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Minnesota Twins announce dates, times for free baseball clinics

Posted at 6:53 AM, Jan 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-05 06:53:35-05

Southwest Florida-- In a few weeks the Minnesota Twins will be coming to southwest Florida to put on a series of free baseball and softball clinics for children.
They start up on January 20th, and run throughout our area until mid-February.
The Twins say team instructors will use drills to teach the fundamentals of throwing and fielding for both baseball and softball.
The clinics are for children 5 to 13 years old.
Children younger than 5 can also attend, as long as an adult comes with them.

Additionally, the Twins have partnered with Lee Health to present a special clinic for coaches in Southwest Florida. On Saturday, January 13, 2018 at the Minnesota Twins Players Academy in Ft. Myers, the Twins and Lee Health will host a coach’s clinic conducted by Twins instructors that include hitting, pitching and strength and conditioning. The half day clinic will provide coaches with a foundation on injury prevention and drills. To register for the coaches clinic please email

The full details on the clinics, including who to get in contact with, is below:

Jan 20 
10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 
Cape Coral Little League / Pelican Baseball Complex 4128 Pelican Blvd Cape Coral, FL 33914 
Art Avellino- 239-242-3488 

1 p.m to 3 p.m. 
Dunbar Little League Fort Myers Stars Complex 
West 2980 Edison Ave. Fort Myers, FL 33916 
Shannon Royal-239-204-1367 

Jan 27 
10:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. 
Buckingham Little League 9800 Buckingham Road Fort Myers, FL. 33905 
Ken Girlock- 239-898-0632 1 p.m to 3 p.m. Lehigh Little League 1400 West 5th Street Lehigh Acres, FL 33972 
John Phillips-239-362-5034 

Feb 3 
10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 
South Fort Myers Little League / Rutenberg Park 6500 S. Pointe Boulevard Fort Myers, FL 33919 
Howard Gold-239-851-2554 

1 p.m to 3 p.m. 
North Fort Myers Babe Ruth League 
2050 North Recreation Parkway North Fort Myers, FL 33903 
Jason Estes- 859-229-4169 

Feb 10 
10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 
Tri-County Challenger Little League Baseball (Special Needs Participants) 
Three Oaks Park 18215 Three Oaks Parkway Fort Myers, FL 33919 
Rocky Barron-239-292-7857 

1 p.m. to 3 p.m. 
Greater Naples Little League/Fleischmann Park 
1600 Fleischmann Blvd. Naples, FL 34102 
Tim Jeffreys- 

Feb 19 
After MLB workout Open House at Century Link Sports Complex 
14100 Six Mile Cypress Parkway Hammond Stadium Fort Myers, FL 33912 
Victor Gonzalez 386-292-4003 or Mark Weber 239-887-9326