NAPLES — The Minnesota Twins announced plans for free youth clinics in Southwest Florida throughout January and February. The clinics provide quality hands-on instruction for boys and girls ages 5 to 13 and younger kids accompanied by an adult. Kids will learn basic fundamentals of hitting, fielding and throwing. No registration is required.
The following clinics are available in Collier and South Lee counties.
n Jan. 12, 10 a.m. to noon, Lee County Sports Complex. Contact Brian Maloney 823-6450.
n Feb. 2, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Bonita Springs Little League Park. Contact: 273-1480.
n Feb. 2, 10 a.m. to noon, South Fort Myers Little League/Rutenberg Park. Contact: 851-2554.
n Feb. 16, 2 to 4 p.m., Greater Napless LL/Fleischmann Park. Contact: Mike Roseman email@example.com.
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Kindersport: Grades Prekindergarten, Kindergarten and 1st grade. Jan. 12th to March 2. 10 to 11:30 a.m. at Community School. Cost is $95. Specially designed youth athletic program for children ages 4-6. Children will learn skills and play games in soccer, football, volleyball and basketball over an eight week period. This is a unique first exposure program designed to help each child develop skills and confidence from trained youth coaches. Contact: 290-3430 or visit sportsclubnaples.org.
Combine 360 Youth Sports: Performance classes. One-hour sessions with a qualified Get A Grip Coach. Cost $35 per session. Contact: Al Green 200-7411, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sports Club Center open gym: Pre-K through 8th grade. Activities include trampoline, spring floor, tumble track and the largest foam pits in SW Florida. Fridays, 6:30 to 10 p.m. Contact: Kevin Lehman at 570-417-1121 or 239-566-CLUB.
Gulf Coast Little League: will hold its final check-in and online registration for spring baseball/softball for ages 4 to 15 on Jan. 5 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Jan. 9 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Warren Street Fields. Go to www.gulfcoastLL.com to register and bring payment and medical release to check in dates. Mandatory evaluations Jan. 15 to 17 for ages 8 to 12. Contact Cindy Dreyfuss at email@example.com.
Golden Gate Nationals: Ages 4 to 15. Signups Jan.2 6 to 8 p.m. Golden Gate Community Park. For sign up forms and more information go to www.ggnll.org. Contact: Erik 239-404-5053.
Jeff Smith's 13th annual Kickoff the Season Camp: Jan. 12 and 13 at Community School of Naples. Cost is $145. Ages 13 to 19. Contact: 659-6543 or email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Collier Cougars: Tryouts. 12U team. Jan. 5. 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Fleischmann Park. Contact: 262-8402.
Think Outside the Diamond: Offers baseball and softball mentoring and performance enhancement in a brand new training facility. Includes one-on-one and group training in skill development, strength, quickness, visual, and confidence building. $65/hour individual or group (up to 4 players) $100/hour. Contact: Coach Rick 777-4435.
Out of the Park Baseball: Winter break camp, Jan. 2-4. Cost $125 per week or $45 per day. Drop-off is from 8:30-9 a.m.; camp is 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Contact: 405-8766.
Greater Naples: Spring registration available online through Jan. 4 at greaternapleslittleleague.com. Late registration is Jan. 7, 6 to 8 p.m. at Fleischmann Park. A late fee of $25 will apply for registrations received after Jan. 4. Contact: email@example.com.
Naples Wildfire: Travel baseball team currently seeking 11U players for spring. Contact: Randy at 239-293-3081.
Southwest Florida Swamp Rats: Travel team recruiting 10U, 11U, 12U players for the upcoming season. Call to schedule a time to meet the coaches and work out with the team. Contact: Fort Myers: Coach Keith 222-4602; Naples: Coach Cain 682-9433.
Collier County Youth Baseball: Ages 4 to 15. Register at naplesyouthbaseball.com.
Elite 12U Travel Baseball: Team looking to add one or two players. Must be league age 12. Requires travel at least two weekends per month. Contact: 239-262-8402.
Collier Knights: 12U team. Need two players for the fall. Contact: John Landi 289-6297.
Golden Gate Hammerheads: 11U travel team seeks players for fall, ages 10-11. Contact: Walter Rascher 340-5025.
Naples Cyclones: 11U travel team. Contact: Coach Jon Ayres 398-1769, jonayresbaseball.com, Coach Mos 986-9118.
Southwest Florida Red Hawks: 13U travel team seeking players. Contact: 682-3299.
SWFL Hawks: 13U travel team seeking players. Contact: Lou Marsala 784-5965.
SWFL Youth Basketball League: Ages 5 to 17. Contact: 267-7922, swflbasketball.com.
SWFL Hoosiers: Looking for 8th-grade travel players. Contact: Mark Chlebek 272-1451 or Sam Foggin 407-376-0502.
1-on-1 instruction: Skill position players ages 6-18. Visit skillpositionpride.com. Contact: Mike Wexler 273-2693, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Roller hockey: Sundays 11:30-12:30 p.m. Ages 4-8. Contact: 566-2367.
Pro elite hockey skating and skills clinic: Thursdays, 5 to 6 p.m. Ages 7-12. $120 for six weeks. Contact: Coach Joe 431-7090, proelitehockey.com.
Naples Youth Rugby League: For girls and boys ages 10-14 (grades 5-8). Winter/spring session. Contact: Eric Vasquez 289-4943, email@example.com.
Naples Bears High School Rugby Club: Tuesday and Thursday, 4 to 6 p.m. Practice will be on fields behind Palmetto Ridge High. Contact: Reed Jarvi, 777-5741 or firstname.lastname@example.org or Facebook: Naples Bears Rugby.
Florida Fire Juniors: Clinics and camps. Contact Dwight Morgan for information at email@example.com.
The Optimist Club of Naples: Sign up for the spring season Jan. 12 and 13 at Coastland Mall. Sign-up times are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday. To be eligible the child must have been born between Aug. 1, 1994 and July 31, 2009. Visit optimistsoccer.org.
Gulf Coast Talons: Fast-pitch team for winter season. Tryouts for 12U & 14U teams. Ages 9 to 14. Jan. 12, 9 to 11 a.m. at St. John Neumann softball field. These teams will practice and compete January through July. Contact: Mark Peterson 269-4280, GCTalons@yahoo.com.
South Florida Riptide: Fielding girls travel teams, 10U to 17U for USAV and AAU events. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, riptidevolleyball.net.
Bear wrestling club: Sign-ups and practice Monday and Wednesday from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Palmetto Ridge High cafeteria. Ages 5 to 18. Cost $150. Contact: David Parmenter 239-353-0265 or Josh McIntosh 239-938-6316.
Naples Sharks: Mondays and Wednesdays, 6 to 8 p.m., Gulf Coast High. $100 (no charge for first practice). Contact: Dominic Del Debbio 816-520-7617, giolexi@ yahoo.com.
Naples Titans: At Golden Gate High. Tuesday and Thursday, 6-8 p.m. $100 (no charge for first practice). Contact: Dominic Del Debbio 816-520-7617, giolexi@ yahoo.com.
Wildcat wrestling club: Practices 6 to 7:30 p.m., Mondays and Wednesdays, Estero High. First grade through high school. Free. Contact: Matt Brock 851-7630, email@example.com.
To have an activity listed, mail it to Naples Daily News, Kids Calendar, 1100 Immokalee Road, Naples, FL or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Email preferred by 4:30 p.m. Saturdays.