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  • 6th Annual Youth Baseball Clinic coming to Kino Sports Complex Jan. 7

    Dec 28, 2016 | Read More News
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    2016 Youth Baseball ExperienceLocal youth are invited to attend the 2017 Tucson Youth Baseball Experience to receive baseball tips from the experts from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Jan. 7 at Kino Sports Complex, 2500 E. Ajo Way.

    In its sixth year, this event offers kids, ages 6 to 14, a unique baseball experience alongside pro athletes who teach them basic skills of the game. Major League Baseball stars, J.J. Hardy and Kenny Lofton will coach this year’s event along with other past and present MLB players.

    Registration is free and each participant will receive a complimentary event t-shirt. Interested participants should register in advance online. Check-in will begin at 8:30 a.m. Practice and fun starts by 10 a.m. and will continue until 1 p.m. 

    After the clinic, kids can get autographs and pose for photos with their favorite baseball stars until 2 p.m. 

    “We have had a successful turnout every year with numbers going up,” said Shelley Duncan, event organizer and former Arizona Diamondbacks player. “We bring in many coaches for the event to allow the kids the best instruction possible.”

    While the kids receive coaching, parents can listen to guest speakers or register their kids for little league. There will also be food trucks on site and local sports vendors. 

    “With the financial help of Nova Home Loans, Sinfonía RX, Geico and others, we were able to make a staple event in the baseball community,” Duncan said. “It is now one of the best baseball clinics in the country.”

    For more information about this event, please visit the Tucson Youth Baseball Association website

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