WINTER CAMPS (2023)
EABA Winter Development Camp
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
EABA is excited to announce the details of our winter baseball camp. We take great pride in our camps and clinics, with the goal of providing cost-effective, high-value programming aligned with our core values of player development, inclusivity, and community-building. 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. It will provide individual skill development for all players and skill levels between the 11U and 18U levels while introducing and reinforcing the values of team play.
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:
Age Range: Players with birth years from 2010 - 2013
Schedule: Every Friday and Sunday between Jan. 6 and Feb. 26*
Total Hours of Instruction: 24
Age Range: Players with birth years from 2004 - 2009
Schedule: Every Friday and Sunday between Jan. 6 and Feb. 26**
Total Hours of Instruction: 26.5
*11U - 13U clinic times vary slightly but will typically be Fridays 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm and Sundays 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
**15U - 18U clinic times vary slightly but will typically be Fridays 8:00-10:00 pm and Sundays 5:30 pm -7:00 pm
***Registration cost also includes an EABA athletic performance t-shirt
All Friday sessions will be at Turf Training Center (TTC) 4 (150’ x 120’ Field) located at 1030 34 Ave, Nisku, approximately 5 km south of Ellerslie Road in Edmonton.
All Sunday sessions will be at TTC 1 (150’ x 90’ Field) located at 5820 59 Ave NW, Edmonton.
All players aged 11U – 18U interested in learning baseball fundamentals and/or refining their skills to the next level are encouraged to register, regardless of current 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 with higher levels of complexity and intensity.
The winter camp will focus on the four key baseball fundamentals including throwing, fielding, hitting and base running. Specific learning outcomes are provided below:
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can over-age 18U players register for the clinic?
A: Yes, the camp will be open to all eligible 11U-18U players, including over-age players.
Q: Can under-age players register for the clinic?
A: Players who will be participating in 9U in 2023 may be considered depending on registration numbers on a case by case basis. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire prior to registering in these instances. Note that smaller 2-day winter camps are being provided for age groups below the 11U level in April 2023.
Q: Can I register for a portion of the sessions if I know my player will be unable to attend all sessions?
A: Unfortunately, we are unable to provide pricing for partial clinic registrations. Attendance at each session is not mandatory but the clinic will be designed for a full allotment of instructional hours.
Q: What equipment is required?
A: All players will require indoor shoes, athletic attire (including protective cup) and a glove. Personal helmets and bats are preferred but EABA will have a limited supply for lending. All other equipment will be provided by EABA