GORHAM — On Feb. 19 and Feb. 25, baseball players ages 8-18 will have the opportunity to tune up their skills at the 22nd annual University of Southern Maine Baseball Pitching, Defense and Hitting Clinics.

The clinics allow players to learn proper pitching, defense and hitting techniques from the USM baseball staff and team members.

Coordinated by USM head coach Ed Flaherty, a two-time national champion ( 1991, 1997), and his staff, players will perform drills and receive instruction and correction on form and technique. Defensive stations will include pitching, infield, outfield and catching.

Players will be grouped by age and ability.

Both dates will be broken up into two sessions: pitching and defense from 9 a.m. to noon and hitting from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.

The fee for each session is $30, or $50 for both sessions if paid in advance. Preregistration is recommended. The fees are $35 or $60 on the day of the clinic.

Players should bring sneakers to change into and a glove. If available, a helmet and a bat are also encouraged.

For more information, contact Flaherty at 780-5474. Registration materials can also be found at http://southernmainehuskies.com/ fan- Zone/clinics