Parkland Twins After School Program
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Parkland Minor Baseball Academy is excited to offer an after school program to kids from Parkland County and the greater Edmonton area. The Academy will take place in the evenings which will allow kids to attend the school of their choice and train with our professional staff during the week. Training will be open to athletes aged between 9 & 18 years old. Players will learn general age appropriate individual and team skills which will enable them to get a jump start on Spring evaluations and their upcoming season. The program will run from November through the end of April.
MIKE JOHNSON (ACADEMY DIRECTOR)
Mike played professionally for 17 years, and has been coaching all ages for quite some time now. He is a coach within the Parkland system. He has run and been a part of programs similar to this for many years, and has had a lot of success in developing many players.
SHANE DAWSON (HEAD COACH)
Shane is a Parkland Twins Alumni and was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays. He has been the Head Coach of the Parkland Twins Academy since its inception in 2020. He also serves as the Technical Director of Parkland Minor Baseball, overseeing the development of its players and coaches.
ALBERTO GONZALEZ (ASSISTANT COACH)
Alberto is originally from the baseball hotbed of Cuba. Alberto grew up playing and training in Cuba before he transitioned to coaching. Alberto has trained many players who have gone on to be mainstays in the MLB. Such players include Yuli & Lourdes Guirrel and Jose Abreu.
TANNER KIRWER (ASSISTANT COACH)
Tanner grew up playing in Sherwood Park, and was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays. He is currently playing with the Seattle Mariners, and is knocking on the door of the MLB. Tanner assisted in the Parkland Academy in 2021 during his off season and is a valuable asset to our players.
BRANDON HILL (ASSISTANT COACH)
Brandon played locally in Edmonton and went on to play college baseball at Okanogan College in Kelowna. He is currently finishing up his Education Degree and was an assistant on the Parkland Twins Gold 18U Team in 2022. He has been an assistant with the Parkland Academy since 2020.
TRI LEISURE CENTER (221 Jennifer Heil Way)
The Tri serves as the the main training facility for Parkland Minor Baseball in the off season. The vast/diverse space us to work on many individual and team skills during the winter months.
PARKLAND INDOOR FACILITY (53420 RANGE ROAD 275)
The new and improved Parkland Indoor Facility has been upgraded with turf and gives us the best environment to focus on the individual skills that allows our players to be successful.
PROGRAMS & COSTS
SENIOR PROGRAM (15 PLAYERS AGED 16-18 YRS OLD)
COST - $450/MONTH
TRAINING DAYS Tuesday & Wednesday 7:30-9:00pm (PIF)
Saturday 12:30-2:00pm (Tri)
JUNIOR PROGRAM (15 PLAYERS AGED 12-15 YRS OLD)
TRAINING DAYS Tuesday & Wednesday 6:00-7:30pm (PIF)
Saturday 11:00am-12:30pm (Tri)
YOUTH PROGRAM (15 PLAYERS AGED 9-11 YRS OLD)
COST - $300/MONTH
TRAINING DAYS Thursday 6:00-7:30pm (PIF)
Saturday 2:00-3:30pm (Tri)
Questions about the After School Academy?
REGISTRATION & PAYMENTS
Payments can be made through Stephanie at firstname.lastname@example.org on or before the 1st of every month. The first and the last month is required as a deposit before the 1st of November. Payments are due on or before the 1st of every month. If payment is not received before the 1st of the month, then the athlete will not be permitted to participate in training until all payments are up to date.