Team Personnel, Roster, 15u Royals, 2020-2021 (Ontario Royals)

This Team is part of the 2020-2021 season, which is not set as the current season.
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Coaching Staff
  • Ryan Balan
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    Head Coach
    Coach Balan has a wealth of experience to draw upon for our 15U Royals, with over a decade coaching locally and internationally under his belt – most recently with West Toronto 14U Elite, as well as running Balan Baseball Academy in the GTA. 

    The Whitby, Ontario native grew up playing locally, before heading to California University of Pennsylvania (NCAA D2) on a baseball scholarship, obtaining a degree in sociology. Ryan’s College career included the following honours: ·     

    Academic All-Conference Team (PSAC) x 2·     
    All-Conference Outfielder x 2·     
    All-Region Outfielder (Atlantic Region)·     
    Most Valuable Player (Atlantic Region)·     
    All-American (OF) 2002 

    Following his successful College career, Ryan was signed by the Boston Red Sox as a Pitcher and played at two levels of their minor league system in 2002 and 2003 (GCL Red Sox, Lowell Spinners). 

    Ryan continued to play professionally from 2004-2006 at the international level in the German Bundesliga, Australian Greater Brisbane Baseball League, and Dutch 1st League, earning multiple MVP honours and a Pitcher of the Year award. During his international career, Ryan promoted the game of baseball through various coaching and mentoring opportunities.

    He has coached house league, rep, regional, and international teams, with player ages ranging from children and youth, to teens and adults. 

    Ryan's coaching method allows players to experience the game of baseball in a relaxed yet intensive way, encouraging them develop their skills progressively with self-confidence.
  • Damian Clarke
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  • Nick Jaeggin
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    Nick is a former Ontario Royals player (2016-18). During his time with the Royals, at the 15U, 16U, and 18U levels, Nick split his time between Shortstop and Pitcher, and was a strong Right-handed hitter. 

    After graduating from the Royals Program and Oakville Trafalgar High School, Nick furthered his academic and baseball pathways at the University of British Columbia where he suited up for the UBC Thunderbirds Baseball Team (NAIA).

    Coach Jaeggin works primarily with our organization's infielders, as well as our 15U team hitters. 
Support Staff
  • TJ Singh
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    Strength Trainer