Matt Kosteniuk is a Competition and Development certified coach through Baseball Canada. Matt grew up in Saskatoon and played his minor baseball in the Blue Jays zone. In midget Matt played for the Saskatoon Sundevils and 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 and joined the Saskatoon Diamondbacks as an assistant coach. In 2010 Matt took over the Diamondbacks program full time and 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 the 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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Coach Draeger played his minor baseball in Saskatoon for the Saskatoon Rays, the Saskatoon Red Sox and the Saskatoon Giants. Winning 7 provincial titles along the way. He played college baseball at Williston State College in North Dakota, where he helped to win a confrence title in 2009. Jordan then grauated to play NCAA D2 at Bluefield State College in West Virginia. Jordan obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice, and gained accolades as an Academic All-Conference, and All American student. In his senior year, he was the recipient of the Senior Scholar-Athlete Award.
Caoch Draeger is proficient in all disciplines of coaching but specializes in catching and hitting technique. Coach Draeger is a NCCP Certified Coach and has completed the baseball specific Competition Development Course offered in Orlando, FL.
He began his coaching experience with the Saskatooon A’s Midget AA program in 2014 and has coached with the Fall Baseball Program since 2012. Draeger began coaching individuals lessons, and groups lessons and teams at Going Yard Baseball in 2014. He was also an assistant coach to Greg Brons for the Saskatchewan Baseball Academy for 2014 to 2018. In 2019 he became head coach, as the program changed names to the Going Yard Baseball Academy.
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 and 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 and 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 and win on the field, as well as his inviting smile and mild manner off the field. Going Yard Training Centre is proud to have him as a part of it’s staff.
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 Prarie Baseball Academy. It was here that Brody found his passion for pitching and decided to make the transition. Brody worked very hard at his craft learning the biomechanics of pitching at the Texas Baseball Ranch. From there Brody delved deeper into mechanics and moved for 6 months to train at the renowned Driveline Baseball facility in Kent, Washinton.
After Driveline, Brody travelled to Brisbane, Australia to compete in an Australian winter league. Brody is now at home continuing to train and working at Going Yard sharing his pitching knowledge. One lesson with Brody and you will see his passion for the art.