Mike McCarthy BA, MBA

Co-Founder & Director of Business Operations

(905) 238-9663
Twitter: @tbzmccarthy

Mike McCarthy

My Blog

Baserunning - Establishing the Primary Lead at 3rd Base

Q&A w/ 2014 University of Houston Baseball Commit, Robert Grilli

21 Tips to Show and Earn Respect on the Baseball Diamond

Can Sports and "The Grind" Really Be Said Together?

What Focus Should Your Baseball Drills Have?


  • Co-founder and Director of Business Operations at The Baseball Zone
  • Prior career in banking and consulting, specializing in small- to mid-sized markets
  • Provided financing and consulting to dozens of entrepreneurial ventures
  • Continues to consult on new entrepreneurial ventures
  • Vast athletic background including playing competitive hockey and lacrosse reaching the Junior "A" levels
  • Four-year starter at running back for the Bishop's University Gaiters in Lennoxville, Quebec
  • Concluded football career trying out with the Ottawa Rough Riders of the Canadian Football League
  • Played rugby and field lacrosse for the Trojans while attending the University of Southern California in Los Angeles
  • BA in Mathematics from Bishop's University
  • MBA from the University of Southern California graduating on the Dean's List

The Baseball Zone Roster

Rick Johnston - Director of Baseball Operations & Head Coach
Steve Dunlop - Director of Business Operations

Full Time Staff:

Ryan Armstrong - Associate Head Coach & Head Pitching Coach
Kevin Hussey - Baseball Coach
Courtney Plewes - Sports Performance Coach

Part Time Staff:

Mike Bannon - Associate Baseball Coach
Mike Bryers - Sports Performance Coach
Karl Cunningham - Asst. Manager, Operations
Alex HawleyAssociate Baseball Coach
John Milton - Associate Baseball Coach
Wes O'Neill - Associate Baseball Coach & Sports Performance Coach


Jennifer Scorniaenchi - Mental Performance Consultant

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Skills Development:

  • Fall Clinics - Our off-season class schedule is back starting in mid-October. 4-, 5- & 9-week classes across the spectrum of development (ages 5-17).
  • Semi-Private Clinics - Like smaller groups? Try out one of these sessions that will have no more than 3 players in it (ages 9-17).
  • Future Stars High PerformanceOver 2 separate modules - Fall & Winter - players will receive 24 weeks of intensive baseball instruction from the country’s best teaching professionals (ages 9-12).
  • Extended Fall High Performance - 9 week program with 2 baseball sessions and 2 strength training sessions a week. This is how the big boys start their off-season (ages 12-17).
  • Private Lessons - The ultimate option in personalized development plans (all ages, young & "experienced").
  • Memberships - Individual and Family memberships to train on your own or with some friends. Day Passes available (all ages). See our Membership Schedule.

Performance Training:

  • Maximize your strength, power, and speed this off-season with SST's Baseball Academy, personalized for the serious athlete (ages 13+).
  • Speed, Power & Velocity Camp - Complement your growing baseball skills with this twice a week program (ages 13+)
  • Speed & Agility FAST memberships available from Sports Specific Training - Canada's # 1 Speed Training Pros (ages 7-12).


  • Find our Team Training Program information here with details on program options - instructional, rental & sports performance - and budgeting. We can even come to your diamond this summer.
  • Try a Free Team Demo Session with your team and see what The Baseball Zone is all about.

Sports Injury & Rehabilitation:

  • Got an injury, tweak or rehab question? Get some free advice from our Ask a Physio program.