Meet Kirby, the older Power Hitting Smith Brother!
Kirby was among the Top 40 players chosen to try out for Team Ontario in 2012. Kirby attended North Lakes College in Irving, Texas where he played with the Blazers Baseball Team. Prior to attending North Lakes, Kirby was a member of the Oakville Royals Baseball Club for 3 years. Kirby has been playing baseball since the age of 4, and has gained an extreme amount of knowledge from the different teams he has played for. Kirby played baseball in Saskatchewan for the Melville Millionaires of the WMBL in 2015. “I am very excited to be able to share my knowledge with young baseball players and teach them what I have learned. I love the game of baseball and I hope that I can instill the passion I have for it into others.”
Kirby plays first base and catcher and works here at Smith Brothers Baseball Central as a Hitting, Infielding and Catching Instructor. Kirby heads all of our developmental programs at the facility. Additionally, Kirby is the President of the Central Ontario Reds. Kirby loves working with kids and sharing his knowledge.
Meet Konar Smith, the Incredibly Athletic Younger Smith Brother!
Konar is currently attending Gannon University (NCAA Division 2 school in Pennsylvania) playing on their Baseball team and studying Athletic Training. Konar was selected to represent Canada on the Canadian Sunbelt Junior Classic team travelling to Oklahoma in 2014. Konar played for the Ontario Terriers in his 18U and 17U years, and the Oakville Royals his 16U year. Prior to the Royals, he played for 10 years with the Barrie Red Sox organization. In 2012 Konar was selected to play on the YSBA All-Star team and participated in the Ontario Summer games.
Konar is a born leader who makes the game fun, and loves passing on his knowledge to younger athletes. Konar instructs fielding, hitting and pitching here at Smith Brothers Baseball Central.
Meet Doug McKeen, the Amazing Mental Coach.
Doug is often referred to as the “Hitting Magician,” as he can take a hitter that is struggling at the plate and turn their game around without changing their mechanics.
In Doug’s words: “Helping a hitter change or improve their mechanics can often take many months of hard work but to help a hitter who is slumping because of mental issues like pressure, negative thinking or vision, might only take a couple of sessions.”
Doug has spent hundreds of hours coaching baseball players of the rep, elite and college level some of which are now in the MLB, working on the mental side of baseball. The success stories of players that have worked with Doug here at Smith Brothers Baseball Central are endless, he is a truly exceptional coach that we are lucky to have. He was involved with the Oakville Royals Baseball Club from 2010—2014 as a hitting instructor. Doug is currently the Hitting Coach for the Central Ontario Reds organization. Doug works at Smith Brothers Baseball Central as an instructor with the Winter Developmental Programs, Summer High Performance Camps, and Private Lessons.
Meet Kurt Roy!
Kurt Roy graduated from the Fitness and Health Promotion Program at Georgian College in 2016. Kurt is a qualified personal trainer certified through CanFit Pro. Kurt understands the importance of physical fitness for baseball players first hand having played baseball for the past 16 years.
This past season Kurt played with the Barrie Angels of the NDBL. Kurt is a past OBA champion in 2012 with the Creemore Jr. Braves. Kurt is currently the Assistant Coach of the Central Ontario Reds 16U Team. Kurt runs the Athletic Fitness Classes and Personal Training department here at Smith Brothers Baseball Central. Kurt also instructs fundamentals, pitching and hitting and works with our Clinics, Camps and Winter Developmental Programs.
Meet Adrian Gutierrez!
Adrian Gutierrez, a 2017 Health Fitness and Personal Training Program from Bryan’s College, is a knowledgeable, certificated personal trainer through the CanFit Pro. His passion has a focus on the importance of psychical fitness, not only in the gym but sports training; baseball being number one. Adrian has played ball for 17 years; playing high-level ball since he was 15. Playing for the Canadian College Baseball Conference, Vancouver Island Baseball Institute, and representing Team Saskatchewan in 2017 on their 21U team. Adrian understand the requirements and dedication it takes to successfully develop the next generation of baseball players. He understands the mechanical and mental strategies of becoming a successful hitter and fielder. His passion for the games means he holds high standards when it comes to being a great baseball player! Adrian is also an assistant coach for the Central Ontario Reds 14U team! We are excited to for Adrian’s passion and drive to be seen here at Smith Brothers!
Meet Wesley Kobelka!
Meet Matthew Hinchey!
Meet Josh McBride!
Josh is currently playing for the 16U Newmarket Titans in the Fergie Jenkins League, and started playing baseball at the T-Ball level. He currently attends Nottawasaga Pines Secondary School , and is looking to further his career in baseball through college. Josh joined the Central Ontario Reds program when he was thirteen and played for the 13U, 14U and 16U teams. Josh has a passion for baseball and also enjoys the coaching side too. Josh most recently coaches the Fall 2019 Rookie Ball and Hit Trax leagues at Smith Brothers. He thoroughly enjoyed coaching all the athletes, and is looking forward to coaching throughout the new year!
Meet Zach Christie!
Zach is currently playing for the 15U Ontario Terriers team, his baseball career started at the age of 3, playing T-Ball. He has been in many Smith Brothers Baseball Central programs since the facility first opened, so knows what the programming is all about! Zach’s playing history includes playing for the Angus Avengers, Ivy Rangers Select, 14U Central Ontario Reds, 16U Sudbury Voyageurs, and finally the 15U Ontario Terriers. Zach’s biggest accomplishment to date is having the opportunity of playing for the PBR Junior Future Games representing Team Canada!
Meet Alex McNiven!
Meet Reese Irvin!
Meet Debbie Clum, Smith Brothers Baseball Central’s Golf Instructor.
She runs golf clinics for seniors and beginners, private golf lessons and works with all drop in golfers on fine-tuning their swing. Debbie has been with us since January 2013.
Debbie has her Bachelor of Science in Physical Education. Debbie is currently the teaching professional at Mad River Golf Club and will be going into her 26th season with Mad River this summer. Debbie was the teaching professional at Black Diamond in Florida for 5 winters and prior to Black Diamond she was the Assistant Director of the Rina Ritson Golf School in Florida.
Debbie played in the Future Tours in Florida, The European Tour and the Asian Tour. Debbie was low Club Professional in the Canadian Women’s Championship and shot low round in the Ladies British Open. She is a member of the Canadian Professional Golfers Association.
We are proud to have Debbie as part of our team. Come out and meet her today.
Meet David Blanch!
David attended Defiance College in Defiance, Ohio where he played all four years with the Yellow Jackets Baseball Team, as a pitcher and utility infielder. Prior to attending Defiance, David was a member of the Newmarket Hawks and Bolton Braves Baseball organizations. David has been playing baseball since the age of 4, and has gained an extreme amount of knowledge from the different teams and coaches he has played for. David played Baseball in Michigan for the Michigan Jets in 2013, a travel team where a high number of Colligate players played to prepare for the upcoming season. David has joined Smith Brothers team as a Pitching, Hitting, and In-fielding Instructor.
David also spend time working with the Central Ontario Reds Baseball Club. We are extremely excited to have David on board to share his passion and love for this game with every athlete he works with.