Everest Academy

Elite Baseball Invite Day

Invite to Elite Baseball Day

Thank you for considering our offer to explore the Everest Academy Baseball Program.

Our school program is specifically designed for student-athletes like yourself who are either looking to the NCAA for post-secondary scholarships or for top tier baseball programs in Canada.  As part of our annual recruiting plan, we are looking to continue to add to our  Varsity Program for the 2016/2017 school year where Everest student-athletes participate in daily skills training as part of the school schedule.

The Elite Baseball Day is scheduled for Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016. 

If you are accepting our invitation to attend the elite event, please register by filling in the following form:

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Program Philosophy

Through discipline, dedication and purposeful practice tailored to individual needs, we instill in our students the necessary skills and positive attributes that will make them successful in baseball, in the classroom, and later in life.

The baseball program will allow students to participate in a rigorous academic program while training in a pro-style baseball development program. Students will be given the opportunity to enhance their baseball skills daily through skill development, practice, expert coaching and physical training.

Students in the baseball program will receive:

  • Daily practice and focus on individual development
  • Pitching mechanics and philosophy
  • Speed training and fitness program
  • College recruitment services
  • SAT/ACT exam preparation in the school setting

Meet some of our Baseball Student-Athletes and Graduates

Mini Chips

Adam Cipollone
(High School)



Nathan-Dallas Blackburn (Graduate)

University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff (NCAA Div. I)

Spencer McDonell (High School)



  • Junior Varsity– Grades 6-8
  • Varsity– Grades 9-12


  • Prep Team – Full Year competitive baseball program
  • Pre-prep Team – Half Year baseball program

Coaching Team

Mr. Richard Russell 

Richard Russell brings 21 years of Baseball experience and over nine years of coaching experience to Everest, and is currently the hitting and catching coach for the U18 Team Ontario program.  Richard graduated from Marshall University with a BA in History and Education.  While attending, Richard was a catcher for their NCAA D1 Baseball Program, and was also named captain in both his junior and senior seasons.  Richard is a registered member of the Ontario College of Teachers and serves in the classroom teaching subjects such as Geography, History and World Studies.

Mr. Chris Begg 


Chris joined Everest Academy after a fulfilling career as a professional baseball player.  Along with playing in the San Francisco organization, Chris represented Canada in numerous international competitions including the 2004 and 2008 Olympics, 2006 and 2009 World Baseball Classic, and the 2005 and 2009 World Cup.  Chris has also served as pitching coach for Canada’s Junior National Team, working with some of the country’s most promising talents.  Chris demonstrates what athletics can learn about perseverance, dedication, and leadership.  Chris is a registered member of the Ontario College of Teachers serving as a physical education and business studies teacher, as well as other credit-earning subject.

Click HERE for More on Coach Begg


Everest Academy is Canada’s leading K to 12 S.E.L.F.™ private school; dedicated to the holistic development of high-achieving students.
Everest is based in Thornhill, Ontario in the York region, part of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). Everest Academy is an alternative school founded by Farell Duclair, former CFL football player, on the idea that all students can achieve remarkable excellence as scholars, athletes, and people when given the opportunity and resources.