About the Bisons
Elite Competitive Baseball Program for 11U - 18U
The Calgary Bisons History
The Bisons was formed in 2022 when the Calgary Redbirds and the Calgary Bucks united to form a single baseball club. The Bisons program saw immediate success by securing provincial gold in the 13U and 18U divisions in 2022. In 2023, the Bisons 13U AAA and 13U AA teams won Provincial Gold, the 14U & 16U participated in the Rawlings cup and 18U went on to compete at Westerns. In late summer of 2023, the Calgary Bucks group decided to return to operate under Absolute Baseball. The Bisons' aim is to continue to focus on a developing and mentoring young athletes to maximize their potential. Our program is overseen by Sean Bahry, Greg Wolfe and Ray Tamayo.
Prior to 2022, the Calgary Redbirds was an elite baseball program founded by the late Jim Lawson in 1991. The Redbirds organization was based on ideals to ensure player success on and off the baseball field. The foundation for this success was built on the Redbirds mantra "P.R.I.D.E." (Perseverance, Respect, Intelligence, Determination and Effort). The Redbirds have been proud to watch many of their graduates' dreams realized as they play post-secondary baseball and beyond. The Bisons' family is proud to uphold the legacy of Jim Lawson and the Calgary Redbirds as "We aspire to teach all of our players to respect all aspects of the game."
The Bison's family is committed to ensuring you on the field and in the bigger game of life.
Teamwork, Hustle, Respect, Integrity, Vision, Execute
At Calgary Bison's Baseball, we strive to build a positive culture for all age levels that fosters the personal growth of our athletes through values deeply rooted in THRIVE. By embracing these values, we aspire to teach our players to respect all aspects of the game while learning to compete at the highest levels. We believe that baseball has many transferrable skills to everyday life and our focus on character development helps lay the foundation for players to succeed in their chosen careers.
Teamwork - Communicating effectively and harnessing each other strengths to accomplish more than we could do alone
Hustle - Giving your absolute best effort, pushing your limits and showing unwavering dedication to achieve success
Respect - Recognizing the value and worth of every individual to foster a trusting and united team
Integrity - Upholding honesty, staying true to the team's beliefs and showing consistency between words and actions
Vision - Holding a clear image in your head of your future and setting goals to better transform that vision into a reality
Execute - Implementing strategies and intelligently translating plans into action with precision and determination
Realize Potential through our programs
We participate in Baseball Alberta and offer competitive AAA and AA Elite Baseball programs for 18U-11U. We are committed to developing high-performance baseball athletes in Calgary and surrounding areas, providing top-level instruction and playing opportunity within Baseball Alberta, Western Canada and the US. Our goal is to maximize athlete's potential through preparation, determination, and teamwork.
We offer non-Little League programs. Our Baseball Alberta league play runs from May to late July, culminating in Provincial Championships in July for 11U and August for 13U, 15U, and 18U. Champions progress to regional and national championships.
We hold tryouts in early January for two weeks, with indoor spring training following immediately. We practice indoors weekly and then 2-3 times per week outdoors when weather allows and the City of Calgary opens their fields. The Bisons support multi-sport athletes and accommodate players finishing hockey seasons.
Off Season Training : Fall Baseball & Winter Training
Our off season baseball development programs offers fall ball programs and customizable winter training to accommodate busy schedules and all skill levels. Fall ball is a 6 week program running from September to October (weather permitting) and is focused on player development. It gives players the opportunity to develop skills in areas they may not get exposure to during the regular season. There are two practices per week with games on the weekend. Immediately after fall ball, we offer a customizable, ala carte winter training program which runs from mid-October to December.
Coming Soon - The Calgary Bisons will be offering private one-on-one lessons, summer camps and clinics.
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