Softball Canada is pleased to announce the Junior Men’s National Team Coaching staff will be offering a Development Program for young athletes.
THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS JANUARY 10, 2021
Softball Canada is creating this program to align the talent development path that raises the standard of softball skills in Canada and prepares athletes to compete at: Canadian Championships, Canada Games, Junior Men’s and Men’s National Teams. The program is focused on the development of the athletes born from 2004 to 2007 and is aligned with Softball Canada’s Athlete Development Matrix and Sport Canada’s high performance athlete development pathway.
THE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM WILL COVER
Pitching, Catching, Fielding, Hitting, Base Running, Fitness, and Mental Performance
DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM PACKAGE INCLUDES
- Fitness training program
- Positional skills and drills
- Hitting program
- Pitching program
- Coach’s Eye account
- Skills Shark account for Player Evaluations
- Zoom sessions with Junior Men’s National Team coaching staff.
The Development Program will be begin on January 15th, 2021 with an introductory Zoom session with the Junior Men’s National Team coaching staff and participants and will continue until May 29th (20 weeks)
Mark Quinn – Head Coach
Kalen Kovitch – Assistant Coach
Jean-Yves Doucet – Assistant Coach
Todd McCulloch – Assistant Coach
When participating in any exercise or exercise program, there is the possibility of physical injury. If you engage in this exercise or exercise program, you agree that you do so at your own risk, are voluntarily participating in these activities, assume all risk of injury to yourself, and agree to release and discharge Softball Canada from any and all claims or causes of action, known or unknown, arising out of the development program. Before practicing the skills and drills described, be sure to check with your Doctor and that your equipment is well maintained. Do not take risks beyond your level of experience, aptitude, training, and comfort level.
Softball Canada’s development program is targeted towards athletes who are interested in preparing for the 2021 season. The World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) are currently planning for the next series of World Cups in all age categories. At this time, the U18 Men’s program is not confirmed for dates/locations nor specific birth year categories. The development program will be available to athletes born in 2004-2007 who are interested in working with the JMNT Coaching Staff. However, because of the uncertainty of the next U18 Qualifier and World Cup, the targeted birth years may be ineligible for WBSC events. We encourage all athletes born in 2004-2007 to be part of this program as it will be a great opportunity to work with our High Performance Coaching Staff.
Softball Canada would like to ensure that all interested athletes have access to this program. If any family would like to pay in installments or would like to discuss financial assistance for the registration fee, please contact Mike Branchaud at firstname.lastname@example.org
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