Youth Baseball and Softball Clinics

Play Ball! Minnesota Free Youth Clinics

Play Ball! Minnesota Youth Clinics are presented in partnership with Great River Energy.

These clinics are FREE for kids to attend and FREE for communities to host. Funding is provided by the Twins Community Fund and Great River Energy. Clinics are open to kids who play baseball, softball, or for those who do not have any playing experience!

Play Ball! Minnesota Youth Clinics provide fundamental instruction for boys and girls ages 6-12 in a fun and positive atmosphere. Clinics are typically scheduled for a mutually agreed upon time Fridays – Sundays during the months of May through mid-August. Timing and dates are flexible and our staff will work with your community to make the clinic the best experience for your youth. The Twins provide safe, youth-friendly, equipment. Youth participants are asked to bring their gloves.

All Minnesota Twins Youth Clinicians have passed background checks and the USA Baseball Abuse Awareness for Adults course.

CLINIC HOST RESPONSIBILITIES

The Minnesota Twins expect the organization and/or community hosting a Play Ball! Minnesota Youth Clinic to uphold the following responsibilities:

Clinic Sites
The Twins Community Fund requires clinic hosts to secure an outdoor field and an indoor site as a weather back-up on the date and time of the clinic. Given the number of Play Ball! Minnesota Youth Clinics held each season; it is difficult to reschedule a clinic due to inclement weather. If severe weather occurs, the clinic will move indoors.

Promotion
The Twins Community Fund expects that hosts will do everything within their means to promote a Play Ball! Minnesota Youth Clinic to the families of their community and surrounding communities.

We will help host communities promote their clinics by distributing press releases to statewide and local news outlets, providing hosts with images and logos for flyers to be printed, and advertising in Twins publications.

Staffing
Provide staff/volunteers on the day of the clinic to assist with:

  • Greeting Twins Clinicians upon arrival
  • Checking in registrants and verifying waiver status
  • Serving as on-site point of contact(s)
  • Unlocking any restrooms and field gates
  • Providing water to Twins clinicians
  • Closing up the field after use

Thank you for your interest in applying to host a 2023 Play Ball! Minnesota Youth Clinic. If you have any questions regarding the application, please email Chelsey Falzone at [email protected].

2023 Play Ball! Minnesota Free Youth Clinic Host Application