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Clinics & Lessons


FREE Winter Clinics

SUNDAYS ~ January 7th - February 18th

BFA is proud to partner with Bethel University Coaches, Penny and Roman Foore.  
Coach Penny & Roman with their players will lead the first 5 winter fielding clinics:

January 7, 21 and February 11 clinics are for players 12U and up
January 14 and 28 clinics are for 8U and 10U players


AND our very own BFA coaches  will partner with JHS Coach Jim Hanson for hitting clinics at Clutch Hitters Indoor.

8u Clinic Dates and Times
Jan 7 - Clutch Hitters - 3:00 to 4:30
Jan 14 - Jefferson Activity Center - 4:30 to 6:00
Jan 21 - Clutch Hitters - 3:00 to 4:30
Jan 28 - Jefferson Activity Center - 5:00 to 6:30
Feb 11 - Clutch Hitters - 4:00 to 5:30
Feb 18 - Oak Grove Middle - 4:30 to 6:00

10u Clinic Dates and Times
Jan 7 - Clutch Hitters - 4:30 to 6:00
Jan 14 - Jefferson Activity Center - 6:00 to 7:30
Jan 21 - Clutch Hitters - 4:30 to 6:00
Jan 28 - Jefferson Activity Center - 6:30 to 8:00
Feb 11 - Clutch Hitters - 5:30 to 7:00
Feb 18 - Oak Grove Middle - 6:00 to 7:30

12u and up Clinic Dates and Times
Jan 7 - Jefferson Activity Center - 5:30 to 7:30
Jan 14 - Clutch Hitters - 5:00 to 7:00
Jan 21 - Kennedy Activity Center - 4:00 - 6:00
Jan 28 - Clutch Hitters - 5:00 to 7:00
Feb 11 - Oak Grove Middle - 5:30 to 7:30
Feb 18 - Clutch Hitters - 4:00 to 6:00

* All clinics are available to Bloomington residents only. *

We need volunteers to help us run the clinics!
 SIGN UP TO VOLUNTEER 

All participants must bring a completed 2018 Medical Release Form to the first clinic.
A new form is required every year.  (Document below)


Winter Pitching Clinics

Starting  January 11th....

~ 6 weeks of 1 hour lessons ~
~ 7 choices of days/times ~
~ 2 options of incredible instructors ~

 

Tammy Galvin 
Thursdays from Jan 11 - Feb 22
4pm, 5pm, 6pm, 7pm

Amy Huett  
Mondays from Jan 15 - Feb 19 - 5pm
Fridays from Jan 12 - Feb 16 - 5pm
Saturdays from Jan 13 - Feb 17
 - 1pm

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


Winter Catching Clinics

Saturdays starting February 3rd....

~ 5 weeks of 1 hour lessons ~
~ Clinics varied by skill level ~
~ Led by JJ and Anna Jensen ~


Beginners:
Feb. 3, 17, March 3 ~  4 - 5pm
Feb. 24, March 10 ~  2 - 3pm

Intermediate/Advanced:
Feb. 3, 17, March 3 ~ 5-6pm
Feb. 24, March 10 ~ 3 - 4pm


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER


Bloomington Prep Fastpitch Softball Clinics

Bloomington Prep Fastpitch Softball (BPFS) is a uniquely designed clinic for the player just getting ready to enter a high school fastpitch program, and is open to any 6th-8th grade girls already playing or thinking about playing fastpitch softball at Jefferson or Kennedy high schools. BPFS is approved and supported by both high school boosters and coaches.

SATURDAYS ~ December 30th - March 3rd

Dec 30 - Kennedy Activity Center - 4:00pm - 6:00pm (courts 4 & 5)
Jan 6 - Jefferson Activity Center - 4:00pm - 6:00pm (courts 4 & 5)
Jan 13 - Jefferson Activity Center - 4:00pm - 6:00pm (courts 4 & 5)
Jan 20- Clutch Hitters - Indoor - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Jan 27 - Kennedy Activity Center - 4:00pm - 6:00pm (courts 4 & 5)
Feb 3 - Clutch Hitters - Indoor - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Feb 10 - Kennedy Activity Center - 4:00pm - 6:00pm (courts 4 & 5)
Feb 17 - Clutch Hitters - Indoors - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Feb 24- Jefferson Activity Center - 4:00pm - 6:00pm (courts 4 & 5)
Mar 3 - Clutch Hitters - Indoors - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Total cost per player = $135
Price includes all 10 clinic sessions and a T-shirt
For more info or to register: www.bloomingtonpfsc.com


Speed and Agility Sports Specific Training

Who: Kids ages 10-17
Where:
Clutch Hitters Indoor Training Facility
Instructor:  Jason Zander of Shakopee
(8 years of coaching)

When: Tuesdays: 5 - 6pm
Thursdays: 8 - 9pm
Saturdays: 9 - 10am

Session #2  January & February (25 classes)
Cost:
$200 per session
$175 (BFA Discount)
$150 (Clutch Hitters Discount)

These two classes are limited to the first 20 kids who sign up.
There will be no additional classes offered, so hurry and register today!

Payments can be made to Clutch Hitters and dropped off at Clutch Indoor, given to Jim Hanson, or mailed to Clutch Hitters at 10327 Colorado Circle South, Bloomington, MN 55438

clinics around town


Catching clinic with Morgan Garbrecht

Feb 1st - Mar 1st (5 weeks)
Thursdays from  6:00-7:00pm

Batting Cages of Minnesota - Edina
Cost: $100

Click HERE to register

Hitting Clinic with Morgan Garbrect

Feb 1st - Mar 1st (5 weeks)
Thursdays from  7:00-8:00pm

Batting Cages of Minnesota - Edina
Cost: $100

Click HERE to register


Gustavus - Saturday, February 17th

Grades: 3rd - 7th

Session 1: 8:00am-9:45am- Pitchers and Catchers $60
Session 2: 10:00am-1:00pm - Offense and Defense $70

Both Sessions: $110
Price Includes a Gustavus Softball T-shirt

Click HERE for info and registration


Grades: 8th - 12th

Session 1: 2pm- 4pm- Pitchers and Catchers $60
Dinner Break: 4:00 - 4:45pm
Session 2: 5pm - 8pm - Offense and Defense $70

Both Sessions: $110
Price Includes a Gustavus Softball T-shirt

Click
HERE for info and registration


Coaches for Private Lessons

For coach bios and information,
go to our Private Lesson Coaches page.

Morgan  Garbrecht

Morgan Garbrecht

Catching, Hitting, Fielding, Agility and Endurance

Phone: 612-840-3848

Jim Hanson

Jim Hanson

Hitting, Fielding

Phone: 612-269-7653

Alex O'Connor

Alex O'Connor

Pitching

Medical Release Form

 

 



 

ALL PARENTS AND PLAYERS - It is required for every player participating in any BFA sponsored clinic or open gym session to complete the Medical Release Form below.

Once you have completed and turned in your Medical Release Form it is good for the entire year and covers the player for any BFA sponsored clinic or open gym session.

Please download the form below and bring it to the next BFA clinic
or you can mail it to:

BFA Medical Release Form
PO Box 386476
Bloomington, MN  55438


Private Lesson Reimbursement

Hitting Private Lessons

Please download and read the Hitting Reimbursement Authorization Form as we have updated the criteria for eligibility.

Reimbursement forms will be due on October 1st!

Because the development of hitting is fundamental to the overall success of the BFA fastpitch program, BFA is offering to assist families in offsetting some of the cost of the specialized training that will help make a player more successful.

Upon our “Player Development” board member’s approval, BFA will reimburse 50% of costs for qualifying training for a single player up to a maximum of $100 per year. The calendar year for reimbursement shall begin October 1st and run through the following September 30th. Reimbursement payments are made in Oct for qualifying players and training.  The player must be placed on the roster and playing for a BFA summer team. If the player elects not to play on a BFA team during the summer season, then no reimbursement payments will be paid.

The reimbursement is for one-on-one instruction and clinics that are not sponsored/subsidized by BFA and does not apply to costs  incurred for  seminars, training equipment, or BFA sponsored/subsidized clinics. Parents of players that are interested in taking advantage of this opportunity are asked to submit a signed authorization form to the “Player Development” Board Member. They will notify the applicant of the results. The intent of the application process is to assist the Board in budgeting reimbursement expense and not to limit player development opportunities.

Send Hitting Authorization and Reimbursement Form to:

BFA Player Development
PO Box 386476 Bloomington, MN 55438


Pitcher & Catcher Private Lessons

Please download and read the Pitching & Catching Reimbursement Authorization Form as we have updated the criteria for eligibility.

Reimbursement forms will be due on October 1st!

Because the development of the pitchers and catchers is fundamental to the overall success of the BFA softball program, BFA is offering to assist families in offsetting some of the cost of the specialized training required.

Upon our “Player Development” board members approval, BFA will reimburse 50% of costs for one-on-one instruction and clinics that are not sponsored/subsidized by BFA costs for a single player up to a maximum of $500 per year. It does not apply to costs incurred for seminars, training equipment, or BFA sponsored/subsidized clinics. Please download the Pitcher & Catcher Authorization Form for further details on Player Eligibility.

The calendar year for reimbursement shall begin October 1st run through the following September 30th. Reimbursement payment is made in October for qualifying players and training.

The player must be placed on the roster and playing for a BFA summer team as a pitcher/catcher. If the player elects not to play on a BFA team during the summer season, then no reimbursement payments will be paid. If the player elects not to play pitcher/catcher in order to play on a higher team, then no reimbursement payments will be paid.

Parents of players that are interested in taking advantage of this opportunity are asked to submit a signed aputhorization form to the “Player Development” (Board member). They will notify the applicant of the results. The intent of the application process is to approve the instructor/clinic and assist the Board in budgeting reimbursement expenses and not to limit player development opportunities.

Please send Authorization and Reimbursement forms to:
BFA Player Development
PO Box 386476
Bloomington, MN  55438