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Revolution U16 GTA North

(Vaughan) UTM Fastpitch is pleaseed to announce approval on a new affiliate club for the 2019/2020 season. Welcome to our new U16 team to be based in the Region North of the GTA (Vaughan-Aurora-Caledon). The head coach for this program will be Mike Barber.

Mike began his coaching career in baseball and softball in 1990 with West Hill Baseball, where he served as a coach and as the vice president of the league in 1992.  He coached girls softball through the early 90’s in Scarborough and returned to rep baseball in 2005 with the Mississauga Majors, winning the AA Provincial Championships.  Mike continued to Coach in the AAA and Rep-level programs with the Southwest Mississauga Twins and Hurricanes (MSBA) through 2017.  

Mike's partner is Andrew Crockett. Andrew is a level 3 NCCP certified coach who has worked with the 2004/2005 age group over the past several seasons, most recently in Brampton.  Andrew’s teams have enjoyed significant success on and off the field over the past few years with 2 provincial silver medals to their credit.

Additional Assistants will be announced as their current commitments are completed.

This program will focus on 2004 athletes, with the intent of fielding a Tier 1 team that can compete at the top level in the Province.  The team will attend 1-3 US Showcase events that will begin as early as September/October in New York, while participating in a number of Canadian PWSA sanctioned tournaments during the spring/summer.

Tryouts will not happen within the immediate Vaughan or Aurora areas out of respect for existing centres.

You can reach Mike at (416) 931-5516 (coachmbarber3@gmail.com) for info on his experience, his plan for training, tournaments etc.

Andrew’s contact details are (905) 965-6327 (crockettorandrew@gmail.com)

We look forward to seeing everyone at the open tryouts taking place at Sid Coburn Park (18297 Hurontario Street, Caledon, L7K 0Y5) at the following times:

  • ​Monday September 2nd - 6:30 to 8:30pm
  • Thursday September 5th - 8:30 to 10:30pm
  • if needed Tuesday September 10th 8:30 to 10:30pm

We ask everyone arrive early to warm-up and/or complete the UTM attendance tracker forthcoming towards the end of August.

**PLEASE NOTE:  We will be using video tools and ratings to start building a profile for all of the players at the tryouts for training and development purposes.  All videos of players who do not make the team will be deleted at the conclusion of the tryout process.**


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