The 2nd Annual 1-Pitch Warrior
Baseball/Softball Coaches Clinic

With Justin Dehmer, Marc Rardin, Pete Lauritson, Michael Barta, Casey Klunder

60+ years of experience, 3 Collegiate Baseball Newspaper writers,
3 National Championships, 7 State Championships

Topics include:

Hello Coaches,

I am excited to announce the the 2nd Annual 1-Pitch Warrior Coaches Clinic! Our goal is to bring you the best info from the best coaches to help transform your programs and players. I am super excited about this year’s line-up! Again, it will be a one-day intense coaching clinic. There are only 100 seats! I am anticipating this to fill up very quickly!

The beauty of having your own clinic is you get to decide who you want to speak. I have invited some of the best coaches college and high school has to offer. The speakers will include: Marc Rardin (Iowa Western CC Head Coach, National Champions 2010, 2012, and 2014) I have heard him speak at multiple venues across the country and he is in my opinion one of the best, Pete Lauritson (Former Hitting Coach at NIACC and now the Hitting Coach for the University of Iowa) widely regarded as one of the best around with what he was able to do at NIACC and many of you may have read about his philosophies in Collegiate Baseball, Michael Barta (Head Baseball Coach Johnston High School, Iowa State Champion 2013), Casey Klunder (Head Baseball Coach Waverly- Shell Rock, Iowa State Champion 2012, 2013) and myself.


The speakers and topics have been selected for baseball or softball coaches from travel ball up to the college level. We will be focusing on creating a well rounded day. Not only will we discuss fundamentals and drills but also focus on player development. Topics will include but not limited to: Practice Strategies, Favorite Drills, Hitting Absolutes, Championship Culture, How to Create Competitive Practices, Improving Arm Strength and Bat Speed, to name a few. Our goal is for you to learn too much to even be able to implement this season.

Online registration is open at the link below along with the options to upgrade your package and purchase 1PW Materials at a discounted rate for being a clinic participant. I have tried my best to make this completely affordable to coaches both local and anyone who is interested in traveling to the clinic. See you in December!

This clinic is for any baseball or softball coach from travel ball up to the college level.

Speakers include:


During Rardins 13 seasons  leading the Reiver Baseball program, Coach Rardins teams have rewrote the record books in every facet of the program and made junior college baseball history by winning the Junior College World Series in 2010, 2012 and 2014.

Rardins Reivers are the first Northern District representative to ever win the Junior College World Series title. All in all, in 13 seasons at Iowa Western Rardin’s Reivers have participated in 9 Junior College World Series, and have won 11 consecutive Regional Titles, and 9 Northern District Titles. That’s a total of 23 Post Season Titles, more than any other Division I junior college program in the country in the past 13 years alone.






9 Northern District Championships



12 Consecutive Regional Tournament Championships


  The Reivers finished 52-15 overall, the 3rd straight year the team finished with 50+ wins and made it to the Final Four of the 2016 JUCO World Series.

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"Pete is one of the best hitting coaches in the country"


The offensive numbers they put up at NIACC were incredible. Pete is a tireless worker, an amazing teacher, and is well-respected by everyone he has worked with.

Lauritson has been a member of the North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) Trojans' coaching staff for 13 seasons.  He joined the program in 2004 as the hitting coach and was offensive coach and recruiting coordinator from 2013-16.

Under Lauritson's tutelage, NIACC was an offensive power and the program flourished, appearing in the NJCAA Division II College World Series three times (2013, 2015, and 2016) during his tenure. Over the past two seasons, the Trojan offense scored 1,151 runs, hit 212 home runs, 265 doubles, 1,366 hits, walked 709 times, and posted a .448 on-base percentage.

In 2016, NIACC finished 47-16 and shared the ICCAC regular season title in a season where it shattered the record books offensively in making its second consecutive World Series appearance. The Trojans won their second straight regional championship after being an offensive juggernaut.

NIACC ranked in the top 10 in the nation in eight categories: first in walks (368), second in home runs (130) and slugging percentage (.612), fourth in on-base percentage (.451), runs (610), hits (692), doubles (132), and ninth in batting average (.344).

Lauritson helped lead the Trojans to a school-record 49 wins on its way to the College World Series in 2015.

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Head Coach at Johnston High School.

Played at Buena Vista under Steve Eddie from 2004-2007.

Coached at Buena Vista under Steve from 2007-2008.

Career Record of 136-65

2013 Coaches Association Coach of the Year

2014 Sports Spotlight Coach of the Year

State Tournament Appearances in 2013, 2014, 2016

2013 State Championship

2016 All-Star Series Coach


256-138 record

98 games over .500 in the last 4 years

2014 and 2015 Sport Spotlight 3A state coach of the year

2015 IHSBCA coach of the year 3A

State tournament 2014 and 2015

2015 State Champions

Only state wins in school history (4), previously 0-2. (1977, 2001)

5 of the 9 conf championships in school history, 18 year drought before our first in 2009

2 Time All-Star series coach (2010 and 2016)

29 players went on to play in college

1-Pitch Warrior Coaches Clinic Itinerary

1-Pitch Warrior Coaches Clinic Presentations 6+ Hours of ideas and content

  • 9:55 – 10:00 Welcome
  • 10:00 – 10:45 Rardin – Baserunning = Special Teams of Baseball
  • 10:45 – 11:30 Lauritson – Move Better, Swing Better – Drills w/o a Ball
  • 11:30 – 12:00 Favorite Team Practice Strategies – Round Robin w/ All Coaches
  • 12:00 – 1:00 LUNCH on your own or pack one to stay for Q and A with Speakers
  • 1:00 – 1:45 Favorite Hitting Drills – Round Robin w/ All Coaches
  • 1:45 – 2:30 Lauritson – Exit Velo, Launch Angles – How to Train Metrics
  • 2:30 – 3:15 Rardin – Total Team Competitive Practice Drills
  • 3:15 – 3:30 Break
  • 3:30 – 4:15 Lauritson – Drills and Competitive Practices
  • 4:15 – 5:00 Rardin – Total Team Competitive Practice Drills 2 or Building Championship Culture
  • 5:00 – 5:30 Dehmer – Lessons in Leadership
  • 5:30 – 6:15 Barta/Klunder – Pitching or Q & A w/ Dehmer for Softball Coaches

Look what coaches are saying about last years clinic

Coaches comments on last years clinic

"Great clinic, will definitely be coming back. "

"I liked the variety of topics covered. Good mix of drills, mental training, and philosophies. 10 out of 10!"

"Loved the leadership piece! Will be implementing many of the topics covered immediately make my program better than ever."

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  • What: 2nd Annual 1-Pitch Warrior Baseball/Softball Coaches Clinic
  • Who: Marc Rardin, Pete Lauritson, Michael Barta, C and Justin Dehmer
  • Where: Southeast Polk High School Multi-Purpose Room
  • When: December 3rd, 2016
  • Cost: $70 per coach
  • Why: Because you are a coach who strives for excellence!
Seating is limited so reserve your spot today …
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