The LBA Winter Camps are  development camps that run for 8 Sundays during January, February & March.

It is open to any Players that will be registering in 11U to 18U for the upcoming season.

LBA believes that skill development away from the game is a critical element in building better ball players.  Towards this end, LBA welcomes qualified guest instructors each year to lead the 90 min. sessions and provide a superior learning environment where campers can take their skill for the game to the next level.

Winter Camp focuses on:

  • Throwing Mechanics
  • Fielding Mechanics
  • Pitching
  • Hitting
  • Understanding the Game 

At the end of the 8 weeks, LBA wants every player to leave with a stronger technical base, an increased understanding of what they need to do to be successful and a deeper passion for the game.

2020 Winter Camp Details:

  • Cost:
    • Prior to Dec 15th -$200
    • After Dec 15th -$250
  • Instructors
    • Instructors for this year’s camp include:
      • Mike johnson
      • Jordan Blundell
      • Matt Maron
  • Camp Dates
    • Sundays Jan. 5, 12, 19, 26
    • Sundays Feb. 9, 16, 23,
    • Sunday Mar. 8
  • Times:
    • 11U & 13U 4:00-5:30pm
    • 15U & 18U 5:30-7:00pm
  • There are a limited number of spots so register early.

Click here to Register: RAMP REGISTRATION

2020 Winter Camp Coaches:

Mike Johnson

Mike played professional baseball for 17 years.  He was originally drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 17th round in 1993 out of Sherwood Park.  He made his Major League debut in 1997 and played parts of 5 seasons with the Baltimore Orioles and Montreal Expos.  From 2001-2003 he played with the Texas Rangers, LA Dodgers and San Francisco Giants minor league systems.  Mike’s career also involved him playing professionally overseas in Japan, S. Korea and Taiwan.  2003 was the first time he played with the Canadian Senior National Team.  He has participated in many World Qualifiers and Championships.  This 2 Time Olympian competed with the National Team in the 2004 Games in Athens and 2008 Games in Beijing.  In 2009, Mike represented Canada again in Toronto in the World Baseball Classic.  Mike was inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame with his National teammates in 2012 as they won the 2011 Pan American Games Gold Medal in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Once he retired, he immediately got into coaching at the youth levels.  He has experience with all age groups ranging from Rally Cap (5-9) to Midget and college players.  He was a full time coach with the Canadian Junior National Team for 4 years and most recently the pitching coach of the 2017 team that represented Canada in Thunder Bay, Ontario.

Jordan Blundell

Coach Blundell has many years of coaching experience and is currently the AGM and Head Coach of the Edmonton Prospects Baseball Club (2017-present).  Jordan began his coaching career with the Vancouver Island University and was the General Manager and Head Coach of the Vancouver Island Baseball Institute and VIU Baseball from 2005-2017.

His other achievements include:

  • 2016 - 18U BC provincial champions. Represented BC at Midget AAA Nationals.
  • 2016 - Nanaimo Minor Baseball chosen as BC Minor Baseball Association organization of the year
  • 2015 - BC Minor Baseball Association 18u Coach of the Year
  • 2014 BC Summer Games, Island team
  • 2010 - Winning the CCBC Coach of the Year award, Winning the CCBC Championship 2010 and the WMBL Coach of the Year award for 2008.
  • Head Coach of the Sherwood Park Dukes(08) and the Edmonton Prospects(06, 07)
  • Assistant coach for the University of Jamestown(05) and the Swift Current Indians(10).
  • Has been the head coach of a Nanaimo Minor Baseball Association team 2010-2016
  • Head coach of the Vancouver Island University Mariners, the Nanaimo Buccaneers, and the Nanaimo Pirates (Peewee and Bantam)
  • Instructor at the Big League Experience since 2005.
  • Played for the Victoria Royals, the Schaumburg Flyers, the Wichita Highlanders, the Edmonton Prospects, and for USA Athletes International in professional and semi-professional leagues.
  • Played for the University of Jamestown, All-American 2003, All -Conference player 2003, 2004, 2003 and 2004 NAIA Dac-10 Baseball Conference Champions. 2004 MidWest Regional Champions.
  • Played in the 2004 NAIA World Series(Inducted into University of Jamestown Hall of Fame 2014).

Matt Maron

  • Matt has 8 years of coaching experience with LBA.  He has been involved with the winter camps for numerous years.
  • In 2017, 2018 and 2019 he coached the 18U Leduc Giants to championships in Tier 1 Provincials making the representatives for Alberta in Westerns for each of those years
  • 2019 - Matt coached the team to the Western Final where they lost by 1 run to capture the Silver Medal.


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