The Minnesota Twins will offer free baseball and softball clinics to youth in Upsala, Saturday, July 21, at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. at the Upsala High School baseball field or in the case of inclement weather in the Upsala gymnasium.
The “Play Ball!” Minnesota Youth Clinics program provides boys and girls from throughout the Upper Midwest with the opportunity to enhance their baseball and softball skills, while also hearing positive messages about staying in school and away from drugs and alcohol. Play Ball! Minnesota Youth Clinics are funded and administered by the Twins Community Fund.
Clinics are open to boys and girls ages 6 to 16 and are divided into two 90-minute sessions; the first session is for 6 to 9-years-old and the second for 10 to 16-year-olds. Clinics focus on hitting, fielding and throwing.
Parents are encouraged to participate with their children.
Children ages 6 to 9 years should report Saturday, July 21, at 9 a.m.; children ages 10 – 16 should arrive at 10:30 a.m.
Created in 1961 by longtime Twins scout Angelo Giuliani, the clinic program serves as a way for the ball club to promote the games of baseball and softball to boys and girls throughout the region.
Since the program’s inception, more than 800,000 youths have taken part in Twins clinics in the Upper Midwest and Southwest Florida.
Play Ball! Minnesota is a collaboration among the Minnesota Twins Community Fund and Minnesota youth baseball and softball organizations. Play Ball! Minesota’s focus is to promote and improve the games of baseball and softball for Minnesota youth through increasing participation, communication and volunteerism; and improving fields, instruction and sportsmanship.
For more information about Play Ball! Minnesota clinics, visit www.playballmn.com.