Receive major league instruction at Twins Training Camps presented by Select Heartland Chevy Dealers!
Twins Training Camps presented by Select Heartland Chevy Dealers provide players an opportunity to continue to develop their skills and keep training during their summer baseball seasons.
Twins personnel as well as top college and high school coaches will provide daily instruction. The instructional staff is very experienced and dedicated to helping youth develop their skills. A large and experienced staff ensures a low player-to-coach ratio, so players receive the attention they need to develop.
Along with a group of the region's best coaches, National Baseball Hall of Famer Rod Carew will be on hand as a special instructor at select camps! Also, select camps will have a visit from a current player on the Twins roster!*
These two-day long camps are open to players ages 8 to 14. Players are grouped by age and skill level. Players will go through hitting drills designed to correct flaws and improve swings; defensive drills including infield and outfield work; and throwing drills designed to teach players the correct way to throw to gain velocity, accuracy and avoid arm injuries.
Spaces are limited, so register today!
*A current Twins player will not be able to attend the Fargo, ND camp. Autographs are not guaranteed from any special guests who will be in attendance.
|June 15-16||9 a.m. - 3 p.m.||Fargo, ND||Jack Williams Stadium||N/A||$200|
|June 22-23||9 a.m. - 3 p.m.||Minnetonka, MN||Veterans' Field||Rod Carew||$200|
|July 6-7||9 a.m. - 3 p.m.||Woodbury, MN||Bielenberg Fields||Rod Carew||$200|
|July 27-28||9 a.m. - 3 p.m.||Andover, MN||Andover High School||Rod Carew||$200|
Registration fee includes a camp T-shirt and four tickets to a select Twins game!
It is important to the Minnesota Twins that all youth have the opportunity to participate in the Twins Baseball Training Camps program. The Twins Community Fund offers a Baseball Camp Scholarship program for those demonstrating financial need. The program is open to any Upper Midwest youth involved in an organized youth baseball program.
Erik has more than 20 years of experience coaching and instructing at the youth, high school and collegiate levels. He is a former professional pitcher and currently serves as a Twins batting practice pitcher and Director of Twins Training Camps. In his role with the Twins, Erik has worked with Twins Pitching Coach Rick Anderson and teaches many of the same techniques the Twins pitchers work on. He is the owner of Lovdahl Pitching Academy as well as the Gopher State Baseball League Pitching Director. Erik has trained countless players at all levels throughout the Upper Midwest.
"Erik has been around [youth] baseball a long time. Patience, mechanics, repeating deliveries & conditioning are all important parts of teaching young baseball players how to play & respect the game of baseball. He has the knowledge, personality & experience to help players develop their skills and he is the ideal director for the Twins program."
- Terry Ryan, Twins General Manager
Carew was a career .328 hitter in his 19 Major League seasons and was the winner of seven American League batting titles, all during his 12 seasons with the Twins. Carew hit .300 or better in 15 consecutive seasons and finished his career with 3,053 hits. He was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1991, had his Twins number 29 retired in 1987 and was inducted into the Twins Hall of Fame in 2000. Carew also serves as an international youth baseball instructor for Major League Baseball.
In addition, other top instructors will be in attendance. Some instructors may not be available at every camp.