Vauxhall Academy

2018 Fall Clinic

Updated Friday November 2, 2018 by Frank Fischer.

YAO 2018 Fall Baseball Clinic


YAO is pleased to announce that Les McTavish of Vauxhall Academy of Baseball, one of the top high school baseball programs in Canada will again be in Bermuda to run a baseball clinic for YAO players.  Due to time constraints, we are focusing this year on the older kids (9 year olds and up).  While younger kids (Rookie Minors, T-Ball) do not have a specific time slot, I encourage anyone that is interested in coaching or learning about how to teach the game to their kids to come observe Les in action. 

This is an excellent opportunity for our players to receive professional level instruction and parents to see coaching at a higher level – the greatest benefit of him being here may be what we take away as parents and coaches. 


Sunday November 11 -- Pitching Clinic

Focus on pitching, arm strength and long throwing.

   11 and 12 Year Olds

10:00AM to 12:00PM

   13 and 14 Year Olds

1:00PM to 2:00PM

   15 and 16 Year Olds

2:00PM to 3:00PM

   9 and 10 Year Olds

3:15PM to 4:45PM



Monday November 12 -- Hitting Clinic

Focus on stance, swing mechanics and increased power.

   11 and 12 Year Olds

10:00AM to 12:00PM

   9 and 10 Year Olds

1:00PM to 2:00PM

Cost:                         Free

Registration:           Please e-mail to confirm a spot at these sessions. 

About Coach McTavish

  • Pitched for 4 years at Washington State University.  Has the second most pitching appearances in team history.
  • Head coach at Vauxhall since 2006.
  • Pitching coach for Canadian Junior National Team (2004-2006, 2008)
  • Coached over 140 players who have gone on to play either professional or collegiate baseball.
  • Coached 19 Major League Baseball draft picks/signed players.
  • Scout for Seattle Mariners.
  • Named one of the 100 most influential people in Canadian baseball.

About Vauxhall Academy of Baseball

  • Current team roster includes members of Canadian Junior National Team and 4 players committed to NCAA baseball programs for the fall of 2018.
  • Every player in the history of the program has graduated from high school and all but one continued to play at the college level.  All 2017 graduates are participating in college baseball programs or either athletic and/or academic scholarships.
  • 16 Major League Draft picks in 11 years of existence.
  • Team plays a 75 game schedule.
  • Staff includes 3 baseball coaches, a strength and conditioning coach, sports psychologist and athletic therapist.
  • For more information on the program please visit.