Moondogs Baseball began in 2014 to fill a need in the baseball community.
Recreational baseball was on the decline - enrollment was down and volunteer coaches were hard to find. Parents had discovered that travel baseball was not a better experience. There were plenty of issues there - travel and the associated costs, constant last minute schedule changes, entire weekends lost to one tournament, non-competitive games, poorly run practices, unstable team environment just to name a few.
Parents and players had no place else to turn for a better baseball experience. They had to either find a team or create their own. They
There was a need for something better. Something that offered a stable, local situation with plenty of well-structured practices and games that were fun and competitive. An environment that provided a great experience for the player and the parents without turning the family upside down.
A different brand of baseball.
So Dan Kopitzke, founder of K-Zone Academy, created Moondogs Baseball. It fills the middle ground between rec and travel. It takes the best elements of rec (local and convenient) and travel (higher level of play) and adds in so much more for an unparalleled experience.
Fun and challenging practices AND games
Enthusiastic, knowledgeable coaches
A focus on skill development
A sense of community and belonging
A player prepared for the next level
Moondogs Baseball is for the 7th to 9th grade baseball player that enjoys baseball and wants to be his best. It’s a league designed to develop the skills of the player using tested and validated methods. Our professional and knowledgeable staff will guide and instruct the players on the fundamental aspects of the game and more.
Each practice is geared toward improving the player’s skills and understanding of the game.
Each player is evaluated in all areas (throwing, catching, hitting, speed, agility, etc.) identifying their current level of performance.
The appropriate level of training/practice is then assigned.
Their performance is objectively measured with immediate feedback provided.
Individual progress is properly tracked and assessed.