Registration now open for 11th annual Cardinals Kids Clinics

Registration is now open for the 11th annual St. Louis Cardinals Kids Clinics presented by Academy Sports + Outdoors.

Each year, the clinics provide all kids ages 7-13 with an opportunity to learn baseball fundamentals from former Cardinals players and coaches at a variety of locations throughout the greater St. Louis community.   

"The Cardinals are fortunate to have more than 70 former players and coaches who call St. Louis home," said Martin Coco, Director of Ticket Sales and Marketing. "That gives us a great pool of players to utilize for the Kids Clinics and a lot of names that both kids and parents will be excited about."

The 2015 Kids Clinics schedule begins Wednesday, June 10 in Fairview Heights, Illinois, and includes 14 dates around St. Louis. New this year, the Cardinals will host a clinic in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

At each half-day clinic, several Cardinals alumni provide small group instruction on pitching, hitting, base-running and other baseball fundamentals. All participants receive a Kids Clinics goodie bag complete with Cardinals t-shirt, cap and two tickets to a 2015 game, as well as baseball cards for a special autograph session with the alumni instructors, and entry into prize drawings for great Cardinals items.

Last year, more than 1,100 kids participated in the clinics.

For more information, or to register for a Kids Clinic, fans may visit cardinals.com/clinics. Registration is $85 per camper, and instructors will be named online at a later date. The full schedule follows:

Date

Clinic Location

Ages

Wed. - June 10

Fairview Heights, IL (Longacre Park)

7-9 year olds

Fri. - June 12

Fairview Heights, IL (Longacre Park)

10-13 year olds

Tue. - June 16

St. Peters, MO (Woodlands Park)

7-9 year olds

Thu. - June 18

St. Peters, MO (Woodlands Park)

10-13 year olds

Tue. - June 23

Affton, MO Athletic Association

7-9 year olds

Thu. - June 25

Affton, MO Athletic Association

10-13 year olds

Tue. - July 7

Belleville, IL Khoury League (Main Fields)

7-13 year olds

Thu. - July 9

Manchester, MO Athletic Association

7-13 year olds

Tue. - July 14

Cape Girardeau, MO Shawnee Park Sports Complex

7-13 year olds

Thu. - July 16

Arnold, MO Athletic Association (Arnold Park)

7-13 year olds

Tue. - July 21

Highland, IL (Glik Park)

7-9 year olds

Thu. - July 23

Highland, IL (Glik Park)

10-13 year olds

Tue. - August 4

Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex: F Quad

7-9 year olds

Thu. - August 6

Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex: F Quad

10-13 year olds

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