Baseball

MONCTON SPORTDOME BASEBALL ACADEMY

 OBJECTIVE OF THE PROGRAM

The objective of the program is to provide a comprehensive baseball training program during the off-season for athletes to develop their technical, physical and mental skills in order to perform successfully in the game of baseball

IMAGE OF THE PROGRAM

We want participants of the program to have:

  • RESPECT OF OTHERS
  • POSITIVE ATTITUDE AND MANNERISM
  • STRIVE FOR EXCELLENCE
  • ESTABLISH SELF CONTROL
  • TAKING RESPONSIBILITY FOR SELF
  • LEARN TO MANAGE SUCCESS
  • COMMITMENT TO LEARNING EFFECTIVELY
  • DEVELOP LIFE SKILLS

CONTENT OF THE PROGRAM

The program consists of two sessions per week which incorporates training in the following areas; agility, flexibility, conditioning, baserunning, infielding, outfielding, pitching and hitting.

PROGRAM PARTICIPANTS

The participants are provincial team athletes recruited from the four local minor baseball associations. The athletes are ages 14-15 (max 16 players) and 16-17 (max 16 players) permitted in the program. The intent is to keep the ratio of 1-4 players per instructor to maximize repetitions per athletes for a better learning experience.

FACILITY

The program operates at the SportDome in Moncton.

PROGRAM DETAILS

$450 (includes hst + uniform) for a 12-week program that will run from February to April 2021.  Participants will practice once a week for 2-hours at a time as follows:

  • 14-15 – Saturdays from 4:00 to 6:00
  • 16-17 – Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:30

Note that the times may change.

REGISTER FOR PAYMENT PLAN

The players that have received an email indicating they have been accepted in the Elite Baseball Program, must now register below.  We will offer a monthly payment plan of $150 per month. Payments will be made by Jan 15, Feb 15, Mar 15.

Click on Baseball Elite Payment Plan to register and pay for your first month

PRE-REGISTRATION

Pre-registrations are now closed.

QUESTIONS

email us at info@sportsdome.ca

INSTRUCTORS

Gerry Leblanc

Our Program Lead Instructor, Gerry LeBlanc, brings 45 years of experience as a baseball coach and Instructor of players and coaches. As a Baseball Canada Master Learning Facilitator, he is responsible for the delivery of National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) clinics to baseball coaches in the province. As Baseball NB NCCP program Coordinator, he oversees the delivery of coaching clinics across the province through his staff of Learning Facilitators. In 2016, he was given the NCCP Coach Developer Award under the Coaching Association of Canada which followed by induction to Baseball NB Hall of Fame as a Builder in 2018.

His coaching experience extends over five decades from minor division teams to mostly high-performance programs. As a result of his extensive coaching experience, he was frequently appointed to Baseball New Brunswick’s 17U Canada Cup team in various roles from Head Coach, Assistant Coach and Pitching Coach and since 1997, he has been part of the coaching staff of the Canada Games team. In his last year of coaching, he guided the Moncton Mets of the NB Senior League to the league final and received the honor of NB Senior League Coach of the Year.

As a knowledgeable and experienced coach, he was selected, on two occasions, as a Guest Coach with Baseball Canada’s National Junior team, participating as an instructor with the National Team coaching staff during the spring training sessions in Florida. He was also selected and participated as a Guest Coach with the Toronto Blue Jays Minor League training camp in Dunedin Florida. This assignment led to an appointment as an Associate Scout with the organization for five years.

Aside from coaching, he is no stranger to conducting baseball instructions to athletes. Earlier in his career as an athlete, he conducted youth baseball clinics for Moncton Minor Baseball athletes as a youth program offered by the City of Moncton. This followed by offering a “WinterBall” program offered at the local Boys and Girls club. On occasion, he was used as an invited instructor at the Toronto Blue Jays Instructional clinics held at Kiwanis park. At the International level, he was invited as an Instructor at the World Children Baseball fair in Japan, providing instructions to athletes from across the world for over one week. Over the past few years, he conducted winter clinics for high-performance athletes at the SportDome to assist athletes from the community to improve their skills and hopefully assist them in securing a position with Baseball NB High-Performance teams.

Denis Leblanc

Denis LeBlanc was born in Eel River New Brunswick where he spent the majority of his baseball playing career in the Eel River Minor Baseball Association. Except for 1987, where he played for the Bathurst Junior team, Denis was a member of the Eel River Intermediate team from 1986 to 1992 and from 1995 to 1998, he was a member of the Rogersville Intermediate team as an infielder. He ended his playing career in 1999 as a member of the Moncton Mets senior baseball team.

Since 2014, Denis has been involved in coaching with the Dieppe Minor Baseball Association, at all levels from Rally Cap to Head Coach of the 11U AA, 11U AAA, and for the 2019 and 2020 seasons, Head Coach of the 13U AAA program. During this time, Denis achieved the status of Baseball Canada Regional and Provincial Certified Coach under the National Coaching Certification Program. Since 2016, he assumed the role of Assistant Coach with the Mathieu Martin High school Baseball Program, winning the provincial high school championship in 2018.

For the past five years, Denis has been an instructor with the Baseball Academy Instructional Program and continued his personal development as an instructor by attending the Toronto Blue Jays Instructional clinic in Toronto in 2019.

Raymond Losier

Raymond Losier was born in Tracadie New Brunswick where he spent the majority of his baseball playing career in that community. For over 15 years, he was a member of the local Intermediate A baseball team winning the Maritime Intermediate A Baseball Championship in 1996 and 1999. He also played one season of Senior Baseball in Fredericton in 1991.

Since 2011, Ray has been involved in coaching with the Dieppe Minor Baseball Association, first as an Assistant Coach and for the last three (3) years, Head Coach of the 13U AAA followed by the 15U AAA programs. During this time, Ray achieved the status of Baseball Canada Regional and Provincial Certified Coach under the National Coaching Certification Program. In 2017, he assumed the role of Head Coach with the Mathieu Martin High school baseball Program, winning the provincial high school championship in 2018. In 2019, he was a member of Baseball New Brunswick’s 15U High Performance Programs team which attended the National 15U National Championships in Oshawa Ontario.

For the past five years, Ray has been an instructor with the Baseball Academy Instructional Program and continued his personal development as an instructor by attending the Toronto Blue Jays Instructional clinic in Toronto in 2019 and the World Baseball Coaches Convention in the state of Connecticut in January 2020.

Luc Hebert

Luc Hebert was born in Cocagne New Brunswick and has an extensive playing career, as a pitcher, attending many National Championships with several baseball organizations. As a player with the Moncton Cubs Baseball Program, he attended the 13U AAA National Championships in 2008 with the Fredericton Baseball club. In 2010, he attended the 15U AAA National Championships with the Moncton Cubs and also attended the 17U Baseball Canada Cup with Team NB. That same year, he was selected to attend the Mizuno Baseball Development Camp in Toronto. In 2011, he attended, once again, the 17U Baseball Canada Cup with Team NB. That same year, he was an added member of Team Ontario which attended the Sunbelt Classic Baseball Series in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Luc then made the decision to pursue his baseball career at the prestigious Vauxhall Baseball Academy in Alberta in the fall of 2011 and spent two years with the program. During the summer of 2012, upon return from school, he attended the National 18U Championships as well as the 17U Baseball Canada Cup with Team NB. In 2013, he attended the Canada Games with Team NB before heading out to play baseball at Colby Community College in Colby, Kansas with the Junior College Program for one year. In 2014, he attended the Toronto Blue Jays T12 Baseball Development Camp in Toronto, followed by attending the Prairie Baseball Academy in Lethbridge Alberta in 2014 and 2015, winning the Canadian College Baseball Championships both years.

Rather than return home for the summers, he remained in Lethbridge as a member of the Lethbridge Bulls of the Western Canadian Baseball League, winning the league championship in 2015.

Although Luc ended his playing career, he became a coach while in Alberta. In 2017-2018, he assumed the role of Pitching coach of the Prairie Baseball Academy in Lethbridge Alberta with the team winning the Canadian Colle Baseball Championships in 2017. In the summer of 2018 to present, he also assumed the role of Pitching Coach with the Lethbridge Bulls of the Western Canadian Baseball League.

Luc also brings experience as a youth baseball instructor. During the summers, he is an instructor with the Prairie Baseball Academy Youth Development Baseball Camps. During the winter, upon his return to Cocagne, he is an instructor with the Baseball Academy Instructional Program. Luc continued his personal development as a Baseball Canada Provincial Trained Coach under the National Coaching Certification Program and attended the 2019 Baseball Canada High Performance seminar in Ottawa in 2019.

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