Pitching and catching are the most specialized positions on any baseball team and learning the positions require specialized instruction. EABA will be hosting combined pitching and catching clinics to provide detailed instruction for aspiring and established pitchers and catchers.

The camp will be designed and led by EABA’s Technical and Coaching Directors, Blake Hamer and Matt DeBeurs, with support from other experienced coaches from the Edmonton area. Players will receive quality instruction, repetitions and feedback aligned with their current skillset and level of advancement. Most importantly, players will be part of a team, participating and contributing to a positive, development-first culture where all are encouraged to push themselves to their next skill level regardless of their starting point.


Clinics will be held for two age ranges as summarized below.
Players will be able to select a focus of either pitching or catching when registering.

11U-13U Clinic
Age Range: Players with birth years from 2010 – 2013
Schedule: Saturdays: 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm – November 5, 12, 19, 26
Total Hours of Instruction: 6
Cost: $100


15U-18U Clinic
Age Range: Players with birth years from 2004 – 2009
Schedule: Saturdays: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm – November 5, 12, 19, 26
Total Hours of Instruction: 8
Cost: $125
(Limited spots available for both pitching and catching)


All sessions will be hosted at Turf Training Centre’s large new indoor facility, TTC 4 (Field F; 150’ x 90’) located at 1030 – 34 Ave, Nisku, approximately 5 km south of Ellerslie Road.


Target Participants
All players aged 11U – 18U interested in receiving specialized instruction on pitching and/or catching are encouraged to register, regardless of skill level or experience. Instruction will be provided to enable effective skill advancement at all levels. Community league players will learn the basics, AA or AAA players will receive more advanced instruction.


Learning Outcomes

   Pitching participants will learn and practice:

  • Pitching mindset, objectives and approach
  • Warm ups and throwing progressions
  • Body positioning and mechanics for full and stretch wind ups
  • Pitch design and secondary pitches (age dependent)
  • Pitcher defence
  • Arm care and strengthening exercises
  • Strength and conditioning

   Catching participants will learn and practice:

  • Catching mindset and objectives
  • Body positioning
  • Receiving and framing
  • Blocking
  • Signalling pitches (age dependent)
  • Footwork/throwing to bases for steals, bunts, pick-offs
  • Strength and conditioning

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