A member of the Williams Lake Indian Band has gained some more life skills in offering the game of baseball to youth in her community after attending a Blue Jays coach training camp.
Dez Wycotte, who had held a rookie league baseball camp last summer after receiving training from Right To Play, has played baseball for 25 years.
“Because I ran the rookie league camp, I was eligible to apply for the scholarship for the baseball academy with the Jays Care Foundation. I was able to learn how to better facilitate practices and be more coordinated and keeping more effective with delivering the fundamentals to the kids.”
Wycotte says older youth have shown interest in playing the sport as well.
“Now that we have we own baseball field that we’re able to use and because I went to the coaching sessions and everything, we’re able to begin our own youth baseball team the youth here at Sugar Cane; we’re going to introduce them to baseball.”
Wycotte had attended the training camp with Derek Godin from the Williams Lake Boys and Girls Club from Feb. 10 to 12 at the Rogers Centre.