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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

Holiday Softball Training

By Joe Turnock 12/01/2020, 10:30am EST

Looking for instruction to improving your softball game? How about working with a current D1 softball player during the month of December to elevate your game.  Individualized training in the areas of hitting, outfield play and speed/agility.

Interested in working harder and getting better.  Contact Shane Bays at 574-304-3257 to coordinated your 1st lesson.

Driveline Update - Revised State of Michigan Covid-19 Order

By Joe Turnock 11/16/2020, 2:15pm EST

As a result of Michigan's release of their revised Covid-19 orders.  The current Landshark Driveline training session will need to have some modifications.  The current open time slots are being revise to following "scheduled" time slots with each time slot limited to 8 athletes.

  • Mon, Tue & Thur:  6:00 pm and 6:45 pm 
  • Sat: 9:00 am and 9:35 am
  • Sun:  11:00 am and 11:45 am


Current registered participants will be contacted to schedule their specific slots going forward.  The Landsharks appreciates everyone cooperation.  Any questions, contact Shane Bays.

Mask-Up, Sanitize-Up & Social Distance-Up

By Joe Turnock 11/16/2020, 2:00pm EST

Sharks can do their part in the fight against Covid-19.  When training in the Landshark facility, all individuals are to be wearing a mask.  In addition, coaches/athletes should frequently using hand sanitizer and social distancing from others coaches/athletes within the facility.  Accordingly at this time, the facility is limited to coaches and athletes and other individuals/spectators should wait outside the facility until their athlete has completed their workout. 

Thanks for everyone cooperation. 

Landsharks' P3 Extreme Bat Speed Program

By Joe Turnock 11/16/2020, 1:30pm EST

This fall the Landsharks will be teaming up with P3 Extreme Bat Speed Program.  P3 is an hour long workout designed to increase strength and bat speed as well help reduce the chance of injury for baseball and softball players.

The Landsharks’ 8 week P3 program will be offered on Thursdays from 6-7 pm and 7-8 pm and Sundays from 12-1 pm beginning Thursday, December 3rd.  The cost of the 8 week – 16 workout program is $300 ($18.75/workout) and is due at the player’s 1st workout.

Pre-registration for the P3 for the 8 week Program Here

DeFay Commitments to Kellogg Community College

By Joe Turnock 06/24/2020, 7:45pm EDT

Matt DeFay, 2020 RHP from Lakeshore High School will be continuing his academic and baseball career at Kellogg Community College.   Congratulations to Matt and his family. 


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School of Hard Knocks / Landshark Travel Baseball & Softball

Phone: 269-683-6395

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