Minnesota Youth Athletics Services


The Gopher State Baseball Player Camp Series is your opportunity to prepare for the upcoming 2020 baseball season. These player clinics will take place on Sundays afternoons in February and March at the University of Northwestern - Ericksen Center. You have the option to sign up for one the clinic that fits your needs or register for multiple clinics and receive a discount. 

You will learn from the best as your instructors will be University of Northwestern Head Coach, Dave Hieb, and Minnesota Twins Practice Pitcher and Lovdahl Academy owner, Erik Lovdahl.   

The clinic is $60/player. If a player signs up for two or more, the price is $50/clinic.


February 9, 2020 - FULL

2:00-5:00 pm

University of Northwestern


Pitchers and Catchers, it is time to report. Pitching use to be a very specialty position in baseball however with the new pitch count rules more and more players are being asked to pitch to help protect arms. This is great as it is making everyone a pitcher. Here we will focus on positions of pitching and catching. 


February 23, 2020

2:00-5:00 pm

University of Northwestern


The old saying goes "You win with pitching and defense" however most coaches work on pitching and hitting the majority of the time and defensive is the forgotten aspect of the game. In this clinic we will focus solely on improving your defense

March 1, 2020

2:00-5:00 pm

University of Northwestern


Spring Tryouts are right around the corner. This clinic is an more overall approach to the game of baseball and the different aspects of the game. The goal over this clinic is to better prepare you for your Spring Tryouts and the upcoming 2020 season.

Erik Lovdahl

  • Batting Practice Pitcher for the Minnesota Twins
  • Owner and operator of Lovdahl Pitching Academy
  • Director of the Minnesota Twins Youth Training Camps and the MYAS Gopher State Pitching Camps
  • Has 16+ years as a high college and high school coach
  • Posted a league-leading ERA in Class A during his first year as a pro.

Dave Hieb

  • Head Baseball Coach at the University of Northwestern (UNW) for 25 years.
  • Head Men's Athletic trainer at UNW for 25 years.
  • Hold the record for most wins as a coach in the history of UNW
  • Works with the Minnesota Twins Summer Instructional Program, Twinsfest Instructional Clinics and serves on the Woodbury Baseball board. 

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