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Going to BATtle with Astros Darryl Robinson

01/03/2018, 1:15pm CST
By Adam Barta, Minnesota Blizzard

Saturday session starts January 6th at the Blizzard Baseball Academy

Going to BATtle, an advanced hitting course with Houston Astros AAA Hitting Coach, Darryl Robinson

Darryl Robinson, the Triple AAA Hitting Coach with the Houston Astros, will be teaching an advanced course in hitting coined - Going to BATtle - at Blizzard Baseball Academy beginning January 8th, 2018.

D-ROB will be beginning his 22nd season in professional baseball as a player or coach, and has guided Astros minor leaguers in California for the past nine seasons.  Robinson spent the previous eight years as the hitting coach of the Advanced Lancaster JetHawks in the California League, a position he first assumed in 2009.  He was named Cal League Hitting Coach of the Year in 2013 when his squad led the entire minor leagues in runs (976), walks (669), on-base percentage (.384) and OPS (.853).  A season later, he helped Lancaster to the California League Championship in 2014.

Robinson's coaching career followed him playing professionally for over a decade (1986-1998); he was a second-round draft pick of the Kansas City Royals in 1986, playing seven seasons with that organization.

Robinson guided many of the Houston Astros World Series teams hitter's to where they are today including Jose Altuve, Carlos Correa, George Springer and Alex Bregman.


This 5-week hitting course leading up to MLB Spring Training will include all the techniques, drills and concepts that hitters can use in their daily hitting routine.  All training sessions will include drill work, t-work, front toss, mental approach and everything need to go to BATtle in the box.

These training sessions are a once in a lifetime opportunity and we are incredibly fortunate to have Darryl a part of the Blizzard Academy.  If you are interested in signing up for these sessions, please do so soon as these will fill up very quickly!

Any questions please contact Adam Barta at:

Session 1: January 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th, February 5th - 2018

Age Dates Time Slot Total Spots Available
13u-14u Mondays: January 8th - February 5th 6pm - 7pm 12 (full)
15u-18u Mondays: January 8th - February 5th 7pm - 8pm 12 (full)

Session 2: January 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th, February 3rd - 2018

Age Dates Time Slot Total Spots Available
15u-18u Saturdays: January 6th - February 3rd 4pm-5pm 12 spots
13u-14u Saturdays: January 6th - February 3rd 5pm-6pm 12 spots

Other Details

(Mondays) Going to BATtle Cost: $300 (full)
(Saturdays) Going to BATtle Cost: $300

Blizzard Baseball Academy
3200 Labore Road, Suite 102
Vadnais Heights, MN  55110


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