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Fastpitch players are made during the offseason; so if you are interested in improving your game and keeping your skills crisp, check out the batting clinic. You get one night per week of hitting instruction from proven players and coaches.

These clinics are geared for all levels – from the Beginning player to the Varsity athlete. These clinics are  priced and scheduled so that athletes who play winter sports can sign up and come when they are available.


We are very excited to announce that Jessica Merchant, Missy Laatsch, Kaja Martinson, Jack Thibault and Mike Carter will be working the Hitting Clinics. Jessica Merchant is a former college World Series champion, professional player and is the current assistant coach on the U of M Gophers staff. Missy Laatsch is a former player at MSU and has coached at all levels for 15+ years. Kaja Martinson was a star hitter for the 2004 National Championship University of St. Thomas. Mike Carter is currently head coach with the Minnesota Vortex and Orono High School. Mike brought Orono to its first ever 3A State Tournament and repeated a second and third consecutive appearance last season. Mike was Minnesota's Section 6AAA Coach of the Year in 2012, 2013 and 2014. Jack Thibault is one the the most respected hitting coaches in Minnesota and has trained many collegiate athletes. Guest instructors will include Amber Hegland (a former Gopher Great and current Wayzata High School head coach) and other High School and College Players.  







Sunday November 22, 2015 through Thursday February 25, 2016


12 Weeks of clinics, 1 hour per week.

1:8 instructor-to-player ratio target



Girls will be expected to bring and wear a batting helmet while on the hitting deck. Girls wishing to sign up for both the Pitching clinic and this Hitting Clinic can adjust their sessions to make both sessions on the same night. Or choose to alternate your sessions.  


Monday night Minnetonka Dome                           

Grades 1-5:  6 pm – 7 pm                           

Grades 6-8:  7 pm – 8 pm                           

Grades 9-12:  8 pm – 9 pm                           

              (no clinic 12/28)                                               

Tuesday night, Wayzata Dome

Grades 1-5:  7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Grades 6-8:  8:15 pm – 9:15 pm

Grades 9-12:  9:00 pm – 10:00 pm

(no clinic `12/22, 12/29)


Thursday night Minnetonka Dome

Grades 1-5:  6 pm – 7 pm

Grades 6-8:  7 pm – 8 pm

Grades 9-12:  8 pm – 9 pm

(no clinic 12/24, 12/31)