Blue Jays to conduct first National Baseball Coaches Clinic at Rogers Centre

The Toronto Blue Jays in partnership with Baseball Canada will host the first Blue Jays Baseball Academy National Baseball Coaching Clinic at Rogers Centre from January 4-6, 2013.

The clinic will be targeted to baseball coaches working at all levels of competition. Baseball Canada will provide professional development credit for coaches that attend, as well as host four Instructor Stream NCCP certification modules, Baserunning, Infielding, Outfielding and Hitting. The cost of the NCCP modules is built into the Clinic registration fees and there will be no additional cost to participants.

“Baseball Canada has been a tremendous partner and this clinic is another opportunity to promote and support the growth of the game of baseball at all levels across the country. Assisting Baseball Canada in improving the quality of coaching will only enhance the experience for all who participate in this great game.” – Stephen Brooks, Senior Vice President, Business Operations

Baseball Canada’s NCCP Professional Development (PD) program will begin on January 1, 2013. In a three-year timeframe, coaches must acquire 12 PD points in order to maintain certification. Baseball Canada will provide 3 PD points for attending the full weekend, as outlined in the NCCP PD program. Coaches that attend the Baserunning, Infielding, Outfielding or Hitting session, will be awarded 5 PD points per module.

 “The Toronto Blue Jays continue to be tremendous supporters of Baseball Canada and we strive to improve the development and promotion of amateur baseball in Canada. From the extremely successful Blue Jays Honda Super Camps to supporting our National Championships and now this key coaching initiative we are very pleased with the growth of these programs since our partnership began.” - Baseball Canada President Ray Carter.

Instructors will include Duane Ward, Lloyd Moseby, Sandy Alomar Sr., Rance Mulliniks, Homer Bush and Doug Davis with more names to be added at a future date. Participants can register at bluejays.com/baseballacademy for a cost of $120.