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Blue Jays Baseball Academy pulling out all the stops

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DUNEDIN, Fla. -- The Blue Jays Baseball Academy is bringing back its Super Camps for another season, and this time it will feature stops in all 10 Canadian provinces.

The baseball camps for players aged 9-16 will run from May until August with a total of 26 stops along the way. The on-field instruction will cover all aspects of the game, including hitting, defense, base running, bunting and pitching.

Another star-studded lineup of coaches has been put together, featuring some of the all-time greats to ever wear a Blue Jays uniform. It will be an opportunity for youth from across Canada to receive extensive training over the course of several days.

"We are very pleased to continue our partnership with Baseball Canada and promote participation in the game of baseball across Canada," Blue Jays vice president of business operations Stephen Brooks said.

"The Super Camp program, now in its fourth year, has given kids across the country an opportunity for elite level instruction that only Baseball Canada and our Blue Jays alumni can provide. Together we continue to encourage the growth of the game of baseball in this country."

The instructors include former Blue Jays players Roberto Alomar, Carlos Delgado, Tony Fernandez, Duane Ward, Devon White, Jesse Barfield, George Bell, Lloyd Moseby and Cecil Fielder. Baseball Canada and provincial baseball associations will also assist in providing quality baseball instructors.

The Super Camps are set to officially get underway in Guelph, Ontario, from May 9-11. There will be four additional stops in Ontario before the camps head west for three stops in British Columbia. The camps continue with stops in each province throughout the summer before wrapping up in Toronto on Aug. 25-27.

Registration is open to both male and female players and is now available at bluejays.com/baseballacademy. Camp registration is limited to 150 participants per camp. Each participant will receive a Blue Jays hat, a Blue Jays Baseball Academy T-shirt, a Blue Jays Baseball Academy Instructional manual and a 12-inch Alomar Baseball baseball glove.

Jays Care Foundation and the Blue Jays Baseball Academy will donate registration fees for a select number of players from local Boys & Girls Clubs from across Canada. The Toronto chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America also will donate registration fees for a select number of players.

Gregor Chisholm is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, North of the Border, and follow him on Twitter @gregorMLB. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.

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