Jays Baseball Academy coaching clinic

Jays 1B coach Dave (Left Turn) Leiper at a past coach's convention. 

Jays 1B coach Dave (Left Turn) Leiper at a past coach's convention. 


  • Two days of speakers, drills portion on field, clubhouse tour, trade show on the 100L concourse and coaches panel.
  • Four hour NCCP module happening Friday, February 10 (this is not mandatory, it is offered as a bonus for coaches at no additional charge)
  • Blue Jays Baseball Academy Nike fleece sweater
  • Complimentary coffee on Saturday and Sunday morning.
  • Lunch on Saturday, February 11 in 200L TD Comfort Club.
  • Blue Jays Baseball Academy handbook.
  • Admission to the Coaches Social on Friday, February 10.
Jeff Francis ... 

Jeff Francis ... 


Jeff Francis – 12 year MLB alum, gold medalist at 2015 Pan Am Games, 2nd highest drafted Canadian of all time.

Garth Iorg – 9 year MLB alum, 5 years MLB Coaches experience and presently heavy active with MLB International's instructional camps and clinics.

Matt Kata – 6 year MLB alum, attended Vanderbilt University, and is currently Manager, Youth Baseball with the Cleveland Indians.

Jeff Krushell – Owns and operates Krush Performance, strength & conditioning coach, Baseball Canada, former strength and conditioning coach for the Toronto Blue Jays.

Lloyd Moseby – 10 year MLB alum, 5 years' experience Coaches at the minor/major league level. Lloyd is currently a driving force for the Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Academy.


Pete Orr – 7 year MLB alum, gold medalist at 2015 Pan Am Games and was recently hired by the Milwaukee Brewers as a pro scout.

Chris Robinson – MLB alum, has represented Canada at the Pan Am Games, World Baseball Classic, World Cup and Olympics. Currently a coach with Canada's Jr National team.

Lisa Veloce – A mental performance consultant and professional member of the Canadian Sport Psychology Association with extensive experience as both a coach and an athlete for over 20 years.

Duane Ward – 10 year MLB alum, 125 career saves, two time World Series Champion and is currently a driving force of the Blue Jays Baseball Academy.

Devon White

Devon White – 17 year MLB alum, 6 years' experience as an outfield/base running coordinator for 2 MLB organizations and he was just recently named hitting coach for the Blue Jays AA affiliate.

Kevin Wilson – USA Baseball Alum, hitting consultant currently working with Minor and Major League players from 20 different MLB organizations.


Friday, February 10:

  • 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 Coaches Clinic, as outlined in the NCCP PD program. Coaches that attend the Baserunning, Infielding, Outfield or Hitting sessions offered on Friday, February 10 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, February 11 and Sunday, February 12:

These days will consist of the following:

  • A drills portion
  • Many guest speakers
  • Clubhouse Tour
  • Trade Show on the 100L Concourse
  • Coaches Panel for extensive Q&A


The individual cost is $175 + HST.

Association Discount

Up until January 13, we would like to extend a special offer to your local baseball association. Associations that register 10 or more participants will qualify for a special price of $120 + HST per coach. Associations must register by Friday, January 14 and can register a group in writing by emailing the Blue Jays Baseball Academy at baseball.academy@bluejays.com. Payment will be due by Monday, January 23 at 5 p.m.

Starting Saturday, January 15, the association price will move to $140 + HST per coach.

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