"I’ve had the privilege to be apart of the Minnesota Blizzard and Minnesota Baseball Academy since I was 13 years old. During that time, I’ve gotten to know Barta and the other MBA instructors very well and I am confident in saying that they are the best group of coaches anywhere in the Midwest.

When I first joined the program, I was average in every aspect of baseball. My physical skills were nothing special and I struggled with the mental part of the game. The lessons I received from Barta changed everything about how I approached baseball. His instructions of my mechanics, both pitching and hitting gave me the skills to be very successful. But, even more importantly, he taught me how to THINK about the game of baseball.

I am now a middle infielder and pitcher at the University of Minnesota because Barta helped give me the baseball IQ to separate myself from my peers. That, in my opinion, makes him and the Minnesota Baseball Academy an extremely special organization. If you want to maximize your potential and become a better baseball player, you can’t find a more fiercely loyal, highly intelligent and dedicated program than MBA. I will be forever grateful to Adam Barta. Thank you for everything you have done for me."

- Matt Fiedler (2006-2013), Minnesota Golden Gophers