Ruthian Baseball Academy

We’ve Got Game!

Ruthian Baseball Academy is your one-stop shop for everything baseball in Ottawa. The only year-round batting and pitching facility between Montreal and Toronto, we train elite-level athletes from across Quebec and Ontario, and we have the best indoor batting cages and baseball programs for anyone in the Ottawa-Gatineau region with a love of the game. At Ruthian, we’ve helped athletes with everything from learning the baseball basics to earning a spot on a competitive team at various levels.

Our Story

Ruthian Baseball Academy (formerly Youth Elite Sports) was founded in 2011 by Brian Beehler. After several years of sell-out programs and alumni moving on to elite levels teams and colleges, in 2015 it was time to build Dingerz, a 5,500 sq. ft. facility unrivalled between Montreal and Toronto and to expand into a year-round, elite indoor baseball academy. With some of the best instructors in the region, Brian’s original goal remains the same: to cultivate the highest level of athletic training without sacrificing core principles of sportsmanship like honesty, courage, dependability and unselfishness.

Top-Rated Instructors and Coaches

All our coaches and instructors are the best in their field and are driven by a love of the game. All coaches are hand-picked to ensure the highest quality of instruction for all athletes from beginners to the highest ability level. Each staff member is committed to fostering a safe and enjoyable experience while also maintaining a focus on future goals, intense development and the importance of strong values both on and off the diamond.

Our Programs

Looking for 5 tips to throw 90 mph? You won’t find it here.

This program is a tested, proven velocity program.

Real velocity and pitching training combines smart throwing programming with effective weight training and good recovery protocols.

This 20 week program has been developed to take pitchers through a three phase program that starts November 9th and concludes April 28th.

  • Phase 1: Arm Shape
  • Phase 2: Velocity Training
  • Phase 3: Mound Work

Cost: $900 (Ruthian or Elite members receive 30% off program)
Number of times a week: 2
Days Available: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 9PM to 10PM

In order to register for this program you must request an evaluation to determine if you’re a fit. Only 16 pitchers will be accepted into this program. Please contact Brian Beehler before September 30, 2016 to book your evaluation

Whether you’re an aspiring pitcher or have several years’ experience, this program provides a comprehensive training schedule to prepare for the upcoming season. Players new to pitching will be taught the 4E Pitching Program, and experienced pitchers will use the same program to refine their abilities.

Sort-Outs: November 6, 2016 to November 9, 2016
Players will be assigned to a level based on abilities accessed during the sort-outs.

  • Only 48 pitchers will be accepted into this program

Cost: $750/38 sessions+HST 30% discount for all members.

November 7, 2016 to April 9, 2017
Ages: 8+
Number of times a week: 2
Days Available: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 5PM to 6PM / Saturday and Sunday 9AM to 1PM
Session Duration: 1 hour
Number of Athletes per Session: 6
Number of Instructors: 2

Step up to the plate and prepare to improve your hitting. This program teaches the fundamentals of a proper swing based on Baseball Canada’s NCCP program. Athletes practice both in the batting cages and at the tee stations, and instructors provide individualized feedback and guidance at every station.

Sort-Outs: December 12, 2016 to December 15, 2016
Players will be assigned to a level based on abilities accessed during the sort-outs.

  • 40 athletes from each level will be accepted to the program

January 9, 2017 to April 9, 2017
Cost: $500+HST/24 sessions. 30% discount for all members.
Ages: 8+
Number of times a week: 2
Days Available: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 5PM to 6PM and 9PM to 10PM / Saturday and Sunday 9AM to 1PM
Session Duration: 1 hour
Number of Athletes per Session: 6
Number of Instructors: 2

The most important position on the field is the catcher. They are the quarterback of a baseball team. Yet, it is the least taught position on the field. Majority of coaches tell a catcher to catch bullpens then be done. How can you expect a catcher to get better if they’re not working on their craft? Catching is like everything else, it needs time and hard work to get better.

The Elite Catching Program is a series of 1 hour sessions scheduled twice a week for 21 weeks. It is designed to extend the skills of baseball catchers. Each player will get their own packet which will show the progress from day 1 to day 21.

Focus will be becoming a well rounded player at the catching position. On top of training focus points below, the youth catchers will learn how to continue their development and skills with at home and pregame drills. High School level catchers will learn about strength training to become stronger and faster.

Some points the training focuses on:

  • Footwork
  • Blocking
  • Framing
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Agility & Quickness
  • Mental Preparation
  • Situations: learning where to be at all times.
  • Throwing technique
  • Arm Strength

Only 24 catchers will be accepted into this program.

Cost: $750+ HST (Ruthian and Elite members receive 30% off)

November 7, 2016 to April 9, 2016
Ages: 8+
Number of times a week: 2
Days Available: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 5PM to 6PM and 9PM to 10PM / Saturday and Sunday 9AM to 1PM
Session Duration: 1 hour
Number of Athletes per Session: 3
Number of Instructors: 1

Developing a strong foundation at an early age is key to later success at an elite level. This program helps athletes progress through all the fundamentals and learn every position on the field. Emphasis is placed on proper mechanics in throwing, hitting, fielding and overall conditioning. It’s designed to prepare players for spring play in Little League or for competitive team tryouts in March and April.

Sort-Outs: December 12, 2016 to December 15, 2016
Players will be assigned to a level based on abilities accessed during the sort-outs.

  • Only 36 athletes will be accepted into this program

January 9, 2017 to April 9, 2017
Cost: $250+HST (13 sessions). Ruthian and Elite members receive a 30% discount.
Ages: 8+
Number of times a week: 1
Days Available: Saturday and Sunday 1PM to 3PM
Session Duration: 2 hours
Number of Athletes per Session: 18
Number of Instructors: 4


Register for our Winter Programs

If you interested in registering for any of the programs listed above please contact by one of the ways below:

  1. Register Online
  2. Phone: 613-523-9777
  3. Email
  4. In person: 2487-360A Kaladar Ave, Ottawa ON, K1V 8B9

Our programs fill up quickly so don’t delay in registering today!


Brian Beehler

Brian Beehler

Owner/Head Pitching Instructor

Jason Coker

Jason Coker

Program Director

Alex Gagne

Alex Gagne

Pitching Instructor and Velocity Trainer

Troy Clarke

Troy Clarke

Catching Instructor

September Membership Drive

Save on your winter training by signing up for one of our membership programs!

Ruthian Monthly Membership
$35+HST
Gladiator Monthly Membership
$35+HST
Elite Monthly Membership
$70+HST
Dingerz Yearly Membership
$20+HST
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