INTRODUCTION

The Blue Jays Baseball Academy will be traveling to Calgary Region from July 12 – July 15, hosting a number of youth baseball related events that include instructional clinics, a girls clinic, showcase tryouts and a Challenger Baseball Game.

Learn more about each event and find out how to register below.

Baseball Academy Week | Alberta Schedule

INSTRUCTIONAL CLINICS

The Blue Jays Baseball Academy are hosting one day, four-hour Instructional Clinics for beginner baseball players aged 8-13.

Players rotate through drills that cover skills including: infield, outfield, hitting, throwing, agility, and baserunning. Instructional Clinic registrants will also participate in a Baseball Athletic Training station which serves as an introduction to fundamental athletic movement.

Instructional Clinics are taught by Blue Jays Baseball Academy Instructors. Academy Instructors are NCCP registered, experienced coaches, who have been trained in the ‘Blue Jays Way’ of teaching baseball to youth.

Participants receive a Blue Jays hat, t-shirt and digital baseball skills manual.

Cost: $89.00 (plus HST) per participant.

EventDateTimeLocationField
Instructional ClinicTuesday, July 1210:00am – 2:00pmCochraneCochrane Rodeo Grounds
Instructional ClinicThursday, July 1410:00am – 2:00pmOkotoksSeaman Stadium
Instructional ClinicFriday, July 159:00am – 1:00pmChestermereRec Centre FIeld

GIRLS CLINIC

The Blue Jays Baseball Academy are hosting a one day, three-hour girls clinic for kids aged 7-15. This event resembles an Instructional Clinic, with a focus on welcoming those who identity as a girl.

Players rotate through drills that cover skills including: infield, outfield, hitting, throwing, agility, and baserunning. Instructional Clinic registrants will also participate in a Baseball Athletic Training station which serves as an introduction to fundamental athletic movement.

Girls clinics are taught by Blue Jays Baseball Academy Instructors. Academy Instructors are NCCP registered, experienced coaches, who have been trained in the ‘Blue Jays Way’ of teaching baseball to youth.

Participants receive a Blue Jays hat, t-shirt and digital baseball skills manual.

Cost: $49.00 (plus HST) per participant.

EventDateTimeLocationField
Girls ClinicWednesday, July 139:00am – 12:00pmCalgarySandarac Ball Diamond

BASEBALL ACADEMY SHOWCASE TRYOUT

The Blue Jays Baseball Academy Showcase is a national amateur baseball showcase held at Rogers Centre each September hosted by the Blue Jays Baseball Academy. The goal is to provide a showcase opportunity for the best amateur baseball players born in Canada, with draft and college eligibility. It acts to centralize the best Canadian baseball players, with the intention of exposing them to as many MLB scouts and college recruiters as possible.

Simply put, the Blue Jays Baseball Academy's intention is to provide a platform that both highlights and markets the high level of amateur baseball talent in this country. Since 2013, 110 former showcase players have been drafted by Major League Baseball organizations with over 500 receiving college scholarships to continue their academic and athletic careers.

Showcase tryouts are held across Canada to help determine the players selected to participate at the showcase. While it is not mandatory that players attend a tryout in order to be selected to a roster, it is the best way to ensure players are fairly and accurately evaluated.

Cost: $110.00 (plus HST) per participant.

EventDateTimeLocationField
Showcase TryoutWednesday, July 132:00pmCalgaryWebber Academy Athletic Park
Showcase TryoutMonday, July 2510:00amOkotoksSeaman Stadium

CHALLENGER BASEBALL

The Blue Jays Baseball Academy are hosting a Challenger Baseball Game on Thursday, July 14 at 2:30 p.m. at Seaman Stadium in Okotoks.

Challenger Baseball is an adaptive program that provides an opportunity for children, youth and adults living with cognitive and/or physical disabilities to enjoy the full benefits of participating in organized baseball at a level structured to their abilities. Baseball is designed to provide your athlete with a great opportunity to connect with peers and strengthen life skills, baseball skills, and ties within the community.

To register for this event, please contact your local challenger league of email [email protected]. There is no cost to attend this event.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

All registered participants receive a confirmation email after registering for an event. An information email about the event is sent out roughly five days prior to the event date and will contain details including when to arrive, what to bring and if necessary, details on the inclement weather plan.

REFUND POLICY

A full refund, less a $10 administration fee, will be granted if registration is cancelled at least 48 hours prior to clinic date. Any cancellations within 48 hours of the clinic will not receive a refund, with the exception of a participant who is feeling ill.

CONTACT INFORMATION

For any questions about an event in your area please contact the Blue Jays Baseball Academy at 416-341-2500 or email at [email protected]. Please note that as we travel for events, response time may not be immediate.