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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)


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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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Under Armour

Under Armour

Under Armour® is the Official Uniform, Apparel and Batting Glove Supplier to Baseball Canada's National Teams. Under Armour was developed by athletes for athletes. By employing only the finest microfiber fabrics, Under Armour has engineered the ultimate moisture transport system in garments that slide over your body like a second-skin to keep you cool, dry and light throughout the course of a game or workout.   More information about the company and its products is available at



Rawlings is the official bat, baseball and batting helmet for Baseball Canada’s National Team’s program and all National Championship tournaments. From Major League Baseball ballparks to neighborhood sandlots across the country, Rawlings is everywhere baseball is played. Since the company’s inception in 1887, Rawlings mission has always centered on enabling participation by developing and producing innovative, high-performance equipment and apparel for the professional player. Visit them at

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Human Kinetics

Complete Conditioning for Baseball
Until now, only the pros and some major college players had access to sport-specific training advice for developing their bodies to excel on the field. Complete Conditioning for Baseball is the first comprehensive training book to show baseball players and coaches at all levels how to get in the best possible shape so they can hit the ball harder, throw it faster, and run with greater agility and speed.
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