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Free Softball Clinics

By Staff 01/16/2018, 2:45pm CST

FREE Girls Softball Clinics

These clinics are free to girls who are registered for Hanover Youth Ball softball. All clinics are held in the Hanover Elementary School gymnasiums. Please wear tennis shoes and bring your own glove.

Girls Fastpitch Softball Clinics 2019

  • Free to girls registered for Hanover Youth Ball Softball.

  • Held in Hanover Elementary gymnasiums. Enter through North Door/Door 2.

  • Wear tennis shoes & bring your own glove & other equipment.

Pitching Clinics:

Led by Kennedy Haney, All-State & 5-year varsity starter for Maple Lake, who also pitched for St. Catherine University, the MN Moose and Team Minnesota Fastpitch.  


Mondays: March 4, March 11, March 18,  (no clinic 4/1), April 8, April 15, April 22


6:00pm-6:45pm: Beginners – for those new to fastpitch pitching; ALL AGES.


7:00pm-8:00pm: Intermediate – for those who attended clinics last year; ALL AGES.


  • Girls NEED to provide their own catcher, preferably a parent/guardian who can also hear the pitching instructions.


Skills Clinics:

Led by Hanover Youth Ball Softball volunteer coaches.


Clinics will focus on the fundamental of hitting, fielding and throwing. These pre-season skills clinics are very beneficial to younger players to work on the basic techniques of softball AND beneficial to older players to fine-tune their skills and get some early practice in before the season.  


10U (ages 9-10 as of 12/31/18):

    Wednesdays: March 6, 13, 20, 27, (no clinic 4/3), April 10;  6:30-7:45PM


12U* (ages 11-12 as of 12/31/18):

    Sundays:  March 3, 10, 17, 24, (no clinic 3/31), April 7, 14;  7:00-8:15 PM


12U*-14U Rec (ages 11-14 as of 12/31/18):

    Dates to be determined; typically, April-May as league games start later, after school is out in June.  


* 12U players (11-12 years old) have option of two league levels: competitive traveling and recreational. Both determined by number of girls interested.


Reserve your spot by contacting Missy Thompson at

(952) 237-9986 or





By Hanover Youth Ball 01/16/2018, 2:30pm CST

2019 Baseball Clinic Registration

Registration will be on a first come first serve basis.  Registration for the Hitting and Fielding Clinics will be done at The Shed Sports Complex website. Registration instructions for the Pitching and Catching Clinics as follows:

Registration for Pitching and Catching Clinics:

  1. To check availability and register please send an e-mail message to with:
    1. Player name
    2. Player age
    3. Desired clinic(s)


Pitching Clinic -

Clinic Cost: $75

This clinic will be conducted by Buffalo Baseball Coach and Former Minnesota Gopher Pitcher Kevin Kray.  Coach Kray will help teach the fundamentals of pitching and work with each player from wind up to delivery.

Clinic Dates:  February 12th, 19th, 26th , March 5th, 12th 

Clinic Times:

6:00-7:00 – 10 & 11 year olds

7:00-8:00 – 12 & 13 year olds

8:00-9:00 – 14 - 15 year olds

Location: Hanover Elementary Cafeteria

Maximum Players: 8 in each session (24 total players)


 Catching Clinic  -

Clinic Cost: $75

This clinic will be conducted by Buffalo Baseball Varsity Coach Mike Bielke.  Coach Bielke will teach age level appropriate skills that will help each player advance in this challenging position.

Clinic Dates:  February 12th, 19th, 26th , March 5th and 12th

Clinic Times: 7:30-8:30 pm - All ages

Location: Hanover Elementary Small Gym


Hitting and Fielding Clinic

Clinic Cost: $150

Organized by and held at The Shed Sports Complex in Buffalo and led by former Delano High School coach Ryan Hayes.  8-week sessions focusing on both hitting and fielding.  Bring a glove, bat, and helmet.

Thursdays 2/7 through 3/28
7-8 pm – 10-11 year olds

Sundays 2/10 through 3/31
11am-12 pm – 7-9 year olds
12-1 pm – 12-13 year olds
1-2 pm – 14-15 year olds

Location: The Shed Sports Clinic in Buffalo, MN

Go to – click on the “schedule time” tab and then search under “clinics” for Hanover and choose the correct age group/session by date/time listed above.

Spots are limited and will go quickly – reserve yours today!