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.

2022 Winter Junior Ravens Baseball

Registration for our Junior Ravens winter baseball program is now open.

UPDATED JUNIOR RAVENS WINTER BASEBALL SCHEDULE FOUND HERE 

New for 2022: Baseball FUNdamentals (ages 7-9 years old)

The winter session will run for 11 weeks running from Saturday, February 5 to April 23, 2022 (there is no program on March 19).

REGISTER: Junior Ravens Baseball

Program Structure

The Junior Ravens Baseball program offers specialized lessons in hitting, pitching, fielding/base running and catching for children ages 7 to 13 years. Each specialized lesson is 50 minutes long and runs over the course of 11 weeks. Participants can register for back to back lessons (e.g. Hitting & Pitching).

Pitching

Hitting

Fielding/Base Running

Catching 

8:30am to 9:20am

7-10 Years Old 11-13 Years Old 10-13 Years Old

9:30am to 10:20am

11-13 Years Old 7-10 Years Old 10-13 Years Old

10:30am to 11:20am

11-13 Years Old 11-13 Years Old 10-13 Years Old

Baseball Fundamentals

8:30am to 9:50am

7 – 9 Years old

 

PITCHING ($315):

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 ($315):

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. 

FIELDING ($315):

Players will learn the mechanics of infield 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.  Players will also be taught the fundamentals of base-running and stealing.

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

CATCHING ($355):

Working on the skills and drills required to be a productive catcher.  Instructional clinic will focus on the fundamentals of the catching position with proper stance, footwork, receiving, blocking and throwing drills as taught by our instructor. We will also cover plays such as pop flies, plays at the plate, bunt plays and throwing out runners.

  • Equipment to Bring: Catcher’s gear including chest protector, shin guards, face mask, and catcher’s glove, baseball pants or sweat pants/shorts, indoor running shoes (no cleats), and jock/jill cup

*NEW* Baseball FUNdamentals ($295):

An introduction to the fundamentals of baseballs focusing on fielding, hitting and throwing. Players will learn how to set-up defensively and move to the ball, develop safe and effective swing and throwing mechanics, and build their baseball IQ.  The program is designed to cover key facets of the game in order for young players to get a headstart on the season and lay a strong foundation for future development.  Sessions will also include time for indoor baseball and games that develop baseball skills in a fun atmosphere.

  • Equipment to Bring: Batting helmet, bat, glove, baseball pants or sweat pants/shorts, batting gloves (optional), indoor running shoes (no cleats), and jock/jill cup.

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 February 5 to April 23, 2022 (there is no program on March 19). 

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.