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Provincial Championship Coaching Clinics

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Each year starting in 2016, Baseball Sask sends coaches to either the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) or the Toronto Blue Jays Coaching Clinic.

We implemented this program to allow coaches from across Saskatchewan the opportunity to develop their coaching skills and enhance their coaching philosophy.

Baseball Sask opens up the application process to all coaches involved in the Provincial Championships and a selection committee will choose the successful applicants to attend.

The following is the list of coaches that we have sent to these clinics:


ABCA in Nashville, TN we sent:

Ryan Hodgins (Regina)
Derek Murdoch (Swift Current)
Mark Marianchuk (Humboldt)
Matt Kosteniuk (Saskatoon)

Blue Jays Clinic in Toronto we sent:

Troy Casper (Regina)
Steve Klippenstein (Regina)


ABCA in Anaheim, CA we sent:

Blair Beck (Carnduff)
Nolan Bracken (Regina)
Chris Untereiner (Regina)
Chad Hofmann (Muenster)
Jordan Draeger (Saskatoon)
Dave Pero (Lashburn)


ABCA in Indianapolis, IN we sent:

Bert Kauf (Weyburn)
Chris Sastaunik (Regina)
Brett Walchuk (Moose Jaw)
Garret Korte (Muenster)
Mike Lindsay (Saskatoon)
Daniel Morari (Saskatoon)


ABCA in Dallas, TX we sent:

Cal Toffan (Regina)
Tony Black (Saskatoon)
Tyson Black (Saskatoon)
Nathan Bourassa (Saskatoon)
Aaron Bourassa (Saskatoon)
Marshall Dean (Saskatoon)


ABCA in Nashville, TN we sent:

Blaine Kovach (Estevan)
Bert Kauf (Weyburn)
Neil Hogg (Swift Current)
Michael Hunt (Moose Jaw)
Chad Hofmann (Muenster)
Melissa Meacham (Saskatoon)

As part of sending these coaches and covering their costs we ask them in turn to provide us with a coaching drill that they really liked and share it on this page to allow other coaches the opportunity to learn as well.

Please see below some of these drills:

Drill #1 – Two Plate BP – Submitted by Matt Kosteniuk

Drill #2 – Ring of Fire – Submitted by Derek Murdoch

Drill #3 – Catcher Drills – Submitted by Mark Marianchuk

Drill #4 – Catcher Progressions – Submitted by Chris Untereiner

Drill #5 – Catcher Primary Skills – Submitted by Jordan Draeger

Drill #6 – Infield Footwork Variation Training – Dave Pero

Drill #7 – Progression Drills for Power – Blair Beck

Drill #8 – Quality At Bats – Mental Approach to Hitting – Nolan Bracken

Drill #9 – Develop Hitters and Offence – Chad Hofmann

Drill #10 – Rotational Strength & Power Drills – Chris Sastaunik

Drill #11 – Box Underhand Drill – Bert Kauf

Drill #12 – Catchers Drill – Brett Walchuk

Drill #13 – Outfield Star Drill – Mike Lindsay

Drill #14 – Batting Practice Drill – Garret Korte

Drill #15 – Outfield Drills – Dan Morari

Drill #16 – Pitcher 2-Minute Drill – Marshall Dean

Drill #17 – Baseball Focus Drills – Cal Toffan

Drill #18 – Baserunning Drill – Nathan Bourassa

Drill #19 – Bullpen Drill – Tyson Black

Drill #20 – Program Culture – Michael Hunt

Drill #21 – Bunting with Brett Butler – Bert Kauf

Drill #22 – Chaos Drill – Chad Hofmann

2023 Drill #1 – Building an Outfielder with 6 Fundementals of Outfield Play – Jennifer Salzsauler

2023 Drill #2 – First Baseman Half Circle Drills – Tyson Black

2023 Drill #3 – Double Play Outcomes – Dan Feser

2023 Drills #4 – Bucket Drill – Kurt East

2023 Drill #5 – Using Verbal Cues to Fix Flaws – Blair Beck

2023 Drill #6 – Internal Infielder Clock – Trent Dorrance

2023 Drill #7 – Flip Throwing, Two Tee Fungo, Blind Fungo, Off-set soft toss – Paul McTavish

2023 Drill #8 – Racer Infield Drills – Matt Lofstrom

2023 Drill #9 – Prince Albert Player Manual – Nathan Noble

2023 Drill #10 – Bucket Drill – Ryan Elder

2023 Drill #11 – Preparing Indoors for an Outdoor Sport – Craig Blechinger

2023 Drill #12 – Little things create great throwing habits – Josh Bastock

2023 Drill #13 – First Base Progression – Trevor Weir