Welcome to the Leaside Baseball Elite Camp

Registration for Summer 2021 Camp is Open!

About the Leaside Elite Baseball Camp

Great Person. Great Athlete. Great Player. 

The Leaside Baseball Elite Camp helps baseball players take their game to the next level.

The Leaside Baseball Elite Camp instruction is built for players looking for additional specialty training to sharpen their skills and get extra practice time. The instructional program is designed to develop individual hitting, pitching and fielding skills, as well as strength and general conditioning.  Additionally, the program promotes holistic development, good sportsmanship, leadership, teamwork, and respect for opponents.

Our seasoned instructional team is University and Elite Coaches and Players who have trained hundreds of players to be competitive on the field, and help them aspire to reach their full potential.

The camp is open to boys and girls that are on either Elite, Rep, or Select baseball teams, born from 2005 to 2008, or ages 13 to 16 years old.

If you are over the age of 16 and are interested in our programming, there may be opportunities for you to be a counsellor-in-training (CIT).  Please contact us at programs@leasidebaseball.com if you are interested.

The Elite Camp operates weekly throughout the summer at Howard Talbot Park near Eglinton and Bayview Avenues in Leaside, Toronto. Hours of operation are 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

 

Leaside Elite Baseball Camp Program

Camper Qualifications

Age | 13 to 16 years old during the camp

Baseball Experience | Plays on a Select, Rep, or Elite team

For these campers with advanced experience, the program is tailored to provide elite skill development through tenured instruction, high repetitions, and overall baseball immersion. It is designed to develop individual hitting, pitching and fielding skills; strength and general conditioning; as well as promote holistic development, good sportsmanship, leadership, teamwork, and respect for opponents.

 

Elite Camp Advantages

Specialty Baseball Instruction and Feedback

Players will be provided elite-level instruction and age-appropriate resources on technical aspects of the game. They will also receive weekly assessments at the start and end of each week.

 

Each day will feature:

  • Hitting instruction
  • Throwing instruction (focus on mechanics and arm health)
  • Introduction to elite pitching (pick-offs, off-speed pitches, strategy)
  • Fielding instruction (by position)
  • Mobility work, arm care, and agility training
  • Situational play

 

Expert Leadership and Counsellors

We have an exceptional staff of experienced current and ex-collegiate baseball instructors with specialties in every aspect of baseball.  Our staff have standard First Aid and CPR certifications and have gone through a National Background Check. Campers are grouped in a maximum of 4 campers to 1 coach ratio.

Lee Mosbaugh | Elite Camp Director

Baseball is Lee’s driving passion and Leaside Baseball Camp is truly his home away from home! Lee has played baseball for over 20 years at the rep, elite, and collegiate levels where he learned from many of Canada’s top coaches and baseball minds. He's a graduate of the Sport Management Program at Humber College. Lee brings a fun and enthusiastic attitude to the ballpark every day, with the hope to continue to inspire a love for the game! This is Lee’s 4th year as Camp Director and his 9th year with the camp! He also is the Head Coach of the Leaside Leafs 15U team.

Sam Brown | Elite Camp Senior Staff

Sam had completed his final year at Leaside High School. Sam, always a stand-out Leaside player since 6U, has played a year in Leaside up since his 13U year , and will be entering his second year playing at the 18u age group in 2021. An adept infielder, he can play anywhere on the diamond with an elite glove and strong arm, complimenting an elite contact bat with ever-emerging power, showcased by his 1.024 OPS, league lead in RBIs (42), and EBLO All-Star nomination in 2019. Sam has thorough coaching experience in the Leaside Baseball Association at both the Leaside Baseball Camp & Elite Camp, Fall Outdoor, and Winter Dome Clinics. A model citizen, Sam is by far the most dedicated and humble player in Leaside Baseball.

Gabe Bourgeois | Elite Camp Senior Staff

Gabe goes to Seneca College to study firefighting. Previously with the Scarborough Stingers and Toronto Mets program, this speedy outfielder/infielder joined the Leaside Leafs Elite 18U program for 2019-20. He represented Canada in the 16U Oklahoma Sunbelt Classic tournament in 2018 and was a key reason the Leaside 18u program won the fall ball championship in 2019. Gabe is a humble five-tool player with the potential for a strong collegiate playing career ahead of him. 

Graham Henry | Elite Camp Senior Staff

Graham goes to Laurier University to study Communications and Management. As the starting catcher for the Leaside Leafs Elite 18U program since his 16U year, including being an underaged back-to-back EBLO All-Star representative, 2018 TBA Champion, and 2019 Fall Ball Champion, Graham knows what it takes to compete at a high level. His leadership on and off the field compliments his strong bat, blocking, receiving, and throwing skills, while his dedication to learning the game has developed him into a strong pitcher and infielder as well. Graham has helped out with younger Leaside catchers, worked at the Elite camp in 2019, and the East York camp prior; he adds valuable exposure to players with intro and advanced catching instruction.

Sam Kerr | Elite Camp Senior Staff

Sam has completed his final year at John Polyani Collegiate Institute. Sam came to the Leaside Leafs Elite 17U program from the North York Blues, where he tallied 1 no-hitter and 1 one-hitter. Touching 80mph for the first time in February, Sam’s potential on the mound projects for an exciting 18U year in 2020-21. He has coached previously with True North Baseball Camp and is also a level 2 umpire. Sam’s passion for learning and dedication to training has turned out a strong leader and developing pitching specialist.

Ryan Ricci | Elite Camp Senior Staff

Ryan has completed his final year at John Polyani Collegiate Institute. A two-time EBLO All-Star, Ryan is a power-hitting catcher/corner infielder for the Leaside Leafs Elite 17U team. Ryan projects to be a top hitter in the league after posting a 1.114 OPS in 2019; in fact, as a 16U call-up for a game with the 18u program in the Elimination tournament, Ryan’s single at-bat was a no-doubt home run off a top 18U pitcher. In addition to helping facilitate tryouts for younger Leaside teams, Ryan and his dad (Claudio) have been a staple presence in field maintenance at Talbot Park, demonstrating Ryan’s exemplary character off the field.

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Elite Camp Schedule

Camp Weeks

The camp operates over the following weeks and will be closed on the August holiday so a pro-rated fee is applicable.

  1. Week of July 5
  2. Week of July 12
  3. Week of July 19
  4. Week of July 26
  5. Week of August 2 (reduced rate as closed for Civic Day)
  6. Week of August 9
  7. Week of August 16
  8. Week of August 23

Daily Schedule

 
12:45 PM Camper Check-In
1:00 PM Baseball-Specific Warm-Up
1:20 PM Skills Development Stations (Daily Hitting & Pitching, Mix of Infield/Outfield/Catcher training)
3:20 PM Situational training
3:50 PM Pack up & field repair
4:00 PM Campers Leave

* Additional private/small-group catcher training available by request

 

Leaside Elite Baseball Camp Fees

Camp Fees

As Leaside Baseball is a non-profit, programming is free of HST charges.

 Elite Camp
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
One Week$280
Full Summer$1,500

Camp Fee Savings

Multi-Week Discount

Benefit from a 5% discount from the camp fee for each additional week you register for.

 

Financial Assistance

The Leaside Baseball Association provides an opportunity for players in Leaside and the surrounding community to develop their skills and passion for baseball by offering a wide spectrum of quality baseball instruction and programming.

To make this more feasible for youth who otherwise wouldn’t be able to enjoy the sport, we are proud to offer the Leaside Baseball Play Ball Financial Assistance Program. Leaside Baseball is committed to an equitable baseball experience for all of our families. For more information, click here.

 

Located at Talbot Park, in the Heart of Leaside

We are located at Howard Talbot Park in Toronto, the home of the Leaside Baseball Association and the Leaside Leafs! The field is southeast of Bayview Avenue and Eglinton Avenue East. Located next to Leaside High School. 

Campers are to enter and exit the camp facilities through the Donegall Drive/ Fleming Crescent entrance.

The Elite Baseball Camp is located on the west diamond at Talbot Park.

 

Preparing for Camp Week

What Campers Should Bring

  • Comfortable athletic outdoor clothing (i.e. shorts and tee-shirt)
  • Baseball glove
  • Hat and sunscreen
  • Water or sports drink with refillable water bottle
  • At least 2L of water (there is a water fountain and a hydration station; however, it is recommended campers have their own water bottle, labeled with their name)
  • Baseball bag or knapsack
  • Athletic sunglasses
  • Jock or jill
  • Cleats, batting gloves, bat, and helmet 

 

Relevant Health Information

If you have any health information that impacts your child’s ability to participate in the drills and activities in any way, please let us know so we can do what is necessary to accommodate them during their time with us. Any medication to be administered during the camp day is to be provided to the Camp Director or Administrative Manager with instructions.

 

Weather-Ready

Rain Day Activities

A summer sprinkle certainly won’t ruin a camp day, but if the weather is stronger than that, we may need to cancel.

If it is raining before the start of camp and is expected to last for the duration of the day camp will be canceled. Parents will be sent a communication the morning of.

If it is raining before the start of camp and is NOT expected to last for the duration of the day, the camp will be open. Parents will be sent a communication the morning of and can send their campers as they wish. Late arrivals will be directed to call the designated staff to meet them at the camp entrance for the check-in process.

If it is NOT raining before the start of camp BUT interrupts the camp activities, campers will seek shelter in their respective group tents. If the rain lasts longer than 1 hour, the camp will be canceled. Parents will be sent a communication to collect their camper.

Please note refunds will not be available for weather cancellations!

 

Hot Day Relief

We take the dangers of overexposure to the sun very seriously. We will provide breaks throughout the day for shade, water refills, and sunscreen application.

 

Cancellation Policy

In the event you need to cancel the camper’s registration, a refund or credit may be available. The Leaside Baseball Association reserves the right to grant exceptions to the policy stated below.

If written cancellation notice is made by May 1st, a refund is available. Eligible refunds will be issued in the format the registration fee was paid and are subject to a $25 administrative fee (per session/per player) deducted from the total allowable refund. Refunds may take 4 to 6 weeks for processing.

If written cancellation notice is made by June 1st, a credit is available. Credits are valid for one calendar year and may only be applied to Leaside Baseball house leagues, camps or clinics.

If the written cancellation notice is made on or after June 1st, neither a refund or credit is available.

However, if you need to cancel due to health-related reasons, we will provide you with a credit to be valid for one calendar year and applicable to the Leaside Baseball house league, camps or clinics.

In the event we are unable to run our summer camp due to COVID-19 or any other reason, you will be provided a full refund.

 

Questions?

Need to learn more to see if our camp is right for your child? Please email us at programs@leasidebaseball.com and we would be pleased to answer all your questions.