Oakland Yard Baseball

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

Professional Baseball Training Facility at Oakland Yard

Cage Director:    Marty Greenspan    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, #2 and #3 are each
    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 (27% 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    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.

Fall Baseball Train & Play 2016

League Director:    Scott Bjerke    248 946 2358

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.

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"Train & Play" 8-10yrs (Recreational)
Dates
9/21/2016, 9/25, 9/28, 10/1 (Saturday), 10/5, 10/9, 10/12, 10/16, 10/19, 10/25/2016
Practice Days
Wednesdays
Practice Times
6-8pm
Number Of Practices
5
Practice Durations
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)
Number Of Games
5
Game Durations
2 Hours
Game Format
9v9
Location
Indoor
Individual Cost
$250
Notes
No pressure league, 5 mid week instruction sessions and 5 weekend games. Includes t-shirt and cap.
Room for house team individuals still available. Please contact Joe at joemoran@oaklandyard.com to enroll as a house team player or to place your team on the league Wait List.


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.

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"Train & Play" 11-12yrs (Recreational)
Dates
9/20/2016, 9/25, 9/27, 10/1 (Saturday), 10/4, 10/9, 10/11, 10/16, 10/18, 10/23/2016
Practice Days
Tuesdays
Practice Times
6-8pm
Number Of Practices
5
Practice Durations
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)
Number Of Games
5
Game Durations
2 Hours
Game Format
9v9
Location
Indoor
Individual Cost
$250
Notes
No pressure league, 5 mid week instruction sessions and 5 weekend games. Includes t-shirt and cap.
 

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

League Director:    Scott Bjerke    248 946 2358

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.

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Winter I (Recreational)
Dates
1/7/2017, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/4, 2/11, 2/25, 3/4/2017
Game Days
Saturday
Game Times
11:00am
Number Of Games
8
Location
Indoor  -  North Dome Field 2
Individual Cost
$160
Notes
8, 1-hr training sessions. Includes cap and t-shirt

Boys Indoor Baseball Leagues 2016-2017

League Director:    Joe Moran    248 310 9802

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 and date deposit is 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)
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
Game 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)
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
Game 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)
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 - North 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
Game 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
Room for house team individuals still available.
Please contact Joe at    joemoran@oaklandyard.com to enroll as a house team player or to place your team on the league Wait List.
Options are still available to play in our tournaments: http://www.oaklandyardtournaments.com/
or rentals:    mgreenspan@oaklandyard.com


Schedule - American Schedule - National

Standings - American Standings - National

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.

Tournaments

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

http://www.oaklandyardtournaments.com/

Bjerke Baseball Training

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
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