Minnesota Twins Training Academy

The Minnesota Twins, in partnership with the National Sports Center, and Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists are excited to introduce the eighth year of the Twins Training Academy.

Located at the National Sports Center in Blaine, the Twins Training Academy is the ideal location to train during the Minnesota winter months.

Training for two age groups:

  • Junior Training: 11 - 14 years old
  • Senior Training: 15 - 18 years old

Skills training in:

  • Pitching
  • Hitting
  • Infield
  • Catching




High level training with Twins Training Academy will put you ahead of the game. Players train in small groups, benefitting from a small player to coach ratio and allowing for more one-on-one instruction.

Our training designed to reach developmental goals over a series of meetings. Session are six-weeks-long, meeting one day per week.

Aspects of training feature invaluable evaluation and instruction from Sports and Orthopaedic Specialists, the orthopedic physicians group of the Minnesota Twins.

Twins Training Academy provides unique winter training that you cannot receive anywhere else. In addition to top instruction, participants also receive a Twins T-shirt.

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SENIOR LEVEL TRAINING (Ages 15-18 years)
Advanced instruction - training will help make you an elite player

PITCHING

  • Fine-tune mechanics
  • Develop advanced strategy and pitches
  • Arm health education & injury screening

INFIELD

  • Advanced mechanics and footwork
  • Increase hands speed and glove work
  • Improve double plays


HITTING

  • Fine-tune mechanics and pitch recognition
  • Develop hitting plan and approach
  • Increase bat speed and power

CATCHING

  • Improve receiving skills and transfer speed
  • Improve mechanics and footwork
  • Improve blocking skills

SENIOR LEVEL TRAINING SCHEDULE
Ages 15-18 years

Catching
$180

5:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.
January 11
January 18
January 25
February 1
February 8
February 15

Pitching
$225

5:00 P.M. - 6:15 P.M
January 11
January 18
January 25
February 1
February 8
February 15

Infield
$180

6:15 P.M. - 7:15 P.M.
January 11
January 18
January 25
February 1
February 8
February 15

Hitting
$225

7:30 P.M. - 8:45 P.M.
January 11
January 18
January 25
February 1
February 8
February 15

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JUNIOR LEVEL TRAINING (Ages 11-14 years)
Strong skill development - set an excellent foundation

PITCHING

  • Proper mechanics
  • Improve arm strength, control & confidence
  • Arm health education & injury screening

INFIELD

  • Proper fielding stance and approach
  • Proper mechanics and footwork
  • Throw quickly and accurately


HITTING

  • Learn proper hitting mechanics
  • Improve hand-eye coordination & bat speed
  • Necessary repetitions to improve

CATCHING

  • Proper set up
  • Proper throwing technique
  • Proper mechanics, footwork, and blocking

JUNIOR LEVEL TRAINING SCHEDULE
Ages 11-14 years

Catching
$180

5:00 P.M. - 6:00 P.M.
February 22
March 1
March 8
March 15
March 22
March 29

Pitching
$225

5:00 P.M. - 6:15 P.M
February 22
March 1
March 8
March 15
March 22
March 29

Infield
$180

6:15 P.M. - 7:15 P.M.
February 22
March 1
March 8
March 15
March 22
March 29

Hitting
$225

7:30 P.M. - 8:45 P.M.
February 22
March 1
March 8
March 15
March 22
March 29

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Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists

Sports and Orthopaedic Specialists are the orthopedic physicians for the Twins. SAOS provide unsurpassed care and their strong research and education team assures that they always remain at the leading edge of medical practices and technology. They have committed to working with young athletes in an effort to educate them in injury prevention. Specializing in surgical and non-operative orthopedics, SAOS has specialty-trained physicians at locations in Minneapolis, Edina, Plymouth, Blaine, and St. Cloud.

National Sports Center

The National Sports Center is the world's largest amateur sports and meeting facility. The NSC campus operates over 100 unique programs and events in a variety of sports as well as hosting numerous national and international competitions annually that in total draws over 4 million visitors a year. The NSC is a priceless, innovative and unique state asset.