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Land Sharks Travel Baseball and Softball/School of Hard Knocks

Welcome to the Land Shark Travel Baseball and Softball program. Our indoor facility is the School of Hard Knocks in Niles, MI. We are an organization committed to the development of youth players rather than the accumulation of plastic trophies. We've found, though, that the more we focus on development, the more wins we get! Please come join the best staff of instructors and travel coaches in the Michiana area. 

Our travel program features:

Dedicated indoor facility, our own outdoor fields, clinics, complete training and flexible tournament schedules for all levels of player.  These fees include uniforms, hats, insurance, and 11-12 tournaments for the 14U and under / 5-6 tournaments for HS ages. Average costs for 9U - 14U under $950/player and our HS teams are under $1,100 per player for 2020. 



Land Shark News

Uniform Fitting Days

By Joe Turnock 12/10/2019, 8:00pm EST

Uniform Fitting for all Sharks will be December 14th and 15th

All Land Sharks will need to be at Hard Knocks this Saturday or Sunday, December 14th/15th, for uniform fitting. Players will need to know their jersey number, team, and coach's name.  A representative from Under Armour  will be onsite assisting with the uniform fitting process so it’s important that all players be present to be fitted this weekend.

The fitting schedule is as follows:

  • Saturday, Dec 14th:
    • Boys:
      • 9U/10U                   9:00 am - 10:00 am
      • 11U/12U              10:00 am - 11:00 am
      • 12U/13U/14U   11:00 am - Noon
    • All Softball :                     12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
  • Sunday, Dec 15th:
    • Boys:
      • 15U/16U/17U     10:00 am - Noon
      • Make-up (All)         Noon - 2:00 pm

Coaches will be asked to verify the player information before the player leaves. Please make every effort to show up during your designated time slot. A couple of reminders:

All players’ fees must be paid to get fitted.

All players will need to pay for their fund raising Coupon Books/Peelers at this time as well.

In addition to players being fitted for their uniforms, there will be an opportunity to order/purchase Under Armour baseball pants that will match the UA Land Shark jerseys.  Also, player bat bags and Schutt helmets will be available to order/purchase.  All items are being offered at the Land Shark Organizational discounted price compared to their respective suggested retail price. 



Driveline Success

By Jim Robinson 12/09/2019, 3:15pm EST

Congrats to the 2019 Driveline class! This is the largest class we have ever taught and the level of dedication is impressive!

Joining the 90 MPH club this week was Rex Kirchenstein with a pull down of 90MPH. Out top velocity continues to be Nate Kelly at 95MPH! 

Watt Commits to Western Michigan

By Joe Turnock 11/28/2019, 9:15am EST

Ryan Watt, a 2020 P from Mishawaka High School, has committed to continue his academic and baseball career at Western Michigan University.  Congratulations to Ryan and his family.  

Contact Us

School of Hard Knocks / Landshark Travel Baseball & Softball

Phone: 269-683-6395

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