Why Should A Family Choose The Indiana Twins?

The Indiana Twins were created to provide the most complete travel baseball experience in Indiana. Families have so many choices when it comes to travel baseball these days. How could anyone possibly know what the right choice is? The Twins are trying to make that decision easier by offering a package that simply can’t be competed with when it comes to quality of instruction, hours of instruction and the cost per hour for that instruction.

In 2014, the Indiana Twins were among the lowest cost per player organizations with fees ranging between $1200-$1500 depending on age group. For that price, the Twins players received uniforms and got to play in a full tournament schedule similar to most other organizations. However, what truly sets the Twins apart is the Twins Camp off-season program. Every Twins player received 76 hours of instruction included in their budget. Those hours were divided out between hitting instruction, pitching instruction, baseball specific performance training, mental training from a world renowned performance coach, a physical assessment for every player and baseball classroom sessions. Those hours didn’t include the baseball team workouts that each team was able to have at Inner Circle Baseball.

Indiana Twins teams not only have Twins Camp and Winter team practices to develop the players, but our teams also practice outside during the season. That should be obvious and every travel team should practice during the season, but the reality is that they don’t.

Travel baseball was created to give players a better way for preparing them for the next level. Unfortunately, too many organizations believe that preparation for the next level comes in the form of a bunch of fancy uniforms and games, games, games. Games are an important part of the equation, but the Indiana Twins don’t think they are the most important part and we certainly don’t think the other parts should be limited or neglected all together. Travel baseball as a whole has gotten off of the track that it was originally designed for. The Indiana Twins organization is dedicated to taking the road less traveled in hopes of getting back to the original concept. We sincerely hope that other organizations follow our lead, because at the end of the day, whether a player is in the Twins organization or another organization, shouldn’t it be about teaching them the game and preparing them for the highest level they want to reach?

If you think the Twins are a good fit for your family, use the “Become a Twins Player” link at the top of the page to sign your player up for tryouts. The tryout schedule is posted further down this page.

Every year we try to improve on our off-season program and next year will be no different. We are already working on greatly improving the 2014-2015 version of Indiana Twins Camp.

Indiana Twins Announce Craig Spinner as 2015 12u Head Coach

Craig grew up in Marshall, IL but moved to Greenwood 15 years ago and now resides there with his wife, Amanda, and stepson Griffin. He is a 1989 graduate of Marshall High School where he was an all-conference second baseman for 3 years. He later graduated from Eastern Illinois University with a business degree in accounting and now works in Plainfield, IN. Craig has coached youth baseball for 7 years.

2015 Indiana Twins Tryouts

Below are the locations and times for the 2015 Indiana Twins Tryouts. Please fill out a player registration form at the “Become a Twins Player” link above if you plan on attending tryouts.

12u – August 9th and 10th from 11am to 1pm at Indianapolis Sports Park (Diamond 7)

13u – August 9th and 10th from 1pm to 3pm at Indianapolis Sports Park (Diamond 7)

14u – August 2nd and 3rd from 3pm to 5pm at Speedway High School (Varsity Diamond)

15u – August 2nd and 3rd from 6pm to 8pm at Speedway High School (Varsity Diamond)

16u – August 2nd and 3rd from 12pm to 2pm at Speedway High School (Varsity Diamond)

17u – August 2nd and 3rd from 9am to 11am at Speedway High School (Varsity Diamond)

Indianapolis Sports Park
6701 South Harding Street
Indianapolis, IN 46217

Speedway High School
5335 West 25th St.
Speedway, IN 46224

Indiana Twins Announce Jeff Stout as 2015 16u Head Coach

Jeff Stout has been named the 16u Indiana Twins coach for the 2015 season. Originally from Yorktown, Indiana, Jeff now resides in Greenwood with his wife Anne, daughter Riley (21), and sons Tanner (19) and Connor (15). A 1984 graduate of Yorktown High School, he is a member of the Delaware County Athletic Hall of Fame. Jeff graduated from Indiana University with a Business Management Degree and was a 4 year member of the Hoosier Baseball Team. Signed as a Free Agent in 1989, he spent 2 years in the Pittsburgh Pirates Organization.

Jeff was a middle infielder during his high school, college and professional baseball career and has been coaching baseball for over 15 years. He brings a passion and excitement for the game and is committed to player development both on and off the field.

Twins Looking to Expand in 2015, Coaches Needed

The Indiana Twins will have a 13u, 14u, 15u and 17u team in 2015. Those are all existing Twins teams that will be moving forward with the organization next year. The Twins would also love to expand to other ages for 2015. Specifically, if you are interested in coaching 9u, 10u, 11u, 12u or 16u for the 2015 season, please fill out the coaching registration form using the link at the top of the home page called “Become a Twins Coach”. Interviews for these positions will begin in mid-July.

Please keep in mind that the Twins don’t import entire teams in to our program. The Twins hold a public tryout for each team each year. Maintaining the integrity of the tryout is extremely important.

Fathers that become head coaches DO guarantee their son a place on the team. However, we are very aware of the practice of father’s attempting to become coaches solely for that reason. If your intention for coaching is so that your son can play SS, Pitch and bat 3rd in the lineup regardless of whether he should be or not, please don’t register. We want coaches that take the responsibility of being a coach very seriously.

It will be mandatory that future Twins coaches are determined to learning the Twins program and attending and participating in the Twins Camp off-season program. That program not only trains our players, but is used as a learning environment for the coaches as well. If you are a coach that has everything figured out and doesn’t have much else to learn than the Twins probably aren’t the right organization for you.

A Twins coach must be open minded to new and progressive ways of doing things. We try to stay on the cutting edge with every aspect of what we teach. The way something was taught yesterday or today might actually have a better way of being taught tomorrow based on new information or video analysis. A coach that is still teaching what he was taught in high school or college 15-20 years ago and has no desire to hear new information and change accordingly probably shouldn’t apply.

Our coaches are the single most important piece of the success of our program, so we MUST find the right ones to advance the organization forward. We aren’t for everyone, but if you think you are a good fit after reading the above info, we’d love to hear from you and potentially make you part of our program.

If you are interested in being a coach and don’t have a son involved, the Twins do offer a stipend for all non-Dad coaches.

Indiana Twins Announce 12u and 13u Team for 2014

The Indiana Twins are officially announcing a 12u team and a 13u team for 2014. The coaches and tryouts are listed below. If you plan on attending either of these tryouts, please submit a player registration form. The link to that form is below.

12u Indiana Twins
Head Coach – Dodd DeVaney

1st Tryout:
Saturday, August 10th from 9am to 12pm at Indianapolis Sport Park on Diamond 7

2nd and/or Callback Tryout:
Sunday, August 11th from 9am to 12pm at Indianapolis Sports Park on Diamond 7

13u Indiana Twins
Head Coach – Jason Clymore
Asst. Coach – John Reel

1st Tryout:
Saturday, August 10th from 5pm to 8p at Indianapolis Sports Park on Diamond 7

2nd and/or Callback Tryout:
Sunday, August 11th from 5pm to 8pm at Indianapolis Sports Park on Diamond 7

Indianapolis Sports Park Address:
6701 South Harding Street
Indianapolis, IN 46217

Player Registration Form

Indiana Twins Tryouts Announced

The Indiana Twins have officially announced tryouts for the 14u, 16u and 17u teams. Please fill out a player registration form (link below) if you are planning on attending the tryout. Also, if you have specific team related questions, please contact the coach at the email address below or Jason Clymore at jclymore@sbcglobal.net

14u Indiana Twins – Dalton Jones – daltonjjones28@yahoo.com
Saturday, August 3rd from 11am to 2pm at Indianapolis Sports Park
Callbacks, Sunday, August 4th from 11am to 2pm at Indianapolis Sports Park

16u Indiana Twins – Scott Bryan – scottwbryan@aol.com
Sunday, August 4th from 2pm to 5pm at Indianapolis Sport Park
Callbacks, Sunday August 11th from 2pm to 5pm at Speedway HS.

17u Indiana Twins – Ken Schultz – kschultz2770@gmail.com
Saturday, August 3rd from 2pm to 5pm at Indianapolis Sport Park
Callbacks, Saturday, August 10th from 2pm to 5pm at Speedway HS.

Indianapolis Sports Park Address:
6701 South Harding Street
Indianapolis, IN 46217

Speedway HS Address:
5357 West 25th Street
Speedway, IN 46224

Player Registration Form