- David Quattro
31st Annual Best Ever Clinic
The 31st Annual Best Ever Clinic hosted by Baseball Ontario (www.baseballontario.com) was a huge success. The Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel and Conference Center (www.sheratontorontoairport.com), was where over 500 baseball coaches from all over Ontario took part in the festivities. The weekend featured three days of coaching instruction from Major League and Collegiate Coaches, a trade show displaying 2016 newest products as well as National Coaches Certification Clinics. Brent Strom, (Pitching Coach for the Houston Astros), had the crowd tuned in with his sense of humor and very advanced newage pitching techniques. He did mention that he continues to learn about the game and coming from a gentlemen in his 70's, I would say those are wise words. Just like the late Blue Jay broadcastor Tom Cheek once said "You'll never live long enough to see it all"
John McDonald, (Infield Coordinator for the Cleveland Indians and former Toronto Blue Jay) was definitely a fan favorite as he mesmerized the audience with his magical hands and defensive drills. All of the drills that he performed can be successfully executed with every age group. The purpose to coaching is to better meet the needs of our athletes and over the 29 years of Best Ever Clinics, coaches have had privelige of learning and "picking the brains" these great professionals. Special things to Diek Drieberg, Mary Ann Smith, Enza Finnie and the rest of the Baseball Ontario staff for putting on a great event. For more information on the Sheraton Toronto Airport Hotel and Conference Center, click here www.sheratontorontoairport.com. Can't wait for next years 30th, its going be a great one!!!