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"Jake Kuschke" Leadership Awards Announced

11/22/2019, 8:00am CST
By Adam Barta, Minnesota Blizzard

Message from Jake Kuschke

"Congratulations to the 2019 award winners!  Being recognized for your leadership on and off the field by teammates and coaches is something to be proud of!  Continue to demonstrate your leadership for your teammates and in your communities."   Jake Kuschke, Blizzard Alum and current JP4 Foundation board member.

"Jake Kuschke" Leadership Award Recipients

10U Gold Aaron Lenarz
11U Gold Ty Beck
12U Blue Jace Mataczynski / Spencer Barta
12u Gold Ian McCrohan
13U Blue Reid Hartmann
13u Gold Connor McClain
14U Black Dillon Glass
14U Blue Hunter Carlson
14u Gold Eddie Peine
15U Black Ethan Barns
15U Blue Jacob Coshenet
15u Silver Aaron Smith
16U Black Brayden Hellum
16U Blue Ben Irsfeld
16u Gold Cole Palmer
Varsity Black  Trent Burkhalter
Varsity Blue  Travis Mosely
Varsity Gold Am Brady Pitts
Varsity Gold Nat Drake Peterson / Will Thompson
Varsity Red Sam Baker

Jake Kuschke (above)

Upcoming Blizzard Academy programs


Group hitting and fielding lessons will focus around the main points of the swing: stance, separation & balance (load), bat path, and finish.  We will also include approach and the mental aspect of hitting.  Balance, hand-eye coordination, quick hands, using lower half, drill work and batting practice will be our focus into every lesson.

After 45 minutes of work, players will then move onto their defensive portion of the training session with focus on pre-pitch set up, footwork, hand work, hand-eye coordination and drill work.

The group training is open to players age ranging from 10u-18u.  Players will be grouped age appropriately.  Coach to player ratio is 1:6

Session 1:


5th, 12th, 19th, 26th

Session 2:


3rd, 10th, 17th, 31st

Session 3:


7th, 14th, 21st, 28th

Session 4:


4th, 11th, 18th, 25th

Session 5:


3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th

Session 6:


7th, 14th, 21st, 28th



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