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Initiation Program

Welcome to Baseball Canada’s NCCP initiation program. Baseball Canada is proud to introduce this program in order to better prepare you for the upcoming season.

For only $37.45, you will be able to access an online library of information and coaching drills for your training purposes. Following your online course work, you will have the opportunity to put the teaching you have learned into practice during a four-hour clinic that will give you the "trained" status within this particular context of coaching.

To begin the online component of Baseball Canada’s initiation program, simply click on the picture below.

For more information on Baseball Canada’s initiation program, please contact Kelsey McIntosh, Baseball Canada’s Program Coordinator, at

NCCP Questions 

WHAT IS MY NCCP # and/or MED Help                      


Transfer of Qualifications (Old NCCP vs New NCCP)

Baseball Canada Coach Qualifications Letter 

Policy on Renewal of Certification and Professional Development

Baseball Canada Recommendations/Requirements

Baseball Canada recommends each team at the initiation level have at least one coach follow the online and clinic training included in the initiation program. This will further benefit all players involved and ensure an even better baseball experience.

2013 Baseball Canada Championships NCCP Requirements 

Pitch Count

Pitch Count - 2012 Background

Pitch Count- 2013 Summary

Athletes Pledge

In the name of all competitors, I promise we shall take part in this                    , respecting and abiding by the rules which govern them, committing ourselves to a sport without doping and without drugs, in the spirit of true sportsmanship, for the glory of sport and the honour of our teams.

Athlete/Coach Pathway 

Coach Development Model

Participant Development Model

Baseball Canada National Grassroots Coaching Award Winner's

National Development Coach Events

National Development Coach Pathway


Lionel Ruhr Memorial Coach of the Year Award


Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Academy

'50 for 50' contest

Umpire of the Week

Umpires of the week coming soon

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WATCH: 'Rite of Passage' Documentary

Watch as the Canadian Junior National Team travel to the Dominican Republic to play against MLB affiliated academy teams.

Countdown to 2014 Women's Baseball World Cup (Miyazaki, Japan)


After a long winter, which baseball skill takes the most time to get used to again?

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Photo Gallery

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Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD)

What is LTAD?

Long Term Athlete Development (LTAD) is a systemic approach being developed and adopted by Baseball Canada to maximize a participant's potential and involvement in our sport. The LTAD framework aims to define optimal training, competition and recovery throughout an athlete's career to enable him / her to reach his / her full potential in baseball and as an athlete.

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New Era

New Era

New Era is the "Official Ball Cap" of Baseball Canada. New Era ensures Team Canada's players have the finest fitted caps to wear. With billions of headwear styles, New Era is best known for being the official on-field cap for major League Baseball as well as creating the iconic 59FIFTY fitted cap. New Era continues to be a lifestyle brand of choice not only with their headwear collections, but also accessories and apparel lines for men, women and youth. For more information on the brand, visit

Home Run Sports

Home Run Sports

Home Run Sports of Winnipeg, Manitoba and Toronto, Ontario are the official supplier to Baseball Canada's umpires. Visit them on the web at or call Home Run Sports, toll-free: 1-800-565-2025.  Home Run Sports is also a sponsor of the Winterball Program.

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Human Kinetics

The Hitting Edge by Tom Robson
Foreword: John Olerud
Hitting a hard-thrown baseball is one of the most difficult skills in sports. The Hitting Edge simplifies the task by focusing on key features common in every successful hitter's swing: dynamic balance, sequential rotation, axis of rotation, and bat lag.
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