SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – The Sanford POWER Baseball Academy is hosting a free coaches clinic and youth camp featuring former World Series champion Tim Laudner. Both events will be held March 23 at the Sanford Fieldhouse in Sioux Falls.
The coaches clinic will begin at 9 a.m. It’s open to baseball coaches of all levels. The kids clinic will begin at 1 p.m. It’s open to player ages 10-18.
An Iowa native, Laudner went to the University of Missouri and then played catcher for the Minnesota Twins from 1981-89. He helped the team win the World Series in 1987, and in 1988 was named an American League All-Star.
Laudner is currently the co-owner of the "Big League Baseball Camp" in Minnesota. He also works as an analyst at Fox Sports North and Fox Sports Wisconsin including working an occasional Twins game. He’s no stranger to Sioux Falls, having been involved with the Legends for Kids program and working with the Sanford Health Foundation.
The Sanford POWER Baseball Academy offers year-round training for players age 6 and up. It is led by Steve Phillips, a former two-sport athlete at the University of Kentucky, and former Wichita State pitcher Aaron LaBrie.