We are now accepting coach applications for our team!
The Northern Elite Osprey baseball program is looking for coaches for its inaugural baseball team at the 15U age category.
Coaches interested in applying for a position in the program can do so by completing the application form found on our website at www.ospreybaseball.ca. We are looking for coaches to help in different capacities including head coaches, skill coaches and volunteers looking to lend a hand at practice or help in other team activities.
The Osprey program is also in the process of looking for lead sponsors. If you know of any organizations that might be interested in helping out, then please contact Wes Winkel at [email protected]
Osprey executives are very excited for the prospects of our first team. The program held skill assessment sessions in the fall of 2021 and the talent and interest level in prospective players was strong.
"With any new program, there is always some uncertainty about whether the teams will be able to compete at the elite level in the early years," commented Osprey President Peter Haynes. "After watching the prospects go through extensive drill sessions in the fall, it is clear the talent and athleticism with this group will be very capable of competing at baseball's highest level of play," Haynes added. The Osprey expect to hold additional skill development sessions in the next couple months.
In order to help promote elite baseball in our region and to increase awareness of the Osprey, the program plans to host an elite 15U fall ball tourney in Muskoka on the weekend of September 30 – October 2, 2022.
This weekend event will be a great opportunity for local baseball enthusiasts to come out and see the new team in action.
Please contact David Gemmell, Director of Player Development, at [email protected] if your son or daughter is interested in being considered for a spot on the 2023 team or if you are interested in coaching in the program.
About the Northern Elite Osprey
The Northern Elite Osprey are an elite baseball program formed from players from the three minor baseball programs in Midland-Penetang, Orillia and Muskoka. The Osprey will field a 15U team in Baseball Ontario's Elite Baseball League in 2023 with plans to add 16U and 18U teams in the years to follow. To learn more about the Osprey, please visit our website at www.ospreybaseball.ca and follow us Twitter @ospreybaseball.