SCARBOROUGH, Ont. – Out of the Park Sports and National Baseball Hall of Famer Roberto Alomar are excited to announce a new partnership to advance the development of youth baseball in Canada.
Together, the two parties will create the Roberto Alomar Baseball Academy, which will promote and advance youth baseball, enhance the skills of existing players, and help bridge the gap between existing baseball programming and preparation for both collegiate and professional baseball. The Roberto Alomar Baseball Academy will operate at the Out of the Park Sports facility in Toronto – the home of the Canadian Premier Baseball League’s Toronto Mets – with the intention of developing a larger baseball facility in the near future.
The Roberto Alomar Baseball Academy will offer high-level instructional clinics on infielding, pitching, outfielding, catching and hitting. Alomar will be joined by several of his former teammates and coaches to augment OPS coaches and lead the baseball instruction. In addition, Alomar will assist the Toronto Mets with their off-season development program.
This new partnership continues to build on Alomar’s long-time commitment to helping develop youth baseball in Canada. The Hall of Fame second baseman is an instructor at the Toronto Blue Jays Honda Super Camps, and the annual national coaching clinic. Additionally, Alomar and the Blue Jays host Tournament 12, a national showcase tournament for the best 160 high school-aged baseball players from across the country, named for the 10-time Gold Glove Award winner.
“I am extremely excited to partner with the team at Out of the Park Sports on this new initiative,” Alomar said. “This will allow me and my former teammates to play an even bigger role in the development of baseball in Canada.
“Through the leadership of Anthony Caputo and his team at Out of the Park Sports, I feel we will have a great opportunity to really have an impact on the development of Canadian-born players. I am looking forward to working more closely with these players and coaches to pass along some of the knowledge that will help them success not just in baseball, but in life.”
Added Caputo: “OPS was created to advance amateur baseball. It serves the development needs of the Toronto Mets and a number of other baseball club, organizations, associations and individuals. It is a privilege to team with Roberto, who has contributed so much on and off the field, on this very important next step forward for GTA baseball.
“Significant expansion plans for OPS are underway, and we will keep the baseball community updated as we progress.”
To celebrate the new partnership, Alomar, his father Sandy Alomar Sr., and former Blue Jays outfielder Lloyd Moseby will attend a ticketed ceremony at OPS on Monday, May 9 beginning at 7:30 in the evening.