Northland Little League Winter Clinics
Winter Pitching and Hitting Clinics conducted by: District 1 Coach Doug Grey and Northland Little League Coaches
*Doug Gray grew up playing baseball with St Louis Park Little League and continued to play into his adult years. He has been a youth baseball coach for 25+ years. Starting with his own sons, Doug has been a student of the game, focusing on skill development for young players. Doug's experiences with young pitchers have developed some of the finest pitchers in MN. Over 15 of his former players have gone on to collegiate baseball careers. Doug is a clear teacher with a great personality that young players gravitate to and he looks forward to investing in your player. Coach Doug has seen how much summer pitching experience improved because of great offseason work. Coach Doug will be focusing on strong fundamentals of balance, pitching from the wind up and the stretch, proper arm slot and finish. Later sessions will offer opportunities for advanced pitchers to learn new pitches introducing ball movement and pitch selection.
Northland Little League coaches are volunteering their time again this year to continue to develop the skills of our players. We will utilize multiple hitting stations including a batting cage for the hitting portion of the clinic. Every player will have opportunities to test their new hitting skills in the cage. Bring your glove and hat, and a helmet and bat (if you have your own). Parents are not required to stay, but are encouraged to watch and learn to reinforce the skills at home.
The Pitching and Hitting Clinics will be held at Salk Middle School. Each player must provide their own catcher (mom, dad, sibling or friend) for the pitching portion of the clinic. Each segment of the clinic will run for 45 minutes.
Where: Salk Middle School
3/5/17 (pay as you go option) walk-ins welcome
3/12/17 (pay as you go option) walk-ins welcome
3/19/17 (pay as you go option) walk-ins welcome
Ages 5-10 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Ages 11-16 2:30-4:00 p.m.
Northland Little League
Classic - no host yet
Firecracker (2nd place teams) - Coon Rapids Cardinal
Raspberry (3rd place and lower teams) - Hopkins
Earl Brown (4th place and lower teams) - Brooklyn Center
(10-12) - Hopkins or Golden Valley
(9-11) - St. Louis Park
(8-10) - Hopkins or Golden Valley
(8-9) - Crystal
8 invitational - Golden Valley
(8-9) - Coon Rapids/Andover
Memorial - Plymouth/New Hope
Metro Classic (11-12) - Crystal
Metro Classic (10-11) - Blaine
Metro Classic (9-10) - Centennial Lakes
Bigsy (formerly Minnetonka) - St. Louis Park
Over the course of 29 days, approximately 935 Little Leaguers® ages 10 to 16 from 78 different baseball and softball teams around the world will compete to determine the seven World Series champions for 2017. Learn more about the historical results of previous Little League World Series Tournaments.
Formed in 2012, Northland Little League has already grown to over 100 players and established itself with a reputation of high quality baseball among other local leagues. Our teams have had success in interleague play with MN District 1 Little League Associations and notched our first tournament win in 2013. Our Winter Clinics have raised the level of all players in our area, directly investing in over 150 players. WE BELIEVE IN GIVING ALL PLAYERS THE BEST BASEBALL EXPERIENCE POSSIBLE.
Northland Little League is the only youth baseball association in the area affiliated with Little League Baseball International. What does this mean for your player? Now all players ages 5-14 can compete to play in the Little League World Series on ESPN. Be a part of a new and growing league so that by the time you reach the 12 All Star level, you work your way to the Little League World Series. Bring pride to your community!!
Little League is a program of service to youth. It is geared to provide the outlet of healthful activity and training under a good leadership in the atmosphere of wholesome community participation. It is dedicated to helping children become good and decent citizens. It inspires them with a goal and enriches their lives towards the day when they must take their places in the world. It establishes the values of teamwork, sportsmanship and fair play.
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Northland Little League will be expanding our boundaries. If we are not in your boundary, please contact us about your location. Expansion will include Big Lake and Ramsey areas
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