Player Clinics

Alternative Summer Baseball Programming for 2020

  • Weekday Technical Emails
    • Motivation Mondays – inspirational messages from various sources
    • Tactical Tuesdays – game situation overviews
    • Wellness Wednesdays – various mental health and well-being info
    • Technical Thursdays – position-specific technical drills
    • Fun Fridays – challenges or competitions to be completed over the weekend
  • Padres Virtual Summer Performance Program (June 1 – August 31)
    GOAL: provide at-home, structured programming for all interested players to continue baseball development during the suspended season and to properly prepare for a return to play in September (Fall Performance Program / Fall Ball) – TeamSnap groups to be created for communication and TeamGenius evaluations to be created per player for accountability and development tracking.
    NOTE: if you registered with NEZ Baseball for the 2020 Baseball Alberta season and chose to leave your registration fee as a credit toward future programming, you may apply that credit to this programming – simply choose the “cash” payment option during online registration and follow-up with an email response to either your registration confirmation email or to

    • Option 1 – Full Program (3-month program):
      • Intended for rep level players at 11U, 13U, 15U & 18U
      • Individualized player development program
        • Based on each player’s at-home situation (assistance, equipment, space, etc.)
        • Position-specific drills and summer throwing progression
        • Weekly practice plans throughout the summer
      • Performance program
        • Arm care
        • Strength and conditioning
        • Speed and agility
        • Mobility and flexibility
      • TeamGenius player development tracking
      • Weekday technical emails
      • Weekly video analysis
        • Player supplied video clips (uploaded to TeamGenius)
        • Coach feedback via individual virtual meeting (preferred) or email (backup option)
        • Incorporated into following week practice plan
      • Weekly group virtual check-ins (groupings by age and/or position)
        • Tactical game situation discussions
        • General program questions or overviews
        • Group well-being engagement
      • Individual player development programs and feedback to be provided by:
        • John Sutherland, Technical Director
        • Patrick Szpak, High Performance Director
        • Certified and experienced AAA and AA Coaches
      • ONLINE REGISTRATION: $450 in 3 monthly payments of $150
        *waiver required

    • Option 2 – Month-to-Month (specified month(s) program):
      • Same as Option 1 but customized only for the month(s) indicated as available
      • Good option (August) for house league players interested in 2020 Fall Performance Program and/or 2021 rep baseball
      • ONLINE REGISTRATION: $200 per month
        *waiver required – additional monthly cost due to one-off administrative work required
    • Option 3 – Self Directed (free program)
      • Intended for house league (Rally Cap, 9U, 11U, 13U, 15U, 18U) players
      • Based on Edmonton Padres Technical Handbook
        • Skill progressions (3 weeks per progression)
        • Drills with descriptions and video links
      • General arm care and conditioning program
      • Weekday technical emails
        *waiver required – please register by emailing John Sutherland –
  • Return to Train
    Baseball Alberta is working on a proposal with the other provincial baseball governing bodies and the provincial health authorities to allow for the potential of in-person, sanctioned baseball training opportunities to be available at some point this summer.  It is important to note that, at this time, this looks like a camps and clinics type activity, not game play.  There are various protocols and requirements to account for shared equipment, social distancing, sanitizing and reporting.  Should Baseball Alberta be successful in this proposal, we will have the ability to pivot the above Summer Virtual Performance Program options to in-person training, following all required protocols as directed by Baseball Alberta and in accordance to provincial and local authorities.  Our goal is to get back to more normal baseball activities but only when it is deemed safe to do so.
  • Return to Play
    Planning is well underway for regular Fall Performance Program (18U, 15U, 13U) and Fall Ball (11U) experiences beginning on or after September 1 (9U, Rally Cap & Blastball Fall Ball may be offered depending on interest).  We hope that by this time, normal or modified baseball practices and game play will be possible.  Again, our goal is to get back to more normal baseball activities but only when it is deemed safe to do so.  We will continue to communicate with Baseball Alberta, as this situation remains fluid.

John Sutherland

Complete Game Baseball 

Technical Director

NEZ Edmonton Padres Baseball 

EABA Angels Baseball

High Performance Technical Programs

Community | A | AA | AAA Baseball 





NEZ is offering a 4-day pitching clinic for all community/house league players.
Ages: 9U, 11U and 13U
Participant Experience: Community League – New Players, Beginners, Novice
(0-3 years pitching experience)

Dates: TBA

Times: TBA

Location: TBA

Fee: $50.00 per player for all 4 sessions.

Online registration will open once the camp dates are set up.

(Cheque or Cash – payable at first session)(Cheques payable to NEZ Baseball)
Lead Instructor: John Sutherland (Technical Director)


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