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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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Expert Guides


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 16U 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 the summer camps, fall and winter sessions and is part of 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.


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Nicole Rivait
- Softball Coach

 Nicole is a current NCAA Division 1 athlete, and former team Canada catcher. 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



Izzy has played Rep fastpitch softball through PWSA for years. She has also been coaching both Baseball and softball for the past 3 years. Izzy has been with Batter Up for 4 years both as a volunteer and now as Instructor. She attends the University of Ottawa


Jackson has been at Batter Up since he was 3. Noww, he continues as an instructor! During the school year, he plays HS baseball n Colorado, and in the summers, he plays with the EBLO Mississauga Majors, who were provincial champs in 2022! 

Jackson Irving

I play shortstop for the 2022 Provincial Champs - 18U EBLO Mississauga Majors. I was a camper at Batter Up when I was younger, and am excited to be coaching this year!

Luke Heinbuch

Jackson is an instructor at Batter Up's Summer Camps. He plays baseball with the CPBL Terriers and has attended Batter Up as a camper before becoming an Instructor 4 years ago.

Jackson Torrence

I am a catcher and pitcher for the EBLO Mississauga Majors 18U, helping them win a Provincial Championship last year.  I am looking forward to coaching this year

Jake Heinbuch
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 6years and currently plays for the Oakville Angels. She is looking forward to coaching this year. 



Mackenzie has been at camp from a young age which lead her to play rep Softball. She has been coaching our Little Batters for the past 6 years. She has committed to attend University in Arizona this fall to continue her studies in Early Childhood education as a college athlete.


I've spent countless years playing baseball at Batter Up! Now, I'm so excited to be able to teach kids, just like me, how to play this wonderful game

Quinn Murray

I play with the Majors 18U EBLO, and 18U AAA. Liam was a camper when he was younger and join Batter Up as an instructor in the fall of2022!

Liam Nash

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. 




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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