Next level begins early at Saint Anthony
Saint Anthony welcomed Ottawa Knights 14U Head Coach and co-Director Daylon Courchene last weekend as he assisted Andre Robidoux, Tyler Bray and Fredyan Carpio with technical development practices. Courchene also took the time to walk 13U parents and players through the Knights programming including their longstanding March trip to Florida, college recruitment, new league affiliation, and development philosophy.
Saint Anthony is encouraging Ottawa prep teams to visit as part of informing parents and players about competitive baseball opportunities at the next level in and around the nation's capital.
"We have also actively solicited information from baseball organizations for parents and will be compiling that into a resource soon" said Rigakos. "We want the transition to be as seamless as possible."
As part of Saint Anthony's preparation Andre Robidoux has committed to tryout preparation sessions and is confident that a full season of play on an adult field bodes well for recruitment. Indeed, in '20-21, 123% of graduating SA players (including underage players) found homes on 14U squads.
Courchene was also joined by Angels alum, something President Chris Chapman says he wants to repeat as often as possible: "It's something that we'd like to encourage. It's a win-win for everyone, making important connections, giving back and looking forward."
As the 2022 season gets underway, Saint Anthony is looking forward to more outreach as players look to take the next step.