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First Mitts T-Ball

At the home of the Minnesota Twins Training Academy

Come experience t-ball at the National Sports Center! Minnesota Twins Camps along with the Lovdahl Pitching Academy staff will lead 4 and 5-year-olds through basic skills including throwing, hitting and fielding. This is great for skill development, hand-eye coordination and just plain having fun. Each participant will receive a t-shirt.

New Registration System

We are excited to present you with a new registration experience - NSC Event HQ. This system will streamline your enrollment process and give you more access to your customer account. Use this system to register for First Mitts.

If this is your first time using the system, you will need to create a NSC Event HQ Household Account.  The account owner must be 18 years of age or older.  

After you have created your account, verified your email and set up your password. You can than add your spouse and/or children as “participants”.  Click here to get started.

If you already have an account then login here.

Contact the program registrar with any questions or for further assistance.

Location

  • Fall I session is held outdoors
  • Fall II - Spring I sessions are held inside the NSC Sports Hall on infill turf
  • Click to see a campus map

Instructor Profile

The Lovdahl Pitching Academy and staff on the Minnesota Twins Youth Training Academy will be instructing.

Lead instructor: Matt Held

Matt, an Iowa native, had the opportunity to play in a great high school baseball system where him and his team made it to two 4A State tournament appearances. Matt then took his knowledge and acquired skills to the collegiate level. An injury stopped his career short, but not his passion for the game. Now, Matt has been the lead youth instructor with the Minnesota Twins Training Academy for the past three years.

" The opportunity to help the younger generations by teaching them skills I learned throughout my career, that are applicable to youth baseball has been an amazing one, and I plan to do so for years to come." - Matt Held

Dates, Times and Location

  • Fall I (outdoor): Wednesdays September 18 - October 23
  • Fall II (indoor): Saturdays November 2 - December 14; no session November 30
  • Winter I (indoor): Saturdays January 4 - February 8
  • Winter II (indoor): Saturdays February 15 - March 21
  • Spring I (indoor): Saturdays March 28 - May 2

Program Fee

  • $65/per person

Refund Policy

  • Refunds are not issued for cancelled registrations. Cancelled registrations can be transferred to a future session

Surcharge Fee

  • The National Sports Center has instituted a 2% surcharge on all submitted card payments to help cover a portion of the processing fees assessed to the NSC by the card processing companies. Customers can avoid the fee by paying with an e-check with an online registration. 

Kelly Distad

Director

Phone: 763.792.7353 Fx: 763.785.3660