Rick Johnston

Co-founder and Director of Baseball Operations at The Baseball Zone and co-owner of SST Mississauga

 Inducted into the Peterborough and District Sports Hall of Fame in 2008

 Played Internationally as a member of the Canadian National Team including the 1988 Seoul

Olympics, 1987 and 1991 Pan American Games, 1985 and 1991 Intercontinental Cup

 League award winner and record holding member of championship teams with the Toronto Maple

Leafs of the Inter-County Baseball League

 Two Time Inter-County League MVP

 Attended and excelled in baseball at Cuyahoga Community College in Ohio and at the University of British Columbia as a member of the National Baseball Institute

 All Region first team, 1985, Cuyahoga Community College

 Manager, Team Canada Juniors, 1998

 Hitting Coach, Team Canada Juniors, 1996, 1997, World Championships, 3rd place

 Hitting Coach, Team Canada Seniors, 1995

 Hitting Coach, 2001 Canada Summer Games, Silver Medal

Manager, Team Ontario, 2005 Canada Summer Games, Gold Medal

 Named Canadian Coach of the Year, 2005

 Coached and Managed the Croatian National Team, Karlovac Keltics, Croatia and Montpellier

Barracudas, France

 Managed Croatian National Team, 2007 Olympic Qualification Tournament, Barcelona, Spain

 Has coached and played in 17 countries world wide

 Started the University of Toronto baseball program 1996

 Invited to Spring Training with the Toronto Blue Jays as a guest coach 1997

 Served as a scout for the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Devil Rays

 Managed the Toronto Maple Leafs of the Inter-County League, 2001. Named Manager of the

Year

 Managed Brantford Red Sox of the Inter-County League 2003-2006. Named Manager of the

Year, 2003 and 2004. Won League Championship 2006

 VP and General Manager, Brantford Red Sox, 2007-current; 2008-2012 Inter-County Champions

 Currently 17U Manager and Director of Player Development for Terriers Baseball

 Instructed for more than 19 years

 Among the many pupils of his programs are one of only six Canadians ever drafted in the first round of the MLB draft, as well as over 200 other professionals, draftees and players on college scholarship

 Rick is an OBA course clinician for Levels I, II & III and speaks regularly at clinics across Canada

and the United States

 Has spoke on 3 occasions at the Ontario Best Ever coaching clinic and twice at the British

Columbia coaches clinic

 Rick has also worked on motion pictures and television productions as a technical consultant, these include, “Angels in the Infield”, “Fever Pitch”, Men TV, Omni Television and City TV “Batter Up”

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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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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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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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