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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. 

 

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2022 Landshark Baseball & Softball Fall Camps

Driveline:
Driveline is a strength and conditioning program for baseball players. This program will strengthen the throwing arm, clean up the arm path and improve the throwing motion. As players get stronger we often see increases in velocity and stamina.

Program will begin October 4, 2022 and run through December.  The program will be instructed by Coach Bays, Coach Robinson and Coach DeBroka.
 

Who:
Boys & Girls ages 11U-up.

Training Schedule:
Tuesday (10/4/22) & Wednesday: 6 pm and 7 pm.
Saturday: 11 am and 12 pm
Sunday: 11 am and 12 pm

It’s recommended that players attend 2-3 classes per week in order to benefit from the training.

Where:
Landsharks training facility/School of Hard Knocks located at 1720 Terminal Rd., Niles MI.

Registration/Cost:
$150/Landsharks player 11U-13U.   Training is included  as part of player fees for 14U-18U Landsharks - 

$300/Non-Landsharks players and is based on available space.  Non-Landsharks should contact Shane Bays prior to registering to determine whether is available space.
Driveline fees are payable at 1st training session.

Registration Link: Driveline Registration

Infielder Camp:
The Landshark baseball infield camp is $100 Landshark baseball players.  The 60 minute session will focus on the fundamentals of becoming an elite defensive infielder.  The camp is for infielders at all competitive levels.  Tom Washburn will lead the instruction.  Coach Washburn was a college middle infielders at McNeese State and played locally for New Prairie.

When: Saturdays: 10/22, 10/29, 11/5 & 11/12 
Where: Landshark Training Facility
Time: 10/22 & 10/29:
             9:00 am to 10:00 am –   8U-12U
             10:00 am to 11:00 am – 13U-17U

             11/5 & 11/12:
              1:00 pm to 2:00 pm –   8U-12U
              2:00 pm to 3:00 pm – 13U-17U

Players should check-in 15 minutes prior to their designated group start time.

Registration Link: Infielders Camp Registration

Catchers Camp:
The Landshark baseball catchers is $100 Landshark baseball players.  The 60 minute session will focus on the fundamentals of becoming an elite defensive catchers.  The camp is for catchers at all competitive levels.  Lucas Fry will lead the instruction.  Coach Fry was a college catcher at Ball State and played locally for Penn High School.

When: Saturdays: 11/5, 11/12, 11/19 & 11/26 
Where: Landshark Training Facility
Time: 9:00 am to 10:00 am –   8U-12U
           10:00 am to 11:00 am – 13U-17U

Players should be their own catchers gear and should check-in 15 minutes prior to their designated group start time.

Registration Link: Catchers Registration

Pitchers & 1B Camp:
The Landshark baseball catchers is $75 Landshark baseball players.  The 60 minute session will focus on the fundamentals of becoming an elite pitcher & first basemen.  The camp is for pitcher & first basemen at all competitive levels. 

When: Saturdays: 12/3, 12/10, & 12/17 
Where: Landshark Training Facility
Time: 9:00 am to 10:00 am –   8U-12U
           10:00 am to 11:00 am – 13U-17U

Players should  check-in 15 minutes prior to their designated group start time.

Registration Link: Pitchers & 1B Registration

Landshark News

John Michael Bertrand currently plays baseball professionally with the San Francisco Giants.  As a left handed pitcher he played undergrad at Furman University and graduate school at the University of Notre Name.  While at Notre Dame, he was  a unanimous All-American, 2x First Team All ACC, and a recipient of multiple awards and accolades as both a student and an athlete. 

 John Michael Bertrand Bio Link

Bertrand's baseball career wasn’t all highlights.  He was not recruited out of high school, attended a camp and was offered a preferred walked on spot but was ultimately cut and told he wasn’t good enough to play D1 baseball. So, he decided to work hard to get better and used mental performance concepts from Brian Cain to improve. I tried out again sophomore year and became a starter. 

Baseball is just a game, but it can teach you about yourself and how to handle the ups and downs of life. Coach Bertrand's goal is to teach your kid the skills and techniques to become the best ball player they can be! 

Coach Bretrand teaches the foundations of pitching and as well as expanding to mental performance techniques. Bertrand is a Mental Performance Mastery certified coach with Brian Cain, a renowned mental skills coach who works with hundred of professional athletes in the MLB, NBA and NFL. 

Lesson Rates:
Pitching: $50 per half hour.
Mental performance $50 per half hour. 

Contact Coach Bertrand to schedule a lesson:
(678) 787-4502
jbertrand720@gmail.com


Contact Us

School of Hard Knocks / Landshark Travel Baseball & Softball

Phone: 574-304-3257

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