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Coaches Conference presented by Ace Brand Products

Each spring, Play Ball! Minnesota celebrates the start of the youth season by hosting the Play Ball! Minnesota Coaches Conference. Minnesota Twins alumni, members of the Twins front office and Play Ball! Minnesota members lead general and breakout sessions on a variety of timely and pertinent youth baseball and softball topics.

The 2017 conference will be held on Saturday, March 25. The day-long conference is attended by a range of coaches. From first-timers to veterans, the conference is a great way to pick up new coaching skills to pass on to youth players. The conference is held at the home of the Twins, Target Field.

There is a $20 registration fee to attend the conference and that fee includes breakfast, lunch, speakers, four Twins game tickets, and raffle entry.

Each attendee is entered into the Conference Raffle - prizes include special meet & greet opportunities, autographed items, and more!

Group rates for 20 or more people are available. For group rates and registration call 612-659-3506.

The 2017 conference has passed.

2017 Coaches Conference Schedule

Event Time
Check-In and Breakfast 7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
Conference Introduction 8:45 a.m. - 8:50 a.m.
Breakout Session #1
  • Baseball Pitching
  • Instructing Catchers
  • Softball Pitching
8:55 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Breakout Session #2
  • Baseball Hitting
  • Infield Play
  • Softball Hitting
9:40 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Breakout Session #3
  • Practice Organization
  • Game Management
10:25 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Breakout Session #4
  • Baseball Rule Interpretations
  • Softball Rule Interpretations
11:10 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Lunch 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
General Session 1
  • General Player Safety
12:50 p.m. - 1:25 p.m.
General Session #2
  • Parents Are Assets
1:35 p.m. - 2:10 p.m.
General Session #3
  • General Coaching Q & A
2:20 p.m. - 2:55 p.m.
Conference Raffle 2:55 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.