NEZ 2018 Community Coaches Clinic

NEZ Baseball will be hosting 4 coaching clinics for community coaches in April 2018.
The goals of these sessions are to improve the knowledge, confidence and technical skills of coaches of all skill levels.

Our technical director, John Sutherland, will be facilitating the clinics.
The sessions are primarily facilitated in a classroom that will include detailed lessons, technical information and video analysis.

Topics will include Hitting, Base running, In-fielding, Out-fielding, Game Strategies, Pitching and Team Management.

NEZ highly encourages all community coaches to take advantage of this free clinic series. It will be highly beneficial to your successful baseball-coaching season.

Clinic details as follows…

Where: NAIT Main Campus (Classroom U101)
When: Monday’s – April 09, 16, 23 and 30, 2018
Time: 6:30 – 8:00 PM

Competitive and Performance coaches are also invited to attend and participate.

For more information, please contact John Sutherland at


The sessions are not meant to replace any of the NCCP Coaching courses but will provide a good introduction to coaching baseball for various positions and perspectives. We encourage all of our coaches to be actively pursuing NCCP certification through Baseball Alberta.

2017 Coach Symposium…

On November 27, 2017, the NEZ Sports council and Edmonton Padres Baseball will be hosting a two hour symposium at NAIT.

Are you a past, present or future baseball coach with the NEZ Sports Council and/or the Edmonton Padres baseball programs.

We are proud to be hosting this very important coach symposium for the very first time. This 2-hour session will cover all things related to coaching baseball in NEZ and we will have experts in attendance to answer your questions.

We will be discussing coach training, coach pathways, NCCP certification and many other important topics that will prove to be informative and well worth your time.

This symposium is not mandatory. If you are planning on coaching for the 2018 season (or participate in 2018 winter clinics/camps) it is highly recommended that you are in attendance.

Thank you all in advance for your dedication to our players and our programs. It is because of volunteers such as yourselves, that our programs continue to grow in numbers and in quality.

Please RSVP to Perry Michetti at

2017 NEZ Coaches Symposium

Monday, November 27, 2017

7:00 – 9:00 PM

NAIT Main Campus – Classroom U101





NEZ Baseball is a Baseball Canada RBI Approved association.  With that designation we require that all coaches complete the following three certification courses:

The cost of Respect in Sport is $30.00.  This fee will be reimbursed by NEZ Baseball.  Please submit your receipt and completion certificate for reimbursement.

The cost of On-line Initiation is $37.50.  This fee is generally reimbursed by the community.  Please contact your Community Baseball Director for instructions on reimbursement prior to registering for the clinic.

The cost of the On-field Initiation is $50.00 and is also generally reimbursed by the community.  Once again please contact you Community Baseball Director prior to registering.





Spring is “almost” here & the season will soon be starting.  NEZ Baseball is hosting a coach clinic to help us prepare for another great season of Baseball.  It is important that all NEZ coaches be NCCP certified.  Our requirement is for coaches to complete the Initiation Program – Online Module and Respect in Sport – Online.  The links to both of these are above.  Then register and plan to attend the in-person Initiation coach Clinic.

  • Location:  NEZ Office, 7515 Borden Park Road, Edmonton
  • Date:  Friday, May 4, 2017  5:30 pm
  • Cost:  $50.00  Fee is payable at the NEZ office prior to the start of the class.  Payment by cash, Visa, MasterCard or Debit.

Register online at:

All coaches are welcome to attend but we want all Rally Cap, Sr. Rookie and Mosquito coaches who do not have these designations to register for this approximately 3-hour clinic.  You must complete the Online Module prior to the May 5th clinic but register today to reserve your spot.




Welcome to the 2018 Baseball Season

Welcome returning coaches and first time coaches to the 2018 baseball season.  Thank you for volunteering this season.  I hope it is rewarding for you as well as for your teams.
Baseball Alberta has mandated that all coaches in the program must be NCCP qualified and must have completed the Respect in Sport module.  Both are available on line.  The NCCP course is approximately 2-3 hrs and the Respect in Sport is approximately 6 hrs.

First time coaches must complete an online Initiation Coach course and the online Respect in Sport course.  On May 4, 5:30 PM at the Northeast Zone Building, we have the follow up to the Online Initiation with the Field Initiation.  This course is also mandatory, and will be an excellent lead into your first Rally Cap event on May 6.
We have to think about what kind of service we are providing for our children and we believe that these coach clinics are necessary.

We will follow pitch count guidelines for Mosquito and Peewee again this season.  Pitch count rules and regulations are outlined in the Baseball Alberta handbook and also in the Sherwood Park House League Rules.

For the Mosquito, Peewee, and Bantam coaches, contact me for the code to the lockers at Rundle Park.  You must clear the panel with the center toggle enter the code and press the top toggle down to open.  The process must be repeated to lock the locker when you are finished you game.
I don’t have to emphasize enough the importance of making sure that these lockers are locked after we are finished.

You will all receive a book of raffle tickets for each player on you team.  We want those tickets returned (SOLD) by June 3.  This is a very important fund-raiser that helps support our program.
With regard to practice we have a number of diamonds available for this.  Contact me for your diamond preference.  Dave Ball 475-5609, email and I will try to find something that will work for you.

Field closure line 496-4999 is updated Monday to Friday after 4:00 pm, website

If you have any concerns regarding field conditions, baseball issues, I am available to answer questions that may arise.
I hope that I have addressed some of your concerns with regard to the upcoming season.  Good luck with your teams, remember that this is house league baseball and fun is the most important aspect of the game.

We have been ahead of the curve with improvements to our program with regard to coaches’ education and it shows at registration.  We owe this to the kids that are in our program.

Dave Ball
Baseball Director
Northeast Zone
Ph: 780-475-5609

Northeast Zone Baseball is “RBI Certified” by Baseball Canada.  A requirement of that designation is coach certification.  At minimum, coaches in the NEZ House League program must have the Online Initiation Coach Module and must complete the online Respect in Sport Coach Clinic.

Coaches are mentors, motivators and leaders.  Along with parents and teachers, coaches have a profound impact on the future of our children.  It’s a great responsibility, and Canada’s two million coaches embrace it with passion and dedication.  The National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) gives coaches the confidence to succeed.  When you take an NCCP workshop, you’ll not only gain sport-specific technical abilities, but also leadership and decision-making skills.

NCCP training will open doors to new opportunities in coaching and in life.