January 22-February 26, 2019

Living Hope Baptist Church is pleased to offer a Winter Baseball Academy this coming winter.  We have secured two highly experienced coaches who will be teaching basic baseball skills like catching, throwing and hitting in a fun, low-stress environment.

It’s open for boys and girls aged 7-12 years old, regardless of skill level or experience. We’ll have two sessions:

  • 6:15-7:15 PM for less experienced players
  • 7:30-8:30 PM for more advanced players. 

When: every Tuesday from January 22 — February 26, 2019.

Cost: $40 per participants

Where: St Josaphat's School (110 Tenth St.)


Meet our coaches:

Ryan Balan is a former college, minor league, and international baseball player. Upon his return to Toronto, Ryan began a career in social services working with homeless and at-risk youth in the GTA. With over ten years of coaching experience, Ryan launched the Balan Baseball Academy in 2014 to help the growth and development of youth baseball players in Toronto's West End. Besides running the Academy, Ryan currently co-owns The Cave Rock Climbing Gym in Mississauga's Streetsville.  


Adam Balan is a program coordinator and professor for the Fitness and Health Promotion program at Centennial College. He is also an assistant coach with Balan Baseball Academy. Prior to his career in education, he worked as a strength coach and functional movement specialist working with clients ranging from NHL players and youth athletes to adult fitness participants. As a collegiate and semi-pro baseball player, he received NCAA Academic All-American honours and pursued an international career, playing professionally in Australia, Europe and Western Canada.