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Baseball Academy Instructional Clinics powered by Honda

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INTRODUCTION

The Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Academy host one day, four-hour Instructional Clinics powered by Honda throughout Ontario for beginner baseball players aged 8-12.

Players rotate through drills that cover skills including: infield, outfield, hitting, throwing, agility, and baserunning. As first seen in 2019, Instructional Clinic registrants participate in a Baseball Athletic Training station which serves as an introduction to fundamental athletic movement, and a Game Station where participants will play a whiffle ball baseball game.

Instructional Clinics powered by Honda are taught exclusively 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. Many instructors have been with the Blue Jays Baseball Academy for several years, facilitating clinics and camps when they aren’t teaching baseball in their own communities.

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

Instructional Clinics powered by Honda also serve as a fundraising opportunity for the host baseball association or little league, as $25 from each registration is donated back to the host organization after the first 25 registrations. In 2019, the Blue Jays were able to donate over $25,000 back to amateur baseball in Ontario as a result.

COST

$65.00 (plus HST) per participant.

MULTIMEDIA

The Blue Jays Baseball Academy paired up with Toronto Girls Baseball to host an Instructional Clinic powered by Honda for female baseball players.

On Sunday, May 23rd the Blue Jays Baseball Academy powered by Honda held one of their 23 Instructional Clinics at West Oak Trails Park in Oakville, Ontario.

On May 5th, 2019, the Blue Jays Baseball Academy hosted an Instructional Clinic powered by Honda at Christie Pits in partnership with Toronto Playgrounds Baseball. Instructional Clinics are one-day, four-hour baseball skills clinics taking place in communities across Ontario in May and June.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

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

All participants are asked to bring a baseball glove, bat, helmet, baseball cleats or running shoes, and be dressed in appropriate athletic attire. Please also bring enough water, snacks and sunscreen based on the climate that day. We ask participants to arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the start of the clinic to check-in. All clinics run for four hours with one 15 minute break and two smaller breaks. Parents are encouraged to stay and watch, and there are opportunities to volunteer on-field should they choose.

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.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

At Instructional Clinics powered by Honda, host association coaches and in some cases, parents of registrants have the opportunity to volunteer at the clinic. The purpose of this is to learn tips and techniques which they can take back to their teams. Knowledge of baseball or coaching is not necessary. National Coaches Certification Program (NCCP) registered coaches who sign up to volunteer online will have the opportunity to receive one professional development point towards certification.

Once the clinic begins, the Blue Jays Baseball Academy Lead Instructor organizes the volunteer coaches and assigns roles.

CONTACT INFORMATION

For any questions about the Instructional Clinic 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 clinics, response time on weekends and holidays may not be immediate.