The winter/spring of 2015 marks the fourth year of the Play Ball! Minnesota Coaching Clinics program. Created by Play Ball! Minnesota Ambassador Brian Raabe the program serves as a way for the ball club to help increase coaching skills and promote the importance of coaching youth.
The Play Ball! Minnesota Coaches' Clinics are free for communities to host and are available through an application process. Funding for the Play Ball! Minnesota Coaches' Clinics is provided by the Twins Community Fund.
The current clinic format, developed by Play Ball! Minnesota Ambassador Brian Raabe is designed to teach coaching techniques in all of the key aspects of the game.
While it is not possible for every coach to know everything about the game, it is the responsibility of the coach to have general fundamental knowledge to be an effective teacher and mentor. The clinics are perfect for beginner coaches and are also a great way for experienced coaches to learn new concepts and techniques.
The format includes instruction in hitting, baserunning, infield/outfield, pitching, catching and throwing as well as other general coaching hints to make you a better teacher. The clinic is divided into two 1.5 hour long sessions. The first session covers defensive techniques and the second session covers offensive techniques as well as tips and hints to improve your overall skills. Clinics are free to attend and are open to any coaches.
|Eyota, MN||March 21||1PM - 4PM||Dover-Eyota High School|
|Soderville, MN||March 29||1PM - 4PM||Roosevelt Middle School|
|Sartell, MN||April 12||1PM - 4PM||Celebration Lutheran Church|
|Champlin, MN||April 18||1PM - 4PM||Champlin Park High School|
|Moorhead, MN||April 19||1PM - 4PM||Moorhead High School|
|Blue Earth, MN||April 26||3PM - 6PM||Blue Earth Middle School|
|Foley, MN||May 2||3PM - 6PM||Foley Senior High School|