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BC Baseball is excited to welcome the return of our friend and a key contributor to the BC Baseball Coach Development Program Pete Caliendo!

Internationally renowned, Pete served as the Director and Coach of The Pan Am Baseball Association, a pilot program started by the former CEO of USA Baseball Dick Case. This organization won three gold and three silver medals for the USA in the Pan Am Games, including the Gold over Cuba. From the six-year program of 16-year-old players, it had produced over 22 players in the major leagues. After the six years, USA baseball made the program an official USA Baseball 16 u national team program.
Pete also served as Director for USA Athletes International’s Baseball Operations. While living in Europe, Pete became an associate scout with the Toronto Blue Jays for International Scout for the Blue Jays Wayne Morgan.

In January 2011 Pete received the American Baseball Coaches Association Meritorious award. The ABCA is the largest baseball organization of college and high school coaches in the U.S.

Pete, a former USA Baseball National Team Coach, brings unmatched experience and expertise to the development of baseball skills to players and coaches. His vast knowledge and worldwide presence have earned Pete immeasurable respect within the baseball community. His devotion to the game of baseball is greatly admired by those who have crossed his path.

Time spent with Pete is time well spent! Register now http://www.bcminorbaseball.org/forms/17728-2019-BC-Baseball-Coaching-Conference

Bruce Brown is Back in Town!

Posted by BC Baseball Association at Nov 6, 2018 1:24AM PST ( 0 Comments )
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BC Baseball is excited to announce the return of Bruce Brown for the 2019 Coaches Conference!

Bruce Brown is a special presenter for the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Champions of Character Program. Previously, Bruce served as the athletic director at Northwest College in Kirkland, Washington. A retired coach, he has worked at every level of education in his more than three decades of teaching and coaching. His coaching experiences include basketball, football, volleyball, and baseball at the junior high and high school levels, and basketball at the junior college and college levels. He has been involved with championship teams at each level of competition. Bruce has authored several books and is the featured speaker on nine sport coaching videos.

Bruce Brown’s message resonates with coaches, mentors, and leaders alike by shining a light on the often forgotten importance of developing athletes beyond their physical skills. He speaks to the critical importance of athletes developing into leaders, habits and behaviours of effective peer leadership, practicing sportsmanship, the qualities of great teams, team building, the role of parents in athletics and more. Join us at the 2019 BC Baseball Annual Coaches Conference and walk away with the insights Bruce so effectively delivers!

Register now! http://www.bcminorbaseball.org/forms/17728-2019-BC-Baseball-Coaching-Conference

Welcome Back Wilkinson!

Posted by BC Baseball Association at Oct 17, 2018 11:28PM PDT ( 0 Comments )
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Wilkinson Academy’s very own Pete Wilkinson returns to the stage at BC Baseball’s 2019 Coaches Conference to share his insights on athlete development. His approach in regard to the overall development of athletic performance ecompasses a well rounded philosophy that draws a connection of the behaviours and mindset of players between practice and game, sport and everyday life. Pete has been recognized nationally and internationally for the quality of his teaching, coaching and mentoring his students.
He has been awarded the American Baseball Coaches Association’s “Collegiate Baseball News Tom House Teaching Professional of the Year Award”
He served as Exclusive National Consultant for the development of both the baseball and softball Olympic Development Programs of the former Soviet Union
He is on the Canadian national youth baseball coach certification faculty for BC Minor Baseball
He has been a member of the National Pitching Association’s coach and player development faculty and later a Regional Director of that organization
He has been named Conference Coach of the Year in his stint as head coach at Bellevue High School in Washington, and he has coached high school teams who have won Conference, District, Regional and State Championships
Academy alumni include NCAA and NAIA National Champions, Major Leaguers, College World Series participants and winners, All-Americans, Conference champions and statistical record holders (including single season home runs, single season ERA, career hits), and have numbered nearly 100 MLB draftees.

Virtually all of Pete’s students have earned at least one college degree, and in excess of 90% of them have played college baseball.

Pete is a member of the American Baseball Coaches Association.

We are really excited to have him back! Register here http://www.bcminorbaseball.org/forms/17728-2019-BC-Baseball-Coaching-Conference

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BC Baseball delivers a message of athletic development and performance with Jeff Krushell as a feature speaker for the 2019 BC Baseball Coaching Conference.

Jeff Krushell is regarded as a noted expert in human performance and talent development. Through his work he has gained unique insights into the process of improving performance… ‘It’s a human thing’.

In his time as a renown Strength and Conditioning Specialist working with professional sport organizations in baseball, football, NHL, elite developmental programs, Olympic athletes and agents, Krushell has worked developmental magic in the trenches of athlete and organizational performance. His contribution to numerous national olympic committees and global game development with the MLB International program has been invaluable, helping support organizations across Europe, Africa, Canada, the USA and New Zealand.

Krushell delivers from his experience at all levels and proven success in the world of sport, on and off the field. We invite you to take in the wealth of knowledge he has drawn from his roles as;
• Founder and Host of The Krush Performance Show aired on www.RadioInfluence.com &
TSN 1260 Edmonton
• Current Talent Development Specialist & Organizational Performance Consultant for MLB International
• Current Talent Development & Organizational Performance Consultant for Vauxhall Baseball Academy
• Former Strength and Conditioning coach for the Toronto Blue Jays
• Former Strength and Conditioning coach for the Edmonton Eskimos
• Over the last 25 years trained a number of Olympic & World Class Athletes
• Continues consulting athletes and organizations
• Former Performance Consultant for Link Management Athlete Agency
• Performance Consultant for CTV, Edmonton

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BC Baseball leads the way with baseball pioneer Andre Lachance as a feature speaker for the 2019 BC Baseball Coaching Conference.

Lachance as been at the helm of the Canadian Women’s National Team program since it’s inception in 2004. His impact on the sport in Canada and at the International level sets the gold standard. Lachance’s leadership has seen the Canadian Women’s program drive in five medals in seven appearances at Women’s Baseball World Cup events. They currently sit No. 2 on the WBSC Women’s Baseball world rankings.

In addition to that, Lachance has insulated the program from a development perspective by creating a path to the national team. Competitive players throughout the country now have three different Baseball Canada National Championship tournaments to strive for including a 16U event that will see all ten provinces competing for the first time ever in August.

Lachance’s work speaks for itself, but we encourage you to come and hear what he has to say