Receive major league instruction at Twins Training Camps! The winter edition of the Twins Training Camps provides players an opportunity to continue developing their skills as well as prepare for tryouts and the start of the new baseball season. The mission of the Minnesota Twins Baseball Training Camps is to provide Upper Midwest youth with quality baseball instruction at an affordable price in a safe and encouraging atmosphere.
Twins Training Camps cater to athletes wanting to improve their baseball skills in a serious instructional setting. Twins personnel as well as top college and high school coaches will provide 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.
The 2014-2015 winter edition of Twins Training Camps features one, two-day camp and two, one-day camps. All camps are at the National Sports Center in Blaine, MN.
Twins Training Camps are open to youth ages 8 to 15. Camps address general baseball skills including hitting, defense, throwing and pitching. 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. For younger players, emphasis is placed on fundamentals and intermediate skills. For players over 13 years old, instructors will introduce and focus on more advanced training.
|Holiday Camp||December 26-27||9:00 am - 3:00 pm (12/26)|
9:00 am - 12:00 pm (12/27)
|MLK Jr. Day Camp||January 19, 2015||10:00 am - 3:00 pm||$80|
|Presidents' Day Camp||February 16, 2015||10:00 am - 3:00 pm||$80|
Registration fee includes a camp T-shirt
Multiple Family Members - $15 discount per camper when two or more campers from the same immediate family register.
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. For more information call 612-659-3506.
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
In addition, other top instructors will be in attendance. Some instructors may not be available at every camp.