The Clarington Baseball Association is proud to announce a 15U Elite program for the 2022-23.
The head coach will be 1993 World Series Champion Rob Butler. Butler is still the only Canadian to ever win the World Series with the Blue Jays.
Rob has 10 years pro baseball experience including four seasons in the MLB, national team coach, 20 years of coaching travel baseball experience with a Level 4 coaching certificate.
Athletes will also be trained by Rich Butler as the Director of Player Development and trainer for the team.
Rich has 11 years pro baseball experience with three in the MLB. He also has 20 years travel baseball coaching experience.
As with all CBA Rep and Select teams, off-season training will be held at Line Drive Baseball Academy in Bowmanville.
Tryouts will happen as follows;
- August 9 – Clarington Fields Northwest – 8pm-9:30pm
- August 10 – Clarington Fields Northwest – 7pm-8:30pm
- August 13 – Clarington Fields Northwest – 10am-12pm
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What will the program include?
Fall Ball Exhibition games (approximately 12 games)
Off-season training @ Line Drive Baseball Academy (two practices per week)
Regular season games in the EBLO (approximately 30 games)
Showcase tournaments in both Canada and United States
Weekly outdoor practices @ Clarington Fields or Soper Creek Park (fall and summer weather permitting)
OBA and Elimination tournaments
Weekly training sessions at Ultimate Fitness with a trainer located on Baseline Road, Bowmanville
- And more…
How many players will be selected?
The current plan is to have 14 players on the roster. Each player will be trained and their skills developed at multiple positions.
How much will it cost?
The fee is estimated at $6500 and includes all training, uniform and equipment bag. This cost is slightly less than or on par with other area PBLO, CPBL and EBLO teams which in some cases have been closer to $10,000.
It seems there will be training year round, how will this impact a player’s ability to play other sports in the winter?
The CBA recognizes that being a dual athlete is a great benefit and while it is understood that players may have a winter sport, how that commitment to the Elite baseball team looks should be discussed more specifically with the coach to ensure a mutual agreement is met. However, fees would NOT be adjusted if a winter workout was missed due to another commitment.