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Youth Leadership Camp

BaxterSports Youth Leadership Training Program

Since 2008, BaxterSports has been giving young athletes in our community the opportunity to build and flex their leadership muscles as coaches at our camps.

In 2018, we created the Youth Leadership Development Program, a week-long camp for rising 8th, 9th and 10th graders which provides an intensive training experience through a combination of educational and practical exercises. BaxterSports Youth Leadership Camp is a chance for teens to learn the mental and physical aspects of coaching and leadership within the environment of a simultaneously occurring All Sports or All Girls All Sports Camp.

Some attendees would like to eventually become a coach at our camp, and some just want to learn and practice the skills to make them better leaders on their team, or in their school, or life in general.  Most want to do both.  Read on for more specific details about the program.

More Details

  • YLDP will focus on The Keys to becoming a great leader: 

    • Leadership & Followership

    • Growth Mindset

    • Planning

    • Communication

    The YLDP experience will consist of the following:

    • Sport psychology with Coach Brian and the other Program Directors
    • Reading and journaling assignments to study different leadership roles and styles
    • Learning the art of public speaking, the power of body language, and how to connect with different audiences 
    • Practicing goal setting
    • Cultivating a positive, growth mindset
    • Organizing, creating, and executing small and large group activities
    • Modeling behavior and the importance of composure
    • Collaborating with peers to solve problems
    • Assisting coaches with younger campers
    • A chance to play and practice sports with older campers

If you have any questions, please email

We will be holding Youth Leadership Development Camps the following dates/locations in 2024: Woodstock Park All Sports Camp, June 17th-21st; Rose City Park All Sports Camp, July 8th-12th; Alberta Park All Girls Camp, July 15th-19th; Clinton Park All Sports Camp, July 22nd-26th; and Woodstock Park All Sports Camp, July 29th-Aug 2nd. Teens interested in attending Youth Leadership Camp can begin the process by submitting an application. Notifications of acceptance will be emailed out within two weeks of submission.

We will prioritize candidates who fill this out themselves over parents who are filling it out for them. Our Youth Leadership Camps are the same cost as attendance in our youth sports camps.

Probably the most fun your child will ever have at a sports camp. Sign them up and let your little ones be the judge!