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2019 BC Baseball Coaches Convention & Player Clinics

BC Baseball Coaches Convention & Players Clinics

February 8 – 10, 2019 @ Langley Events Centre

Fri, 5pm-10 pm 
Sat 8am-5pm (Lunch Included)
Sun 8am-2pm


Surrey Canadian Baseball Association will pay for our coaches to attend this conference. Contact your commissioner or email to find out how to get SCBA reimbursement

Speakers List:

Rob Fai

The first time Rob Fai worked in Nat Bailey Stadium, he stood in the concourse wearing a paper sailor’s hat and making hot dogs. Fast forward 21 years later to 2016, and Fai sits perched inside the park’s home broadcast booth, having called close to 700 Vancouver Canadians games over the airways. Now in his 10th year as the broadcaster and director of communications for the Canadians, Fai didn’t take the average broadcaster’s road to behind the mic. No schooling, no formal training – but plenty of dedication, and a gift of the gab that allows him to talk for hours on end.

Bill Percy

Bill Percy's influence in the game of baseball has spanned the globe. Since 1990 Coach Percy has travelled to 4 continents coaching, teaching, and sharing the gospel of baseball to players and coaches worldwide. Since 1997 he has been a Major League Baseball Envoy Coach with assign - ments in Croatia, Serbia, Austria and Hungary. From 1998- 2005 he served as Head Coach of the Croatian Senior Na - tional Team and helped them attain A Pool status where they remain today. During that period, in 2002, Percy was the recipient of the Julio Puente Envoy Coach of the Year Award winner.

Terry Ayers

In 1990 Terry became the regional Director for Doyle Baseball School. As regional director he was the lead instructor in hundreds of baseball schools for players and coaches. Giving coaching semi - nars in Michigan, Wisconsin, Indiana, Iowa, Ohio, and Kentucky, Florida and Illinois as well as several European countries. He also is a member of the Pitch and Hit Club of Chicago. In 2009 received the Pitch and Hit Club Charlie Hum Service Award for contributions to the community service in baseball.

Peter Wilkinson

Founder and lead instructor of The Wilkinson Academy, perhaps the nation’s most successful life skills and athletic development program. The Academy program grew into and now has been succeeded by the Wilkinson Sports and Life Performance Academy program in 2011, reflecting the enhanced depth of the performance and leadership-based emphasis of the program. Pete has over 45 years of coaching, player development and program development experience and is a member of the American Baseball Coaches Association, a national organization dedicated to the devel - opment of collegiate baseball. Pete was also selected by Baseball News as the 2011 Baseball Teaching Pro of the Year.

Jeff Krushell

Jeff is regarded as a noted expert in the area of performance and talent development and through his work has gained unique insights into the process of improving human performance.
• Former Strength and Conditioning coach for the Toronto Blue Jays
• Former Strength and Conditioning coach for the Edmonton Eskimos
• Current Strength and Conditioning Consultant for Major League Baseball International
• Current Performance Consultant for CTV, Edmonton
• Host of The Krush Performance Show TSN, 1260 Edmonton
• Global Speaker for Sport and Business Performance Conferences and Seminars

Bob Elliott

Bob Elliott was presented with the J.G. Taylor Spink award for “meritorious contributions to baseball writing” at the 2012 induction ceremonies in Cooperstown. He spends his off nights coaching sandlot baseball.

Al Forman

National Coaching Certification Program Master Facilitator Instructor Grassroots National Coach of the Year 2010 for Canada Coached at the 16 to 18 level Select Boys and won a gold and silver medal Worked at the beginning of the girls’ baseball program:
Peewee Girls:
5 Western Canada gold medals
2 Western Canada silver medals
2 National Invitational silver medals
Bantam Girls:
2 National championships gold medals
1 National championship silver medal Senior Girls:
1 National championship silver medal
1 National championship bronze medal

Bruce Brown

Bruce Brown has spent over 35 years as a teacher, coach, and athletic administrator at the junior high, high school, junior college and collegiate levels. Previously - NAIA National Presenter – Champions of Character Program
2002 NAIA National Athletic Director of the Year
2003 Lifetime Achievement Award – Citizenship Through Sports Alliance
2004 - Mike Krzyzewski Leadership Award
2005 Co Recipient with Cal Ripken Jr. of American Baseball Coaches Association “Honor” Award.
2008 John Wooden Wall of Honor 2014 Distinguished Service Award – American Baseball Coaches Assoc

Pete Caliendo

Pete is currently the President of Caliendo Sports International, a global baseball organization specializing in the training of individuals, teams and coaches, as well as dealing with professional baseball operations worldwide. Caliendo Sports, travels with teams and players all over the world to bring a valuable international and cultural experience through sports. Pete has specialized in the training of volunteer baseball coaches for more than 30 years, advocating and helping youth coaches across the USA and around the world to better train young players.

Tom O'Connell

O’Connell has been se - lected USA Coach of the Year three times: in 2011 by the National High School Coaches Association and in 2004 and 2010 by the ABCA. In 1995, he skippered the USA Baseball North Team that featured four future major leaguers in the United States Olympic Festival in Colorado, the last of such festivals ever conducted. He has been named Midwest Coach of the Year four times

Joe Germaine

Joe Germaine is a former NCAA Division 1 baseball player, who has coached and played baseball around the world. He has played 2 years professionally in Australia as a player/ coach. While being in charge of orga - nizing/coaching the entire youth program from ages 18U and doing all the teams strength/condition - ing and speed training. Joe does personal les - sons/helps coach around the lower mainland with activities ranging from baseball, speed training, weightlifting, and athleticism training. Joe is a NSCA and BCRPA certified strength/ conditioning coach and speed coach and has a BSc in Exercise Science/ Kinesiology. Joe’s goals are to create mentally strong athletes who have skills that translate to not only baseball but to all sports and to show the world how fun training at a high intensity can be.

Aaron Myette

Myette attended the University of Washing - ton, where he played college baseball for the Huskies in 1996. He was selected by the Seattle Mariners in the 17th round of the 1995 Major League Baseball draft (454th overall), and then by the Chicago White Sox in the first round of the 1997 Major League Baseball draft (43rd overall), and subsequently played for the White Sox (1999– 2000), Texas Rangers (2001–2002), Cleveland Indians (2003) and Cincinnati Reds (2004). Aaron was also a member of the 2004 Canadian Baseball Olympic Team.