Jean-Gilles Larocque

Jean-Gilles Larocque | Baseball TrainerJean-Gilles Larocque is a High School teacher at Bishop Carter Secondary School. Larocque as an Honor Specialist in Health and Physical Education, member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association, First Aid and CPR/AED Certified, Silver Certification in Twist Sports Conditioning, Member of Sport Link, Regional and Provincial Baseball Coaching Certified NCCP, owner of V Tier Strength and Conditioning, baseball writer for The Sudbury Star and proud husband to Nicole and very proud father of twin boys Caleb and Gabriel.

Played

Stratford Hillers and Brantford Red Sox of the Intercounty Major Baseball League. Melville Millionaires, Melville Saskatchewan, Western Major Baseball League. North Lake Junior College, Irving, Texas. Paris Junior College, Paris, Texas. California State University at Chico, Chico, California. West Virginia State University, Institute, West Virginia.

Coached

Staunton Braves, Shenandoah Valley Major Baseball League. Head Coach Team North Pirates, 2010 Ontario Summer Games. Head Coach Team North Jays, 2012 Ontario Summer Games. Guest Coach Team Ontario Youth Team, Gold Medal 2012 Canada Cup. Coach Ontario Black in Tournament 12, Rogers Centre 2013. Assistant Coach 2014 Team Ontario Youth Team. Coached Ontario’s Futures Navy team in Tournament 12 in 2014.  Coached the Onatrio Green team Tournament 12 in 2015.  Coached Team North in the Ontario Summers Games in 2016. Currently coaching The Baseball Academy Bantam and Midget Elite teams that are set to start play in the respective Ontario Baseball Association’s Bantam Elite League and Midget Elite League.

Interesting Facts

  • Named Mizuno Canada’s top 20 most influential people in baseball in Canada 2012.
  • Honourable Mention on Baseball Hall of Fame writer Bob Elliott’s list of the 100 Most Influential Canadians in Baseball 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.

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FUNdamentals (Sundays)

The Baseball Academy offers an 8 week program that teaches boys and girls ages 4-8 the fundamental skills based on Baseball Canada’s Rally Cap program. Email us at thebaseballacademy@gmail.com for more information.

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Game Changer (Sundays)

The Baseball Academy offers an 8 week program that teaches boys and girls ages 9-13 all the fundamentals of baseball but is based on Baseball Canada’s My First Pitch program . Email us at thebaseballacademy@gmail.com for more information.

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Featured Camps

Featured Camps

Summer Camp

The Baseball Academy’s Summer Camp is its biggest event of the year.  The Camp is split into two groups with boys and girls ages 13 and under training together and boys and girls ages 14 and up training together.  The focus of the younger group is grass roots fundamentals and learning the game from the best in a fun setting. The older group continues with fundamentals and more advanced teaching.

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