The Bullpen Philosophy
The idea behind the Bullpen when it was first created back in 1990 was to offer year round instruction to boys and girls so they could develop their skills through muscle memory but also working on building their self confidence level.
Starting kids at a young age helps lay the foundation so bad habits are not picked up. The longer a bad habit goes without being corrected, the longer and harder it is to make the correction. We have our Junior Program for younger kids to start them on the right path. Remember the training facility is not only for highly skilled players who are looking to play College or professional ball. It is for all kids at any skill level. We group kids in classes that match their own skill level.
The Bullpen can work as a quick fix if that is all you are after, but if you would like lasting results year round training is the only answer. I personally have seen kids improve by 100% from one year to the next by enrolling in our Fall and Winter Maintenance Program. If you think that by taking two Months of lessons your son or daughter will turn into an All-Star overnight I would have to say that that is almost impossible.
Our student to instructor ratio is second to none. The Bullpen has three students per instructor in the area of hitting and four students per instructor in the area of pitching. The reason is to promote learning. A smaller class means more attention can be given to each individual student. We have found that adding just one or two more students in a class will drastically reduce the learning curve.
The Bullpen Baseball School & Batting Center
AWARDS/ACCOMPLISHMENTS 2016 SEASON BY PLAYERS, TEAMS, AND ORGANIZATIONS THAT WORK CLOSELY WITH THE BULLPEN
1. Lynn Valley Little League: District 5 Champs (9/10)
2. Hastings Little League: District 6 Champs (9/10)
3. Coquitlam Little League: District 3 Provincial Champs (9/10)
11/12 YEAR OLD DIVISION (LITTLE LEAGUE) 1. Highlands Little League: District 5 Champs (11/12)
2. Hastings Little League: Hosted and won the 11/12 Little League Canadian Championship; which enabled Hastings to represent Canada at the Little League World Series (Williamsport, Pennsylvania).
3. New Westminster Little League: District 6 Champs (11/12)
1. Burnaby Minor: Burnaby Minor Pee Wee AA Regular Season Champs
2. Surrey Canadian: Mosquito AA Provincial Champs Pee Wee A Provincial Champs
TEAMS/ORGANIZATIONS WE HAVE WORKED WITH
- Lynn Valley L.L. 11/12 District Champs
- New West L.L. 11/12 District Champs, second place at Provincials
A FEW FORMER STUDENTS ACCOMPLISHMENTS
- Tyler O'Neil: 3rd round selection of the Seattle Mariners two years ago.
- Devon Stewart: Canisius University (New York), then slected by the Cleveland Indians in the 9th round, 2015.
- Liam Stroud: Niagara University, New York.
- Tyler Barlow: Midland Junior College, Texas.
- Jon Bauer: El Paso Junior College, New Mexico.
- Ryan Moese: Iowa Lakes Junior College, Iowa.