Matt Kosteniuk

Matt is a Competition & Development certified coach through Baseball Canada. He grew up in Saskatoon & played his minor baseball in the Blue Jays zone. In midget, Matt played for the Saskatoon Sundevils & brought home a bronze medal from nationals in 2006. The following year Matt started his coaching career with the bantam AAA Blue Jays at the age of 17. After two years with the Blue Jays, Matt moved on to the midget AAA ranks & joined the Saskatoon Diamondbacks as an assistant coach. In 2010, he took over the Diamondbacks program full time & developed a year round program that focused on getting players into college programs. Since then, the program has sent 15 players to US and Canadian Colleges. Matt is a consistent contributor to Team Saskatchewan coaching staff and was a part of the silver medal wining 2015 Canada Cup team. Matt also coaches the Saskatoon Baseball Academy that was started in 2014.

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Jordan draeger

Prior to working with The Going Yard, Jordan played minor baseball in Saskatoon for the Saskatoon Rays, the Saskatoon Red Sox & the AAA Giants. Winning 7 provincial titles along the way. Two of those provincial wins were with the Raymore Renegades as a pickup player. He played college baseball at Williston State College in North Dakota & at Bluefield State College in West Virginia. Jordan obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice & gained accolades as an Academic All-Conference & All American. In his senior year, he was the recipient of the Senior Scholar-Athlete Award. He is proficient in all disciplines of coaching but specializes in catching & hitting technique. Jordan is a NCCP Certified Coach & has completed the Competition Development Course offered in Orlando, FL. He began his coaching experience with the Saskatoon A’s Midget AA program in 2014 & has coached with the Fall Baseball Program since 2012. He has returned to his alma mater, the Saskatoon AAA Giants as the assistant coach for 3 seasons & is now the head coach. The team won a provincial title during his first year as a coach in 2015. In 2018, the Giants were Provincial finalists & attending Western Canadians. He also enjoys assistant coaching with the Sask Baseball Academy. As a coach, Jordan has experience with one-on-one instruction & team practice. He strives to find the most interesting & innovative ways to teach new techniques in baseball by travelling North America attending coaching conferences such as the annual American Baseball Coaching Association. His passion is baseball, the personal competition to be better, the team experience, the relationships with teammates and coaches, the extended baseball family & most of all, the game itself. He plans on remaining involved in the future of baseball & giving back to a sport that has given him so much.

marshall dean

Marshall Dean played his minor baseball career right here in Saskatoon in the Blue Jays Zone. Once he reached Midget age he had a successful career with the Saskatoon Cubs Midget AAA team & was a representative of Saskatchewan for Team Saskatchewan 2005 through 2009. Once Marshall had concluded his Midget AAA career he attended Colby Community College in Colby Kansas from 2009 through 2011 at which point he moved to the University of Central Missouri to finish up a bachelors degree in Physical Education & Coaching as well as hold a role as a strong starting pitcher. During the summers, Marshall was home from school from 2008 through 2013 he played for the Moose Jaw Miller Express in the Western Major Baseball League (WMBL). Marshall has always been known for his determination and focus to make pitches & win on the field, as well as his inviting smile & mild manner off the field. Going Yard Training Centre is proud to have him as a part of it’s staff.

Brody b

Brody is originally from Saskatoon, SK. Brody had a successful midget AAA career primarily as a catcher with the Saskatoon D’backs, under the helm of Coach Matthew Kosteniuk. When Brody graduated he attended the Praire Baseball Academy. It was here that Brody found his passion for pitching & decided to make the transition. Brody worked very hard at his craft learning the bio-mechanics of pitching at the Texas Baseball Ranch. From there Brody delved deeper into mechanics & moved for 6 months to train at the renowned Driveline Baseball facility in Kent, Washington. After Driveline, Brody travelled to Brisbane, Australia to compete in an Australian winter league. Brody is now at home continuing to train & working at Going Yard sharing his pitching knowledge. One lesson with Brody & you will see his passion for the art.