The CANpitch Program is delivered by a team of Master and Regional Pitching Instructors in every province and territory. Instructors include current and former National Team players, elite level pitchers at the provincial and regional levels, as well as youth softball coaching experts. Once identified and approved, every instructor receives ongoing training to effectively teach the skills of pitching.
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Group lessons are delivered based on a 6-week curriculum created by a team of pitching experts with a focus on teaching pitching mechanics in an easy to follow sequential manner. The CANpitch Program is athlete-centred, instructor driven and most importantly, fun!
The instructor to pitcher ratio is s maximum of 1:10 to ensure each pitcher receives individual attention. Pitchers progress at their own rate through the curriculum at weekly group lessons and by practicing on their own. Instructors use various teaching aids and activities that create a fun learning environment.
What are the benefits of the CANpitch Program?• CANpitch Instructors are part of a national network of pitching coaches that participate in yearly professional development sessions.
• Instruction in a nationally standardized pitching program from pitching experts.
• Greater athlete exposure to the pitching position and fundamentally sound mechanics which will increase the number of pitchers in Canada.
Who can enroll?
The CANpitch Program is open to all athletes that want to learn or improve the fundamental skills of windmill pitching. No previous pitching experience is necessary to participate.
Where do I sign up?
The CANpitch Program is delivered by local CANpitch instructors in each Province and Territory. Individual pitchers or local associations who would like to sign up for the program are asked to contact their local Provincial/Territorial Association office for more information about the 6 week CANpitch sessions.