Dykstra Baseball is a one-of-a-kind baseball organization founded by former MLB player Allan Dykstra. Our goal is to take what’s taught and expected at the professional level and then tailor it to the specific player’s current skill-set. We do this through in-person lessons, camps and our cutting edge online baseball instruction and player analysis.
Dykstra Baseball offers 1-on-1, small group and team instruction in Southern California (Temecula, Murietta and Menifee areas). Personalized instruction by former Major Leaguer Allan Dykstra, are tailored to the skill-set of the individual player and designed to take the players's game to the next level.
Need an adjustment? In a slump? Regardless of where you live, skill level or age, Dykstra Baseball offers complete video analysis with detailed voice-over instruction. Each video you upload will be analyzed by Allan himself and will include suggested drills specifically suited for the individual player’s swing.
DON'T MISS OUR FALL SHOWCASE CAMP October 15 - 16 @ Paloma Valley High School. This is more than just your average camp --- this is a complete instructional and evaluation showcase staffed with professional coaches and players. Space is limited so we can give individual attention to each player. Sign-up now to reserve your spot.
Allan Dykstra started his competitive baseball career in Southern California when he was 9 years old as a member of the San Diego Sting. Dykstra had many highlights in the early years of his career including, winning the 1999 12U AAU National Championship as a member of the San Diego Stars and playing for 14U team USA at the Pan-American games in Honduras in 2001. His successful youth career prepared him for the next level of competitive play, at one of the most nationally recognized high school baseball programs in the country, Rancho Bernardo High School in San Diego, CA. He was selected to the 30-man trials for 18-and-under Junior National Team in 2004 and attended the Perfect Game Western Underclass Showcase where he was rated the #2 prospect. Dykstra also helped to lead his high school team to the Palomar League Championship and CIF title in 2005.
Before his senior season, Dykstra signed a National Letter of Intent to attend Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, NC on a baseball scholarship. In 2005, after graduating from high school, Dykstra was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the MLB June Amateur draft, but chose to attend college at Wake Forest.
Dykstra’s baseball success continued at Wake Forest University, while also pursuing a degree in Business. Dykstra won a multitude of awards in his freshman season including being named ACC Rookie of the Year and named to the ACC All-Academic team. Dykstra was also named freshman All-American by Rivals.com, Louisville Slugger, and Baseball America. He was selected to the Dick Howser Trophy watch list and the 2006 Pepsi Baseball Classic All-Tournament team. Statistically, Dykstra led the team in slugging percentage, on-base percentage, RBI’s, home runs, and walks.
In 2007, Dykstra was named to the All-ACC Academic Team and second team All-ACC. He was named a Golden Spikes Award finalist along with being named to the mid-season watch list for the Brooks Wallace Award. Dykstra had a monster year statistically in the ACC tying for first in home runs, and ending in the Top 10 in walks, slugging percentage, on-base percentage, RBIs and total bases.
Dykstra also furthered his amateur resume with is his performance in the Cape Cod Summer League. He batted .308/.444/.481 for the Chatham A’s where he was 8th in the league in average, third in RBI’s (31) and third in OBP, while also making the Cape Cod League All-Star team as a designated hitter. Baseball America named Dykstra the #16 prospect in the Cape Cod League.
After his junior year at Wake Forest, Dykstra was eligible to enter the 2008 MLB draft, and was taken 23rd overall by the San Diego Padres. He played three seasons in the Padres minor league farm system before being traded to the New York Mets in March of 2011. Dykstra’s professional career started to flourish with his change of scenery to the Mets, as he was named the 2013 Eastern League Most Valuable Player, after hitting .274 with 22 doubles, 21 home runs, 82 RBI and 56 runs scored.
He led the Eastern League in on-base percentage (.436), walks (102), OPS (.938) and slugging percentage (.503). Dykstra was also tied for fifth in home runs and fourth in RBIs. His on-base percentage was the highest in the Eastern League since 2006 and his walk rate (21.1) was also the highest in the EL since 2006. He was selected to the Eastern League postseason All-Star team and was the starting first baseman for the league’s All-Star Game on July 10. In 2013, the New York Mets honored Dykstra with the Sterling Minor League Organizational Player of the Year award.
In 2014, Dykstra was promoted to Triple-A in the Pacific Coast League playing for the Las Vegas 51s. He had a very successful season being named to the Mid-Season All Star Team, highlighted by winning the Triple-A Home Run Derby in Durham, NC.
After the 2014 season, Dykstra was granted free agency and signed a contract to play with the Tampa Bay Rays. He made his Major League debut on April 8th, 2015 against the Baltimore Orioles and recorded his first big league hit on April 13th, off former Cy Young award winner, R.A. Dickey on Opening Day at the Rogers Centre in Toronto.
On April 17, 2015, with his father in the stands, Dykstra hit his first Major League home run, a three-run shot, off Adam Warren of the New York Yankees.
Dykstra has had a life long journey through the game of baseball. His career hit almost every stop a player could make along the way, leaving him with an abundance of experience and knowledge to pass on. Since moving to Temecula, CA in 2013, Dykstra has shared his love for the game with many kids and high school programs in the area. He has given hitting instructions to an abundance of players ranging from youth leagues to current professional athletes.
Dykstra’s passion for baseball and hitting, while also having fun doing it, can be seen in every player he has positively influenced. His wish is to continue to make a major impact in the lives of children pursuing their dreams in baseball, while also motivating them to live to the fullest potential in their lifelong journeys.