COACHES FROM OUR HOUSE LEAGUE, SELECT AND REP CONTINGENTS ENRICHED THEIR SKILLS AT A THREE DAY SESSION AT THE ROGERS CENTRE
Several of our Toronto Playgrounds Baseball coaches from our House League, Select and Rep contingents had an opportunity to enrich their coaching acumen and skills this weekend at the three day Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Academy National Coaching Clinic held at the Rogers Centre.
TP House League Baseball is continually striving to give our coterie of volunteer coaches all the education and tools necessary to teach our players the fundamentals of baseball. With that goal in mind, the TP Baseball Committee paid for a part of the clinic costs to encourage our coaches to attend the sessions and upgrade their skills, and become the best they can be for our players and our organization.Partaking in the Blue Jays Coaching Clinic were:
- BILL EVANS: TP House League Coach; TP Mosquito Select Head Coach; President of the TP Baseball Committee
- PAUL BAGNELL: TP House League Coach; Treasurer of the TP Baseball Committee
- JASON KOSKELA: TP Rookie Ball Select Head Coach
- REBECCA WELLS JOPLING: TP Major Peewee Rep Head Coach
- BOB GARDEN: TP House League Coach
- JOEL SCOTT: TP House League Umpire; 2013 TP House League Baseball Male Participant of the Year
- RICHARD HELFRICH: TP Minor Mosquito Rep Head Coach
- JOHN ROWE: TP House League Coach
- MIKE ZIMMERMAN: TP House League Coach
After attending a four hour Baseball Canada NCCP Professional Development program on Friday afternoon that encompassed fundamentals like baserunning, infielding, outfield and hitting, our esteemed group of TP Baseball Coaches took to the field on Saturday and Sunday at the Rogers Centre to participate in various skills workstations with instructors that included Blue Jays Alumni Coaches, current members of the Blue Jays coaching staff, Blue Jays minor league coaches, and instructors from Baseball Canada.
Some of the Blue Jays and other elite major league instructors that our TP Baseball Coaches had the pleasure of working alongside included: Sandy Alomar Sr.; Jesse Barfield; Denis Boucher; Homer Bush; Stubby Clapp; Jeff Krushell; Candy Maldonado; Clayton McCullough; Brian McRae; Lloyd Moseby; Dave Pano; Tim Raines; Chris Robinson; Luis Rivera; Ed Sprague; Pat Tabler; Duane Ward; and Devon White.
Courtesy of MLB, please click on the link below to view a short video on the 2014 Blue Jays Baseball Academy National Coaching Clinic:
And a wonderful time was had by all our TP Baseball Coaches in attendance.