Softball and Baseball Coaches Clinics

Each spring, Play Ball! Minnesota celebrates the start of the youth baseball and softball seasons by hosting the Play Ball! Minnesota Coaches Clinics.

From first-time coaches to veteran coaches, these clinics are a great way to pick up new baseball and softball coaching skills, drills and philosophies.

We are proud to host our clinics in partnership with the Minnesota Fastpitch Coaches Association and the Minnesota State High School Baseball Coaches Association.

Save the dates:

Baseball: January 13-14, 2023 at Target Field

Softball: February 4, 2023 at Target Field

Access to each Coaches Clinics requires paid registration.


Saturday, February 4, 2023 Schedule

Time Event
8:00 AM Doors Open
8:45 AM Opening Remarks – Dave St. Peter, President & CEO, Minnesota Twins
9:00 AM Brian Raabe, Bethel University – Effective Game Management and Practice Planning
10:00 AM John Tschida, St. Mary’s University – Drills for Every Hitter
11:00 AM Penny Foore, Bethel University – Infield Skills & Drills
11:55 AM MFCA Win Club Announcements
12:00 PM Lunch
12:30 PM Lisa Quednow, Minnesota State High School League Discussion
1:00 PM Sean Hall, Midwest Speed – Coaching Tips for Community & Club Softball
1:00 PM Nat Wagner, University of St. Thomas – Baserunning & The Art of the Steal
1:50 PM Piper Ritter, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities – Pitching Drills & Fundamentals
1:50 PM Colleen Powers, St. Catherine University – Situational Defense & Player Positioning
2:45 PM Nat Wagner, University of St. Thomas – Coaching Catching
2:45 PM Dan Nessler, Bethany Lutheran – Outfield Drills, Positioning and Strategy
3:30 PM Gina Brady, Fraser - Coaching Neurodivergent Kids and Creating a Safe and Inclusive Atmosphere
3:30 PM Positive Coaching Alliance: Culture, Practices and Games
4:30 PM Section Representative Meeting