With the Padres High Performance Program (HPP) and the NEZ Community Winter Camp currently on pause due to current public health guidelines, a Padres HPP Zoom Session Series will run throughout January to maintain player engagement and continue developmental opportunities.  Players, coaches and parents are encouraged to register and log on to all sessions or pick and choose those of specific interest.  This free offering is intended for those registered in Padres HPP (current or previous) or who have or intend to play within NEZ / Edmonton Padres or EABA / Edmonton Angels (rep or house league – all ages welcome).

Preregistration for sessions is required (registration links are listed below):

  • Wednesday, January 6, 7:00pm-8:00pm – Pitching Fundamentals hosted by John Sutherland and Conner Toffan
    • Details: we will overview the technical aspects of pitching (mechanics, pitch grips, pitch design, drills) as well as tactical and mental aspects (pitching ahead, managing pitch count, pitch sequencing, pitching to counts/hitter types, communication/signs from catcher, holding runners, fielding the position).
    • Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0sde6prDwvHdQf2qxD6rFzwbT6h_OdiHkq
  • Sunday, January 10, 7:00pm-8:00pm – Growth Mindset hosted by Chris Chelmick and John Sutherland
  • Wednesday, January 13, 7:00pm-8:00pm – Hitting Fundamentals hosted by Alberto Gonzalez and Josh Hillis
  • Sunday, January 17, 7:00pm-8:00pm – Alumni Updates hosted by John Sutherland featuring HPP Alumni in College Baseball
  • Wednesday, January 20, 7:00pm-8:00pm – Catching Fundamentals hosted by Ryan Bird and John Sutherland
  • Sunday, January 24, 7:00pm-8:00pm – College Baseball Recruiting featuring Darren Honeysett of Next Play Athletics
  • Wednesday, January 27, 7:00pm-8:00pm – Fielding Fundamentals hosted by Alberto Gonzalez and Josh Hillis
  • UPDATED TIME: Saturday, January 30, 5:00pm-6:00pm – Featuring former Cuban National Team Coach Rolando Verde
  • Sunday, January 31, 7:00pm-8:00pm – Strength & Conditioning for Baseball featuring Michael Kicia of Acumen Performance
    • Details: Mike spent over a decade working as a strength and conditioning coach in professional baseball with the New York Yankees and Miami Marlins organizations.  During this session, he will focus on the importance of athleticism and arm care for the baseball athlete as well as provide details about his college and professional baseball experiences.
    • Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEvfuqorDstHtXPEqYfBODEfP5K1AFQkfSF
  • Sunday, February 7, 7:00pm-8:00pm – Featuring former US Women’s National Team player Donna Williams
    • Details: join Lexie Kinniburgh, NEZ Girls Baseball Director as she connects with Donna Williams to discuss her experience growing up playing baseball and competing at the international level with the US Women’s National Team.  Lexie and Donna will also discuss opportunities for girls in baseball and connect with some of the girls playing with the Edmonton Padres.  This session is open to everyone and would be especially inspirational for girls currently playing or interested in playing baseball this season.
    • Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcsdOmqqjktGtE_B1s2d4zoUd5yujmQQN8Z

For any questions and session ideas or for technical issues during sessions, please contact:

John Sutherland
Technical Director

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