"For the past 4 years I have traveled and lectured extensively throughout the United States and Canada. I get to see firsthand many talented athletes and exceptional teachers and facilities. But I will happily and eagerly report that my November 2007 trip to the Baseball Zone in Mississauga was truly a remarkable, one of a kind experience. After my three days with Coach Johnston, Mike McCarthy, Ryan Armstrong and the gang, I would rate the Baseball Zone as not only the top Academy in Canada, but one of the top 5 Baseball Academies in the World.
The Baseball Zone is not only professionally managed, it is obviously on the constant search to improve itself and give its clients the most current and progressive information and training protocols available in the world today. In fact I was so impressed by the Zone and I'm so much of a believer in Rick, Mike and Ryan that I plan on returning to Mississauga 2-3 times a year."
CEO Pitching Central
CTO The Texas Baseball Ranch
"I have had the opportunity to travel the world speaking on pitching to national teams, leagues and academies. My trip to The Baseball Zone in Toronto, Ontario was without a doubt one of the best experiences I have had both from my experience in how I was treated to the energy shown by all of the staff at the "Zone" and the players themselves.
There is obviously something special going on up north. A first class facility, friendly atmosphere but above all a knowledgeable staff that has and will continue to provide the latest and best information available to help their clients. Being in professional baseball may seem like the ultimate dream of any coach. But nothing compares to the feeling a teacher (coach) gets when a light goes on in a young player and he is able to achieve what has eluded him. The attentiveness and attention to detail exhibited by "Zone" students was testimony to previous work done.
The Zone allows a player to dream because it challenges, helps, and directs their progress toward their ultimate goal whatever that may be. I am deeply appreciative to Mike and Rick for inviting me to their facility and the trust they had in me in working with their players. Simply said "they do it the right way". There will be some player's coming out of Toronto soon. I will be watching and won't be surprised if some who dream the highest goal make it.
Thanks Again to all of you!"
Pitching Advisor St. Louis Cardinals
Former ML pitcher ( Mets, Indians, Padres)
Former ML pitching coach (Astros, Royals)
"I had an absolute action packed, fun filled weekend learning from your instructors, Coach Ron and Coach Strom. I've been coaching kids from 3-20 yrs of age in various sports, and baseball specifically for 6 yrs now. I consider myself a coach clinic junky and enjoy continually learning. Let me tell you fellas, that was one of the best clinics, if not the best clinic I've ever attended period! I'll tell you what - I feel a lot more confident going into the ball season armed and dangerous with pitching drills and insight to the position. Again I thank you and I'm sure by season's ending our pitchers will thank you as well."
"The additional drills and tips provided at the camp were not only well explained and demonstrated they were practical and easy to implement with immediately noticeable results. Events like this help to confirm that you do run the best baseball facility in Ontario."
Parent and Coach
East York, ON
"Go and sign up early as you cannot get that type of instruction anywhere I know in Ontario or I suspect the rest of our great country."
Parent and Coach
"Thank you to Ron Wolforth, Brent Strom and the staff of the Baseball Zone for sharing your love and knowledge of the game in a way that is truly changing the lives of the young players that you come in contact with."
Parent and Coach
"The Elite Pitcher's Boot Camp provided Arsene with direct access to the top pitching instructors and it was a great compliment to the High Performance Program. The new drills and the advice provided by Ron and Brent have helped to make Arsene a better pitcher."
Friday night at the Hershey Sport Zone. Coach Wolforth is taking the players and coaches through his slideshow and getting them ready for a whole lot of learning over the weekend.
Coaches Strom, Vest & Armstrong getting the boys ready for their dynamice warm up.
Saturday morning at The Zone. More dynamic warm ups. Anyone getting the message here???
Sunday morning at Stage West after a 3 hour presentation by Coach Strom which could have gone on for 3 more hours.
Brent Strom (St. Louis Cardinals), Royce Vest (Texas Baseball Ranch), Mike McCarthy (TBZ), Ryan Armstrong (TBZ), Ron Wolforth (Texas Baseball Ranch), Rick Johnston (TBZ)
Sunday afternoon at Wild Water Kingdom Sports Dome.
Coach Wolforth taking the boys through some "hook 'em" drills off the ramps.
Coach Wolforth with a wrap up for the amazing weekend