Sports Academies

Ball Academy-St. Joseph High School

Our Baseball/Softball Academy will help you achieve these goals so you can make the team next season.

Our academy offers students an opportunity to participate in a high school course that is more specific than a regular Physical Education class.

We are looking for novice to elite-level student-athletes to come and join us! This course is based on student interest.

Our Program

• Is based on proven methods effective in creating greater athleticism.

• Will help improve your catching, pitching and hitting skills, while improving your game play.

• Will educate you on how to train effectively, minimize injury and maximize your overall fitness.

• Involves a block a day of instruction, focusing on skill development, nutrition, specific sports training.

Meet the Academy Lead Instructor

Jason Chatwood

Jason Chatwood

Jason Chatwood grew up playing Minor Baseball in Innisfail and Red Deer. He was a member of the 2003 Team Alberta U-16 Western Canada Summer Games (Silver) and U-17 Canada Cup (Silver).

• 2004 Team Alberta Canada Cup (Silver) and went to Team Canada/MLB Top Prospects camp in Montreal.

• 2005 Member of Team Alberta at the Canada Summer Games (Bronze).

• Attended Colby Community College 2006/2007. (Holds the single season hits record and the career hits record at Colby Community College)

• 2006-2007 2nd Team All -Jayhawk Conference Second Baseman

• 2007 Unanimous All- Jayhawk Conference Second Baseman, Unanimous All- Region IV Second Baseman, Region IV Gold Glove Winner, 3rd Team All- American and Academic All- American

• Current coach of the Sylvan Lake Gulls

Meet the Academy Director

Scott Murray

Scott Murray

Scott Murray is a Red Deer Minor Baseball graduate 1978-1988.


• Attended Spokane Falls College 1989-1991
• Team MVP 1991
• Played 16 seasons with Red Deer Riggers 1989-2004
• 10 Provincial Championships
• 1 National Championship
• General Manager 2000-2004
• Coached in Red Deer Rage Association 2010- Current
• Current Head Coach of U16A Rage
• Coached in Red Deer Minor Baseball Association 2012- Current
• Pee Wee AAA Head Coach 2017


The cost of this program is $3000.00 per year.

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