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Congratulations to the Fieldhouse Small Diamond Teams for a great season! The 10U and 11U teams both finished in First Place, and Undefeated in league play.

Both teams have finished in the Semi-Finals in their first 2 tournaments, and the 12U and 13U teams both made it to the semi’s at their last tournament. Fieldhouse is committed to the development of youth baseball players and are so proud of our youth athletes as they begin their baseball careers!

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Congratulations to the Fieldhouse Pirates 15U team for a big finish at the Ohio Valley Invitational June 1 – June 4.

The 15U team was in the 16U bracket and advanced right through to the final with tough games on Sunday. The Pirates played tough all weekend, with strong pitching from Matt Duffy and Brayden Wilson, as well as big at bats from Owen Ellis and Ivan Mikuljen. Tanner Hodgson and Bryce Arnold also had big at bats, and Thomas Harbour had big games behind the plate. Congratulations on a strong tournament final appearance!

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Fieldhouse Pirates 18U went all the way to the finals going 6-0 at the tournament before losing the last game in a tight score.
Bats were hot all weekend and pitchers did their jobs, pounding the strike zone and letting the defence do their work. Congratulations Pirates!

New Training Centre in Burlington

Posted by Bob Hooper at May 10, 2017 10:33AM PDT ( 0 Comments )
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Burlington, Ontario (October 19, 2015) – Fieldhouse Athletics and the Fieldhouse Pirates Baseball Club (the Fieldhouse) today announced the opening of its new high performance baseball and softball training centre in Burlington on November 7, 2015.

The new training centre is one of the largest indoor training facilities dedicated to baseball and softball in Ontario. The 40,000 square foot facility, designed for practices, training, college showcases and tryouts for young athletes, is located at 5230 Harvester Road in Burlington (right next door to the existing facility and beside the Appleby Go Station).

The Fieldhouse training centre will provide the Fieldhouse Pirates high performance travel teams and all area baseball and softball players with access to year round training in a professional setting. Key features of the training centre include:
• Approximately 35,000 square feet of turfed training space with professional quality baseball specific artificial turf with rubber infill;
• Three (50′ × 200′) lanes of open space – no pillars or support columns – for fielding and skills training, featuring 22 foot high ceilings;
• Two MLB specification clay pitching mounds surrounded by a dedicated pitching area;
• One NCAA specification clay softball pitching lane;
• Six (6) batting cages for suitable for soft toss, L-screen live pitching and machine pitching;
• Iron Mike and Jugs pitching machines;
• Team hitting tee area for group lessons and instruction;
• Sensor timed 60 yard dash lane;
• Radar gun and bat speed analysis technology;
• Locker room with custom lockers for each player in our Fieldhouse Pirates high performance travel baseball program;
• Private washrooms and change rooms for players, with separate coaches change room; and
• A parents lounge with field viewing windows.

Open House
Matt Baird, former professional baseball player and MLB scout for the Montreal Expos and Philadelphia Phillies, and successful collegiate player in Texas, along with his team of current and former U.S. college baseball and softball players will be hosting an open house on Saturday, November 7, 2015 from 12 to 3 pm.

The Fieldhouse welcomes all baseball and softball players and their families to come and tour the training centre. There will be a BBQ and free instruction clinics for pitching, hitting and infielding. Baseball and softball clinics will run as follows:
• 12:00 pm – Hitting Clinic
• 1:00 pm – Pitching Clinic
• 2:00 pm – Infield Clinic
Advanced registration at jimmy@fieldhouseathletics.ca is appreciated.

Programming
As one of the country’s premier training programs for high performance baseball and softball development, the Fieldhouse offers one-on-one lessons, winter development programs, and summer, Christmas and PD day camps with coaches with professional and U.S. college baseball or softball experience. The new facility allows the Fieldhouse to expand programming to include:
• Specialty clinics for hitting, pitching, catching, infielding, outfielding and base running;
• Development programs for HouseLeaguePrep, SelectPrep, RepPrep and CollegePrep to prepare players for their next level;
• Instructor led team practices or field and batting cage rentals for area baseball and softball teams;
• League tryouts, evaluations and fall/ winter workouts for league drop-ins; and
• Field rentals for all ages for baseball and softball training or other sports that benefit from high ceilings, a large field area and high quality turf.

As a Youth Friendly Designated Facility in Burlington, the Fieldhouse will also designate free field usage times, in partnership with city and private youth groups, for play and activity.

About Us
Fieldhouse Athletics is one of the country’s premier training programs and facility for high performance baseball and softball development.

The Fieldhouse Pirates Baseball Club is the best high performance baseball development program in Canada for U.S. College bound ballplayers. Founded in 2009, the Club offers elite players the opportunity to play high performance baseball, and unparalleled year-round training and development from full-time coaches with MiLB and U.S. collegiate baseball experience.

For more information visit our website at www.fieldhouseathletics.ca.

Contact:
Matt Baird
President
Email: matt@fieldhouseathletics.ca
Tel: 905 639 3421
Cell: 905 630 3431
Twitter: @FHPirates

Bob Hooper
Director of Business Operations
Email: bob@fieldhouseathletics.ca
Cell: 905-467-5455
Twitter: @FHAthleticsCo

Heather Busseri
Communications
Email: hbusseri@fieldhouseathletics.ca
Cell: 905-339-5495

FIELDHOUSE PIRATES 10U-13U

Posted by Bob Hooper at May 10, 2017 10:30AM PDT ( 0 Comments )
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Exciting league and tournament season ahead for four small diamond teams

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Burlington, Ontario (April 4, 2017) – Fieldhouse Athletics and the Fieldhouse Pirates Baseball Club (Fieldhouse) released an update on the programming and development for its four small diamond teams. Fieldhouse also announced its 2017 league and tournament schedule.

For the 2017 season, Fieldhouse has a full complement of younger teams – 10U through 13U. Fieldhouse was the first high performance baseball development program to introduce a 10U program in 2016 and continues to be the only high performance development and travel program in Ontario to offer 10U. Having a full complement of teams ensures all of our players are playing on an age appropriate team.

Training and Development 2016 – 2017
All of the Fieldhouse players, including those on our full size diamond teams (14U to 18U), are currently completing a 26 week indoor program focusing on skill development at the Fieldhouse Athletics training facility. Player training is position focused, rather than team focused, and individual players are able to attend weekly infield, outfield, strength and conditioning, catcher, pitcher/catcher, hitting, and team skills sessions. By offering skill-based sessions, players of varying age levels train together in a competitive yet cooperative environment. Attendance is flexible around other sporting commitments allowing our younger athletes to pursue additional sporting interests.

Skills development training started in early October 2016 and ends late April 2017. Fieldhouse athletes pace their development based on their drive and passion to improve as baseball players; a Pirate player’s training on a weekly basis ranges from 5 hours to 25 hours. The skills training sessions are conducted by a team of coaches with professional and/or U.S. college baseball experience, and experienced coaches. Fitness and nutrition sessions are conducted by professional trainers with U.S. collegiate and/or Olympic athlete experience.

The Fieldhouse – Training Facility
Fieldhouse Athletics is one of the country’s premier training facilities for high performance baseball and softball development. The training facility was specifically built (and is maintained daily) for the development of baseball and softball players.
• Two professionally built and maintained MLB spec clay pitching mounds are used for elite pitching training and team practices
• High performance hitting development includes four oversized live L-Screen batting tunnels and an Iron Mike tunnel with automated pitching
• 35,000+ square feet of baseball specific rubber infill turf for a real outdoor look and feel all year round for ground balls and for diving and sliding
MLB spec clay pitching mounds – 10 inch baseball, 6 inch baseball and softball
• Laser-timed 30 and 60 yard dash area and 180, 270 or 360 foot, laser timed circuits
• Long toss throwing lanes (over 200 feet)
• Pitching machines that throw curve balls, change ups and 2-seam fastballs
• Pro style locker room with individual lockers and common meeting space

League Play – WNY Boys of Summer
The Fieldhouse small diamond teams will compete in the WNY Boys of Summer League. Drawing more than 90 teams from Upstate New York and Ontario, the Boys of Summer League offers teams a 16 game schedule against stronger competition and complete flexibility to work around tournament schedules. All games are played on the weekend and are scheduled as double headers. A typical schedule has four home dates and four away dates which limits travel to upstate New York.

In 2016, Fieldhouse 10U had a successful first season, winning the WNY Boys of Summer Kick off tournament, finishing first in the WNY Boys of Summer league and winning the League championship.

Tournaments
Fieldhouse has developed a tournament schedule that will expose its teams to some of the best competition in the US at the major level – a level above AAA baseball. The teams will be exposed to an average of 25 U.S. teams per tournament, and teams representing approximately 20 states.
USSSA Canton Select 30 Super NIT, Canton, MI (11U only) – April 28 – 30, 2017
• Boys of Summer Kick Off, Buffalo, NY (10U only) – May 4-7, 2017
USSSA Memorial Day Super NIT, Canton, MI – May 28 – 30, 2017
USSSA Select 30 Super NIT, Cincinnati, OH – June 2 – 4, 2017
ACB Cap Classic, Pittsburgh, PA – June 22 – 25, 2017
PBR World Series, Westfield, IN – July 6 – 9, 2017
• Triple Crown Sports US Club Nationals, Atlanta, GA – July 18 – 23, 2017

Triple Crown Sport US Club Nationals (Atlanta, Georgia)
The highlight of the season for the younger Fieldhouse teams is the opportunity to compete at the Triple Crown Sports US Club Nationals in Atlanta, Georgia. An invite only event, Fieldhouse was selected to represent Canada based on the strength of its baseball program and the ability to field teams from 10U through to 14U. More than 65 teams from 13 different clubs will compete for both age group and club supremacy. Clubs attending include the East Cobb Astros from Marietta, Georgia as well as clubs from Alabama, California, Colorado, Florida, North Carolina, Oregon, Texas, and Virginia.

About Us
Fieldhouse Athletics is one of the country’s premier training programs and facility for high performance baseball and softball development.

The Fieldhouse Pirates Baseball Club is the best high performance baseball development program in Canada for U.S. College bound ballplayers. Founded in 2009, the Club offers elite players the opportunity to play high performance baseball, and unparalleled year-round training and development from full-time coaches with MiLB and U.S. collegiate baseball experience.

For more information visit our website at www.fieldhouseathletics.ca.

Contact:
Matt Baird, President
Email: matt@fieldhouseathletics.ca
Tel: 905 639 3421
Cell: 905 630 3431
Twitter: @FHPirates

Tony Busseri, Recruiting Coordinator
Email: tony@fieldhouseathletics.ca
Cell: 416-509-01496

Heather Busseri, Communications
Email: hbusseri@outlook.com
Cell: 905-339-5495

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The document Small Diamond Media Release Spring 2017 was attached to this post.