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Sept. 26, 2017


Coaches: 31st Annual Best Ever Clinic set for January 12-14

By Adam Morissette

Baseball Canada

Baseball Ontario has assembled an impressive group of speakers for the 31st annual Best Ever Coaches Clinic which takes place January 12-14, 2018 at the Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel and Conference Centre.

Guest Speakers scheduled to present include:
Dave Hudgens, hitting coach, Houston Astros
Ron Washington, third base and infield coach, Atlanta Braves
Steve Janssen, head coach, Team Netherlands
Wes Johnson, pitching coach, University of Arkansas
Tanner Swanson, assistant coach, Santa Clara University
Matt Hobbs, pitching coach, Wake Forest University
Omar Johnson, head coach, Jackson State University
Jose Vazquez, strength and conditioning coach, Texas Rangers

Baseball Ontario is offering one free NCCP Clinic to each coach who registers for the 2018 Best Ever Clinic by December 18th!

Sessions will run Friday, January 12th 1-5pm and Sunday, January 14th 1-5pm.

Clinics will be offered on a first come, first served basis until they are full. Coaches can make their clinic selection when completing the BEC registration form.

Each of the following modules will be offered and we will try our best to accommodate date preference wherever possible:

Baserunning
Planning
Strategies
Outfielding
Initiation
Absolutes
Teaching & Learning
Pitching & Catching
Please contact coach@baseballontario.com for more information.

The weekend also includes a Trade Show complete with new products for 2018, product demonstrations, promotions & show specials, and network with vendors.

For more information including speaker bios and how to register, visit baseballontario.com.

Adam Morissette

Adam Morissette was born and raised in Ottawa, Ont. where sports were always a big part of his life whether it be baseball, hockey or football, including playing two seasons as centre for coach Pat Sheahan with the Queen's University Golden Gaels in Kingston -- Canada's first capital. Morissette has always have been passionate about baseball and has fond memories of attending Montreal Expos games with his father, Mike, and listening to his recollection of watching baseball in Montreal at Jarry Park and stories about Gary Carter, Rusty Staub and Steve Rodgers. Morissette could often be found in a near empty Lynx Stadium watching Joe Siddall, Bert Heffernan, Curtis Pride and Jamie Carroll soaking in a beautiful summer night at the ballpark. He was a member of the provincial championship Orleans Red Sox Little League teams also played with the Ottawa White Sox for the late Lyle Anderson and Todd Burke in OBA Midget and American Legion play and the Capital City Crushers (NCBL), primarily as a catcher. Has also spent time coaching Little League in Orleans and South Ottawa. He wanted to turn his passion into a career and enrolled in Sport Business Management at Algonquin College in Ottawa in 2007. After working for the Ottawa 67's OHL team as the Ticket Coordinator, Morissette jumped at the opportunity to become the Media and Public Relations Coordinator with Baseball Canada in 2010. He loves watching and reading about pro, college or amateur baseball and is a long-time subscriber to Baseball America. Morissette is thrilled about the idea of writing about baseball and is interested in covering any story that his car -- and time -- will allow him to cover.