VOLUNTEER COACHES FROM OUR HOUSE LEAGUE BASEBALL PROGRAM ENRICHED THEIR KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS AT THE THREE DAY SESSION AT THE ROGERS CENTRE
Several of our volunteer Toronto Playgrounds House League Baseball coaches 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.
For the second consecutive year, the TP Baseball Committee continued an initiative to give some of our dedicated and hard working volunteer coaches all the education and tools necessary to teach our players the fundamentals of baseball. With that goal in mind, the 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 2015 edition of the Blue Jays Coaching Clinic were:
- BILL EVANS: TP House League Coach; TP Peewee Select Head Coach; President of the TP Baseball Committee
- PAUL BAGNELL: TP House League Coach; Treasurer of the TP Baseball Committee
- ALEX BEAUVAIS: TP House League Coach; TP Baseball Committee Member
- MARK deBOER: TP House League Coach
- JENNY FOSTER: TP House League Coach; TP Select Coach
- TRACY FRANKLIN: TP House League Coach
- JOHN GORDON: TP House League Coach
- JOHN HILL: TP House League Coach; TP Select Coach
- JEFF KOLYN: TP House League Coach
After attending a four hour Baseball Canada NCCP Professional Development program on Friday afternoon that encompassed fundamentals like base running, infield, 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 House League Baseball Coaches had the pleasure of working alongside included: Sandy Alomar Sr.; Homer Bush; Stubby Clapp; Jim Czajkowski; Chris Joyner; Tim Leiper; Candy ‘The Candyman’ Maldonado; Brian McCrae; Lloyd ‘Shaker’ Moseby; Rance Mulliniks; Chris Robinson; Adam Stern; John Schneider: Tanyon Sturtze; Pat Tabler; Duane Ward; and Devon White.
And a grand time was had by all our TP House League Baseball Coaches in attendance.