Baseball Instruction with Ari Ronick
Spring Training Pitching Clinics
Focuses: mechanics, arm care, arm speed, off speed pitches, mental approach, holding runners, pick off moves
Dates: March 5, 12, 19 (3 Wednesdays)
Ages: 9-14 (separated into 3 different age groups)
Location: Boulder Mustangs/NBLL Indoor Facility
Ari Ronick, a former Niwot Legion player and current pitcher in the San Francisco Giants organization (Double A), offers baseball instruction in private, group, team and camp settings.
For additional information and lesson rates please download Ari’s Informational Flyer.
Baseball Instruction, Camps, and Clinics with Brett Manning
Brett is currently an assistant coach at the University of Northern Colorado and former Division player at University of the Pacific (Stockton, CA). Brett offers instruction and camps/clinics year round in the Boulder area.
Softball Clinics – FREE!
As part of our commitment to help softball players improve their skills and compete with their peers, Niwot Youth Sports (NYS) has organized a number of free softball clinics. The clinics are open to all players, both new and experienced, and will be run by professional instructors and/or local high school coaches (and some of their players). You do not have to sign up to participate in the clinics, but if you know that you plan to attend, it would be very helpful if you notified us in advance and I would appreciate your doing so. Just email Glenn Wager with your name, age and which clinics you plan to attend.
Note that we had such a great turn out last season that this year we split two of the clinics by age group. Please try and arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of each clinic so that we have time to get organized.
Here’s the current schedule:
March 25th – 8U and 10U from 5:30 PM to 7:15 PM and 12U from 6:30
PM to 8:15 PM at Extra Innings in Longmont
Extra Innings is an indoor practice/training facility. Professional Instructors, Mike and Leta Newton (both former college players) and their staff have volunteered to run a comprehensive clinic to help players gear up for the season. Part of the clinic will focus on hitting and part will focus on fielding.
April 8th from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at Monarch Fields #1 and #2
Niwot High School Head Coach Bobby Matthews has volunteered to organize a hitting clinic for NYS. Prior to taking over as the head coach for Niwot in 2011, Coach Matthews was head coach at Longmont High School. In addition to coaching high school, Coach Matthews also coaches competitive softball and gives private lessons. He and some of his players are going to work with our players on proper swing mechanics.
April 11th from 5:30 to 6:30 PM at Monarch Field #1
Kaitlyn Gentert, a local pitching instructor, has once again volunteered to host a pitching clinic for all players interested in learning how to pitch or interested in improving their motion. Kaitlyn was Head Coach at Longmont High School a couple of years ago and is currently an Assistant Coach at Erie High School. She pitched for Regis in college and does a great job teaching kids of all ages. Note that each player that attends the clinic needs to bring someone with them to catch (minors need to wear a mask to catch).
April 16th from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at Monarch Fields #1 and #2
Ryan Beavers, Head Coach at Silver Creek High School (for the past 7 years), has volunteered to provide a fielding clinic. Ryan played Division I baseball at Colorado State and, in addition to coaching Silver Creek, he frequently coaches competitive softball during the summer. He and some of his players are going to work with our kids to improve our fielding.