Turn Experience
Into Expertise.


Kraus' Korner will help you train to become the best athlete you can be. With more than 40 years in coaching, training, and umpiring, Jim will empower you to reach your potential. Pitching isn't for anyone. Are you that someone?

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Fill out the form below to reach our coach.

CONNECT WITH US!

Fill out the form below to reach our coach.

Welcome to Kraus' Korner


        The indoor facility enables training through the off seasons ensuring you are never off your game. We use proven fundamentals and the techniques of olympic pitching coaches to develop nationally competing talent. Sign up today by phone or online to begin your journey to the best athlete you can be.

How You'll Improve

PITCHING

  • Learn to throw curve, screw, rise, drop, offspeed, and more
  • Practice proper mechanics
  • Pitch design and analysis
  • Imrpove endurance and injury prevention

CATCHING

  • Refine recieving technique
  • Practice agility for fielding and recovery
  • Improve blocking
  • Learn to call the game

HITTING

  • Develop personal tactics
  • Proper mechanics
  • Learn strength training excercises

FIELDING

  • Improve your speed
  • Practice fielding ground balls
  • Develop ball handling

Training Sessions

10 week Winter session

$300 $30/session

Start date: January 14th

Monday-Thursday: 3:30pm-8:30pm

Sunday: 8am-3pm for out-of-town travelers

One-on-one instructions
Focus on your area of the field
Learn proper throwing techniques
Improve you endurance and injury prevention
Stay competitive in the off season

5 week Fall session

$150 $30/session

Start date: October 21st

Monday-Thursday 3:30-8:30pm

Sunday 8am-3pm for out-of-town travelers

One-on-one instructions
Focus on your area of the field
Learn proper throwing techniques
Improve you endurance and injury prevention
Stay competitive in the off season

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Testimonials

Jim, Thank you for these last 5 years and everything you have done for me. I can't thank you enough for everything. I am going to miss being a Swinger a ton!

-Chantel Adams

Her [Catlin Ohnoutka] pitching career set off when she competed in Lincoln at the age of 12 with the Lincoln Shockers. Many parents recommended pitching coach Jim Kraus as someone who could help her excel. She and her parents came down to look at the facility which was in a garage-type setting in Kraus' yard, and began working out on a regular basis. Kraus has helped produce several top pitchers, including South Dakota's Paige Policky and Creighton's Becky Changstrom."

-Lincoln Journal Star

Being a part of the Nebraska Swingers family for the past 3 years has been an incredible journey! Thanks for all the friendships and memories made! Best wishes to all the young ladies with every goal set, whether in softball or otherwise. Another chapter of our lives closed…"

-Kris Spath

An awesome senior year!! Thank you Coach Kraus!!"

-Paige Policky

FAQ

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What time is training?

Training times are scheduled first come first serve. Select your prefered training times and you will be contacted within 48 hours for confirmation. Sundays are reserved for those traveling from outside of Lincoln.

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What do I need to bring?

Many athletes will want to bring their own equipment but we have some available as well. Please bring someone to catch for you to practice pitching.

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Can I come to visit the facility?

Yes. Please fill out the contact form or call Jim to find a time to come to Kraus' Korner.

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What ages do you work with?

We work with ages 8-18.

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What seperates this program from others in the area?

We have dedicated more than 40 years to studying the game and work to find the best techniques for each player. We allow the player to analyze their performance and work to improve what they are doing well and change what is being done wrong. Our commitment to the girls' success and one-on-one training style set us apart from the competition. Through hard work and meticulous attention to detail we develop strong and enduring athletes to help them reach the next level.