Jan. 18, 2021

TO:          All Female Baseball Athletes and Parents
FROM:    Baseball Alberta Girls/Women’s Baseball Director
RE:          Winter Development Camp
 
Typically, Baseball Alberta offers a winter development camp for female athletes focusing on technical skills commencing in January. For 2021, we are planning to offer an enhanced winter development campvirtually.
Chris James, the Technical Director for Female Baseball with Baseball Alberta will lead the Camp, complemented by sessions focusing on Strength & Conditioning; Mental Performance; and Sports Nutrition by leading experts.
 
Details are as follows:
 
DATE - 2021 
TIME 
EVENT 
PRESENTED BY 
Sun, January 17 
2:00-3:00pm 
Technical Skills At Home 
Chris James 
Sun, January 24 
2:00-3:00pm 
Strength & Conditioning 
Jeff Osadec 
Sun, February 7 
2:00-3:00pm 
Technical Skills At Home 
Chris James 
Sun, February 21 
2:00-3:00pm 
Mental Performance 
Perri Ford 
Sun, March 7 
2:00-3:00pm 
Technical Skills At Home 
Chris James 
Sun, March 21 
2:00-3:00pm 
Nutrition for Female Athletes 
Lindsay deBoer 
Wed, April 7 
7:00-8:00pm 
Technical Skills At Home  
Chris James 
Wed, April 14 
7:00-8:00pm 
Wrap Up & Next Steps 
Chris James 
 
  • Please complete the form linked hereWinter Development Camp  to register.  
  • Register prior to January 16th.
  • There is no cost associated with the virtual camp.
 This camp will be of special interest to athletes born in 2009 & 2010.  In 2025, it is proposed that female baseball will be included in the 2025 Canada Summer Games for 16U.  It is critical in Year 1 to build a strong foundation leading into Year 2 (Train to Train), Year 3 (Train to Compete) and Year 4 (Train to Win).
 
All female athletes interested in baseball will enjoy this excellent opportunity to learn baseball skills and receive education that is extremely valuable as well as transferable to other areas of an athlete's life.
 
Leading Experts Bio's:
Jeff Osadec MKin CEP CSCS 
Applied Sport Physiologist 
twitter - @spr_sci 
 
Perri Ford 
Mental Performance Coach 
MA Sport Psychology, CSPA 
 
Lindsay deBoer
Sports Nutritionist
 
Chris James 

Chris' coaching career began in little league, where he coached from 1990-1994 while he was studying at college. Once his schooling was complete, he and his wife moved to the Spruce Grove area, and in 1996 Chris became involved at Spruce Grove Minor Ball, coaching teams in the Parkland area on and off since 1999. 

Chris is currently under contract with Baseball Alberta as the Female Technical Director for the province. He has been to National championships and Western Championships as a coach 17 times. Most recently, Chris was the head coach of the 2019 14U Girls’ Provincial team that won silver medal at the Peewee National Invitational. In addition, Chris was a member of the 2017 Canada Summer Games 17U male team that won a bronze medal in Winnipeg. In 2006, Chris became the first head coach of an Albertan team (male or female) to win a gold medal at a National Championship. Chris continues to develop athletes and has a great love for teaching the game.

 
Look forward to "seeing" you soon.
Take care,
 
 
Barb Northcott
Girls/Women's Director
Baseball Alberta