The 2018/2019 Off-Season Development Program will run on scheduled Sundays by division at the Collicutt Centre soccer pitch (please see below for schedule and refer to each week for updated times). Registration will operate on a drop-in, pay per session basis at a cost of $10 per hour (1.5 hour sessions are $15 accordingly). There is no need to pre-register for sessions.
Players will require clean, indoor shoes, a baseball glove, a batting helmet, a protective Jock/Jill, and a bat (there will be bats available for those who don't have one). Please print and fill out the Off-Season Development Program Registration Form and bring to your first session. This form only needs to be completed once and will remain on file for the remainder of the sessions.
Sunday, Oct 21st - Guest Coach Instructor: Sheen Bromley
8:00am - 9:30am: Bantam
9:30am - 11:00am: Mosquito
11:00am - 12:30pm: Midget
12:30pm - 2:00pm: Peewee
RDMBA is pleased to welcome a highly accredited guest coach instructor for this Sunday’s Off-Season Development Program sessions. Please take the time to read through this gentleman’s respected credentials and accomplishments.
Sheen Bromley has been a long-time contributor in the baseball community in Alberta, bringing over 30 years of experience as a coach, teacher, and director of many baseball programs. Prior to the last three years that he has been the Technical and Development Coordinator for Baseball Alberta; Sheen spent 10 years as a teacher and lead instructor at the St. Francis Xavier Baseball Academy. He has coached in both head and assistant roles at many programs over a 20-year career at the Bantam, Midget, Junior, Senior, College, and Professional levels in Alberta, the United States, and Australia. In addition to that Sheen was the Head Coach for Team Alberta at the Canada Cup in 1996 and is currently on the coaching staff of the Canada Women’s National Team. He attended the Pan-Am Games in Toronto in 2015, the Women’s World Cup in South Korea in 2016, and will be again representing Canada in 2018 at the Women’s World Cup event in Florida. Sheen also has extensive experience in grassroots baseball development including time in Australia as Baseball Development Officer implementing primary school baseball programs and coaching development programs. Most recently Sheen was the winner of the Lionel Ruhr Elite Coach of the Year Award in 2016. This is the highest coaching honor awarded by Baseball Canada each year and Sheen is the only coach from Alberta to ever receive this honor.
RDMBA is not only excited to offer these sessions for our players' development but also for coach development as well. These sessions are $15.00/player, but free of charge for all coaches wishing to observe, learn new skills and increase their coaching knowledge.
Sunday, Oct 28th - TBA
Sunday, Nov 4th - TBA
Please note that in an effort to reach more players and accommodate multi-sport families, the order in which divisions participate will vary from week to week and/or may be combined depending on guest coach preference.