Starting in late August, the North Shore Twins run Fall Ball seasons for all three of its programs and local players who even if they are not planning to try out for the Twins, may wish to improve their baseball skills. The Fall season generally runs until Thanksgiving and is a relatively light combination of practices and games (usually 2-3 practices a week and 1-2 games on the weekend).
Grade 8 – BANTAM (first day Tuesday, August 30th)
Grades 9 & 10 – JUNIOR (first day Thursday, August 25th)
Grades 11 & 12 – SENIOR (first day Wednesday, August 24th)
Fall Ball represents the beginning of our calendar year and is a large part of the tryout process for the following season’s Spring teams. Fall Ball is mandatory for players wishing to play regular-season Spring baseball with the Bantam, Junior or Senior teams.
All players are welcome for Fall Ball however, as the eligibility of players is bound by territories defined by the BCPBL, it is important that your place of residence falls within the Twins’ territory or you have a release from the team in whose territory you live. The Twins’ home territory is everything north of the Burrard Inlet including North Vancouver, District of North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Squamish, the Sunshine Coast and Bowen Island. The Twins also hold small parts of Burnaby and Vancouver south of the 2nd Narrows Bridge which is as follows: Sperling Avenue on the east, Lougheed Highway and East Broadway on the south and Nanaimo Street on the west. The Twins can also draw from the shared zone in Vancouver East from the Burrard Inlet to the Fraser River between Fraser Street and Boundary Road. If there are any uncertainties, please contact us.
Twins Indoor Winter Training is for invited players who wish to play regular season ball with the North Shore Twins (March – August). Not only is this the final tryout period for the 2023 teams, but also important preparation time to ensure a strong start to the season for everyone involved. Final roster selections for the 2023 season will be made at the beginning of February.
Winter Schedule by Team
Wednesdays: 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Saturdays: 8:00am – 10:00am
Sundays: 8:00am – 10:00am
Wednesdays: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Saturdays: 10:00am – Noon
Sundays: 10:00am – Noon
Wednesdays: 8:00pm – 10:00pm
Saturdays: Noon – 2:00pm
Sundays: Noon – 2:00pm
Sessions will be augmented by occasional online classroom work, road work or outdoor throwing when the weather permits. Coaches will give advance notice of any additions to the schedule and updates will be posted on Twitter.
With the COVID-19 pandemic still very much a factor, the format of Winter Training will be heavily impacted by whatever avoidance strategies are in place at that time.
Next year’s pre-season will consist of Winter Skills at Inside Performance mixed in with whatever outside activities the weather allows. We are excited to offer players access to Rapsodo hitting and pitching analytics. The Twins are the only PBL organization that has both the hitting and pitching Rapsodos that are utilized indoors full-time.
Players should come dressed for inside work but should bring gear suitable for those days when we can get outside for runs or long toss. Catchers need to bring their gear and players their gloves, helmets, and bats.
No parents/spectators are allowed inside IP at any time. Players must arrive ready to start on time, but cannot enter the facility until the group before them has exited. Please enter through IP’s front door (at the front desk) and exit from the back door behind the batting cages upon completion of your session.
OFF-SEASON HIGH-PERFORMANCE HITTING PROGRAM
The Twins organization is once again offering a high-performance off-season hitting program to those players that have been selected for winter training. The program will be 7 weeks in duration starting the week of November 1st and running through the week of December 13th.
Former Twin and current Seattle Mariners high single-A manager Louis Boyd will be leading the hitting sessions. Louis managed the Everett Aquasox this past season and was named Seattle Mariners employee of the year. Louis will bring his professional coaching experience as well as the latest techniques and trends used to teach hitting at the professional level.
He will work with current Twins coaches Parker Kynoch and Mark Pottie to deliver the hitting program to players of all levels in the Twins organization. The program will include skill and performance assessment through video analysis and data-driven training with data collected from Rapsodo, HitTrax and Blast Motion baseball technologies.
Cost: $395 for one session per week for 7 weeks. Each session is limited to 15 players keeping a 1:3 coach to player ratio. All sessions are to be held at Inside Performance.
Session dates and times – 7 weeks
Session 1: Mondays 7-8:30pm (Bantams and Juniors) Starting Nov 1st
Session 2: Mondays 8:30-10pm (Juniors and Seniors) Starting Nov 1st
Session 3: Thursdays 7-8:30pm (Bantams and Juniors) Starting Nov 4th
Session 4: Thursdays 8:30-10pm (Juniors and Seniors) Starting Nov 4th
OFF-SEASON STRENGTH & CONDITIONING PROGRAM
The North Shore Twins Off-Season Strength and Conditioning program is a comprehensive baseball performance training plan designed by certified strength and conditioning specialists with a focus on improving performance on the diamond, building confidence and learning safe lifting techniques.
- soft tissue work
- strength development
- muscle building
- power training
- arm care
- speed training