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The Dawgs Advantage

The Dawgs Advantage

The Okotoks Dawgs Baseball Academy has its origin with the Calgary Dawgs Youth Program that began in 1996 and became one of the preeminent youth development programs in the country producing numerous NCAA college players, Canadian Junior National Team players and Major League Baseball amateur draft selections. The vision was and continues to be to offer high-level and dedicated, youth players the opportunity to realize their dreams of playing baseball at the collegiate or professional level. Since 1995 over 40 Dawgs players have been drafted by or signed contracts with Major League Baseball organizations, and many are still playing professionally today. Over 180 Dawgs have played at the collegiate level, many excelling as All- Americans and/or All- Conference players both athletically and academically, with many now embarked on further studies or successful business or professional careers. The Dawgs Academy is extremely proud of our graduates and excited to provide new players, every year, with the opportunity to succeed as college or professional athletes and more important, to succeed in the “bigger game of life.

Unmatched Competitive Schedule

Dawgs have “been there”. Our coaches’ intimate knowledge of top tier youth baseball in both Canada and the United States enables our Academy teams to play the most aggressively competitive schedules in North America.

Dawgs regularly compete at the most highly scouted Canadian and American tournaments including Perfect Game Showcasesthe Best of the West in British Columbia, Buckeye Elite, and Butler University National Wood Bat Championship.
Dawgs phenomenal facilities, the Seaman Stadium Complex, enable the Dawgs to host elite tournaments at every level.
Dawgs regularly “play up” against  Western Canada's top college programs.
Dawgs participate in a USA tour providing our players with both premier competition as well as maximum exposure to US college programs.
Dawgs host a College Showcase each fall exposing our players to college coaches at some of the top US college programs.
Dawgs players participate in a “state of the art” Speed and Strength training program based on the latest developments from MLB, Team Canada and elite college programs. Fully administered by our professional training staff in our state-of-the-art Indoor Training Facility.
Dawgs enjoy year round training in the Duvernay Fieldhouse which provides an off-season environment unlike any other in the country. The weight room and large field turf infield allows players to fully engage with coaches and trainers on a daily basis.
Dawgs aggressive off- season skill development program allows our players at every level to constantly work with our professional coaches in Canada's top amateur indoor facility.

Experienced & Dedicated Coaching Staff

Dawgs currently offer 12 full- time, professional coaches with college or professional playing and coaching experience.

In addition, the Dawgs offer seasonal guest instructors, as well as former Dawgs returning from professional or college baseball to mentor a new generation of Dawgs.
Dawgs coaches have professional or college experience in every facet of the game- pitching, hitting, catching, infield, outfield, base running.
Dawgs Pitching Coaches include former Anaheim Angels pitcher (Lou Pote), Quebec Capitales Pitcher of the Year (Jeff Duda) and Florida Marlins LHP (Joe Sergent).
· Dawgs Hitting Coaches include former Dawg, Tyler Hollick of the San Francisco Giants organization, and Bretton Gouthro, University of Mount Olive and Dawgs alumni.
Dawgs Catching Coaches include Dawgs Academy Alum Aaron Ethier, and Scott Smith from Hancock CC.
Dawgs Coaches are committed to providing each and every Dawgs player an opportunity to play college or professional baseball, AND OUR TRACK RECORD IS UNMATCHED!
Dawgs Coaches have an extraordinary network of contacts with professional scouts and college recruiters/coaches in both Canada and the United States.
Dawgs Academy Players have the advantage each summer of mentoring with our Summer College Dawgs Coaching Staff and Players.

Off-Field Mentorship

Dawgs Academy Coaches have the knowledge, experience and PASSION to advise our players in their transition to college and/or professional baseball as well as in facing greater challenges in everyday life.
Dawgs Players have the unique ability to train next to college and professional athletes throughout the year as Academy alumni return from their professional or college careers to train in our phenomenal facilities.
Dawgs Academy players have access to a family network of Dawg Alumni that have gone on to play college or professional baseball. Beyond simple mentorship, these contacts are instrumental in placing players at colleges.
Dawgs Academy Coaches offer ACT Training for our players as they prepare for college and university programs.

Professional Grade Facilities

Seaman Stadium, Ircandia Outdoor Training Centre, Duvernay Fieldhouse, Tourmaline Field and Conrad Field are widely recognized as the premier amateur baseball facilities in the country, if not North America!


Dawgs Academy enjoys outstanding partnerships with two top level high school programs in the province, Holy Trinity Academy (HTA) and Foothills Composite High School (Foothills) providing our players with the ability and expectation to excel both in the classroom and on the field.
HTA is continuously ranked in the top 6% academically of all Catholic schools in Alberta.
Foothills offers our students opportunities to explore their skills in a classroom setting, while also providing an online learning HUB to access all class notes and turn in assignments while on the road
Both HTA and Foothills are committed to working with Dawgs Players to ensure academic success.
Both HTA and Foothills are short walks from our facilities and offer our Dawgs Academy Players excellent educational options. 
Dawgs Academy includes an Academic Adviser who together with Dawgs Coaches is regularly in contact with both HTA and Foothills to ensure academic compliance.
To learn more about Holy Trinity Academy click here
To learn more about Foothills Composite High School click here

Costs & Features


  • Professional coaching; in all aspects of the game including pitching, hitting, fielding, base running and outfield
  • Unlimited facilities & baseball, strength and conditioning equipment use
  • Administration (office supplies, salaries, technology);
  • Competition (accommodation, travel (subject to certain limitations for air travel) entry fees, umpires);
  • Seasonal Instructors (Baseball skills, strength & conditioning, athletic therapist);
  • Other (recruiting, college placement advice, ACT prep class, advertising, equipment)
  • Subject to 1 additional charge for an extra tournament in the spring and fall

$5,500 (February - July)

  • Professional coaching; in all aspects of the game including pitching, hitting, fielding, base running and outfield
  • Unlimited facilities & baseball, strength and conditioning equipment use;
  • Administration (office supplies, salaries, technology);
  • Competition (entry fees, umpires); Please note: fee does not include travel/hotels
  • Seasonal Instructors (baseball skills, strength & conditioning);
  • Other (recruiting, advertising, equipment)
  •   Travel and accommodations are NOT COVERED
  •   Fall/ Winter training is an additional $2,500 (September 1- December 15)
  •   Year-round program total cost $8,000

$4,500 (February - July)

  • Professional coaching;
  • Unlimited facilities & baseball, strength and conditioning equipment use;
  • Administration (office supplies, salaries, technology);
  • Competition (entry fees, umpires); does not include travel/hotels
  • Seasonal Instructors (introduction to strength & conditioning);
  • Other (recruiting, advertising, equipment).
  • Travel and accomodations are NOT COVERED
  • Fall/ Winter training is an additional $2,500 (September 1- December 15)
  •   Year-round program total cost $7,000
  • The above fees are for resident players living with their own families and exclude some living expenses associated with being billeted with a host family (typically $500 per month).

    The above fees include most travel costs (subject to some limitation for air travel) for Midget Players but do not include travel/hotel costs for Bantam or Peewee Players. 

    Regardless of use of instalment payment plan or otherwise, balances owed on all fees at all levels must be paid in full no later than June 15, 2018. Interest @ 5% and non-payment subject to sanction, including restricted use of facilities, coaching, playing, etc.

    All fees are non-refundable.