Our Mission

Our mission here at A.P.P is to develop, promote, encourage, and provide our athletes with the best opportunities possible. Given these traits, our athletes will become leaders on the field, as well as off. Through our training programs, players will be able to maximize their full potential, allowing them to take their game to the next level.  

Our team

Connor russell


B.A Sport Health

Hello, my name is Connor Russell. I am 28 years old and have recently graduated from the Post Baccalaureate Program at Vancouver Island University (VIU). Originally I am from Victoria BC, however, I have lived in Nanaimo B.C for 10 years. In January of 2016, I graduated from VIU with a Bachelor of Arts Degree, minoring in both History and Sport Health and Physical Education. 

Through the time I have spent in Nanaimo I have developed a strong passion for teaching which has mainly stemmed from my involvement with baseball and coaching around the community. 

I played four years of university baseball at Vancouver Island University. In 2011/2012 I pitched for the Okotoks Dawgs in the Western Major Baseball League. In 2013 I pitched for the Victoria Harbourcats in the West Coast Baseball League. 

Lastly, I look forward to getting to know you and passing along my knowledge so that we can continue to grow and produce top-level athletes within our community. 


  • Bachelor of Education 

  • Bachelor of Arts in Sport Health and Physical Education


National Coaching Certification