As of March 13, 2020 ALL baseball activities have been suspended as per Baseball Alberta request due to the COVID-19 situation.  Please return to this website often and/or follow NEZ Padres social media for updates.

In 2019, Northeast Zone Baseball (NEZ) and Edmonton Amateur Baseball Association (EABA) signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that effectively provided a AAA pathway for all players across east Edmonton.  NEZ offers rep baseball in A, AA and AAA under the Padres brand while EABA offers rep baseball in A and AA under the Angels brand – each organization also operates an independent house league program.  Players wishing to tryout for AAA within the NEZ & EABA catchment areas are to tryout with the Edmonton Padres.

This year, the MOU will be enhanced to pool players at the AA level for the 15U and 18U ages.  Those players demonstrating abilities just under the AAA level will have an opportunity to develop within a AA+ roster with the intention of competing at a higher tier while players still developing their skills or those with less experience will have the opportunity to play AA baseball with a purely developmental focus.  13U AAA will continue to run as normal while 13U AA and 11U AA programs will remain under the brands of Padres and Angels without player pooling.  TeamGenius, an app-based player evaluation and tracking tool, will be implemented across NEZ & EABA to monitor, provide feedback and track overall development of all players within the rep programs throughout each season and offseason as well as year-over-year.

“The idea is to provide players with a level of programming, development and competition that best matches skill, commitment and expectations of the players and families across east Edmonton at 15U and 18U,” stated Technical Director John Sutherland.  “Whether that’s AAA, aspiring AAA at the AA+ level or development-first focus at AA, this refined strategy across the player pool at these age groups will create pathways for player progression.”

In 2020, 18U AA+ will be Angels branded and 18U AA will be Padres branded.  At 15U, AA+ will be Padres branded and AA will be Angels branded.  Coaches for each team will be vetted using a coaching qualifications rubric created by the Edmonton Padres Task Force Team responsible for overseeing strategic direction of Edmonton Padres rep programs.  NEZ and EABA will be represented within the coach selection committee and ultimately within the coaching staffs.  The Technical Director will support all teams with tryout and evaluation processes, roster selection, pre-season camps and practices as well as in-season rotations.

“We’re excited to strengthen our partnership and to see more players from southeast Edmonton progress through their minor baseball experiences with options to play from house league to the highest levels,” said Jen Hagen, President of EABA.

Players interested in trying out for AAA should attend Padres tryouts running March 6-14 (AAA rosters set Sunday, March 15).  AA players are also encouraged to attend the AAA tryouts.  Those who don’t make a AAA roster, and those interested in AA will have AA+/AA tryouts beginning on March 16.  Rosters for AA+ and AA teams will be set by early April.  Players living in NEZ catchment (north of the river to city limits and St. Albert Trail east to city limits) must first register with NEZ while players living in EABA catchment (south of the river to city limits and Calgary Trail east to city limits) must first register with EABA before tryouts.  Tryout dates and details are available below or at www.edmontonpadres.ca and www.eabaseball.ca.

“We believe that the Edmonton Padres offer the most comprehensive baseball program within the region and this new AA+ strategy strengthens our relationship with EABA, provides players with a more clear developmental path toward their baseball goals and helps us to more effectively distribute coaching talent across the east Edmonton region to ensure that all players have the experience best suited for their development each year,” said Dave Ball, Baseball Director for NEZ Sports Council.

Coaching staff announcements:

  • 18U AAA Padres: Head Coach Dwayne Pankiw, Assistant Coach Nolan Cherniwchan, Pitching Coach Conner Toffan, Assistant Coach Cory Toffan
  • 18U AA+ Angels: Head Coach Eugene Zarowny
  • 18U AA Padres: Head Coach Dean Dwyer
  • 15U AAA Padres*: Head Coach Chris Davie, Assistant Coach Chris Frewin
  • 15U AA+ Padres: Head Coach Blake Hamer
  • 15U AA Angels: TBD
  • 13U AAA Padres: Head Coach Scott Fulmer, Assistant Coach Charles Winegarden
  • 13U AA Padres: Head Coach Chris Chelmick, Assistant Coach Clint Felkar, Assistant Coach Craig Moonen
  • 13U AA Angels: TBD
  • 11U AA Padres: TBD
  • 11U AA Angels: TBD

*Hosting 15U AAA Western Canada Baseball Championships in August 2020 at Rundle Park

Head Coach and Assistant Coach positions are still available.  For those interested in coaching opportunities at any level under the NEZ & EABA Baseball MOU, please contact Dave Ball (balldave308@gmail.com) or Jen Hagen (president@eabaseball.ca).

Edmonton Padres AAA Tryout Dates:

18U AAA

  • Saturday, March 7 – Turf Training Centre-Field B & Cages – 11:00am-1:00pm
  • Monday, March 9 – Home Run Sports – 5:00pm-7:00pm
  • Tuesday, March 10 – Commonwealth Rec Centre-North – 7:00pm-9:00pm
  • Wednesday, March 11 – Home Run Sports – 7:00pm-9:00pm
  • Thursday, March 12 – Commonwealth Rec Centre-South – 8:30pm-10:00pm
  • Saturday, March 14 – Turf Training Centre-Field A – 11:00am-1:00pm CANCELLED

15U AAA

  • Friday, March 6 – Commonwealth Rec Centre-North – 7:00pm-9:00pm
  • Saturday, March 7 – Turf Training Centre-Field A – 1:00pm-3:00pm
  • Monday, March 9 – Home Run Sports – 7:00pm-9:00pm
  • Tuesday, March 10 – Home Run Sports – 7:00pm-9:00pm
  • Thursday, March 12 – Commonwealth Rec Centre-North – 8:00pm-10:00pm
  • Saturday, March 14 – Turf Training Centre-Field B & Cages – 1:00pm-3:00pm CANCELLED

13U AAA

  • Saturday, March 7 – Turf Training Centre-Field B & Cages – 1:00pm-3:00pm
  • Sunday, March 8 – Home Run Sports – 2:00pm-4:00pm
  • Monday, March 9 – Commonwealth Rec Centre-North – 7:00pm-9:00pm
  • Thursday, March 12 – Home Run Sports – 7:00pm-9:00pm
  • Friday, March 13 – Commonwealth Rec Centre-North – 7:00pm-9:00pm
  • Saturday, March 14 – Turf Training Centre-Field A – 1:00pm-3:00pm CANCELLED

18U & 15U AA+/AA Tryout Dates (those cut from or not trying out for AAA):

18U AA+ Angels / AA Padres: BASEBALL SUSPENDED UNTIL APRIL 6, 2020

  • Thursday, March 19 – Turf Training Centre-Cages – 6:30pm-8:30pm
  • Saturday, March 21 – Home Run Sports – 2:00pm-4:00pm
  • Sunday, March 22 – Commonwealth Rec Centre-North – 8:30am-10:30am
  • Tuesday, March 24 – Turf Training Centre-Cages – 7:30pm-8:30pm
  • Wednesday, March 25 – Turf Training Centre-Field B – 7:00pm-9:00pm
  • Saturday, March 28 – Home Run Sports – 2:00pm-4:00pm
  • Wednesday, April 1 – Turf Training Centre-Field B – 7:00pm-9:00pm

15U AA+ Padres / AA Angles: BASEBALL SUSPENDED UNTIL APRIL 6, 2020

  • Tuesday, March 17 – Turf Training Centre-Cages – 6:30pm-8:30pm
  • Saturday, March 21 – Home Run Sports – 12:00pm-2:00pm
  • Sunday, March 22 – Commonwealth Rec Centre-South – 8:30am-10:30am
  • Tuesday, March 24 – Turf Training Centre-Cages – 6:30pm-7:30pm
  • Wednesday, March 25 – Turf Training Centre-Field A – 7:00pm-9:00pm
  • Saturday, March 28 – Home Run Sports – 12:00pm-2:00pm
  • Wednesday, April 1 – Turf Training Centre-Field A – 7:00pm-9:00pm

Edmonton Padres AA Tryout Dates:

13U AA

  • Same as 13U AAA tryout dates

11U AA

  • Saturday, March 7 – Turf Training Centre-Field A – 11:00am-1:00pm
  • Sunday, March 8 – Home Run Sports – 12:00pm-2:00pm
  • Monday, March 9 – Commonwealth Rec Centre-South – 7:00pm-9:00pm
  • Tuesday, March 10 – Home Run Sports – 5:00pm-7:00pm
  • Thursday, March 12 – Home Run Sports – 5:00pm-7:00pm
  • Saturday, March 14 – Turf Training Centre-Field B & Cages – 11:00am-1:00pm CANCELLED

Edmonton Angels AA Tryout Dates: BASEBALL SUSPENDED UNTIL APRIL 6, 2020

13U AA

  • Sunday, March 22 – Turf Training Centre-Field B – 7:00pm-9:00pm
  • Thursday, March 26 – Turf Training Centre-Cages – 6:30pm-8:30pm
  • Sunday, March 29 – Turf Training Centre-Field B – 7:00pm-9:00pm

13U A Pre-Season Development (ALL 13U Players to attend)

  • Sunday, March 29 – Turf Training Centre-Field A – 7:00pm-9:00pm

11U A / A+ / AA (ALL 11U Players to Attend)

  • Sunday, March 22 – Turf Training Centre-Field A – 7:00pm-9:00pm

Tryout fees:

  • AAA: $100 non-refundable tryout fee
  • AA: $50 non-refundable tryout fee
  • Tryout fees waived for 11U players and HPP players

AAA Tryout form:

  • Please print and complete for first tryout date: TRYOUT FORM

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