1) Winter Skills
2) Prospect Teams (*NEW)
3) Girls Winter Training (*NEW)
4) Advanced Clinics (skill specific)
Click on "Register" in the top menu to sign up
Players should come dressed in comfortable athletic attire, with jock/jill and indoor running shoes (no cleats). Please bring a baseball glove, batting helmet, and bottle of water. Personal bats are allowed. Players should NOT bring baseballs into the facility.
In response to overwhelming demand for our Winter Skills training programs, KBA is introducing additional program options in 2023. Our Winter Skills program will continue to focus on developing age-appropriate FUNdamental baseball skills to help players develop and achieve success in our Spring and Summer house league baseball programs.
New this year, we are adding the Prospects Program, an advanced development program for the top prospects in our association.
Both the Winter Skills and the Prospects Program consist of 13 weekly 2-hour sessions held on Saturdays between 4pm and 8pm at the Beckwith Field House, starting January 7th and running until April 8th.
Participation in the Prospects Program is by invitation, based on player evaluation. All winter training participants will be invited to a "Winter Warm-up" session on January 7, 2023, where players will be evaluated to ensure they are placed in the program that is best suited for their development. As our training progresses, players may be moved between the two programs to ensure they are getting the best possible opportunities for success.
The Winter Skills Programs provide off-season skill development and athletic conditioning for ages 8 to 13. Players of all skill levels and experience are invited to join us in preparing for the upcoming season in the comfort of an indoor facility. These programs focus on developing and reinforcing the fundamental skills of throwing, fielding, hitting, and base running.
Players successfully registered for a Winter Skills program should wear appropriate baseball attire, including jock or jill, and indoor athletic shoes (no cleats). Batting helmets and baseball gloves are required for each session. It is highly recommended all items be labeled with its owner's name!
All sessions are 120 minutes long and take place Saturday afternoon at the Beckwith Fieldhouse from 4pm-6pm.
Prospect Team Training is for skilled Little League players who aspire to be on the Minor or Major All-Star team in spring 2023. Indoor winter training will be lead by the All-Star coaching staff with specific training to improve players skill and knowledge level. Training sessions will be 120 minutes long and take place Saturday afternoon at the Beckwith Fieldhouse. Formation of the Prospect Teams will be by recommendation from last seasons coaches. The first 2 weeks will be an assessment period and any player wanting to be considered for this more advanced training can participate. Tryouts for All-Star teams will be conducted on May 20-21, 2023. All-Star teams will get extra spring-time practice and also be able to attend spring tournaments.
All sessions are 120 minutes long and take place Saturday afternoon at the Beckwith Fieldhouse from 6pm-8pm.
Girls Baseball Leagues are growing quickly in Ottawa! Last year KBA formed four Girls-Only teams and we look to expand our offering this upcoming season. Every Ottawa based Little League is now on-board with offering Girls-only teams. Little League Canada has now recognized the importance of Girls-only baseball programming. Girls of all skill level and experience are invite to join us in learning baseball fundamentals in a safe and fun indoor environment with other girls like you (ask your girlfriends to sign up!) . Training will be provided by coaches who are trained in coaching female athletes to ensure a positive experience for all participants.
All sessions are 90 minutes long and take place Friday evenings at the Bell Sensplex Fieldhouse on Maple Grove in Kanata
This is a 4-week program with sessions running Friday March 3, March 10, March 24 & March 31, 2023
Skill specific clinics will be offered again this year by guest coaches and topic experts. The following multi-week clinics are anticipated: