2024-2025 Baseball Academy Open House 
Monday, March 11 at West Van Secondary School – 7:00pm


If you are interested in this program, please complete the Student Information Form. The Academy Office will contact you to complete the registration process.

West Vancouver Schools offers one of the most comprehensive baseball programs in the lower mainland. Student-athletes maximize their health and sport performance under the guidance of outstanding former professional baseball players, National Team athletes, and elite performance coaches while mapping the best pathway for post secondary/scholarship opportunities.

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The Value is in the Future Pathway

Students participate in the Baseball Academy not only because they love the sport of baseball, but also because they want to move to the next level, be the best they can be, and to have a lot of fun along the way with like-minded peers.

What makes the WVS Premier Baseball Academy the best value in the lower mainland is not only our outstanding coaching staff and facilities, but also our ability to provide parents and families with a detailed guide that helps inform students with the best pathway forward from high school to post-secondary and beyond. We are excited to work with families to sharing important baseball knowledge and information to help students realize their goals and aspirations.


  • To give each student-athlete the opportunity to reach full potential as both a player and a student by training with elite coaches.

To work in partnership with Inside Performance to:

  • Provide students with baseball skill development training
  • Train in an outstanding indoor facility using the latest Baseball technology to help students track their ongoing progress
  • Access elite instruction & coaching
  • To improve physical fitness and to encourage an active lifestyle.
  • Use the Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD) guidelines to provide age- appropriate instruction for the student-athletes to ensure injury prevention.
  • Emphasize the importance of sportsmanship, fair play and respect for fellow players, coaches and officials.
  • To provide opportunities to increase self-esteem and self-confidence.
  • To develop the knowledge, skills and abilities in the sport of baseball.
  • To encourage students to have a life long involvement in baseball, albeit as a player, coach or official.
  • Educate and guide students through the college and university recruiting process at both Canadian and American post-secondary institutions
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The Program Concept

The WVS Premier Baseball Academy is one of the district’s special programs offered to students who are registered full time in any one of the three secondary schools: Rockridge, École Sentinel or West Vancouver Secondary School.

The West Vancouver School District runs a linear schedule. This unique schedule allows athletes the opportunity to complete their academic coursework in the mornings and then to participate in baseball training sessions ‘every other day’ in the afternoons. By participating, students receive Ministry courses for graduation purposes.

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Fact Sheet

  • This Academy is proud to have one of the most experienced coaching staffs in the province. Coaches have decades of high-performance coaching experience coaching at the college level as well as within the Baseball BC High Performance program.
  • Designed to be an inclusive baseball development program for students, Grades 8-12 who are passionate about the sport.
  • Help students meet their athletic goals by providing high-level skill training along with a baseball-specific strength program to improve the on-field performance of the student-athletes.
  • This Academy provides student-athletes with more practice time in their overall skill development, and increases overall physical fitness levels by incorporating a full strength & conditioning program for each athlete.
  • The indoor facility is one of the best in the province, providing outstanding opportunities for the students with not only feedback from a variety of coaches, but also feedback from the latest technology resources as well.
  • For the fall and spring, outdoor training is held at the beautiful Parkgate Park where we provide all the equipment and bring out a variety of coaches to accommodate the various needs of the student-athletes. It should be noted that Parkgate Park is the only Park in the lower mainland with TWO full-sized baseball fields positioned side-by-side.
  • We provide a baseball-specific strength & conditioning coach for the students to ensure students are receiving this important component of their overall baseball development.
  • The is a unique program for the student who wants to develop as a high-performance athlete yet maintain excellence in the overall academics.

Fee: $400 per month x 10 months (September – June). The total cost of the program is divided equally into 10 equal payments.

Total: $4000/year

Requirements & Registration

Students are welcome to the Indoor Facility to check it out and to have a chance to participate. Simply, complete a Student Information Form and parents will be contacted through the Academy Office to learn more about the program.

Meeting Individual Goals Through Intentional Planning

Do not miss this opportunity to participate in this outstanding Baseball Academy. The staff is experienced and committed to ensuring a welcoming environment for the athletes, one that helps ensure students feel a sense of belonging as they participate and train all year long.

We implement a variety of strategies and use a variety of resources to help students identify individual goals and then work to meet those individual goals, reflecting on their ongoing journeys along the way.

Contact Information:

Brooks McNiven,
Head Coach – Baseball Academy

Ms. Tara Ledingham
Assistant, WVS Premier Academies

Students interested in the Premier Baseball Academy must submit the Student Information Form.

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