19355 Business Center Drive  Unit 7             Instruction by appointment only

Northridge, California 91324   818 718-2898       ballyard6@gmail.com


The Ball Yard has been training hitters since 1998, and has become one of the finest hitting facilities in the nation. We have provided state of the art instruction to our clients and have established a reputation as pioneers in hitting instruction. Our clients include professional players from the MLB, MiLB, LMB, KBO and NPF, as well as high school and college level players in baseball and softball. We also have youth programs for younger hitters. We believe hitters should develop and refine the right moves for a successful swing at every level of play.




Proper hitting starts from the set-up or stance where the hitter makes an athletic move to a strong balance position, without shifting their weight backward. The swing starts from that position and should generate a long path to extension which allows the bat to get into, and stay in the zone longer. The bat does not come around the plate, or the hitting zone, but drives forward through it, with the hitter's body supporting the move.


Proper techniques improve timing and pitch recognition and are a function of balanced athletic movement. Effective contact and power are increased as more energy is transferred in a line through, rather than around the ball.  


Sadly, the vast majority of hitting instruction completely contradicts proper body movements and swing mechanics. Hitters are often taught bad techniques like "stay back", "pivot"(squash the bug), "swing down on the ball", "hips first to swing","barrel to the ball","flat bat","let the ball get deep", "load", "separate", and "coil"-all of which compromise the hitter's athletic movement, balance, and efficiency. Although widespread and common in hitting instruction at all levels of the game, these techniques will limit a hitter's ability to compete consistently and successfully.


The Ball Yard staff is dedicated to working with hitters to develop athletic moves and mechanics which will allow them to take their game to a different level. Hitting is a process, and that process begins at the Ball Yard.

The Ball Yard is provides clinics for coaches and hitting instructors from baseball and softball. Private clinics are available.  Contact the Ball Yard at 818 718-2898 or by email at ballyard6@gmail.com for more information.


Basic Instruction Rates: STAFF $ 60.00 per 1/2 hour $ 100.00 per hour
Professional Rates (Latta): Please call 818 718-2898 for details
Sorry, the Ball Yard does not offer any packages or discounts