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Chris Reitsma

Senior Director of Baseball Operations & Pitching Director

Chris Reitsma was the first Canadian baseball player to be drafted in the 1st  round of  the MLB draft. Reitsma played for the Boston Red Sox, Cincinnati Reds, Atlanta  Braves, and the Seattle Mariners. Currently, he is the Pitching Coach for the  Canadian Junior National Team and a Canadian Scout for the Kansas City Royals. He also pitched for Team Canada in the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympic Games.  

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JEFF PEACH

Director of Baseball Operations & Player Development

Jeff has 12 years of experience coaching high-performance youth baseball athletes in the City of Calgary.  He grew up playing baseball in Calgary, and spent his collegiate career with the University of Calgary Dinos and the Edmonton Prospects of the WCBL.  After a brief international stint, Jeff began to focus his efforts on coaching and building his athletic therapy practice.  He specializes in shoulder and elbow rehabilitation for the general public and overhead athletes of all ages.  Notably, Jeff has been featured for his work with CFL quarterbacks on throwing performance.  Alongside his Certified Athletic Therapist designation, he is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist and has been building programs for baseball athletes of all ages and training levels for the past 5 years.  He is forward-thinking when it comes to the utilization of technology and new training methods, but still maintains some old-school values and strives to find a successful blend that will help athletes reach the next level of their playing careers.

Email:  jpeach@webberacademy.ca

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CAM MCLACHLAN

Webber Academy Athletic Park Director & Hitting Coordinator

Following a standout collegiate baseball career that included 4 All-Conference awards, 1 All-American award, and a trip to the NAIA World Series, Cam quickly transitioned to coaching.  He has been sharing his passion for baseball with athletes of various ages and skill levels for nearly 15 years.  After graduating from the University of Jamestown, Cam spent 3 years coaching for both the Jamestown High School and University of Jamestown baseball programs.  In 2013 he moved to Calgary, where he was part of the University of Calgary baseball program as an assistant coach working primarily with infielders and hitters.  During the spring and summer seasons, Cam also coached 18U teams for the Calgary Junior Dinos baseball club. In 2016 Cam was named General Manager of Absolute Baseball Academy and Director of Operations for the Calgary Junior Dinos baseball club, where he served until 2021.  He implemented & ran numerous development camps, was head coach of several teams at the 13U, 15U, and 18U levels, and oversaw the growth of the program as it turned into one of the strongest year-round youth development programs in Alberta.  In 2018, Cam was one of just 10 coaches nationwide to be selected by Baseball Canada to become an NCCP-certified national development coach. 

Email: cmclachlan@webberacademy.ca

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NELSON LIPSZYC

Head of Analytics Integration & Pitching Coordinator

Nelson grew up playing baseball in the Calgary area for a number of teams, where he was fortunate to learn from and work with a number of high-level, professional players and coaches. He attended Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops, BC, where he pitched for three years for both the TRU Wolfpack and the Kamloops Sun Devils of the Pacific International League. He has since returned home to Calgary, where he finished his Kinesiology and Education degrees at the University of Calgary. He now teaches Junior High Physical Education and Health at Webber Academy. During his time at the University of Calgary, he shifted his focus towards coaching and became heavily involved with a number of different teams and programs, including coaching at the AAA level of Baseball Alberta for the last five years. He considers himself to be a student of the game, always striving to take in as much information as he can and finding ways he can implement it to help benefit his athletes.  

Email: nlipszyc@webberacademy.ca

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MATT KORMAN

Communications Director & Catching Coordinator

Born and raised in Calgary, Matthew has 15 years of baseball experience including four years of volunteer and high-level coaching. He originally attended Minot State University to pursue baseball but returned to Calgary after three semesters to continue his Communications degree. While at the University of Calgary, he had the opportunity to continue playing baseball for the Dinos and was awarded second team all-conference catcher in 2019.  He also had the opportunity to play for the Yorkton Cardinals in the WCBL, where he was named to the Eastern Conference All-Star team. He is currently finishing his Communications degree while coaching and managing an AA Baseball Alberta Travel Team. He values hard work, dedication and integrity above all and has dedicated himself to teaching youth baseball players the importance of these values. 

Email: Mkorman@webberacademy.ca

WILDCATS BASEBALL MISSION STATEMENT

To provide as many opportunities as possible for youth in the City of Calgary and area to learn and grow in the game of baseball.

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