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SAMBA Development Program

We are very excited to announce the beginning of SAMBA’s Development Program!


Program Philosophy

Our premier program is for athletes who aspire to play baseball at the next level and perform to their best potential. We are committed to their individual development and with our skilled team of coaches, believe that we can help our athletes strengthen all aspects of their game.  We will get the participants to do things repetitively throughout the program and we will push them outside of their comfort zone in order to produce the results we both want. Simply working on skills they are already good at, will not help them become better. While there will be fun had, we do have high expectations for your athletes and will ask for the commitment to work hard and stay focused on the days they can be with us. We want to make the most of our time together and that is a commitment to you for the investment you are making. We can assure you there will be no sitting around with our feet up on a bench watching your kids roll through drill after drill.  Every coach will be hands on working in groups and individually, to help advance these athletes in their unique development plan. The development plans will be communicated clearly with your athlete and updated on a regular basis as growth goals are met. We plan to stay outside working on our amazing diamonds for as long as we can and as long as it is safe for everyone. Over the course of the program, we will be recording a variety of measurables, and video with the athletes and share those results with them during and at the end of the program. It is also important for us to improve their overall athleticism in the off-season by giving them exposure to a variety of other sports in our open gym sessions.  Our open gym sessions will be a great opportunity for your athletes to have some fun building relationships with other participants and coaches in the program, while at the same time increasing their skill level and conditioning.  

The beauty of this program is that we are not a business and your children are not a commodity to us.  We genuinely want to work with each athlete to increase their ability and grow our sport with the best of the best coaches. Not everyone wants to pursue baseball to a college level, but it is nice to give them a chance to hear or understand what opportunities can lie ahead of them if they are willing to put the work in.  We have people in place that have experienced this ride firsthand and there will be information sessions available for anyone that is interested in these options.  Getting the information early is key to having success on the college journey, for those that are interested in this option. Our Head Instructor, Kurtus Millar, has an extensive network and strong relationships throughout Canada and the US to help provide post secondary opportunities for athletes looking to continue their baseball careers at the college / university level. Another bonus is that most of our coaching staff has played at the college level, 2 have been drafted by MLB teams, and have also built relationships and gained experiences that will benefit your athlete. Our coaches are very excited to work with the athletes and are extremely committed to their safety, physical, and mental development, and will set important goals in place to help our athletes achieve their own personal goals.


Coaching Staff

Kurtus Millar - Head Instructor (20 years coaching experience, Team Alberta, Canada Cup, Merced California CC)

Jackson Wark - Pitching / Throwing Instructor (Drafted by the New York Mets, Team Alberta, Canada Cup, Canada Summer Games, Jr National Team, St. Louis University, Atlantic 10 Conference Championship and NCAA Regional, Pro Baseball Perth Heat - Australian Baseball League)

Erik Sabrowski - Pitching / Hitting Instructor (Drafted by the San Diego Padres, 2015 Baseball Alberta 18U AAA Player of the Year, Cloud County CC (KS) Pitcher of the Year /Honourable Mention All American Pitcher/DH, Cisco CC (TX),  WMBL First Team DH, Second Team Pitcher)

Mark Brisson - Fielding / Hitting / Strategies Instructor (30 years coaching experience 11U, 13U AAA, 15U AAA, 18U AAA)

Doug Fystro - Fielding / Hitting / Strategies Instructor (Southern Utah University D1, Team Alberta, Canada Cup, Baseball Alberta Aurora Coach of the Year, 30 years coaching experience)

Evan Bourassa - Catching / Fielding Instructor (SAMBA 13/15/18U AAA, ECBC Baseball)

Jackson Moffat - Hitting / Fielding Instructor (SAMBA 15/18U AAA, Team Alberta, Canada Cup)

Mat Brisson - Fielding / Hitting Instructor (SAMBA 13/15/18U AAA, WMBL, ECBC Baseball)

SAMBA Rep Coaches - SAMBA is fortunate to have many strong and experienced coaches who will be helping throughout the program.


Strength and Conditioning

The strength and conditioning portion of the program will be an optional separate low cost but is highly recommended.  The pricing will also be based on numbers we have committed in each group.  We have partnered with Tommy Jenkins and his 15,000 sq. ft. gym at Evolve Strength North located at 13457 - 149 Street, Edmonton. Tommy has two boys playing in SAMBA and has an extensive body of work and experience. He has also been coaching his children in a variety of sports and continues to volunteer his time as an assistant coach with SAMBA. We are grateful and excited to have him join us.

Tommy’s goal while training our program athletes will be to work on their full range of motion while building long lean muscle with more emphasis on quick explosive speed training. He has a variety of programs and options that will be tailored to the individual and their small groups or training partners. Tommy will be offering a parent information session to explain his background and goals for our program athletes, and we would encourage you all to come and take a tour of his facility.


Program Benefits

  • Managed and led by the largest association in Alberta with an organized staff.
  • Committed to providing value for your investment, with open communication always.
  • Baseball training and skill development with quality instructors who truly care about your athlete’s development in skill, mental strength, safety, and growth.
  • Focus on individual training and development plans. Build strong relationships with our athletes and use their feedback to better our program. Let the athletes help build an environment they want to train in.
  • Open gym sessions and optional days giving more opportunity for 1-1 instruction and extra work.
  • Classroom sessions giving your athlete proper nutrition, hydration, training, and rest information. Sports psychologist sessions to help develop and strengthen their mental game.
  • Variety in the amount of programming that works best for you.
  • Video taken monthly to provide the athletes with better, more accurate feedback. Also useful for athletes needing video for college recruitment.
  • First Class outdoor baseball fields, indoor facility.
  • Partnership with Tommy Jenkins and Evolve Strength North for athletic training programs.
  • Partnership with Taylor Burns and Absolute Human Performance training programs.
  • Return to your summer program upon completion and compete against friends made within the program. Always fun to compete against friends.
  • Opportunity for spring trip for any participants interested once group numbers are confirmed.


Red Group (5 Days / Week) $5,220

Available Credit Card Payment Options

  • $1,400.00 Today
  • $764.00 on or after Friday, November 15, 2019
  • $764.00 on or after Sunday, December 15, 2019
  • $764.00 on or after Wednesday, January 15, 2020
  • $764.00 on or after Saturday, February 15, 2020
  • $764.00 on or after Sunday, March 15, 2020


Blue Group (3 Days / Week)  $3,210

 Available Credit Card Payment Options

  • $920.00 Today
  • $458.00 on or after Friday, November 15, 2019
  • $458.00 on or after Sunday, December 15, 2019
  • $458.00 on or after Wednesday, January 15, 2020
  • $458.00 on or after Saturday, February 15, 2020
  • $458.00 on or after Sunday, March 15, 2020


White Group (2 Days / Week) $2,210

 Available Credit Card Payment Options

  • $630.00 Today
  • $316.00 on or after Friday, November 15, 2019
  • $316.00 on or after Sunday, December 15, 2019
  • $316.00 on or after Wednesday, January 15, 2020
  • $316.00 on or after Saturday, February 15, 2020
  • $316.00 on or after Sunday, March 15, 2020

Please contact Danielle Moffat for any questions regarding the SAMBA Development Program including costs.



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