Fall

  • Bootcamp with Head Trainer, Scott Blewett

  • In-Class College Preprartory sessions

  • Academy experience trip for top 24 boys

Winter

  • Indoor training sessions at Oak Bay Rec Turf

  • Umpire certifications

  • First Aid certifications

  • Academy experience trip for top 24 girls

Spring

  • Outdoor sessions on-field at Lambrick Park

  • In-class study halls

  • Academy experience trip for top 24 boys and top 24 girls

summer

  • School is out of session

  • Open indoor gym

  • Extra work with coaches (fielding, batting and pitching)

Our Four Season Concept

Fall Season
 

During the first month of school, the academy tests our student-athletes physically, mentally and emotionally through a month long bootcamp with our head trainer, Scott Blewett. Not only does Blewett's bootcamp push our players to prepare for their upcoming seasons, but it allows our student-athletes grow individually into the ambassadors that we want to embrace within our high school walls at Lambrick Park Secondary. In-class sessions revolve around college prepartory sessions for our boys and girls. Our students will gain knowledge and understanding of how to get to the next level, whether it is collegiate or professionally, and what to expect once they get there. Lastly, our fall season concludes with our first academy experience trip to the U.S.A for our top 24 boys who prove that they have excelled academically and athletically. 

Winter Season
 

Oak bay indoor training is the most important part of our programs skill development. The indoor turf gym gives us the space to efficiently play and the outdoor track enables the fitness aspect. During the late fall and winter months, skills are broken down into to basics and are built back up with proper instruction from our staff. Both defensive and offensive skills are worked on at Oak Bay. Being divided into two sections makes training more specialized and allows coaches to work with students on specific areas of their game.

During offensive training students create a stronger swing and a better understanding of the mechanics. There are screens, machines, tees and hitting mats used; each student has an area which they need more work or specific help in; this is where those problems are pin-pointed and fixed.  This area of the game is considered to be the slowest process of them all, needing the most dedication and time to succeed at any level. The Academy also boasts 3 full size indoor hitting cages. These are the only cages of its kind in the city.

Spring Season
 

The game of Softball and Baseball both involve strategy. At the academy we explore strategy in the classroom as well as on the field. Understanding strategy is a huge part of the game. Ranging from bunt defense to base running it is all relevant to each and every player.

In the classroom we discuss the reasons for different plays for strategy. Open for questions and challenges, the coaches discuss and help the students better understand why and how to use such defense and offence. Base running is an element that all players are part of. We discuss when and where to run, when to take chances and when to play safe. On the defensive side, knowing when your opponent will take chances can help you capitalize. Bunting offence and defense is a very big part of both games and is a big part of strategy.

When we get outdoors after Oak Bay that is when all the strategy we talked about is really put to the test. We play scrimmage games within each part of the Academy so that the players can put all that they have learned to the test against each other. This creates an opportunity to see how much of the classroom has been carried over to the field. Practicing using strategy in scrimmage games will directly relate to how students play in a league game and how well they retain and use the information provided.

Every year the Academy puts on the Expo, which is open to the whole community, it is a display of projects done by the students to show different eras in different ways. The open house display ranges from the history of teams, to the history of the time period teams collapsed and started to build your own old school baseball stadium. Each year the Expo theme changes so that different history is explored Becoming familiar with the roots of the sport you play creates a better understanding of the rules and strategies of the game and how they came to be.

During offensive training students create a stronger swing and a better understanding of the mechanics. There are screens, machines, tees and hitting mats used; each student has an area which they need more work or specific help in; this is where those problems are pin-pointed and fixed.  This area of the game is considered to be the slowest process of them all, needing the most dedication and time to succeed at any level. The Academy also boasts 3 full size indoor hitting cages. These are the only cages of its kind in the city.

Summer Season
 

The school may close, but the Academy remains open. Starting in the 1st week of July, The Academy opens up the school’s gym, weight room and all baseball/softball training equipment to all players. Whether you are a current, new or former student, the Academy facilities and equipment are there for you to use. Summer Academy hours are Monday through Thursday 11 am – 3pm.

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