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Going to BATtle 2-Day Hitting Camp

01/29/2016, 6:15pm CST
By Adam Barta, Minnesota Blizzard

Darryl Robinson, Houston Astros Hitting Coach to give hitting camp Feb. 20th/21st at Blizzard Baseball Academy


Program Objectives:
  • Pitch Recognition
  • Plate Discipline
  • Zone Management 
  • Being Selectively Aggressive
  • Mental Toughness
  • Science of the Swing
February 20th
Ages 12-14:           5:00pm-6:30pm
Ages 15-18:           6:30pm-8:00pm
February 21st
Ages 12-14:           6:00pm-7:00pm
Ages 15-18:           7:00pm-8:00pm
*only 9 hitters per class*
Cost: $80 / player

To sign up, please email Adam Barta at:  This is a first come, first serve hitting workout.

Darryl Robinson Bio

"D-Rob" is the hitting coach for the Lancaster Jet Hawks, High A ball club in the Houston Astros organization. He has coached with the organization for the past seven years. Robinson won the California League Championship in 2012 and 2014. 

In 2013, Robinson was named California League's Coach of the Year, and enshrined into the Jet Hawks Hall of Fame. That same year the Jet Hawks led all of minor league baseball in runs scored, walks, on base percentage and OPS.
In a 2014 interview by Paul White of USA Today, Robinson was asked about leading the league in walks, "We're not looking for walks, we're looking to do damage." He replied, "Walks are the by- product of getting a good pitch to hit. It's all about being Selectively Aggressive."
Robinson graduated from Whitney Young High School in Chicago, where he was named 1986 Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of Illinois. That same year, Robinson's own professional baseball career started when he was selected in the 2nd round of the major league draft by the Kansas City Royals. He played for the Royals organization from 1986-1993 and split time in the minor league systems with the Boston Red Sox (1995) and the Chicago Cubs (1998).  

About the Blizzard

The Minnesota Blizzard is the most successful traveling and club baseball program in Minnesota and among the top select teams in the Midwest winning 50 national tournaments and placing in the top four 135 times since 2003. 
The Blizzard draws players ages 10u-18u from all around Minnesota including Albert Lea to Duluth and also has had several players from the Dakotas, Iowa, Wisconsin and even Canada. 

Our coaches, led by owner, Adam Barta, features former 87/91 World Series winner, Al Newman, Joe Loftus (Vanderbilt/DBacks), Mike Loberg (SF Giants), Lonnie Robinson (SP Saints), Jesse Tollefson (Assoc. Scout, Blue Jays), Derrick Peoples (LA Dodgers) and many other top-tier instructors and coaches.
Over 230 players have committed to play college baseball and another 32 have been drafted in the last ten years.  It is one of the most well-respected programs in the Midwest and has garnered attention from Kare 11, ESPN 1500, Fox9, Channel 6, the Star Tribune and the Upper Deck Report among others.

Our vision and values of the Blizzard Big 5 drive our core values, guide players through their youth years, into high school and onto both college and professional baseball.
Play with the best in the state against the best in the country.  Blizzard Baseball.

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