pm
Game Days Saturdays
Game Duration 15 Minute warm-up 1:45 Minute game
# of Games 8
Game Format 9 v 9
Game Location Indoor
Team Cost $1,375 for returning teams; $1,475 for new teams ($350 deposit required)
Umpire Fee $20 /Team /Game, prior to first pitch
Notes Saturday games except 1 date played on Sunday
 Session 2
Dates 3/1, 3/8, 3/15, 3/22, 3/23 (Sunday), 4/5, 4/12, 4/19 Schedule

Standings
Game Times 1:00pm to 9:00pm
Game Days Saturdays
Game Duration 15 Minute warm-up 1:45 Minute game
# of Games 8
Game Format 9 v 9
Game Location Indoor
Team Cost $1,375 for returning teams; $1,475 for new teams ($350 deposit required)
Umpire Fee $20 /Team /Game, prior to first pitch
Notes Saturday games except one Sunday Date (3/23)


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.
 
 Session 1
Description Games played every other week; Teams placed in divisions by ability  SOLD OUT 


Although this league has sold out, there are still opportunities
to play ball this winter!

Check out one of our
winter tournaments at

 www.oaklandyardtournaments.com 

Schedule - American
Schedule - National

Standings - American
Standings - National
Dates 11/22, 12/6, 12/13, 12/20, 1/3/14, 1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7, 2/21, 2/28, 3/7, 3/14, 3/16, 3/21, 3/23, 3/28, 4/4, 4/11
Game Times 6:30pm, 8:15pm, 10:00pm
Game Days Fridays
Game Duration 15 Minute warm-up 1:30 Minute game
# of Games 10 games over 20 dates
Game Format 9 v 9
Game Location Indoor
Team Cost $1,385 for returning teams; $1,485 for new teams ($350 deposit required)
Umpire Fee $15 /Team /Game, prior to first pitch
Notes Friday games except 2 dates played on Sunday


13U Boys League

The 13U league features 6, 90-minute games played Sundays in the main dome.

Field dimensions are Left Field 250', Center Field 350', Right Field 215', with age appropriate pitching/base distances, great lighting and a perfect field turf playing surface.

This league features open rosters, unlimited substitution, and it's real baseball on a full sized field. Dome Ball is a great opportunity for teams and players to get a head start for summer baseball and school tryouts.

Umpire fees are extra.
Registration is limited to the first 8 teams. Enroll as a full team."

 Session 1
Dates Mar 2, 2014 - Apr 13, 2014 Schedule

Standings
Game Times 8am, 9:30am
Game Days Sundays
Game Duration 1.5 hours
# of Games 6
Game Format 9 v 9
Game Location Indoor
Team Cost $1,085 ($350 deposit required)
Umpire Fee $15 /Team /Game, prior to first pitch



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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 248/719.7701




Meet Our Instructors

Lee Bjerke Lead Instructor Pitching, Hitting , Fielding

2001 Michigan Baseball Coaches Hall of Fame Inductee
Founded and managed the largest baseball & softball instructional facility in Michigan
Over 40 years baseball/softball coaching experience at all ages and levels
Coached at Eastern Michigan University, University of Detroit/Mercy, Henry Ford Community College and Willow Run High School
Coached several summer programs including a 2006 appearance in the Connie Mack World Series held in Farmington, New Mexico


James Bonnici Catching, Hitting, and Pitching Instructor

Currently full time Midwest scout for the Tampa Bay Rays
Played professionally for 10 years with Seattle Mariners and in the Japanese League
Was an All Star player in all levels of MLB Baseball AAA on down


Mike Bjerke Pitching and Hitting Instructor

12 U Travel Coach and 15U Travel Pitching Coach
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 248-719-7701




Camps

      For all Camps and Clinics go to
www.Bjerkebaseball.com




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