Baseball Canada is pleased to announce its new partnership with Human Kinetics Publishing.

Human Kinetics is the premier knowledge integrator in the physical activity field. They synthesize vast amounts of information into a constantly evolving array of products that utilize current technology to meet the needs of our varied audiences. HK has served the physical activity field since 1974, when it published its first book--a proceedings from a sport psychology conference.

Today, HK produces textbooks and their ancillaries, consumer books, software, videos, audiocassettes, journals, and distance education courses. Their products will continue to take a variety of forms.

Mission: To produce innovative, informative products in all areas of physical activity that help people worldwide lead healthier, more active lives.

"The greatest challenge facing Human Kinetics is to convert all information about physical activity into knowledge -- information that people can use to make a positive difference in their lives." -- Rainer Martens, PhD, Founder and President

Complete Guide to Foam Rolling

Complete Guide to Foam Rolling combines the latest scientific research with step-by-step instructions for the most effective foam rolling techniques for muscle preparation and recovery.

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Plyometric Anatomy

Plyometric Anatomy presents advanced drills and a variety of progressions that will help you maximize strength, power, speed, and agility. Highly detailed anatomical art illustrates muscle activation and interaction for each drill.

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Bigger Faster Stronger-3rd Edition

Bigger Faster Stronger (BFS) remains the premier training program for high school and college athletes. The third edition of the Bigger Faster Stronger book includes the latest research; training protocols for strength, speed, power, flexibility, balance, and agility; and new content on balance, safety, and plyometrics.

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Stretch to Win-2nd Edition

This proven program used by today’s top athletes, coaches, trainers, and therapists will improve flexibility, reduce injury, and optimize performance. The new edition includes the latest research, new flexibility assessments, new stretching matrix, and dozens of the most effective stretches to personalize a program for any athlete, sport, or event.

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Developing Power

Authored by the National Strength and Conditioning Association, Developing Power is the definitive resource for developing athletic power.
With exercises and drills, assessments, analysis, and programming, this book will elevate power and performance in all sports.

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Yoga for Athletes

The ultimate yoga resource for athletes offers instruction on improving strength, flexibility, and balance in any sport or activity. Packed with full-color photos, the book demonstrates poses, breathing, and guided visualization to elevate sport performance.

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Athletic Movement Skills

Before athletes can become strong and powerful, they need to master the movement skills required in sport. Athletic Movement Skills covers the underlying science and offers prescriptive advice on bridging the gap between scientist and practitioner so coaches and athletes can work together to achieve dominance.

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Fueling Young Athletes

Fueling Young Athletes stresses the importance of balanced daily nutrition as part of an overall eating plan for health, growth, development, and sport performance and shows how to implement that plan.

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Strength Ball Training-3rd Edition

Including assessments; exercises; and programs for injury prevention, mobility, conditioning, strength, and special populations, as well as access to online video demonstrations, Strength Ball Training, Third Edition, is the premier resource for core power and performance

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New Functional Training for Sports-2nd Edition

New Functional Training for Sports offers athletes, personal trainers, and strength and conditioning coaches the exercises, stretches, and programs that improve speed, strength, and power during sport performance while reducing the incidence of injury. The book includes full-color photo sequences and video demonstrations to illustrate complex exercises.

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Coaching Better Every Season

Presents the best coaching methods and practices for each season on the sport calendar – pre-season, in-season, post-season, and off-season - and offers specific actions, tools, and guidelines for coaches to create a cycle of continuous improvement for themselves, their athletes, and their teams.

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Baseball - Steps to Success

Mastering the skills in the field, on the mound, and at the plate has never been easier. Steps to Success allows you to learn at your own pace, providing detailed instruction, expert advice, practice drills, and self-assessments to gauge progress. A new entry in the best-selling sport instruction series, this highly visual, easy-to-use guide is ideal for novice and intermediate players and coaches alike.

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Functional Training

Offering strength, endurance, power, and sport-specific programming, Functional Training is the most comprehensive resource for athletes, coaches, and athletic trainers. In an ever-changing field, it emphasizes proven techniques and approaches to training results.

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In Pursuit of Excellence-5th Edition

In Pursuit of Excellence offers a prescriptive and practical means of gaining a competitive edge on or off the field through mental training. Athletes, coaches, and professionals will develop a positive outlook and focused commitment, overcome obstacles, improve performance, and achieve higher-quality living.

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Conditioning Young Athletes

Renowned exercise scientist Tudor Bompa provides the latest research, proven programs, and expert advice to improve the athletic performance of young athletes ages 6 to 18. Conditioning Young Athletes offers 182 exercises and 17 programs spanning 14 popular sports, along with coverage of the impact early specialization has on a young athlete’s development.

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High-Powered Plyometrics-2nd Edition

High-Powered Plyometrics presents exercises and programs used by today’s top athletes, coaches, and conditioning experts for development of explosive power, strength, and speed. Along with exclusive access to an online video library, it features 23 programs for 21 sports and the latest training methods, equipment, and assessments as well as 79 exercises for increasing power.

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Periodization Training for Sports-3rd Edition

Periodization authority Tudor Bompa and strength and conditioning expert Carlo Buzzichelli eliminate the guesswork and establish a clear path to reaching peak physical condition and gaining a competitive edge. Periodization Training for Sports includes programs and training models for 35 sports.

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High-Performance Training for Sports

High-Performance Training for Sports presents today’s best athlete conditioning protocols and programs in the world. An elite group of international strength and conditioning specialists and sport physiotherapists explain and demonstrate the most effective applications of the most current sport science and sports medicine to enhance athletic performance.

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Conditioning to the Core

Conditioning to the Core is a complete guide to training the torso for elite athletic performance. Color-coded stability, strength, and power training exercises, programs, and assessments provide all the tools for achieving high-performance goals. Full-color anatomical art and demonstration photos show how to develop the most functional athletic core.

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Youth Baseball Drills

Use Youth Baseball Drills to develop players’ understanding, skills, and love for the game. The activities presented will help you make each practice more educational and fun.

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Partners

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 www.underarmour.com

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MLB Canadians

John Axford

Current MLB Team: Toronto Blue Jays
Hometown: Port Dover, ON

Umpire of the Week

Week of June 4, 2018

Tyler (MB)

Shaped by our Game

Baseball Canada is pleased to introduce Shaped by Our Game, a new initiative on baseball.ca that will profile people who have used our sport to achieve success later in life. Baseball is a sport that provides great life lessons and teaches skills that are applicable for future success in life whether on the baseball field or not.

 Dominic Therrien

 Isabelle Higgins

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.