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Blue Jays Baseball Academy National Coaching Clinic
This clinic is SOLD OUT!
  1. Event Details
  2. Schedule
  3. Coaches
  4. Special Offer
  5. Hotel
  6. NCCP Credits
  7. Contact Us

Join us at Rogers Centre for the third annual Blue Jays Baseball Academy National Coaching Clinic. The clinic will take place January 9-11, 2015 and the cost for the weekend is $160.

Participants will be broken into two groups (based on coaching experience and coaching level). Coaches will rotate through 10-12 stations which include: hitting, pitching, infield, outfield and base running.

Participants will receive:

  1. Two Days of on field coaching from members of the Blue Jays coaching staff. Instructors include alumni coaches, current members of Blue Jays staff, and Blue Jays Minor League Coaches.
  2. Four hour NCCP module happening Friday, January 9 (this is not mandatory, it is offered as a bonus for coaches at no additional charge)
  3. Blue Jays Baseball Academy fleece sweater
  4. Complimentary coffee on Saturday and Sunday morning.
  5. Lunch on Saturday, January 10 in TD Comfort Club.
  6. Blue Jays Baseball Academy handbook.
  7. Admission to the Coaches Social on Friday, January 9.
Friday, January 9:

NCCP Sessions (1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.):
Baseball Canada's NCCP Professional Development (PD) program started on January 1, 2013. Certified coaches can use these workshops as credit toward maintenance of certification status. In a three-year timeframe, coaches must acquire 12 PD points in order to maintain active status. Baseball Canada will provide 3 PD points for attending the full Blue Jays Baseball Academy National Coaching Clinic, as outlined in the NCCP PD program. Coaches that attend the Baserunning, Infielding, Outfield or Hitting sessions offered on Friday, January 9 will be awarded 5 PD points per module. We will also be offered the NCCP baseball Initiation Workshop for beginner coaches!

Coaches Social (6:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.):
Participants are welcome to attend the Coaches Social happening in the TD Comfort Clubhouse at Rogers Centre. Participants should enter through Gate #8 (south side of Rogers Centre). Light snacks will be provided and drinks are available for purchase.

Saturday, January 10:

On-field Program (9:00 a.m. - Noon):
Coaches will rotate through stations on the field. Each station will last about 45 minutes.

Lunch (Noon - 1:00 p.m.):
Provided in the TD Comfort Clubhouse located on the 200 Level at Rogers Centre.

On field Program (1:00 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.):
Coaches will rotate through stations on the field. Each station will last about 45 minutes.

Batting Practice:
1. Batting Practice Session #1 (5:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.)
2. Batting Practice Session #2 (6:30 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.)
3. Batting Practice Session #3 (7:45 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.)
4. Batting Practice Session #4 (9:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.)

Sunday, January 11:

Batting Practice:
1. Batting Practice Session #5 (7:00 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.)
2. Batting Practice Session #6 (8:15 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.)

On field Program (10:00 a.m. - 1 p.m.):
Coaches will rotate through stations on the field. Each station will last about 45 minutes.

Instructors include Blue Jays Alumni Coaches, current members of the current Blue Jays staff and Blue Jays Minor League Coaches. Additional instructors to be provided by Baseball Canada.

We will constantly be adding new Instructors to the roster. Below are the Instructors that have confirmed their appearance.

Sandy Alomar Sr.Sandy Alomar Sr.: Sandy is a currently a Consultant for the Blue Jays Baseball Operations where he works with Blue Jays players in the minor leagues as well as instructional league. After retiring from a 14-season MLB career as a player, Sandy coached in the Majors for the Cubs, Rockies, Padres and Mets.


Homer BushHomer Bush: Homer was an MLB second baseman from 1997 to 2004 and was a member of the Blue Jays from 1999 to 2002. Homer spent the 2014 season as the hitting coach for the San Diego Padres' Short-Season Class A affiliate, Eugene Emeralds of the Northwest League.


Stubby ClappStubby Clapp: The Windsor, ON native played professionally for 11 years and made his MLB debut in 2001 with the St. Louis Cardinals. He has also been a member of Canada's Olympic and World Baseball Class teams. Stubby is currently the hitting coach for the Dunedin Blue Jays (Single-A) and was recently awarded the Webster Award recognizing his work in player development.


Jim CzajkowskiJim Czajkowski: A former Major League pitcher, Jim now serves as the pitching coach for the Blue Jays' AA affiliate New Hampshire Fisher Cats and also held the same position with the Vancouver Canadians (Short-Season Single A) in 2012.


Chris JoynerChris Joyner: Chris is the current Strength & Conditioning Coordinator for the Toronto Blue Jays. Hired by the club in 2002, Joyner worked in the Blue Jays Minor League system before moving to the Milwaukee Brewers in 2006 where he was named Major League Strength & Conditioning Coach. He would return to the Blue Jays organization in 2011 and enters his second season in his current role.


Tim LeiperTim Leiper: Currently the Blue Jays 1B coach, Tim spent 29 years prior to 2014 as a Minor League player, coach and instructor. Leiper has also coached many of Canada's Olympic, WBC, World Cup and Pan-Am teams.


Brian McRaeBrian McRae: Brian was a switch-hitting centrefielder in the MLB from 1990 to 1999 where he ended his career with the Blue Jays. He is currently the Assistant Coach for the Park University Pirates (NAIA) in Parkville, Missouri.


Lloyd MosebyLloyd Moseby: "Shaker" was a centre fielder in the MLB from 1980 to 1991 playing with the Blue Jays from 1980 to 1989. He was an All-Star and a Silver Slugger award recipient. Lloyd served as the Blue Jays 1B coach from 1998-1999.


Rance MulliniksRance Mulliniks: Rance played 16 seasons in the Major Leagues and was a member of the 1992 World Series Champion Blue Jays. He was a student of the game and known for his patience and discipline at the plate. Rance served as the Blue Jays Minor League Hitting Coordinator for four years and was also the colour commentator for Blue Jays games on both CBC Sports and Rogers Sportsnet.


Dave PanoDave Pano: Dave enters his 14th season as a coach in the Blue Jays organization. He has been the hitting coach for the Vancouver Canadians (Short-A) for the past 4 years and has also coached for the Blue Jays' Single-A and Rookie affiliates in Auburn, Pulaski and Dunedin during his career.


Chris RobinsonChris Robinson: Drafted as a catcher by the Detroit in 2005, the Dorchester, ON native would go on to play 8 years in the Minor Leagues for the Tigers, Cubs, Orioles and Padres (where he would make his MLB debut in 2013). Chris has played on many of Canada's teams including Pan Am, Olympic and World Baseball Classic squads. Robinson currently instructs and Centrefield Sports in London as well as coaches for the Great Lake Canadians program.


Adam SternAdam Stern: The London, ON native was a Major League outfielder from 2005-2010 as a member of the Red Sox, Orioles and Brewers and has also played on Canada's Olympic and World Baseball Classic teams. Stern would hit an inside the park HR in Canada's memorable win over the USA in the 2006 WBC. Currently Adam owns Centrefield Sports training facility in London and runs the Great Lake Canadians baseball program.


John SchneiderJohn Schneider: Selected by the Blue Jays in the 13th round of the 2002 draft, John played six seasons as a minor league catcher. He made his coaching debut in 2008 as one of the Gulf Coast Blue Jays (Rookie) hitting coaches and is now the current manager of the Vancouver Canadians.


Tanyon SturtzeTanyon Sturtze: Tanyon is a former MLB pitcher who made his debut in 1995 with the Chicago Cubs. He would go on to play with the Rangers, White Sox, Devil Rays, Blue Jays, Yankees and Dodgers before retiring in 2008.


Pat TablerPat Tabler: Pat is currently the colour analyst for the Toronto Blue Jays on Rogers Sportsnet. A member of the 1992 World Champion Blue Jays team, Pat enjoyed an 11 season MLB career as part of the Cubs, Indians, Royals, Mets and Blue Jays. The first baseman was selected to the 1987 American League All-Star team.


Duane WardDuane Ward: Duane was a right-handed reliever who played with the Blue Jays from 1986 to 1995 and was a part of the Back-2-Back World Championship teams where he set the Blue Jays single-season save record with 45 saves in 1993. He was also an AL All-Star that season.


Devon WhiteDevon White: The switch-hitting centrefielder played in the MLB from 1985 to 2001 and played with the Blue Jays from 1991 to 1995 winning two World Series championships. Devon was a 3x All-Star and 7x Gold Glover. In 2011, Devon served as the baserunning instructor for the Chicago White Sox organization.


Associations attending the Blue Jays Baseball Academy National Coaching Clinic with eight members or more, can qualify to receive an additional two spots for free!

Who qualifies for this offer?
Registered Baseball Associations qualify for this offer, not individual coaches. Payments must be made by the Baseball Association, and not by individual attendees.

What is the total cost of this offer?
The total cost of this offer is $1,356
$1,200 (total cost of 8 coaches) x 156 (13% HST) = $1,356

When is the deadline to take advantage of this offer?
The cheque must be received by the Blue Jays Baseball Academy no later than Friday, November 14, 2014.

If we are paying by cheque, who should the cheque be payable too?
The cheque is payable to "Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club."

The cheque should be mailed to:

  • Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Club
  • Attention: Blue Jays Baseball Academy
  • One Blue Jays Way, Suite 3200
  • Toronto, ON M5V 1J1

What if we have a cancelation within our group, can we get a portion of our money back?
The Blue Jays Baseball Academy will not provide refunds for this offer. It is up to the individual Baseball Associations to make sure they have 10 Coaches for their 10 spots.

The Blue Jays Baseball Academy are offering coaches a rate of $99/night at the Radisson Admiral Hotel on Queens Quay West. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel directly, or by using the below link.

Baseball Canada's NCCP Professional Development (PD) program started 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 Blue Jays Baseball Academy National Coaching Clinic, as outlined in the NCCP PD program. Coaches that attend the NCCP sessions offered on Friday, January 9 will be awarded 5 PD points per module.

The NCCP portion of the clinic is not mandatory and is offered at no additional cost. NCCP modules will be offered on the afternoon of Friday, January 9, and will take place in a class room setting.

If you have any questions/concerns, please reach out to the Blue Jays Baseball Academy at 416-341-2500 or baseball.academy@bluejays.com

Toronto Blue Jays are proud supporters of Amateur Baseball across Canada.