Dec. 15, 2019

Hello SJP families


I hope you are having a great winter and your kids are enjoying other sports while still looking forward to baseball.


My name is Colin Stephens, I am the new VP of Coaching for SJP. I will be sharing this role with Shaun Boylan. Both Shaun and I are passionate about baseball but more importantly passionate about all of our SJP athletes having a great experience that they can look back at with great memories of teamwork, comradery, growth and a coach they looked at as a role model that helped them develop on and off the field


The 2020 season is fast approaching, and we would like to start putting together a pool of potential coaches immediately! Stop, right there, don't you dare close this email, we need you, you can do this 


Coaching can be one of the most rewarding experiences, but we are aware that it can sometimes be an intimidating venture. We want to ease any worries and make sure we not only encouraging people to step forward but supporting them right off the bat (Pun intended). Shaun and I are going to put a strong emphasis this year on not only recruiting great people but developing them in order to set them up for success, build a confident coaching group and help to set the organization up for years to come. I am in the process of working with Baseball Alberta to have the NCCP coaches facilitated close to home.


These are some of the qualities we are looking for in coaches for SJP in all our head and assistant coaches:

  • Positive and able to build and maintain a positive environment. (We are playing a game, it should be fun!)
  • Dedication and schedule availability to be effective
  • Strong Communication skills (Communicates well with parents and players)
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Plays everyone evenly (For Rep: abides by Baseball Alberta Handbook in regard to playing time and development by round)
  • Good sportsmanship; respects umpires and opposing teams
  • Represents themselves and SJP well
  • Prepares and Runs good practices (Kids need to be moving. Baseball games can be slow, practices need to be fluent and very little standing around.)
  • Openness to develop as a coach, openness to constructive feedback and continual improvement (Coaches will have learning curves just like players. It’s very hard to make everyone happy. The goal is to get better every year. This okay. Someone Being stuck in their own ways without the willingness to improve is a problem)
  • Obviously, a baseball background and knowledge of the game is a huge asset! However, willingness to learn and dedication to honing your craft is just as important


If you are interested in coaching or have even thought about it, have questions and would like to discuss please reach out to me asap at


I will be following up at the beginning of the new year. Every coach will be required to fill out an application and survey which will be provided.


Thank you!!

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