The Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Academy is a department within the Toronto Blue Jays tasked with supporting the development of young people's lifelong connection with baseball within the Greater Toronto Area and across Canada.
The Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Academy is committed to growing the game of baseball and teaching skills to youth players and coaches across Canada.
The Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Academy hosts one day, four-hour Instructional Clinics powered by Honda throughout Ontario for beginner baseball players aged 8-12.
Players will rotate through drills that cover skills including: infield, outfield, hitting, throwing, agility, baserunning, and participate in a Game Station where players will play a whiffle ball baseball game.
The Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Academy host Super Camps powered by Honda across Canada for baseball players of all skill levels aged 9 to 16. These one, two or three day, four-hour camps (five hours for Rogers Centre) take place in the summer months of July and August.
Camps are taught by both Blue Jays Alumni and Blue Jays Baseball Academy Instructors in an organized, structured, and fun environment that helps develop their baseball skills.
Tournament 12 (T12) presented by New Era is a national amateur baseball tournament held at Rogers Centre each September hosted by the Blue Jays Baseball. The goal of T12 is to provide a showcase opportunity for the best amateur baseball players born in Canada, with college eligibility.
T12 acts to centralize the best Canadian baseball players, with the intention of exposing them to as many pro and college scouts as possible.
Tournament 12 (T12) Tryouts are held across Canada in spring and summer. These tryout camps help determine the players selected to participate at T12. While it is not mandatory that players attend a T12 Tryout Camp in order to be selected to a T12 roster, it is the best way to ensure players are fairly and accurately evaluated.
The Blue Jays Baseball Academy delivers instructional initiatives to youth baseball coaches of all backgrounds. Historically, this has taken place at a National Coaches Clinic at Rogers Centre in January. In 2020, the Blue Jays Baseball Academy is focused on learning about the different needs of coaches all across the country in order to better support and develop coaches in Canada.