Minnesota Youth Athletics Services


Tryout Prep Series

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. The cost is $70 per clinic. 

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




Saturday, April 10th - Annandale High School

8U-11U - 9:00am-12:00pm

12U-14U - 1:00pm-4:00pm



  • Masks must be worn at all times. 
  • Please bring any personal baseball equipment items that you have such as a bat and glove.
  • No food. Water bottles only.



Coach Baseball Right Rising Stars and Coaches Clinic

NEW - Rising Stars has partnered with Coach Baseball Right to bring both Coaches and Players a cannot miss baseball training for the 2021 season. This will include a mixture of online sessions, in person training at the National Sports Center in Blaine on March 27 & 28 and access to the Coach Baseball Right platform for the 2021 season.

For more information or to register, please click on the button below:



Bobby Strickland


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 8U-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 Tryout Prep Series 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. 







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

Youth Sports Done Right