To create an opportunity for Grade 7 – 12 students interested in pursuing an education that includes the development of their skills as a baseball/softball player.
- Create a partnership with both Red Deer Rage and Red Deer Minor Baseball to work together to enhance player development.
- Create a program with high-quality skill development utilizing coaching and training tools that will further develop the athlete’s baseball/softball experience.
- Create two distinct programs within one academy where both the softball and baseball athlete can thrive.
- Committed to finding opportunities for players looking to excel at the next level.
About the Director
Meet Scott Murray:
- 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
Jason Chatwood - St. Joseph Ball Academy Teacher
Jason 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
- Unanimous All- Jayhawk Conference Second Baseman
- Unanimous All- Region IV Second Baseman
- Region IV Gold Glove Winner
- 3rd Team All- American
- Academic All- American
- Gonzaga University- NCAA Division 1
- 2008 WMBL All-Star and 2nd Team Shortstop- Saskatoon Yellowjackets
- 2009 All-West Coast Conference Academic Team
- 2009 West Coast Conference Champions, 2009 Cal State Fullerton Regionals. Ranked 22nd in the Nation
- Played in every single game of 4 year Collegiate Career.
- Gonzaga University Grad Assistant Coach
- Five Provincial Championships
- 2017 National Bronze Medalists (Victoria, BC)
- Current President/Coach
2010/2011- 2017/2018 Ecole HJ Cody High School
- Physical Education Department Head
- Athletic Director
- Played for Team Canada at the World Baseball Challenge in Prince George
2020 - Present
- Head Coach of the Sylvan Lake Gulls