Free Ripken Baseball Youth Clinic

Hundreds of local children will get a chance to learn baseball with some of the most knowledgeable youth coaches in the country – at no cost.  Prince Automotive in Valdosta is partnering with the Valdosta-Lowndes County Parks and Recreation Authority to offer the Chevy Youth Baseball Clinic on Saturday, March 11th at Vallotton Youth Complex.  It’s one of three such clinics in South Georgia and North Florida.

Coaches from Ripken Baseball will be running the half-day clinic.  The program is derived from the wisdom and skills of baseball’s legendary Ripken family: Cal Ripken, Sr.; Cal Ripken, Jr.; and Bill Ripken.  The staff uses the unique program to teach young players the fundamentals of the game while providing them a memorable learning experience.

Players will break out into age groups and rotate through stations to learn the essentials of hitting, fielding, throwing and more!   CLICK HERE to watch a video and see what the clinic is all about.
*Special Needs participants of all ages are welcome to attend.

The clinic is open to children ages 6-14 and is free to all.  The clinic is open to the first 200 registrants.

 Spots will fill on a first-come, first-served basis, and registration will close TWO DAYS before the clinic date.

Here's how you sign up:

Online Registration is Easy
1.      Go to
2.      Click the blue “Register Now” button
3.      Select “Tallahassee-Panama City” in the drop-down menu
4.      Enter the password “playball” (all lowercase, no spaces) and click “Submit”
5.      Click “Register Now” for desired session and enter registration information. Click “Add Attendee” on the next screen to add players.
6.      Click the blue “Complete Registration” button at the end of the page to submit your registration!
7.      Don’t forget to download the waiver (from the website OR your confirmation e-mail!). Each child must have a completed waiver to participate!

WHERE: VALLOTTON YOUTH COMPLEX (700 Woodlawn Dr. Valdosta GA 31602)
            9:00 AM - NOON


Check out what parents and coaches have to say about Chevy Youth Baseball clinics! 

·          "It was a one-of-a-kind experience! The instructors were very informative and my participant felt valued." – Los Angeles, CA Parent  

·          "I enjoyed my child being able to experience baseball training/practice on a one time trial basis without having to be on a team. This was his first exposure to baseball and the length of the event and the structure of the event was a great way to get his feet wet." – Tallahassee-Panama City, FL Parent  

·          “The event kept the kids busy.  As a coach, I enjoyed seeing the drills and having the things we teach the kids reinforced.” – Cleveland, OH Coach  

·          "I enjoyed the hands on learning exercises. My husband is the assistant coach on our son’s little league team and he was excited to see some really neat ideas and drills that he never would have thought of."- Dallas-Ft. Worth, TX Parent