and Press Releases
|Playball Academy Field|
February 12, 2018
|The City of Kitchener is excited to announce a partnership with Playball Academy Canada. Playball Academy Field will open for the 2019 ball season as one of the four diamonds at Upper Canada Park that are currently under renovation.|
|Playball Academy Canada - Learning Baseball Skills|
|Taking the Field at Playball Academy
From CTV Kitchner's Marc Venema: The trainers at Playball Academy help Marc try and make the grade in the field.
Batter up! Marc channels his inner Joey Bats
From CTV Kitchner's Marc Venema: AS Marc learns, you'll never make it in the big leagues if you can't hack it at the plate.
Learning to Master the Art of Pitching
From CTV Kitchener's Marc Venema: After trying his hand at defence and offense, Marc takes to the pitching mound.
|Playball Academy Canada Happy to Help|
March 31, 2017
|Playball Academy Canada happy to help Conestoga College students with their projects. Here is the latest news story done for Conestoga College.
Shot, Edited, Voice Over, Script: Taylor Lalonde
|3rd Annual Spring Break Camp|
A HUGE Success
March 13 - 17, 2017
|This year we decided to get away from the typical camp picture and spice it up a little bit. |
Thanks to our volunteers for your help all week!
January 25, 2017
|‘Baseball Lifer’ |
Back to take his swings in Waterloo
October 3, 2016
A Baseball League for All - Inclusion at its Finest
|Live Broadcast CTV News|
February 13, 2016
|Broadcasting LIVE from Playball Academy Canada.|
Watch the News
|New Home of Elite Revolution Softball Team|
August 20, 2015
|We are pleased to announce today that Playball Academy Canada will be the home training and practice facility for UTM Revolution Softball. Continued...|
|Glenn Jackson & Graham Tebbit Honored as IBL Players of the Week|
Intercounty Baseball League
June 8, 2015
|The Intercounty Baseball League (IBL) announced today that Barrie outfielder Glenn Jackson and Brantford pitcher Graham Tebbit have been named the League's Batter and Pitcher of the Week for the period from June 1-7. Continued...|
|Playball Academy Canada Partners with Intercounty Baseball League|
June 1, 2015
|Playball Academy Canada (PBAC) is pleased to announce that it has entered into a partnership agreement with the Intercounty Baseball League (IBL). Continued...|
|Know the Pro Episode 6|
April 4, 2015
On this weeks instalment of Know the Pro, Terry laces up his cleats as he takes on Kitchener Panthers 2nd basemen Trevor Nyp. Not only does Trevor play for the Panthers, he also spent one-year playing baseball in the NCAA at Oakton College in Chicago and won the OUA championship with the Laurier Golden Hawks.
Trevor also is a Co-Owner at Play Ball Academy in Kitchener, Ontario where he teaches the game he loves. Its time to play ball, this is Know the Pro. Watch the Video
|Kitchener Has New Field of Its Own|
February 9, 2015
By Ian McBridge (Conestoga College - Student Journalist)
|In the past, baseball players from Waterloo Region had few options for training. They resorted to using substandard indoor facilities that weren't designed for baseball. Fortunately, Playball Academy Canada in Kitchener has completely changed the baseball landscape in the region. Formal planning for a new facility began approximately a year ago, and construction on the two-storey site began in September. Continued...|
|New Indoor Baseball Facility Allows Teams to Practise Year Round|
January 30, 2015
Camera Editor: Lauren Weiler
Check out this great little news clip from Conestoga College's Spoke Online.
Playing baseball in the winter season can be hard when everything is covered in snow. Spoke TV's Kate Lahey looks into Playball Academy and how it can help teams practice when outdoor fields are not available. Watch News Clip
|Panthers Use Playball Academy Canada in the Off Season|
January 21, 2015
This year, the team is holding weekly practices at Playball Canada's new baseball facility in Kitchener, in kind of an indoor spring training that will extend until May.
Some players say that will help them start the season in better form.
"With this facility, there's no excuse for myself and the other players to not be ready," said Tanner Nivins, the team's 23 year-old centrefielder. "I'd like to get off to a better start." Continued...
|Playball Academy Canada Presents|
January 11, 2015
The First Annual Playball Wiffle Ball League.
Beginning Thursday January 29, teams will embark on a 10-week journey to the top.
Register your team now! Age 16+ required.
Call or email us, ( ) now to register! Continued...
|Laurier Baseball Alumni Finishes Field of Dreams in Kitchener |
January 7, 2015
Adam Jackson, Chronicle Staff
Construction started just four months ago, but Playball Academy Canada, in all its brand new shininess, is now open.
The brainchild of former Wilfrid Laurier University infielder Trevor Nyp officially opened its doors on Saturday to a massive crowd of coaches, players and a few special guests. Continued...
|Open for Business: New indoor baseball training facility opens its doors|
January 7, 2015
When Dalton Pompey and Natalie Wideman grew up in Mississauga, the only option was to go to a gymnasium or community centre.
The childhood friends - Pompey now a member of the Toronto Blue Jays and Wideman a member of the Canadian Olympic softball team - were both amazed by a new indoor baseball facility in Kitchener, which officially opened on Saturday. Continued...
|Pompey Opens New Kitchener Facility|
January 4, 2015
As an early January snowstorm blanketed the streets of Southern Ontario on Saturday, some 400 players, coaches and general enthusiasts converged on the region's newest indoor training facility to help welcome Playball Academy Canada onto the local baseball scene.
Located on Executive Place (off the 401), the 23,000 square foot indoor facility becomes Kitchener-Waterloo's first baseball specific training center, answering a crucial need for a quality development center for thousands of individuals registered in organized baseball throughout the region. Continued...
|Indoor "Field of Dreams" Bets Big on Baseball|
December 30, 2014
Kitchener, ON - Kevin Costner may have had his corn field in Iowa, but for Trevor Nyp, this indoor baseball haven is as close to a field of dreams as you can get.
Nyp, the 22-year-old infielder for the Kitchener Panthers, and co-owners Sam Hirani and Trevor Reading are betting on a new indoor baseball training centre they hope will become a year-round hub for the sport in Waterloo Region. Continued...
|Playball Academy Canada's Special Grand Opening Guest: Dalton Pompey|
December 22, 2014
KITCHENER, ON - Playball Academy Canada (PBAC) is excited to announce that a Canadian Major League (MLB) player will be attending the Grand Opening on Saturday, January 3, 2015. Continued...
|Playball Academy Canada to Host Preseason College Prospect Showcase|
November 11, 2014
Kitchener, ON - Playball Academy Canada (PBAC) is pleased to host the Preseason College Prospect Showcase on January 24, 2015. Preseason College Prospect Showcase is an invite only showcase organized and conducted by Prep Baseball Report Ontario.
"We are excited and blessed to be hosting this tournament just shortly after our grand opening. This showcase will allow players from all over the province to exeperience PBAC within our first month of operations, said Trevor Nyp, Owner & General Manager. Continued...
|Four Panthers Named League 'First Team" All-Starts|
September 4, 2014
TORONTO - The Intercounty Baseball League today announced its annual All-Star selections, along with the Most Valuable Player and Rookie of the Year Award winners. Tanner Nivins and teammates Sean Reilly, Scott David and David White were named to the IBL's all-star team. Continued...
|Kitchener Trio Mixes Passion for Business and Baseball in New Venture - Playball Academy Canada|
Thursday, August 21, 2014
Trevor Nyp knew there was a market for a baseball specialized training facility in Kitchener - he just needed to prove it. The former Kitchener Minor Baseball Association player, National Junior College Athletic Association alumnus, and current infielder for the Kitchener Panthers did just that - and now, there are machines on the ground on Executive Place in the Doon area of Kitchener. Continued...
|Port Perry's Jonathan Brouse takes home Laurier's President's Award for Most Outstanding Athlete at the Waterloo University|
May 5, 2014
PORT PERRY - When it comes to Wilfrid Laurier Golden Hawks athletics, there's no bigger award to win than the President's Award, handed out annually to the most outstanding male and female athlete at the school. Continued...
We offer instructors that have a love for the game.
23,000 sq.ft. facility allows athletes the opportunity to better their game.
PBAC can help athletes reach toward perfection. Contact us today!