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Classes & Lessons

We offer a number of ways for students to train at The Yard. We are equipped with multiple batting cages, video training technology, pitching mounds and lots of space to work on your skills. Depending on what you are looking to work on or the setting under which you would like to learn, there are a number of packages that will fit your needs.

First Time Student Evaluation

The Yard Prospect Camp 2015

Thursday & Friday July 30 & 31 @ Ron Tonkin Field

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-Testimonials –

  • "The Yard Instructors bring not only energy and enthusiasm to the game, but first hand knowledge on the fundamentals of baseball and how to incorporate that information into action. I feel this information, with the quality of instruction, will enhance each players performance immensely!"    
    Pat Casey, Head Coach Oregon State University – 2006 and 2007 National Champions
  • "The Yard is a great place to develop and learn the skills you need to be successful on the field at any age or level!"
    Darwin Barney, Gold Glove 2nd Baseman with the LA Dodgers, 2006 & 2007 NCAA National Champ with OSU
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MEET THE INSTRUCTORS

Meet The Yard Staff

CHRIS PINE

OWNER, LEAD INSTRUCTOR

- Played college baseball at Oregon State University (1995 - 1998)

- First Team All Pac-10 Selection

- Second Team Freshman All-American

- Invited to be a member on the US Olympic Baseball Team (1997)

- Drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers in the 5th Round (1998)

- Continued his career with the LA Angels at the AA and AAA Level

- Owner and Instructor at the academy since it opened in 2008

BRANDON RUPP

CO-OWNER, INSTRUCTOR, DIRECTOR OF MARKETING

- Played college baseball at Mt. Hood CC (2003 - 2004) and George Fox University (2005 - 2006)

- Two Time All League Player at George Fox

- Graduated with a degree in Marketing and Management

- Assistant Coach at George Fox for 6 seasons (2007 - 2012)

- Owner/Instructor/Director of Marketing since the academy opened in 2008

TONY PINE

INSTRUCTOR

- Played college baseball at Mt. Hood CC and W. Oregon University

- All League Pitcher with Mt. Hood CC in 2000

- Won NWAACC Championship with Mt. Hood in 2000

- Played baseball in the MSBL after college for 8 seasons.

- Active in the USWC Taekwondo Association

- Instructor at the academy over the past 8 seasons

MARK HILLS

INSTRUCTOR

- Played baseball at Chemeketa CC

- All NWAACC Team as both a pitcher and hitter

- Earned scholarship to Oregon State University

- Passing on OSU, Mark entered the MLB Draft in 1997 and was selected by the SF Giants

- Currently and Assistant Coach as Concordia University (6 years)

- Owner and Instructor at the academy for the past 5 years

PAUL CROWDER

CATCHING INSTRUCTOR, HITTING INSTRUCTOR

- Attended the University of Portland on an athletic scholarship

- Played Catcher, Outfielder, and Designated Hitter while with the Pilots

- 3 Year Division I Letterman

- Coached HS Baseball at Saguaro HS in Phoenix, AZ

- He is in his 3rd year as the Lead Catching Instructor at the academy

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HOURS (MAR 1 – JUN. 13)

Sunday: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Monday-Thursday:

2:00pm – 8:30pm

Friday: 2:00pm – 6:00pm

Saturday: By Appt Only

Academy Address

5465 SW Western Ave. Ste H  Beaverton, OR 97005

Policies

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