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 high-performance 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, general conditioning, and nutrition. Additionally, the program promotes goal-setting, good sportsmanship, wellness, high-performance mindset, leadership, team culture, and respect for opponents.
NEW for 2023! Elite Camp will be run in partnership with Brad Bedford and attn: +, combining on-field training at Howard Talbot Park and indoor training in the Grit Athletics Toronto facility, located at 53 Laird Drive. Our seasoned instructional team is made up of 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 on Elite, Rep, or Select baseball teams, ages 13 to 16 years old at the start of camp. Camp runs from 1:00PM to 4:00PM, with a limit of 14 campers a week to ensure a high-performance environment.
If you are over the age of 16 and are interested in our programming, there may also be opportunities for you to be a counselor-in- training (CIT). Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
Leaside Elite Baseball Camp Program
Age | 13 to 16 (2010 - 2007 born)
Baseball Experience | Plays on a 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.
Please note: There’s a wide range of size and ability in this age group, and not everyone will be ready for the jump to the big diamond and more intense training. Please feel free to e-mail programs@leasidebaseball to discuss your child’s readiness before signing up.
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 one-on-ones with coaches as well as 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 Counselors
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.
Brad Bedford, Camp Director
Brad brings planning, organization and professionalism to everything he does. Growing up, Brad played at the highest level for some of the best coaches in the country. He won multiple national championships before playing at the elite level, and in the Intercounty Baseball League. Brad graduated from the Rotman Commerce program at the University of Toronto, after captaining the Varsity Blues to an Ontario University Championship. He's obsessed with learning and development, and his company, attn: +, helps student-athletes grow into the best version of themselves on and off the field. Brad is excited to bring his passion, along with expertly designed programming, to the Leaside Baseball Elite Camp in his first year as Camp Director.
Elite Camp Schedule
The camp operates over the following weeks from 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM. The camp will be closed on August 1st for the Civic Holiday, so a prorated fee is applicable for that week.
- Week 1 (July 3 to 7)
- Week 2 (July 10 to 14)
- Week 3 (July 17 to 21)
- Week 4 (July 24 to 28)
- Week 5 (July 31 to August 4)
- Week 6 (August 8 to 11) - 4 day week
- Week 7 (August 14 to 18)
- Week 8 (August 21 to 25)
The camp location will alternate between Howard Talbot Park West Diamond, located southeast of Bayview Avenue and Eglinton Avenue East next to Leaside High School, and Grit Athletics Toronto at 53 Laird Dr. There will be the opportunity to switch days at Grit to accommodate inclement weather when necessary.
Talbot Park Access: Campers are to enter and exit Talbot through the Donegall Drive/Fleming Crescent entrance.
GRIT Athletics Toronto Access: Enter through rear entrance. Street parking available on Canvarco Road.
Leaside Elite Baseball Camp Fees
As Leaside Baseball is a non-profit, programming is free of HST charges.
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Camp Fee Savings
Benefit from a 5% discount from the camp fee for each additional week you register for.
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.
Preparing For Camp Week
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 clothing (i.e. shorts and tee-shirt)
- Baseball glove
- Hat and sunscreen
- Water or sports drink with a refillable water bottle
- At least 2L of water (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
- Mask, preferably a well-fitting N95 or KN95
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 with instructions.
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.
In the event you need to cancel the camper’s registration, a refund or credit may be available.
- If written cancellation is made to email@example.com by May 31st, a full refund is available.
- If written cancellation is made to firstname.lastname@example.org after May 31st, a credit will be applied. Please note credits are subject to a $40 administrative fee (per player and per week) deducted from the total credit.
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 Leaside Baseball house league, camps or clinics.
In the event we are unable to run our summer camp for any reason, you will be provided a full refund.
Need to learn more to see if our camp is right for your child? Please email us at email@example.com.