Junior Ravens Baseball is part of Carleton University’s Junior Ravens program. These programs give young players the opportunity to work with the Carleton Ravens varsity coaches and players in a range of development programs in different sports.

2020 Winter Junior Ravens Baseball

Registration will open soon for the Winter 2020 session of our Junior Ravens Baseball Program. The winter program starts Saturday, January 11, 2020.

Program Structure

The Junior Ravens Baseball program offers specialized lessons in Hitting, Fielding, Pitching and Catchers camp for children ages 7 to 13 years. Each specialized lesson is one hour long and runs over the course of 11 weeks. Participants can register for back to back lessons (e.g. Hitting & Fielding).

FIELDING:

Players will learn the mechanics of infield and outfield catching and throwing, defensive responsibilities including holding runners, situational fielding and positioning, and safely turning double plays. The fundamentals of glove and foot work are essential to fielding and this will be a central focus of this clinic.

  • Equipment to Bring: Glove, baseball pants or sweat pants/shorts, indoor running shoes (no cleats), and jock/jill cup.

PITCHING:

As a foundation, players will be taught the importance or warming-up and maintaining arm health and durability.  Our pitchers progress through basic aspects of throwing to pitch mechanics including grip, lower body push and stride, release point and follow-through.  Depending on player progression and age the pitcher will also be introduced to more advanced skills including mental preparation, pitch variety, holding runners, and fielding.

  • Equipment to Bring: Glove, baseball pants or sweat pants/shorts, indoor running shoes (no cleats), and jock/jill cup.

HITTING:

Players will be introduced to the science of hitting including preparation, grip, mechanics including stride, swing plane, rotation and separation to produce reliable contact and power.  As the weeks progress, players will be taught situational hitting including intent, increased bat control and hitting for power.  The goal is to develop a high level of awareness and hitting IQ alongside solid mechanics to elevate batting performance.

  • Equipment to Bring: Batting helmet, bat, baseball pants or sweat pants/shorts, batting gloves (optional), indoor running shoes (no cleats), and jock/jill cup. Please note a limited number of additional bats are available at the clinic. 

Coaches

Program CoordinatorAndre Robidoux (Click for Bio)

Fielding  – Ryan Norris (Click for Bio)

Pitching  – Daniel Cordero (Click for Bio)

Hitting  – Matti Emery (Click for Bio)

Catching – Andre Robidoux (Click for Bio)

Schedule, Location & Price

The winter program will take place in our Fieldhouse building on Saturday mornings. The winter session will run for 11 weeks running from to January 11 to March 28 (there are no lessons on March 21).  The cost of the program is $295. 

For questions regarding programming details or any other aspect of the Junior Ravens Baseball Program please contact manager@curavensbaseball.com

Register

Registration by phone or in person is on available during our hours of operation. Register online 24/7. To register in person, visit our Welcome Centre in the Alumni Hall.