UBC Thunderbirds Baseball Classes, Programs, and Events

These are new baseball programs for Winter 2018.

UBC Thunderbird Minors and Majors Baseball Development Program

WINTER SESSION – Open registration begins November 6th

  • 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

2017 Fall participants will receive a $90 discount off of the 2018 Winter fee upon registration

Barcode Age(s) Day(s) Times Start End Sessions Location No Class(es) Register By Price
23725 11-12 Sunday (LMBA ONLY) 5:30pm - 7pm January 14, 2017 March 18, 2018 10 ITC January 13, 2018 $510.00
21721 11-12 Monday 7pm - 8:30pm January 8, 2018 March 12, 2018 10 ITC January 7, 2018 $510.00
21724 11-12 Thursday 7pm - 8:30pm January 11, 2018 March 15, 2018 10 ITC January 10, 2018 $510.00
21726 11-12 Saturday 4pm - 5:30pm January 13, 2018 March 17, 2018 10 ITC January 12, 2018 $510.00
Barcode Age(s) Day(s) Times Start End Sessions Location No Class(es) Register By Price
21720 8-10 Monday 5:30pm - 7pm January 8, 2018 March 12, 2018 10 ITC January 7, 2018 $510.00
21722 8-10 Tuesday 5:30pm - 7pm January 9, 2018 March 13, 2018 10 ITC January 8, 2018 $510.00
21723 8-10 Thursday 5:30pm - 7pm January 11, 2018 March 15, 2018 10 ITC January 10, 2018 $510.00
21725 8-10 Friday 5:30pm - 7pm January 12, 2018 March 16, 2018 10 ITC January 11, 2018 $510.00
21727 8-10 Sunday 4pm - 5:30pm January 15, 2018 March 19, 2018 10 ITC January 14, 2018 $510.00

UBC Baseball Youth Coaches Clinics

Each clinic is $30 per coach
Attend both clinics for $50
(email itc.info@ubc.ca for discount)

Location:
West Mall Swing Space Building
Room 121, 2175 West Mall, Vancouver
(pay parking at the West Parkade)

Presenters:
– Varsity Head Coach Chris Pritchett
– Varsity Pitching Coach Wayne Corness
– Varsity Assistant Coach Sammie Starr
– PBL Sr. Head Coach Mitch Hodge
– PBL Jr. Head Coach Vinny Martin
– PBL Bantam Head Coach Jeremy Newton

Topics Covered:
– Hitting
– Throwing mechanics
– Pitching
– Infielding
– Outfielding
– Catching
– Building practice plans

Barcode Age(s) Day(s) Times Start End Sessions Location No Class(es) Register By Price
23760 18-99 Saturday 1pm - 4pm January 27, 2018 January 27, 2018 1 West Mall Swing - Room 121 January 26, 2018 $30.00
Barcode Age(s) Day(s) Times Start End Sessions Location No Class(es) Register By Price
23759 18-99 Saturday 9am - 12pm January 27, 2018 January 27, 2018 1 West Mall Swing - Room 121 January 26, 2018 $30.00

High School Pre-Season Program

The High School Pre-Season programs are for players that are in Bantam, Midget, or have recently aged out of little league. These programs are an excellent development opportunity, and will help players prepare for the upcoming season.

Program focus:
– Throwing progression
– Arm Care
– Position specific training
– Swing mechanics
– Bat speed training
– Situational Hitting

Barcode Age(s) Day(s) Times Start End Sessions Location No Class(es) Register By Price
23751 13-18 Saturday 5:30pm - 7:30pm February 10, 2018 March 31, 2018 8 ITC February 9, 2018 $440.00

Please contact Mitch Hodge (mitch.hodge@ubc.ca) or Jeremy Newton (jeremy.newton@ubc.ca) to set up a private or semi-private pitching program.

Mitch Hodge is the head coach of the Senior UBC Thunder team. He pitched professionally with the Kansas City Royals organization.

Jeremy Newton is the head coach of the Bantam UBC Thunder team. He pitched professionally in the Milwaukee Brewers organization.

No classes found

Thunderbird Spring Break Camp

The UBC Thunderbird Spring Break 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 everything that the NEW UBC Baseball Field and the state of the art Tourmaline Rose Indoor Training Centre has to offer!

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 Break Camp!

NOTE: Camp will run on Good Friday, March 30, 2018.

Barcode Age(s) Day(s) Times Start End Sessions Location No Class(es) Register By Price
21728 8-14 Mon - Fri 9am - 12pm March 19, 2018 March 23, 2018 5 ITC March 18, 2018 $200.00
21729 8-14 Mon - Fri 9am - 12pm March 26, 2018 March 30, 2018 5 ITC March 25, 2018 $200.00

Pro-D Day Camps

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 ITC, 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
23752 8-14 Monday 9am - 3pm January 29, 2018 January 29, 2018 1 ITC January 28, 2018 $95.00
23753 8-14 Monday 9am - 3pm February 19, 2018 February 19, 2018 1 ITC February 19, 2018 $95.00
23754 8-14 Friday 9am - 3pm April 27, 2018 April 27, 2018 1 ITC April 26, 2018 $95.00

UBC Thunderbirds Youth Summer Camps

Coaches: Mitch Hodge, Tyler Enns, Vinny Martin, Jeremy Newton and Varsity players

  • Ages 8-14
  • 1/2 day youth summer camps
    • 9am – 12pm: Pitching and Fielding Camps
    • 1pm – 4pm: Hitting and Base Running Camps
  • Register for both camps to make it a full day baseball experience!
    • Reduces fees for full day registrations
  • Before Care, Lunch Care and After Care available (extra fee’s apply)
  • UBC Baseball Hat and T-Shirt included
  • Participants should bring: Helmet, glove, bat, baseball pants, cleats of athletic footwear, water, snacks and sunscreen

No sessions on statutory holidays, reduced rates apply.

This camp is focused on all offensive aspects of baseball. Players will improve their hitting mechanics, bat path and bat speed, while having fun training with the HitTrax Hitting Simulator. Players will put their skills to the test in live at-bat simulations and competitions. Base running techniques and skills will be implemented in their daily activities.

Barcode Age(s) Day(s) Times Start End Sessions Location No Class(es) Register By Price
22666 8-14 Tues - Fri 1pm - 4pm July 3, 2018 July 6, 2018 4 ITC July 2, 2018 $160.00
22668 8-14 Mon - Fri 1pm - 4pm July 9, 2018 July 13, 2018 5 ITC July 8, 2018 $200.00
22670 8-14 Mon - Fri 1pm - 4pm July 16, 2018 July 20, 2018 5 ITC July 15, 2018 $200.00
22672 8-14 Mon - Fri 1pm - 4pm July 23, 2018 July 27, 2018 5 ITC July 22, 2018 $200.00
22674 8-14 Mon - Fri 1pm - 4pm July 30, 2018 August 3, 2018 5 Soccer Mini Field July 29, 2018 $200.00
22676 8-14 Tues - Fri 1pm - 4pm August 7, 2018 August 10, 2018 4 Soccer Mini Field August 6, 2018 $160.00
22678 8-14 Mon - Fri 1pm - 4pm August 13, 2018 August 17, 2018 5 ITC August 12, 2018 $200.00

This camp is focused on developing defensive skills, throwing and pitching. The players will work on all facets of defensive play, and strengthen their infield, outfield and catching abilities.  In addition, players will expand their knowledge of proper pitching and throwing mechanics to help improve their strike percentage and throwing velocity. Coaches will use Rapsodo pitching analysis tools to help analyze and correct the players throwing deficiencies.

Barcode Age(s) Day(s) Times Start End Sessions Location No Class(es) Register By Price
22665 8-14 Tues - Fri 9am - 12pm July 3, 2018 July 6, 2018 4 ITC July 2, 2018 $160.00
22667 8-14 Mon - Fri 9am - 12pm July 9, 2018 July 13, 2018 5 ITC July 8, 2018 $200.00
22669 8-14 Mon - Fri 9am - 12pm July 16, 2018 July 20, 2018 5 ITC July 15, 2018 $200.00
22671 8-14 Mon - Fri 9am - 12pm July 23, 2018 July 27, 2018 5 ITC July 22, 2018 $200.00
22673 8-14 Mon - Fri 9am - 12pm July 30, 2018 August 3, 2018 5 Soccer Mini Field July 29, 2018 $200.00
22675 8-14 Tues - Fri 9am - 12pm August 7, 2018 August 10, 2018 4 Soccer Mini Field August 6, 2018 $160.00
22677 8-14 Mon - Fri 9am - 12pm August 13, 2018 August 17, 2018 5 ITC August 12, 2018 $200.00

Thunderbirds Baseball Varsity Experience Camp

Experience the student athlete lifestyle with UBC Thunderbirds Baseball, which provides some of the finest youth and amateur development instruction in Canada. Learn to play with purpose to achieve your goals of playing baseball at the next level, and get an inside look at North American college baseball recruiting. HitTrax technology will aid in the development of each players for the whole length of the camp, allowing players to receive direct feedback from each swing. HitTrax is a great instructional tool, which bring a lot of excitement to batting practice. Players will also be given access to the ProBatter Px2 Baseball Pitching Simulator. Hitters will be able to work on their swing and perfect their timing and rhythm to make better contact.

Practice and train with some of the best varsity baseball coaches in Canada. Improve all aspects of your game, learn about the university and college recruitment process in North America, and showcase your skills in front of top-level recruiters.

The program will run on the stat holiday on Monday, August 6th.

Barcode Age(s) Day(s) Times Start End Sessions Location No Class(es) Register By Price
22680 15-18 Mon - Fri 9am - 3pm August 6, 2018 August 10, 2018 5 ITC August 5, 2018 $450.00
Barcode Age(s) Day(s) Times Start End Sessions Location No Class(es) Register By Price
22679 15-18 Mon - Fri 9am - 3pm July 30, 2018 August 3, 2018 5 ITC July 29, 2018 $450.00

HitTrax Hitting Leagues – LMBA ONLY

LOWER MAINLAND BASEBALL ASSOCIATION ONLY

 

– UBC will have 3 HitTrax systems operating in 3 of the batting cages
– 7 week leagues (once a week for an hour).
– Each team plays a DH each week.
– 6 week schedule with week 7 being playoffs.

Barcode Age(s) Day(s) Times Start End Sessions Location No Class(es) Register By Price
23733 19-60 Monday 8:45pm - 9:45pm January 8, 2018 February 19, 2018 7 ITC January 7, 2018 $105.00