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OUR

COACHES

Batter Up coaches are expert guides who have played at the highest levels of the game yet still have fun with it all. They are chosen for their mastery of the game, encouraging approach to player development and their winning attitude about both the game and life.

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COACHES

Expert Guides

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Mike Irving founded Batter Up Baseball in 1996. He played NCAA Division 1 baseball for four years at Grand Canyon University and the semi-professional Toronto Maple Leafs baseball club. He worked as a baseball scout for Inside Edge Scouting Services for 13 years and has coached youth baseball camps for more than 25 years.

Mike Irving
 

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Jack coaches Batter Up's summer, camps, fall and winter programs, as well as doing Private Instruction. He has been with Batter Up since he was 8-years-old, starting as a camper. In 2015 he became an Instructor. He is currently coaching AAA 18U Mississauga Majors. Jack s a recent graduate from Brock University.

Jack Baker 

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Coach Owen played professional baseball in the Toronto Blue Jays organization. He came on board with Batter Up Baseball first as a guest coach and is currently our lead instructor for all baseball camps, which includes fall, spring and winter sessions and leads our private instruction program. 

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JD Williams

Coach JD played professional baseball in the Cincinnati Reds organization. He came on board with Batter Up Baseball in the summer of 2019 as an instructor and private instruction coach.

JD WILLIAMS

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Nicole Rivait
- Softball Coach

 Nicole is a former NCAA Division 1 athlete, and current team Canada player. She's competed in 6 international competitions, including two past junior world Championships and was a part of the first Canadian junior softball team in history to medal internationally

Owen Spiwak

INSTRUCTORS

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Izzy has played Rep Fastpitch through PWSA for years. She has also been coaching both Baseball and Softball with Batter Up for 6 years both as a volunteer and now as an Instructor and Team Leader. She attends the University of Ottawa

IZZY CARPENTER
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Jackson has been at Batter Up since he was 3. During the school year he plays HS baseball in Colorado and in the summers, he plays with the 18U EBLO Mississauga Majors, who were provincial champs in 2022

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Luke played shortstop for the 2022 Provincial Champs - 18U EBLO Mississauga Majors. He was a camper at Batter Up when he was younger and is always excited to be coaching at Batter Up

LUKE HEINBUCH
 
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Jackson is an instructor at Batter Up's Summer Camps. He plays College baseball at West Hills College Coalinga in California. He has attended Batter Up as a camper before becoming an Instructor and Team Leader 5 years ago.

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Mackenzie has been at camp from a young age as a camper and now as an Instructor. She has been coaching our Little Batters for the past 6 years. She currently plays Basketball at Yavapai College in Arizona.  In 2023 she played both Basketball & Softball at Yavapai. She is studying to be an Elementary School Teacher.
 

MACKENZIE IRVING
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Jake is a catcher and pitcher for the EBLO Mississauga Majors 18U, who helped them win a Provincial Championship in 2022.  He is an excellent instructor who is always working hard to make players better

JAKE HEINBUCH
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Quinn has spent countless years playing baseball at Batter Up! Now, he's excited to be able to teach young kids how to play baseball. Quinn works with our Little Ballers Program and is incredibly patient with the young ones!

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JESSICA HENRY
 

Jessica has been at Batter Up since she was 8, first as a camper, then as a volunteer and now as an Instructor! She has been playing Rep softball for 7 years and currently plays for the Oakville Angels. She is a tremendous asset to our program. 

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Liam is a pitcher with the Majors 18U EBLO team in Mississauga. Liam was a camper when he was younger and joined Batter Up as an instructor in the fall of 2022

LIAM NASH
 

Administration

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Ann is the Director of Operations for Batter Up Baseball School.

All 4 of her boys have been campers through the years. She joined the team in 2019. 

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LEADERSHIP

VOLUNTEERS

Batter Up Baseball’s student volunteers are fun, helpful and have helped create an intergenerational culture of care in our camps and programs.  Many are returning players who spent their summers at Batter Up’s camp and want to come back to be a part of the leadership and the fun.  Student volunteers receive community service hours and several have gone on to be hired as staff.

 

For more information on volunteering with Batter Up, contact Mike Irving, Director, (416) 878-4523.

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