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Blue Jays Baseball Academy National Coaching Clinic
  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 12:

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.


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.


Clayton McCulloughClayton McCullough: Clayton currently serves as the Coordinator of Instruction for the Blue Jays Minor League system. He has also held managerial positions at the club's affiliates in Vancouver, Lansing and Dunedin (where he won the 2011 Florida State League's Manager of the Year Award). Prior to coaching, Clayton was a catcher in the Cleveland Indians system.


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.


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.


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.


Kevin SeitzerKevin Seitzer: Kevin is currently the hitting coach for the Toronto Blue Jays and has also held the same position with the Kansas City Royals and Arizona Diamondbacks. A two-times All-Star, Seitzer was a MLB third baseman with the Royals, Brewers, Athletics and Indians from 1986-1997.


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 Baserunning, Infielding, Outfield, or Hitting sessions offered on Friday, January 10 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.