Minnesota Youth Athletics Services


Fall Development & Instructional League

Elevate your game and learn proper mechanics in the areas of fielding, pitching, hitting as well as techniques and tips from the mental side of the game, while understanding Baseball IQ and game situations from top coaches in the Minnesota youth baseball community. MYAS Rising Stars Clinicians provide youth baseball players top of the line instruction in a supportive environment. Our coaches provide an innovative instructional experience designed for each youth baseball players need. This Rising Stars Academy offering will be held on the beautiful campus of University of Northwestern in Roseville, MN.

In teaching the fundamentals skills of baseball, our development program is designed to enhance the youth baseball players' IQ and prepare them for game play and game situations. Our coaches will teach, and our players will learn to understand:

  • Pitching
  • Hitting
  • Throwing
  • Defensive Skills (Infield & Outfield)
  • Catching
  • Base Running
  • Mental Approach
  • Baseball IQ

Each session will consist of Player Development from 9:00am-11:00am, followed by an Instructional League from 11:00am-12:00pm on each play date. This will vary each date.

Thank you to the 32 Rising Stars for registering. You will receive additional information no later than Tuesday, September 8th about details of the first date, which is September 12th.

MYAS/Gopher State is excited to announce the new Rising Stars Baseball Academy! The Rising Stars Baseball Academy. This premier player development option will provide options for youth baseball players to further their game by learning from some of the best instructors that Minnesota has to offer. We are extremely fortunate to have Erik Lovdahl, Dave Hieb, Bryan Ludwig, and Bo Lovdahl on board as instructors. Our offerings will vary from general baseball instruction to advanced player development and are for ages 9U-14U. The intent of the Academy is to provide superior instruction, premier player development, at an affordable price point, focusing on the community-based youth baseball player.

 We are excited to offer another great opportunity to further develop youth baseball players throughout the state of Minnesota. Our new offering this fall, the  MYAS Rising Stars Baseball Fall Development & Instructional League, which will enhance the experience of all participants as they continue on their youth baseball career. 

Social distancing will be in effect and players will be placed into pods of as clinicians will rotate through groups and instruct them in their area of expertise. Players will be instructed on every facet of the game from how to field a ground ball to how they can take advantage of the game simply by altering their mindset. 

The MYAS Rising Stars Staff will be strictly following the guidance made by the Minnesota Department of Health Healthy and those guidelines set forth by University of Northwestern, Roseville related to COVID-19 return to play preparedness plans.







Also Available: MYAS Rising Stars Roving Player Development Programs

  • Available Immediately
  • Our top notch staff comes right to your site for players and groups up to 9
  • Two-Hour programs
  • Can customize program to fit the needs of your group
  • Contact dawson@myas.org for more information

Our Instructors


All clinicians are in compliance with the Safe Sport Act. They have been trained through Trusted Coaches and have successfully completed Child Safety Training.  We are fulfilling the guidance set forth by the Minnesota Department of Health in their Social Distancing in Youth Sports document.

Erik Lovdahl

Owner of LPA Baseball & Minnesota Twins batting practice pitcher

Lead Instructor for Gopher State Player Development since 2000

Specialty: Pitching & Throwing

Dave Hieb

Head Baseball Coach & Head Athletic Trainer at University of Northwestern, St. Paul  since 1994

Longtime Instructor for Gopher State Player Development

Specialty: Hitting & Mental Game

Bo Lovdahl

Former MYAS/Gopher State alumni (Shoreview Area), Bethel University standout, and Current High School Coach

Instructor for Gopher State Player Development

Specialty: Fielding

Bryan Ludwig

Head Coach & Development Instruction - Great Lakes Baseball Academy (2010-Present)

 Instructor for Gopher State Player Development

Specialties: Catching, Hitting, Strength and Mobility

Development & Instructional League Dates

Saturday, September 12

Saturday, September 19

Saturday, September 26

Saturday, October 3

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