The Play Ball Minnesota Youth Clinics

Play Ball Minnesota Youth Clinics is a program that was started back in 1961, and continues today.  It’s a free program that takes place in many communities throughout MN.  The program is a way to promote baseball and softball to boys and girls throughout the region.  There are two age group options, 6-9 and 10-13.  Check out the complete list of locations to find one near you, here on the program website.

The spring and summer of 2017 is the 57th season the Minnesota Twins, Twins Community Fund and Play Ball! Minnesota, in partnership with Great River Energy, will offer free youth baseball/softball clinics. Created in 1961 by longtime Twins scout Angelo Giuliani, the clinic program serves as a way for Play Ball! Minnesota to promote the baseball and softball to boys and girls throughout the region.

The Play Ball! Minnesota Youth Clinics have always been, and will continue to be, available to participants and communities free of charge. Funding for the Play Ball! Minnesota Youth Clinics is provided by the Twins Community Fund and Great River Energy. No advanced registration is required to participate in a clinic, but participants must complete a waiver form before they will be allowed to participate.

The current baseball clinic format was developed by former Twins general manager, and amateur baseball supporter, Terry Ryan and former Twins executive Bob Gebhard. The current softball clinic format was developed by Terry Ryan Award winner and longtime softball instructor Jim Berbee. Clinics are broken up into two sessions (unless otherwise noted); the first session is for 6-9 year olds, and the second for 10-13 year olds.

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