THF Partners with the Bucs

We have partnered with Pittsburgh Pirates Scout Rick Allen, and THF will be the official scout team for the BUCS.

Diamond & Cage Rentals

For Teams and Individuals

The ultimate indoor facility in Southern California!

Birthday Parties

All the cool kids are having their birthdays at the hottest new venue in the Conejo Valley!

Augie Garrido

University of Texas, 5-time National Champion.

“The reason you want your son to go to The Hit Factory is because they have the best instructors. They know how to develop the personality of your son or daughter. They put baseball in its rightful place. His life and the things that goes into giving him the core values and skills to be successful in life, ONLY The Hit Factory specializes in this.”

The New Standard

The Conejo Valley's premier indoor baseball and softball training facility

Corporate Events

Looking for a fun event for your company? Have your next team-building at THF!

From kickball games to wellness programs, we can customize your event to focus on team bonding, encouraging leadership qualities, or improving morale to help your employees be more effective both personally and professionally.

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About Us

The Hit Factory Thousand Oaks is the standard in high performance training and player development.

Our 23,000 square foot indoor facility features an 80-foot turf diamond, strength-training area, batting cages and bullpens. THF’s professional coaching staff is led by former Westlake High School Head Coach John Burtzloff and former Cal Lutheran’s Mike Yingling.

THF Birthdays!!

The most popular venue in the Conejo Valley for birthdays!

Let us plan the perfect birthday for your favorite child.

Activities include: Dodgeball, Kickball, Wiffleball, Soccer, and Capture the Flag!

Packages start at $425

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THF Bucs High School Program

THF Bucs High School Program runs from May – Dec 2019.  For more info and tryouts click HERE

Pittsburgh Pirates Scout Rick Allen will be evaluating players at TRYOUTS on March 31, 2019.  Click HERE to register.

Sunday Workouts are held every Sunday, from January-May at THF.  Click HERE to register.

Youth Travel Ball Teams

Ages: 8-13

When you join THF’s youth travel team, you’ll get two practices a week, one tournament a month, Sunday league, and professional coaching that will take you to the next level!

Contact or CLICK HERE for everything the program includes.

What we offer


High School

The Hit Factory’s high school baseball program was created to develop players by properly preparing them to play at the next level. Our 2019 schedule will include competitive Sunday games, scout league, exclusive tournaments, and college camps to get our players the exposure they need. Equally important, we provide the highest levels of instruction, training, and player development for our athletes by incorporating team practices and specialty clinics into our program. Simply put, you will become a better ballplayer when you play for THF.
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Youth Travel

THF runs elite, intermediate, and development travel teams. Whether you are an independent travel team who wants to supercharge your program, a coach who wants professional assistance with training and the administration of your travel team or just need help running practices or specialized training for position specific skills, THF has options for you to consider.
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Diamond/Cage Rentals

The Hit Factory offers a variety of configurations for batting cages, bull pens, full and 1/2 infield rentals. Whether you are a ballplayer just wanting to improve your game, or a team looking to rent the entire facility, we can provide you with many options.
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Sunday Workouts

From January - May, THF offers HIGH SCHOOL Sunday Workouts every weekend. Our professional coaching staff adhere to a 10:1 player to coach ratio and the players get endless reps on defense, and tons of BP. Our coaches work closely with the boys to ensure they get instruction as the highest levels.
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Corporate Events

The Hit Factory would love to host your team building outing, private party, or corporate event at our ONE-OF-A-KIND indoor multi purpose sports facility. Our 18,000 sqf turf sports area is the ideal floor plan to set up your fully personalized event. Get your corporate team together and we will set up a fun, friendly, and competitive sporting event and social gathering that you and your colleagues will never forget!
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Birthday Parties

The Hit Factory hosts the best birthday parties in the Conejo Valley! From wiffle ball games to kickball, dodgeball, and professional coach instruction for baseball/softball, we are the perfect facility to create a memorable experience for you and your friends.
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Private Lessons

We offer private lessons with our experienced staff of professional coaches to help take your skills to the next level. All our coaches have college or professional playing or coaching experience.
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Victory Pants

Victory Custom Athletic is now a THF company. Victory offers a wide range of uniforms, apparel and accessories, using the finest natural and synthetic textiles known to man and include only the highest quality threads, elastic, snaps, buttons, and zippers, far exceeding the industry standard.
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Youth Travel Teams

THF runs elite, intermediate, and development travel teams. Whether you are an independent travel team who wants to supercharge your program, a coach who wants professional assistance with training and the administration of your travel team or just need help running practices or specialized training for position specific skills, THF has options for you to consider.

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High School Teams

THF Bucs has created a High School Scout Program designed to develop players and prepare them for the next level.
With a full sized indoor diamond, professional coaching staff and high performance training, what we offer is unlike any other club program.

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John Burtzloff

Director of Baseball

Contact: | (805) 490-4949

Coach Burtzloff was named the head coach at Westlake High School in February 2016. Previously John served as the Assistant Coach at Moorpark Junior College, where he was responsible for catchers, outfielders & recruiting. John helped establish the Moorpark College Raiders baseball program again in 2014 after the program had been shut down at the end of the 2012 season. Burtzloff helped lead the Raiders to a 20-16 record in its 1st season back. In 2002, John established the Westlake Village Stars, a highly successful youth baseball program with over 150 players. John also co-founded the THF Ballplayer Showcase with Augie Garrido in 2014. This year marks the third year of this event with showcases in Westlake Village and Perth, Australia all being hosted in 2016.

Mike Yingling

General Manager & Head Professional Coach

Contact: | (805) 377-2572

Mike played his high school baseball at Camarillo High School where he was a part of a 2007 CIF runner-up team.  He then played at Ventura College in 2008 and ’09, he earned All-WSC Honorable Mention (’09).  From VC Mike signed a scholarship to play at NAIA Bethany College in Lindsborg, Kan. where he received his bachelor’s degree in physical health and wellness.  In 2010 he led the Swedes to the KCAC tournament for the first time in school history and received All-KCAC honors as a designated hitter.  Mike compiled a .366  batting average.  In May of 2017, Mike completed his Masters in Business Administration from Cal Lutheran University.  At Cal Lu Lutheran, Mike was the hitting instructor, catchers coach, and head recruiting coordinator. Mike made an immediate impact in his first year by leading the team to win the Conference Championship (SCIAC) which hasn’t been done since 9 years prior. He then helped Cal Lutheran win the conference championship the next 4 consecutive years. In the 2017 season, Mike’s first recruiting class was crowded Division III National Championship (1st time in school history).

Matt Whisenant

Professional Pitching Coach 

Contact: | (626) 590-7973

  • La Canada High School
  • Drafted in the 18th round – Phillies
  • Played Glendale Community College
  • Played 12 years Professionally
  • MLB – Kansas City Royals
  • MLB – San Diego Padres
  • MLB – Florida Marlins
  • World Series Champion 1997
  • Head Varsity Coach – Montclair Prep
  • Head Varsity Coach – Village Christian
  • Head Varsity Coach – La Canada
  • HS Varsity Coach | 16 Years Experience

Danny Worth

Professional Baseball Coach – Infield & Hitting

Contact:  (661) 644-0428

  • Valencia High School 2004
  • Pepperdine 2005-07
  • All West Coast First team selection
  • Pre season All American
  • 2nd Round Draft Pick – Detroit Tigers
  • MLB 2010-2014 Tigers
  • MLB 2016 Astros
  • 2011 ALCS
  • 2012 World Series
  • 2017 SK Wyverns KBO South Korea
  • 6 years MLB
  • 8 years with Detroit Tigers
  • 1 year with AZ Diamondbacks
  • 1 year with Houston Astros
  • SS, 2B, 3B, 1B, P in Big Leagues

Brad Boyer

Professional Hitting Coach 

Contact:  (805) 377-2020

  • 2003 Collegiate Baseball Freshmen All-American
  • Played at University of Arizona under Coach Lopez
  • First Freshmen to be named first team All-Pac 10 in 2003
  • Drafted in 2006

Dustin Kelly

Professional Coach

Contact: | (805) 264-1886

Prior to joining The Hit Factory Thousand Oaks, Dustin spent 4 years as an Instructor at Elite Baseball in Orange County, CA. From 2007-2010 he was an Assistant Coach at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. His experience and expertise in hitting, infield, and outfield helped the Mustangs reach their first ever Division 1 Regional in 2009. Dustin attended high school at St. Joseph in Santa Maria, CA where he was a 3 time All Los Padres League Shortstop. In 2002, he led the St. Joseph Knights to the 2002 Division X CIF-SS Championship and was named CIF-SS Division X Player of the Year. After graduating high school, Dustin attended Cuesta Community College in San Luis Obispo and helped the Cougars win back-to-back Western State Conference Championships. In 2003, he was selected to the All Western State Conference Team. In 2004, Dustin was named Western State Conference Player of the Year. Shortly after, he was drafted by the Boston Red Sox in the 15th Round of the 2004 MLB Draft. Dustin spent 3 seasons with the Red Sox reaching AA and was a member of the 2006 Eastern League Championship Team.  Dustin is currently in Player Development with the Los Angeles Dodgers as an infield and hitting instructor.

Marcus Garcia

Professional Baseball Coach

Contact: | (818) 205-7677

Marcus is the Founder and Executive Director of the Ventura County Baseball Academy (VCBA).  Coach Garcia created VCBA for players who wanted to compete at a high level but wanted to do so in a positive environment that was conducive for growth and development.  Coach Garcia is also beginning his 3rd season as the freshman head coach at Newbury Park High School. In 2015, Coach Garcia was voted the Newbury Park High School Baseball Coach of the Year compiling a league record of 12-2 and winning league, overall record 25-4 in two seasons.  Marcus played baseball at Ventura Community College, and Channel Islands High School. In 2016, Coach Garcia became a member of the American Baseball Coaches Association.

CJ Picerni

Professional Baseball Coach

Contact: | (818) 620-9763

CJ Picerni has over 20 years of baseball experience with over 15 of those coming from behind the plate. At Crespi Carmelite and Montclair Prep High School, Picerni was named one of the top catchers in his 2011 class and was invited to play in the 2010 Area Code Games as well as countless top prospect tournaments. Picerni began his collegiate career at California Lutheran University before transferring to New York University to study Sports Management. He was a 2-year captain of the inaugural NYU Baseball Team. During his 2-year term, Picerni was named to a UAA All-Tournament Team, ECAC All-Star Team, and was the 2015 NYU Baseball Team MVP. In 2016, Picerni was selected in the 31st Round of the 2016 MLB First Year Player Draft by the Washington Nationals. Currently, Picerni is the bullpen catcher for the San Jose Giants (Adv. A) MiLB affiliate of the San Francisco Giants. He resides in Thousand Oaks, CA.


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