CJ Jayasekera

Director

Vimy

Coach CJ is thrilled and honoured to take over as the new Director of Baseball at Vimy Ridge Academy School. He is a highly experienced and energetic coach – being his 19th year serving budding baseball student-athletes and their families.

It all began for him when he attended the University of Auckland studying Psychology and Education. Whilst coaching and building grassroots programs at various club teams as well as spearheading several National program teams, he developed a curiosity to further understand movement, biomechanics, nutrition, and optimal athlete performance.

Edmonton Expos Association (Edmonton, Alberta)
18U AAA Baseball Club – Head Coach: current

South Jasper Place Minor Baseball Association (Edmonton, Alberta)
Technical Director of Baseball: 2014-current
PeeWee AAA Baseball Club – Head Coach: 2015,2017,2018
Head Groundskeeper/Sports Turf Manager: 2014-current
Movement Performance Coach

WMBL Edmonton Prospects Baseball Club (Edmonton, Alberta)
Assistant Coach: 2014-2018

St Albert Minor Baseball Association (St Albert, Alberta)
Technical Director of Baseball: 2011-2014
Midget AAA Baseball Club – Head Coach: 2011-2014
Groundskeeper/Sports Turf Manager: 2011-2014
Movement Performance Coach

Okotoks Dawgs Baseball Academy (Okotoks, Alberta)
Midget Baseball Academy – Assistant Coach: 2008
Groundscrew member

Baseball Alberta/Baseball Canada
NCCP Learning Facilitator: 2011-present
Baseball Alberta Technical Committee Consultant: 2016-present
Team Alberta 17U Assistant Coach (Canada Cup 2019)
NUCP Umpire: Level 3
Team Alberta 16U Pitching Coach (2019)
Team Alberta Top 40 Camp Coach: 2011, 2012, 2017 to current
AABC Zone Championships Coach (Southern Alberta): 2017
Baseball Canada Development Coach / Jr National Team: Toronto, 2011 & Florida, 2017
Toronto Blue Jays Baseball Academy Instructor – Honda Super Camps: 2014-2015
Baseball Alberta Winterball Consultant/Program Instructor: 2011-2014

Baseball Confederation of Oceania & Pacific
Baseball Academy Instructor/Mental Performance Coach: 2005-2011
Baseball New Zealand Development Officer: 2001-2011
New Zealand National Team Head Coach: U13, U15
New Zealand Little League 13U Major – Assistant Coach: 2006-2007
(Asia Pacific Little League World Series Championship)
Baseball New Zealand Coaching Facilitator
Baseball New Zealand Umpire
Movement Performance Coach
Baseball Australia Development Officer: Northern Territories: 2010

CJ’s love for the game extends him spending time coaching coaches as a NCCP Learning Facilitator, and as a Level 3 Baseball Canada umpire official.

Some fun facts about CJ: born in Ceylon. Grew-up in New Zealand. Resides in Edmonton. Baseball appeared in his veins at 19. Loves flora & fauna. Is a Jungle Tiger most of the day! Loves to move, read, listen/play music – and travel. Plans to climb Mt Everest & explore space one day.

CJ is extremely excited about the opportunity to build the baseball program with his colleagues & staff at Vimy from the ground level and has very high expectations for his student-athletes both in the classroom, on the field and in life. Now, combines his thirst to learn and become better, his compassionate yet holistic-coaching style, guiding and empowering our next generation to attain their own goals and dreams.

Email: cj.jayasekera@partner.epsb.ca