Chevy Youth Baseball & Softball


What are Chevy Youth Sports clinics?

Local Chevrolet dealers in select markets across the country provide EXCLUSIVE instructional clinics for America’s favorite pastime, Baseball. To see if there is a Chevy Youth Sport clinic near you, please visit www.youthsportsclinics.com. Events are typically posted 4-6 weeks prior to when they occur. Please keep in mind that baseball clinics typically occur between April and August.

Chevy Youth Baseball & Softball

Players will break out into age groups and rotate through stations to learn the essentials of hitting, fielding, throwing, and more! Instruction is provided by former or current Major or Minor League players and coaches, Ripken Baseball or MLBPAA professional staff.

Clinics with Major or Minor League Teams

In 2023, Chevrolet partnered with 37 Minor League and 13 Major League Baseball teams to allow CYBS Clinic Participants to play in professional stadiums around the country!

Clinics with Ripken Baseball, Inc.

Following their retirement from Major League Baseball, Cal Ripken, Jr. and Bill Ripken founded Ripken Baseball, Inc. to continue their father's mission to grow the game of baseball worldwide, in The Ripken Way. Today, the company owns three state-of-the-art facilities located in Aberdeen, Maryland, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Hosting more than 70,000 players & coaches each year, The Ripken Experience facilities bring a Big League atmosphere to each and every participant that walks through the gates. In 2001, Cal & Bill founded the Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation in memory of their father, and have since helped children in stressed communities develop rewarding life skills through the game of baseball.

We are not affiliated with a Cal Ripken Baseball League; should we still attend a Chevy Youth Baseball & Softball clinic led by Ripken Baseball?

Of course! Chevrolet & Ripken welcome all baseball and softball players (ages 6-14) that are interested in learning the fundamentals behind becoming a better player. It is important to know that the instructors from Ripken Baseball, Inc., are not affiliated with or recruiting for the Cal Ripken Division of the Babe Ruth League.

Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA)

The MLBPAA was formed in 1982 in order to promote the game of baseball, raise money for charity, inspire and educate youth through positive sport images and protect the dignity of the game through former players. A nonprofit organization, the MLBPAA establishes a place where a player's drive for excellence and achievement on the field can continue long after they take their last steps off the professional diamond.

Headquartered in Colorado Springs, Colorado, the MLBPAA's membership currently has more than 6,500 members composed of former and current Major League players, umpires, managers, coaches, front-office personnel and fans.


How do I register for a Free Chevy Youth Sports clinic?

Online Registration is Easy!

  • Start at www.chevrolet.com/youthsports.
  • Then, click the gold “Clinic Registration” box on the right side of the screen.
  • Select the market nearest you in the drop-down menu.
  • Enter the registration password from the event invitation and click "Submit". If you did not receive an event invitation or cannot find your registration password, please reach out to questions@gmdealerprograms.com.
  • Select “Register Now” for the session you’d like to attend
  • Complete the parent/guardian information, then add your participant(s) information on the following page, then select “Next”
  • Sign the digital waiver, then select “Complete Registration”
  • Check your email (including your spam) for your registration confirmation

How do I know if my child is registered for the clinic?

Upon completing the online registration process, you will receive a confirmation email. The confirmation email contains the details of the clinic along with your registration information.

What does it mean to be on the waitlist and how will I know when I am off?

Once a clinic is at full capacity, additional registrants will be added to a waitlist for the event. If any spots become available before the clinic date, waitlisted registrants will be notified via email anywhere between three days and three hours prior to the clinic.

Day of the Clinic

What should the participants bring to the clinic?

  • Each participant must have a signed participation waiver, which should be completed during your online registration.
  • Water bottle, with the name of the participant on it.
  • A baseball/softball glove with the name of the participant on it
  • Batting gear (optional but encouraged)

Chevy Youth Baseball & Softball Clinics

Each Major and Minor League Baseball camp is different. However, all participants should bring their glove to the clinic.

Ripken Baseball provides all necessary equipment for each player except a glove. The group will provide bats, helmets, etc. at the instructional stations; however, your participant is encouraged to bring their own batting gear to limit shared equipment.

What should clinic participants wear?

Clinic participants are encouraged to wear uniforms or practice gear to the clinic, and any protective gear he/she would typically wear (cup, face mask, mouth guards, etc.). Metal cleats and open-toed shoes are never allowed at Chevy Youth Clinics. Rubber cleats may also be prohibited at some clinics depending on the location, and this will be specified in the information emailed to you two days prior to your clinic. Should cleats be prohibited, please wear tennis shoes. Cleats are not allowed at any MLB stadium.

How early should I arrive at the clinic?

Typically, clinic check-in begins one hour before the scheduled clinic start time. You will not need to arrive prior to the scheduled check-in time as many facilities do not have the gates open until check-in is scheduled to begin.

Where should we park? Where should we enter?

Parking varies at each facility. Please refer to the clinic reminder email sent two days prior to the clinic for specific instructions or email questions@gmdealerprograms.com with questions specific to your event.

Can parents/guardians and coaches stay to watch the clinic?

Parents/guardians and coaches are encouraged to stay and watch! Should you decide to leave, please be aware of the time you must be back to pick up your participant (at least 45 minutes prior to the scheduled end time) and verify the on-site Chevy Youth Sports staff members have your emergency contact information. Keep in mind, weather, low attendance, or other issues outside of our control may cause a clinic to end earlier than planned.

Parents/guardians will not be allowed on the field during clinic rotations.

Will water be provided during the clinic?

Water will be provided for all participants at each clinic site. "Water breaks” are scheduled into each clinic. Even though water will be provided for the participants, we still encourage each child to bring their own water bottle also.

Will refreshments be available for parents and spectators?

At a few select locations, parents and spectators may be able to purchase concessions for themselves, if desired. Parents and spectators are welcome to bring refreshments along for themselves!

Are the Chevy Youth Sports clinics for softball players too or just baseball?

The Chevy Youth Sports Clinics are open to both baseball and softball players!

Additional Questions

What is the age range of players eligible to participate in a Chevy Youth Sports clinic?

Boys and girls ages 6-14 of all skill levels are invited to attend a Chevy Youth Sports Clinic! Participants with special needs, ages 6 and up, are also welcome to attend.

What if my child is disabled?

If your child is a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to participate in this program, please contact the Chevy Youth Sports Coordinator (using the contact information located on the event invitation or at questions@gmdealerprograms.com). Please provide as much detail as possible so that we can speak with the appropriate clinic administrator to ensure your child can be safely accommodated. Please note, we may ask that a parent or legal guardian accompany your child on the field throughout the event, if accommodations can be made. If any parent desires to accompany his/her child on the field throughout the event, they must first complete a participation waiver for themselves, in addition to the one for their child.

What will happen if weather or something else affects a clinic we are scheduled to attend?

Registrants will be notified via email and phone if any changes or cancellations must occur to their event. Please plan on attending an event as scheduled unless you are otherwise informed by a Chevy Youth Sports representative.