It was an honour to present at the 36th Annual Best Ever Coaches Clinic. The question was, does Baseball Ontario have a "BEC" in 2021, as the the world deals with unprecedented times. Usually held indoors, coaches had the opportunity to listen to guest speakers and interact with other coaches, as well as a trade show, displaying the newest in baseball products.
As great coaches figure out ways to improve their team, the Baseball Ontario staff was determined to bring a "BEC" in 2021. With the challenges that stood in the way, it was proposed the 36th Annual would go virtually, January 15-17, 2021
This years attendance was just under 500 coaches, from all around North America. The "Best Ever Clinic" is Ontario's version of the American Baseball Coaches Association (ABCA) Convention, including National Coaching Certification Program Clinics (NCCP), Trade Show, several presentations from baseballs greatest minds and a "8u to 13u" Series, which was presented by the Ontario Youth Team highlighted the 2021 clinic.
With 25 sessions, 25 hours, in 3 days was definitely well attended and well executed.
Thank you to the Baseball Ontario for the opportunity for presenting. Thank you to the Ontario youth team coaching staff who presented the "8u to 13u" Series and did a wonderful job.
Special thank you Baseball Ontario Staff: Ed Quinlan, Dirk Drieberg, Mary-Ann Smith, Justin Snively for their tireless effort in making baseball great.
2021 BEC Presenters
Brent Strom: Pitching Coach Houston Astros
Trey Hannam: Minor League Hitting Coach New York Mets
Trent Mongero: Head Coach Glynn Academy HS
Fred Corral: Pitching Coach University of Missouri
Tyler Shewmaker: Assistant Coach Campbell University
Chuck Box: Head Coach Harfield Academy HS
Rachel Folden: Minor League Hitting Coach & Lead Hitting Lab Tech Chicago Cubs
Brandon Belanger: Assistant Coach University of Louisiana Monroe
Mike Stawski: Head Coach University of Mary Hardin - Baylor
Kevin Schnall: Associate Head Baseball Coach Coastal Carolina University
David Quattrociocchi: Ontario Youth Team HC
Rich Leitch: Ontario Youth Team
Brodie Jeffery: Ontario Youth Team
Scott Robinson: Ontario Youth Team Alumni