UBC Thunderbirds Baseball Classes, Programs, and Events

These are new baseball programs for Winter 2019.

UBC Thunderbird Minors and Majors Baseball Development Program

WINTER SESSION – Registration open November 12th to the public

2018 Fall participants will receive a $90 discount off of the 2019 Winter fee upon registration

The Minors Winter Development Program will prepare players for a successful start to their season. Players will gain confidence from working week to week on fundamental skills, competitive drills and learning in-game approaches and situations. The Winter program will take the newly acquired skills learned in our Fall program and guide players through the proper preparation for their upcoming games in the spring.

  • Led by UBC Baseball’s head instructors and varsity athletes
  • Sessions split into 8-10 year old (Minors) and 11-12 year old (Majors) age groups
  • 10-week program
  • Participants will acquire a better understanding of the game, their athleticism, and true potential as baseball players
  • Lesson plans that will help improve all aspects of the game, from throwing, in fielding, outfielding, pitching, catching, and hitting
  • incorporating live at-bat and pitching simulations sessions
  • Tailored for both experienced and inexperienced players
  • UBC Baseball hat and t-shirt included for all new participants

Barcode Age(s) Day(s) Times Start End Sessions Location No Class(es) Register By Price
24365 8-10 Thursday 5:30pm - 7:00pm January 10, 2019 March 14, 2019 10 RITC January 9, 2019 $510.00
25112 8-9 Friday - DUNBAR INVITE ONLY 4:00pm - 5:30pm January 11, 2019 March 15, 2019 10 RITC January 10, 2019 $563.00
24366 7-8 Friday - DUNBAR 5:30pm - 7:00pm January 11, 2019 March 15, 2019 10 RITC January 10, 2019 $510.00
24362 8-10 Saturday 4:00pm - 5:30pm January 12, 2019 March 16, 2019 10 RITC January 11, 2019 $510.00
24363 8-10 Sunday 4:00pm - 5:30pm January 13, 2019 March 17, 2019 10 RITC January 12, 2019 $510.00
Barcode Age(s) Day(s) Times Start End Sessions Location No Class(es) Register By Price
24369 11-12 Thursday 7pm - 8:30pm January 10, 2019 March 14, 2019 10 RITC January 9, 2019 $510.00
24368 11-12 Sunday 5:30pm - 7pm January 13, 2019 March 17, 2019 10 RITC January 12, 2019 $510.00

Winter Break Camps – Powered by Rawlings

Get out of the cold this Winter Break for a fun-filled week of baseball camps lead by our UBC Varsity Assistant Coaches and Lead Instructors.

We are offering a couple of 2-day camps from December 22-23 and 27-28 at the Rose Indoor Training Centre. The camps will cover a variety of baseball activities including drill work, games, and competitions. The downtime from school will provide kids with the perfect opportunity to start their preparation for the upcoming season while in an entertaining atmosphere.

Barcode Age(s) Day(s) Times Start End Sessions Location No Class(es) Register By Price
24360 8-13 Saturday - Sunday 9am - 3pm December 22, 2018 December 23, 2018 2 RITC December 21, 2018 $190.00
24361 8-13 Thursday - Friday 9am - 3pm December 27, 2018 December 28, 2018 2 RITC December 26, 2018 $190.00

Pee Wee Spring Training Program

UBC Baseball is offering a new program for players who have recently been aged out of Little League, due to the new birth date guidelines. Players that played Pee Wee in the 2018 season are also eligible for this program. Players will have to present a copy of their birth certificate prior to January 8th, 2019 for proof of eligibility.

This 8-week long program is built to expand a player’s knowledge of the game. This program will largely focus on educating players on how to create better rhythm and timing at the plate when hitting, proper technique how leading off bases, develop more athletic footwork and glovework during fielding exercises, and introduce holding runners on base from both and pitching and defensive component. All of these sessions will have a 5:1 player to instructor ratio and will be led by Mitch Hodge, Senior PBL head coach and lead instructor at the Rose Indoor Training Centre.

Barcode Age(s) Day(s) Times Start End Sessions Location No Class(es) Register By Price
25161 12-13 Tuesday 6:00pm - 7:30pm January 8, 2019 February 26, 2019 8 RITC January 7, 2019 $360.00
25162 12-13 Tuesday 7:30pm - 9:00pm January 8, 2019 February 26, 2019 8 RITC January 7, 2019 $360.00

Pro-D Day Camps – Powered by Rawlings

Pro-D Day baseball camps provide the perfect opportunity for players to keep busy and active on days off school. Led by UBC instructors, players will spend the morning learning new skills through drill work. In the afternoon, they will apply their new knowledge during games and competitions throughout the afternoon. Players will be able to spend the entire day at the RITC, experiencing our facilities and learning about the game of baseball.

Bring a glove, bat, helmet, and lunch.

Barcode Age(s) Day(s) Times Start End Sessions Location No Class(es) Register By Price
24370 8-13 Friday 9am - 3pm January 25, 2019 January 25, 2019 1 RITC January 23, 2019 $95.00
24371 8-13 Friday 9am - 3pm February 15, 2019 February 15, 2019 1 RITC February 13, 2019 $95.00
24372 8-13 Monday 9am - 3pm April 29, 2019 April 29, 2019 1 RITC April 26, 2019 $95.00
24373 8-13 Friday 9am - 3pm May 17, 2019 May 17, 2019 1 RITC May 15, 2019 $95.00

Thunderbird Spring Training Camps – Powered by Rawlings

The Thunderbird Spring Training Camp will give your child the opportunity to get a head start on improving fundamental skills before baseball season starts! Your young baseball player will get the chance to experience the state of the art Rose Indoor Training Centre and Tourmaline West Baseball Stadium!

UBC Baseball assistant coaches and varsity baseball players will develop each player’s throwing ability, infielding and outfielding skills, hitting mechanics, and pitching and catching throughout the week. Most importantly, this camp is a great opportunity for players to have fun while playing the game they love!

Every day the players will put their skills to the test, with many games and competitions throughout the week. Hitting a home run at the Rogers Centre or Fenway Park will become a reality with our HitTrax Hitting Simulators. Campers can take some swings off the Pro Batter pitching machine, and see how they can handle a curveball!

There is no better way to spend spring break than at the Thunderbird Spring Training Camp!

Please bring:

  • Glove
  • Baseball bat
  • Helmet

Need to get ready for the upcoming baseball season? Join the Thunderbird Spring Training Camp! Using a similar structure to professional baseball’s spring training, the morning is designed for skill development and the afternoon will include various games to prepare themselves for the season ahead.

Barcode Age(s) Day(s) Times Start End Sessions Location No Class(es) Register By Price
25133 8-12 Monday - Friday 9:00am - 4:00pm March 18, 2019 March 22, 2019 5 RITC and Baseball Stadium March 15, 2019 $387.00
25135 8-12 Monday - Friday 9:00am - 4:00pm March 25, 2019 March 29, 2019 5 RITC and Baseball Stadium March 22, 2019 $387.00

Thunderbird Spring Training: Skill Development (AM)

The Spring Training Skill Development camp will focus on improving and correcting each player’s throwing ability, infielding and outfielding skills, pitching and catching throughout the week. Building a sound fundamental base for young baseball players to improve upon is crucial in their long-term development, and the UBC Baseball coaching staff will make sure that each player is prepared to compete this summer. If you are looking to also focus on hitting instruction and put your little leaguer’s skills to the test, be sure to register them for the full-day camp!

Thunderbird Spring Training: Hitting and Games (PM)

The Spring Training Hitting and Games Camp will focus on proper hitting techniques and skills. Players will develop strong hitting mechanics, proper bat path and increased bat speed. Most importantly, this camp is a great opportunity for players to have fun while playing the game they love! Every day the players will put their skills to the test, with many on-field baseball games and competitions. Hitting a home run at the Rogers Centre or Fenway Park will become a reality with our HitTrax Hitting Simulators. Campers can take some swings off the Pro Batter pitching machine, and see how they can handle a curveball! If you are also looking to get more position specific training, be sure to register your little leaguer for the full-day Spring Training Camp.

Barcode Age(s) Day(s) Times Start End Sessions Location No Class(es) Register By Price
25136 8-12 Monday - Friday 9:00am - 12:00pm March 18, 2019 March 22, 2019 5 RITC and Stadium March 15, 2019 $215.00
25137 8-12 Monday - Friday 1:00pm - 4:00pm March 18, 2019 March 22, 2019 5 RITC and Stadium March 15, 2019 $215.00
25138 8-12 Monday - Friday 9:00am - 12:00pm March 25, 2019 March 29, 2019 5 RITC and Stadium March 22, 2019 $215.00
25139 8-12 Monday - Friday 1:00pm - 4:00pm March 25, 2019 March 29, 2019 5 RITC and Stadium March 22, 2019 $215.00