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Clinics

Friday Night Clinics - In Season Player Development

North Langley In-Season Player Development 

The executive is please to announce that we will once again be providing in-season player development clinics Friday nights beginning April 21st. Clinics are open to all players Super 7 and up at no additional cost. The Clinics will be lead by instructors from the Armoury Baseball Training Academy. Coach/ Parent volunteers will be required. 

Coaches please bring your bucket of balls

Instructors bios below. 

Clinic Dates 

April 21,  May 5, May 12, May 19 and May 26

Super 7 

5:00 pm  -  6:30  Walnut Grove South Field 

Tadpole 

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm  George Zarrelli Diamond

Mosquito  

6:30  pm  - 8:00 pm  Walnut Grove South Diamond

PeeWee 

6:30 pm - 8;00 pm  George Zarrelli Diamond

Any questions please email Ray Clark   vp2@nlbaseball.ca 

 

Instructors

Armoury Baseball Training Academy is proud to have a roster of highly experienced baseball players who truly love the game of baseball & strive to mentor & coach students to reach their athletic potential in a fun & safe environment.

 

Mike Ellis

Langley Blaze Alumni

Canadian Jr. National Team 2009/2010

2009 Canada Cup Gold Medalist

Drafted by the San Diego Padres

Played at Florida International University (Division 1)

Langley Blaze Pitching Coach

 

Jordan Lennerton

Detroit Tigers 40 Man Roster 2013

2015 Pan Am Gold Medalist

2012 Top Defensive 1st Baseman

(Eastern League)

Multiple Team Canada Appearances

 

Ashton Mantle

Langley Blaze Alumni

Odessa Jr. College Alumni

Left Handed Pitcher

 

Justin Atkinson

Canadian Jr. National Team 2010-2011

Drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in 2011

Currently playing in the Toronto Blue Jays Organization

Langley Blaze Alumni

 

Come Train with the Pros - FEB 2017

Our association has been given a great training opportunity on Feb 16th, 2017.  The BC Baseball coaches convention runs Feb 17 to 19th, and features many great coaches from around North America.  We have managed to secure three of these coaches to come to our cage facility on the 16th and provide instruction to our players. Peter Caliendo,Matt Nokes and Bob Elliot  There are two time slots available; 5:00 to 6:30 for Super 7 and Tadpole aged players and  6:30 to 8:00 for Mosquito and Peewee aged players.  The cost of this session is $25. Due to facility size limitations there are only 20 spots available for each session.   In order to secure these coaches we need to fill both sessions.  If we are unable to fill them with our own players by Feb 5th we will open it up to neighbouring associations. Don't miss out and take advantage of this great opportunity. 


Mark Burgess
President
North Langley Baseball

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Peter Caliendo

Peter Caliendo’s baseball experience covers a wide range of geography and responsibilities. Newly appointed Technical Commissioner for the 2009 World Baseball Cub to be held in Europe September of 09. 2008 was on the Jury of appeal for baseball in the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China. He’s been a head coach and assistant coach, instructor and clinician, scout and evaluator, author and lecturer, President and Gen- eral Manager. President of Caliendo Sports International and Pitch and Hit Club of Chicago. On the Board of the Interna- tional Sports group a non for pro t promoting coaches educa- tion worldwide. 

Technical Commissioner for the International Baseball Fed- eration (IBAF), governing baseball worldwide. Serves on the IBAF Steering Committee. Pete has served twice in Taiwan for the World Games, in Holland for the World Games, in Rio DeJaneiro Brazil for the Pan Am games and just recently in Beijing, China for the Pre Test Olympic games. 

He is also the President of the Pitch and Hit Club of Chicago, a professional baseball club which honors individuals in pro- fessional baseball and raises money to promote our national pastime. 

2011 was given the American Baseball Coaches Association Meritorius Award, the Illinois High School Man of the Year and the Pitch and Hit Club Paul “Dizzy” Trout Ambassador Award.
Appointed to the Greater Wood eld Sports Council.
Former President of the Calgary professional baseball franchise in the Northern League. 

He’s been in charge of Belgium’s National Team and responsible for the selection, training and develop- ment of U.S. entries in the Pan American Youth Championships, guiding those teams to gold medals in 1992, 1993 and 1996. In 1999, Pete was an assistant coach on the USA team in the International Cup in Australia. 

Pete Caliendo has lead clinics for Major League Baseball International, USA Baseball and many oth- er baseball organizations in various Latin American and European countries, and throughout the United States. Pete has organized and coached a team from Japan to compete against the White Sox minor league teams at the Chicago White Sox spring training program. He has also done some private coaching for Japanese players. 

He has been an associate professional scout for the Texas Rangers and Toronto Blue Jays, responsible for identi cation and evaluation of potential Major League prospects. 

 

Matt Nokes

Former professional baseball catcher and designated hitter. He played eleven seasons in Major League Baseball for the San Francisco Gi- ants (1985), the Detroit Tigers (1986–1990), New York Yankees (1990– 1994), the Baltimore Orioles, and the Colorado Rockies (1995). He batted left-handed and threw right-handed. He also had experience at rst base, third base, and left and right elds. 

Nokes was drafted by the Giants in the 20th round of the 1981 amateur draft. He debuted in the major leagues on September 3, 1985 against the visiting Philadelphia Phillies, collecting two hits in four at bats. In 1987, his rookie year, he had his nest statistical season, batting .289, hitting 32 home runs, (at the time a record for a rookie Catcher) and driving in 87 runs. In that year, he was elected to the American League All-Star Game roster, won the Silver Slugger Award, selected to the Topps Rookie All-Star team, and nished third in voting for the American League Rookie of the Year award. 

Following his major league career, Matt Nokes played for the St. Paul Saints of the Northern League in 1998 and 1999, with a brief two-game stint with the now-defunct Cafeteros de Córdoba team of the Mexican League. He spent 2001 as a player/coach for the Schaumburg Flyers and managed the Joliet Jackhammers of the Northern League in 2002 and 2003. 

After retirement from professional baseball, Nokes returned to his hometown San Diego area where he currently owns an instructional consultation practice for serious hitters and advises software and equip- ment companies. [1] 

While with the Yankees, Nokes caught Jim Abbott’s no-hitter on Sepember 4, 1993. 

Bob Elliot

Canadian former sports columnist, who covered professional baseball in Canada. He began in 1978 as a reporter for the Ottawa Citizen, cover- ing the Montreal Expos, before leaving in late 1986 to cover the Toronto Blue Jays for the Toronto Sun. On June 1, 2016, Elliott announced his retirement. 

He has written three books, including Hard Ball about George Bell, in 1990; The Ultimate Blue Jays Trivia Book, in 1993; and The Northern Game: Baseball The Canadian Way, in 2005. Elliott is also the mind behind the Canadian Baseball Network website, which tracks all active Canadian baseball players. 

Elliott was awarded the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame’s Jack Graney Award on December 17, 2010. His grandfather, Chaucer Elliott, is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. On December 6, 2011, he was named recipient of the 2012 J. G. Taylor Spink Award by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. On February 4, 2015, Elliott was elected to the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame. 

Cage times

In addition to our preseason workouts on Sundays at the Fine Art's School in Fort Langley, coaches in each age division are also running sessions in our cages.

Please keep in mind that space in the cage is limited and may have to to run on an rotational basis.  they also include times for players interested in trying out for one of our rep teams.   If you are interested we suggest contacting the associated coach for your division.

Tadpole  -  Fridays 7pm to 9pm  Brad Gehring at thegehrings4@gmail.com.

Mosquito - Sundays - 10am to 11:30am Ray Clark at rclar7@gmail.com              

Pee Wee A - Sun 11:30am to 12:30pm Don Goto at donald.goto@gmail.com

                  - Mon 7:30pm to 9:00pm Doug Crone at croner99@shaw.ca

Pee Wee AA  Mon/thurs 4pm to 5:30pm Kevin at knicholson23@hotmail.com

Bantam -  weds 7-9 and sat 10:3012, Sandi at sandi_rae@sd33.bc.ca

Midget  - mon/thurs 5:30 to 7:00 Kelvin at akhewer@shaw.ca

 

Mark Burgess

President