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Instructors

Meet our team
 
 

Kevin
Nicholson

Head Instructor & Program Director

- College ball @ NCAA Div. 1 Stetson
- Cape Cod Summer League MVP in 1996
- Canada Jr. National team SS in 1996
- Drafted 1st rd in 1997 by San Diego Padres
- First Canadian ever drafted in 1st rd
- MLB debut with Padres in 2000
- Canadian Olympic Baseball team (2004)
- Team Canada World Baseball Classic (2006)
- 10 years in professional baseball
- 4 years of coaching BC Minor Baseball
- 2 x BC Minor Baseball coach of the year

“I’m excited to be in a position to develop these athletes on and off the field.  Baseball not only gave me an unbelievable opportunity, but it taught me life lessons that are still with me today. I’m looking forward to bringing my experience and knowledge to the program and give the same opportunities to these players that were given to me.”

 
 

Taylor
Bratton

Instructor

- Played for the University of West Alabama

- Played 1 season for the Winnipeg Goldeyes

- 3 years college coaching at the D2 level (UWA, GSW, UAH)

- Currently employed by Fraser Valley Baseball Academy

- Personal Mission Statement: To give the kids I work with the opportunity to have the same experiences I had, which in turn develop them into great young men

 
 

Mike
Ivany

YBA Teacher Coordinator

Phone: 778-549-8077
Email: mike.ivany@gmail.com

Mike has been with the Yale Baseball Academy for three years as the program coordinator. He has been at Yale Secondary for 13 years as a Physical Education teacher. Mike also coaches the Jr. Boys Basketball team at Yale. Please contact him for any questions or information about the baseball academy.