Registration is now open for the Padres Fall Performance Program (FPP), which runs from the beginning of September until early October for 18U, 15U and 13U players, as well as for the Padres High Performance Program (HPP), which runs for 8-weeks between mid-October and mid-December and then another 8-weeks between early-January and the end of February.

During FPP, rosters are larger than in normal seasons to both accommodate multi-sport athletes as well as for the heavy game schedule with tactical development being the focus.  Players will participate in various game, intrasquad, simulation and practice scenarios to gain experience in strategy and situational play.  A tentative game scheduled has been developed and will be finalized in accordance with province health authority guidelines.  Dynamic warm-up, arm care, throwing and pitching progressions and on-field high performance routines will be included.  Technical issues and baseline athleticism will be noted for areas of focus for each player during HPP.

HPP will see the focus shift to individual technical skill development.  Players will indicate primary and secondary positions as well as whether they pitch and/or catch.  Specific groupings, drills and routines will establish the base for individual development plans.  The full HPP includes a strength training component and options are available for baseball-only or just strength training.  A Life Skills / Mental Skills program will round out the program.  HPP is divided into five phases for developmental focus, intensity and activities:

  • Learn to Train: establish routines, introduce fundamentals and sequences, priority on proper mechanics and drill setup (return to fundamentals) – minimal throwing.
  • Train to Train: increased intensity, perfection of sequences, priority on proper mechanics as intensity increases (fundamentals with intensity) – no throwing.
  • Winter Break: maintenance program for strength and conditioning, dry swings and shadow reps, manage caloric intake (active over holidays) – no throwing.
  • Train to Compete: introduce arm strength program, focus on throwing mechanics, introduce competitive situations (situational awareness) – throwing program.
  • Train to Win: continue arm strength program, condition for tryouts, game-like situations, competitive environment (live-on-live competitions) – tryout prep.

All Padres programs are designed, facilitated and monitored by Technical Director John Sutherland, High Performance Director Patrick Szpak and a Technical Staff of coaches and instructors from the Edmonton Padres AAA and AA programs.  As with all programming, a “development-first” philosophy is the basis of FPP and HPP.  For more information, visit the Camps & Clinics page on

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Return to Train & Play Program waivers will be required for anyone who did not participate with an Edmonton Padres or Edmonton Angels team during the 2020 Covid Season.  These will be emailed with instructions upon registration with FPP and/or HPP.

For questions, please contact:

John Sutherland
Technical Director

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