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.

  • 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

In order to register for this program you must request an evaluation to determine if you’re a fit. Only 16 pitchers are accepted into this program. Please contact Brian Beehler if you’d like to be evaluated before the start of our next program.

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 Ruthian’s progression throwing program, and experienced pitchers will use the same program to refine their abilities.

  • Program is designed in eight week cycle
  • Only 16 players under the age of 12 will be accepted into the Spring Cycle
  • Only 16 players over the age of 13 will be accepted into the Spring Cycle
  • Only 32 players under the age of 12 will be accepted in the Winter Cycles
  • Only 32 players over the age of 13 will be accepted in the Winter Cycles
  • Player to Instructor ratio for all cycles is 4:2

Cost: $240/cycle+HST (20% discount for all members).

Number of times a week: 1
Session Duration: 1 hour
Number of Athletes per Session: 4
Number of Instructors: 2

Spring Cycle: May 8, 2017 to June 30, 2017
Mondays: 5PM to 6PM (under 12) | 6PM to 7PM (over 13)
Tuesdays: 5PM to 6PM (under 12) | 6PM to 7PM (over 13)
Wednesdays: 5PM to 6PM (under 12) | 6PM to 7PM (over 13)
Thursdays: 5PM to 6PM (under 12) | 6PM to 7PM (over 13)

Winter Cycle #1: November 6, 2017 to January 12, 2018
Winter Cycle #2: January 22, 2018 to March 9, 2018
Winter Cycle #3: March 19, 2018 to May 11, 2018

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.

  • Program is designed in eight week cycle
  • Only 16 players under the age of 12 will be accepted into the Spring Cycle
  • Only 16 players over the age of 13 will be accepted into the Spring Cycle
  • Only 32 players under the age of 12 will be accepted in the Winter Cycles
  • Only 32 players over the age of 13 will be accepted in the Winter Cycles
  • Player to Instructor ratio for all cycles is 4:2

Cost: $240/cycle+HST (20% discount for all members).

Number of times a week: 1
Session Duration: 1 hour
Number of Athletes per Session: 4
Number of Instructors: 2

Spring Cycle: May 8, 2017 to June 30, 2017
Mondays: 5PM to 6PM (under 12) | 6PM to 7PM (over 13)
Tuesdays: 5PM to 6PM (under 12) | 6PM to 7PM (over 13)
Wednesdays: 5PM to 6PM (under 12) | 6PM to 7PM (over 13)
Thursdays: 5PM to 6PM (under 12) | 6PM to 7PM (over 13)

Winter Cycle #1: November 6, 2017 to January 12, 2018
Winter Cycle #2: January 22, 2018 to March 9, 2018
Winter Cycle #3: March 19, 2018 to May 11, 2018

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.

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
  • Program is designed in eight week cycle
  • Only 16 players under the age of 12 will be accepted into the Spring Cycle
  • Only 16 players over the age of 13 will be accepted into the Spring Cycle
  • Only 32 players under the age of 12 will be accepted in the Winter Cycles
  • Only 32 players over the age of 13 will be accepted in the Winter Cycles
  • Player to Instructor ratio for all cycles is 4:2

Cost: $240/cycle+HST (20% discount for all members).

Number of times a week: 1
Session Duration: 1 hour
Number of Athletes per Session: 4
Number of Instructors: 2

Winter Cycle #1: November 6, 2017 to January 12, 2018
Winter Cycle #2: January 22, 2018 to March 9, 2018
Winter Cycle #3: March 19, 2018 to May 11, 2018

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, 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.

  • Only 18 players under the age of 12 will be accepted into this program
  • Only 18 players under the age of 18 will be accepted into this program

January 8, 2018 to April 13, 2018
Cost: $250+HST (13 sessions). Ruthian and Elite members receive a 20% discount.
Number of times a week: 1
Session Duration: 1.5 hours
Number of Athletes per Session: 18
Number of Instructors: 4


Register for our 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!

**$50 cancellation fee will apply if an athlete cancels prior the start of their sessions.

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

Membership

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

Ruthian Monthly Membership
$40+HST
Gladiator Monthly Membership
$40+HST
Elite Monthly Membership
$80+HST
Dingerz Yearly Membership
$25+HST
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