Youth baseball players have an opportunity to learn baseball from staff at the Minnesota Twins organization during their visit to Farmington on May 18.

Boys and girls from the ages of 6 to 13 can participate in the 2019 Play Ball! Minnesota Youth Clinic, which teaches basic fundamentals including hitting, fielding and throwing. No registration is required; participants can just show up at Levi Dodge Middle School, Field 1, 4200 208th St. West. The clinic is divided into two 90-minute sessions; the first one for youth 6-9 years old begins at 9 a.m.; and youth 10 to 13 should arrive at 10:30 a.m.

The Twins will provide most of the equipment; however, youth participants are asked to bring their own baseball or softball gloves. Twins staff will also provide positive messages about staying in school and away from drugs and alcohol.

Created in 1961 by longtime Twins scout Angelo Giuliani, the clinic program serves as a way for the ball club to promote the games of baseball and softball to boys and girls throughout the region. Funding for the Play Ball! Minnesota Youth Clinics is provided by the Twins Community Fund and Great River Energy. Great River Energy provides wholesale power to Dakota Electric and 27 other electric distribution cooperatives. For more information or a complete 2019 Twins Youth Clinics schedule, please visit www.playballmn.com. Other Twins Clinics within or near Dakota Electric’s service territory: May 19, Montgomery; June 15, Elko New Market; July 29, Apple Valley.