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Off Season Clinics

Hopkins Fastpitch offers off-season clinics from November to March for players of all ages including:

  • Fall Pitching
  • Winter Pitching
  • Fundamental Skills - ages 6-12
  • Advanced Skills & Training - ages 11-18

Questions?  Contact Dan Dohse, Hopkins Fastpitch President at [email protected]  Scholarships available.

Pitching Clinics

We are excited for you to meet and work with our pitching clinician, Lori George. Lori has been a pitching coach for about 10 years and spent 5 years coaching at the high school level. She played softball at Cooper High School and was an all-conference pitcher.  Her specialty is the riseball but she also threw and teaches the curveball, drop, change and screw.  She enjoys helping pitchers find their strengths while gaining speed, accuracy, and confidence.  

Lori's family includes her husband Mike and 2 sons - Braden (9) and Camden (5). The boys are their biggest fans during their coed softball games! Session 2 (or winter clinics) begins in early January. Pitching, catching, and skills will be offered during session 2.

All athletes participating in pitching clinics will have an open gym opportunity on Wednesday nights from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm.  No outside instructors are allowed. Due to small gym space, this time and space is limited to pitchers and catchers. Softies must be used. 

Fundamental Winter Skills Clinics - ages 6 through 12u players

Our winter Fundamental Skills Clinics focus on developing fundamental softball skills in fun environment.  These clinics are designed for players that will play at the 8U to 10U levels next summer.  12U players that want to focus on fundamentals are welcome to attend.  Players 6 and under may attend for no charge, but may provide a donation if you wish.    

For 2020, clinics will be on Sunday afternoons beginning on January 19th and running through March 15th. We may take one week off for evaluations.  The sessions are tentatively scheduled to begin at 2:00.   

Cost: $97 for eight sessions 75-90 minutes in length.  
Location: Hopkins North JH Activity Structure
Clinicians:  Led by our volunteer coaches with the assistance from high school softball players.  

Advanced Winter Skills & Training Clinics -12U-18U players

These clinics are designed for junior high and high school aged athletes looking for a more advanced and intense training opportunity.  These sessions will being in early December and run through early March.  These will be available to 12U, 14U, 16U, and 18U players. 

For the 2019-2020 off season, we are excited to partner with Hit Dawg Academy and Lisa Kohler for our Advanced Skills.  Lisa was a 4 years starting pitcher at NCAA Division II Northern State.  She played professional softball for four years in Puerto Rico.  She has served as a high school head coach, and has coached elite level teams from 14U-18U level.  Lisa has provided  individual and group softball instruction for many years.  Many of her players have gone on to compete in collegiate softball at the NCAA level.

All Advance clinics will be held at Hit Dawg Academy (2050 E Center Circle, Plymouth, MN),  The following options are available:

Hitting Clinics-Thursday 5-6 PM ($200)

-  Clinics run from December 5th through March 5th (off 12/26 and 1/2)
-  Focus will be hitting and offensive skills

Skills Clinics-Sunday 10-11 AM ($150)

-  Clinics will run from January 5th through March 8th
-  Focus on throwing, defensive skills, and strength-agility training.  

Combination of Thursday Hitting Clinics and Sunday Skills Clinics ($325)

-  This option includes all Thursday and Sunday training session.  

Sunday Open Gym 8-9 AM ($60 per month, you must sign up separately for each month)

Hit Dawg Open Gym:  Opportunity for players to further work on developing their skills.  Lisa Koehler and other Hit Dawg staff on are on hand to provide drills and guidance at various stations.  Skills covered will be fielding, hitting, and pitching.  Open gym will include players from outside of Hopkins Fastpitch.  

Registration for Advanced Clinics will be directly with Hit Dawg Academy.  Please follow the link below, and click on the Hopkins Softball tab.  

Hit Dawg Advanced Clinic Registration


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