UBC Thunderbirds Baseball Classes, Programs, and Events

These are the baseball programs for the Fall of 2019.

Player Performance – Bat Speed Program

UBC Baseball Player Performance is proud to introduce our winter Bat Speed program. The instruction and player engagement will be enhanced by our state-of-the-art technology, providing the best baseball training experience in Canada. This 4-week program will include a biomechanical swing analysis, an elite bat speed program, and a throwing component. Each session will begin with specific movement prep followed by key drills to address each player’s individual needs. The program focuses on the development of rotational power capabilities and will include the use overload/underload bats, various hitting drills, medicine balls, core velocity belts, and plyo ball feedback training. Players will receive video analysis, integrated with key performance metrics, to generate development reports for players to take home.

Barcode Age(s) Day(s) Times Start End Sessions Location No Class(es) Register By Price
27433 13-18 Wednesday, Friday 6:30pm - 8:00pm October 30, 2019 November 22, 2019 8 RITC October 29, 2019 $290.00
27434 13-18 Wednesday, Friday, Sunday 6:30pm - 8:00pm, 6:30pm - 8:00pm, 10:30am - 12:00pm November 27, 2019 December 15, 2019 9 RITC November 26, 2019 $320.00

UBC Thunderbird Minors and Majors Baseball Development Program

FALL SESSION

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
  • 14-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 New Era hat and Under Armour t-shirt included

FALL 2019 PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE A $90 DISCOUNT ON THE WINTER 2020 PROGRAM

Barcode Age(s) Day(s) Times Start End Sessions Location No Class(es) Register By Price
27300 8-10 Saturday 4:00pm - 5:30pm September 7, 2019 December 7, 2019 14 RITC September 6, 2019 $620.00
27302 8-10 Sunday 4:00pm - 5:30pm September 8, 2019 December 8, 2019 14 RITC September 7, 2019 $620.00
27299 8-10 Thursday 5:00pm - 6:30pm September 12, 2019 December 12, 2019 14 RITC September 11, 2019 $620.00
Barcode Age(s) Day(s) Times Start End Sessions Location No Class(es) Register By Price
27304 11-12 Sunday 5:30pm - 7:00pm September 8, 2019 December 8, 2019 14 RITC September 7, 2019 $620.00
27303 11-12 Thursday 6:30pm - 8:00pm September 12, 2019 December 12, 2019 14 RITC September 11, 2019 $620.00

UBC Thunderbird Minors and Majors All-Star Development Program

  • 24-week program (September – March) 
  • Coached by UBC Thunder PBL coaches and UBC varsity players
  • Spring on-field training sessions at the Tourmaline West Baseball Stadium
  • Position and skill-specific training
  • Rapsodo and HitTrax data capture and analysis
  • Live at-bat simulation
  • UBC Baseball hat and shirt included

Contact Jeremy Newton (Minors) and Vinny Martin (Majors) for more information.

Jeremy Newton – jeremy.newton@ubc.ca

Vinny Martin – vinny.martin@ubc.ca

Barcode Age(s) Day(s) Times Start End Sessions Location No Class(es) Register By Price
27305 8-10 Monday 5:00pm - 6:30pm September 9, 2019 March 9, 2020 24 RITC September 8, 2019 $1025.00
Barcode Age(s) Day(s) Times Start End Sessions Location No Class(es) Register By Price
27306 11-12 Monday 6:30pm - 8:30pmpm September 9, 2019 March 9, 2020 24 RITC September 8, 2019 $1360.00
27307 11-12 Tuesday 5:00pm - 7:00pmpm September 10, 2019 March 10, 2020 24 RITC September 9, 2019 $1360.00

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 and they will apply their new knowledge during games and competitions. 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.

To make it a full-day camp experience, visit the UBC Camps website for afternoon camp options.

Barcode Age(s) Day(s) Times Start End Sessions Location No Class(es) Register By Price
27318 8-12 Friday 9am - 12pm October 25, 2019 October 25, 2019 1 RITC October 24, 2019 $50.00
27318 8-12 Friday 9am - 12pm November 8, 2019 November 8, 2019 1 RITC November 7, 2019 $50.00

UBC Thunder Bantam Fall Training Programs

PARTICIPANTS MUST BE OUT OF LITTLE LEAGUE ELIGIBILITY

  • Maximum of 30 players/session
  • On-field baseball training and competition days
  • Position specific training provided by UBC Thunder coaching staff
Barcode Age(s) Day(s) Times Start End Sessions Location No Class(es) Register By Price
27308 13-14 Tuesday, Thursday, Monday 4:30pm - 6:30pm, 5:30pm - 7:30pm, 4:30pm - 6:30pm September 3, 2019 October 14, 2019 18 Tourmaline West Stadium September 2, 2019 $490.00
27309 13-14 Tuesday, Thursday, Monday 6:30pm - 8:30pm, 7:30pm - 9:30pm, 6:30pm - 8:30pm September 3, 2019 October 14, 2019 18 Tourmaline West Stadium September 2, 2019 $490.00
  • Maximum of 24 players/session
  • Varsity weight room sessions with UBC Baseball S&C staff
Barcode Age(s) Day(s) Times Start End Sessions Location No Class(es) Register By Price
27310 13-14 Tuesday 7pm - 8pm September 3, 2019 October 8, 2019 6 Smith and Laycoe September 2, 2019 $77.00

UBC Thunder Junior and Senior Fall Training Programs

  • Maximum of 54 players/session
  • On-field and indoor baseball training and competition days
  • Position specific training provided by UBC Thunder coaching staff
Barcode Age(s) Day(s) Times Start End Sessions Location No Class(es) Register By Price
27311 15-18 Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 6:30pm - 8:30pm, 6:30pm - 8:30pm, 9am - 12pm September 4, 2019 October 12, 2019 18 RITC and Tourmaline West Stadium, Smith and Laycoe September 3, 2019 $588.00
  • Maximum of 24 players/session
  • Varsity weight room sessions with UBC Baseball S&C staff
Barcode Age(s) Day(s) Times Start End Sessions Location No Class(es) Register By Price
27312 15-18 Wednesday, Friday 8:30pm - 9:30pm, 5:15pm - 6:15pm September 4, 2019 October 11, 2019 12 Smyth and Laycoe September 3, 2019 $163.00

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 3-day camp from December 21-23 or the option to register for a single day 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
Barcode Age(s) Day(s) Times Start End Sessions Location No Class(es) Register By Price
27314 8-12 Saturday 9am - 3pm December 21, 2019 December 21, 2019 1 RITC December 20, 2019 $95.00
27315 8-12 Sunday 9am - 3pm December 22, 2019 December 22, 2019 1 RITC December 20, 2019 $95.00
27316 8-12 Monday 9am - 3pm December 23, 2019 December 23, 2019 1 RITC December 20, 2019 $95.00

2019 UBC Baseball Recruit Showcase

The University of British Columbia Baseball Program will be hosting a recruitment showcase this Fall in Vancouver. The event is designed to introduce players to an elite level baseball showcase with Canada’s best university program. The event will allow the UBC coaching staff to evaluate players for potential recruitment. This will be a great chance for players’ in your area to be evaluated in their pursuit of a post-secondary baseball opportunity.

All of the evaluations will be held at the Tourmaline West Baseball Stadium and the Rose Indoor Training Centre.

Barcode Age(s) Day(s) Times Start End Sessions Location No Class(es) Register By Price
27117 14-18 Saturday and Sunday 10am - 5:30pm, 9am - 1pm November 2, 2019 November 3, 2019 2 UBC November 1, 2019 $160.00

Pee Wee 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 2019 season are also eligible for this program. Players will have to present a copy of their birth certificate prior to the program start date for proof of eligibility.

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 6:1 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
27339 12-14 Wednesday 5:00pm - 6:30pm September 11, 2019 December 11, 2019 14 RITC September 10, 2019 $490.00

Private Instruction

Get access to one of the UBC Thunderbird varsity players for an hour of instruction. Our instructors can teach a variety of skills and focus on position specific training.

AVAILABLE FOR PLAYERS BETWEEN THE AGES OF 8 – 10 years old

Player Instructor (1 session):

1 on 1: $75/hour
2 on 1: $100/hour
4 on 1: $140/hour

Please email baseball.performance@ubc.ca to ask about booking a private lesson for your little leaguer.

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