Baseball Canada

My First Pitch

My First Pitch is a program targeted at the development of pitchers entering the 11U division where pitching is introduced for first time. All players entering this division are exposed to mini-cam on pitching. 

To request additional information or hard copies of program material contact your local provincial association.

My First Pitch Program Information

My First Pitch Program – Brochure
My First Pitch Program  - Poster

Coaches Manual

Teaching young  pitchers the stretch position vs full wind-up
Gripping the baseball
Set up on the mound
Beginning momentum towards home plate
Stride
Landing front foot
Releasing the baseball
Follow through
Coaching Points
Compare the youth pitcher and the professional

Drills to emphasize Good Pitching Mechanics for youth

Lift and thrust drill
Knee drill
Rock and fire drill
3 “x” drill
Hit the hat drill
Japanese pitching drill or 18 strikes
Run and gun

Appendixes

Physical literacy warm-up: Age 7 and 8
Physical literacy warm-up: Age 9 and 10
Physical literacy warm-up: Age 11 and up

Structure Samples

Training clinic



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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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Sponsors

Sport Canada

Sport CanadaThe mission of Sport Canada, a division of Heritage Canada, is to support the achievement of high performance excellence and the development of the Canadian sport system to strengthen the unique contribution that sport makes to Canadian identity, culture and society. Visit Sport Canada at: www.pch.gc.ca/sportcanada.

Mizuno

Mizuno

Mizuno is the official glove and footwear supplier for Baseball Canada’s National Teams. More than 200 professional baseball players depend on Mizuno baseball equipment every day to perform at the game’s highest level. That trust comes from Mizuno’s longstanding commitment to quality, craftsmanship, and performance. For more information on Mizuno’s involvement globally in baseball or any of the company's top quality products, visit:   www.mizuno.com or in Canada www.mizunocda.com

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Human Kinetics

Survival Guide for Coaching Youth Baseball
The tips and strategies outlined in Survival Guide for Coaching Youth Baseball will help any new coach plan a season full of terrific practices and successful games. Lighthearted and humorous, it’s a terrific resource for coaches who simply wish to help 5- to 10-year-old kids have fun and learn a few things along the way.
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