Welcome to my Franchise

Welcome to our Franchise

Welcome to Playball Adventure - a franchise owned and operated by Michael Shatzel. As owner, I am thrilled to be part of such a wonderful program. I began my franchise in July 2005 with my wife Laura when we decided to leave the corporate world for a much more rewarding and flexible business. I believe that Playball is an excellent opportunity for every child and can most definitely make a difference in their lives.

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  Michael Shatzel
michael@playballadventure.com // Mobile: 678-522-3413
After years of working on computers and traveling around the United States, I decided I needed a major change in my life -- little did I know that I would end up being a Playball coach. I graduated from Georgia Tech in 1993 and began working as a computer programmer and consultant for several companies, including IBM and EDS. I was even part owner of a small start-up computer company called Information Intellect. Even though I enjoyed what I was doing, I missed being more active and spending time with my own children. I have always been involved in athletics and adding in my love of children, when the opportunity came up to get involved with Playball in 2005, I jumped right in! I researched the Playball program and fell in love with the concept and the quality of the program. I have always been athletic and feel very strongly about making sure that children stay active. So, becoming a Playball owner and coach was a natural fit for me. I am very passionate about what we are doing for your children and I am so appreciative of this opportunity. Playball is such a rewarding and valuable program and I am lucky to be part of it. I feel like I am learning something new from the children every week and I love seeing how the children learn and improve in class. I really appreciate being able to work with your children each week. Thank you for allowing Playball Adventure to be a part of your child's life!
  Jacqi Mills
mills2994@gmail.com // Mobile: 770-624-4193
My name is Jacqi Mills! I'm 22 years old and am currently attending Lanier Technical College pursuing a degree in Dental Hygiene. I have played sports most of my life and have worked with kids for about 4 years now. I have always had a passion for children and Playball has allowed me to combine that passion and my love for sports. I have been working with Playball since the fall of 2015. Being a Playball coach has been so rewarding to me because I get to be a positive influence in children's lives and get to watch them learn and master skills that were once a challenge for them. Thank you for giving me the opportunity to work with your child! If you ever have any questions regarding your child and their progress, please don't hesitate to call or send me an email.
  Nic Bechtel
nicolas_bechtel@yahoo.com // Mobile: 678-360-7437
Bio coming soon.
  Chris Hudson
chudson8471@gmail.com // Mobile: 770-668-6844
Hi, my name is Chris Hudson. I am 29 years old and currently attending Georgia Gwinnett College where I am pursuing a degree in Information Technology. I formerly worked as a general manager in the movie theater industry for over 9 years before I made the important decision to go back to school. When I heard about Playball from a good friend, I immediately knew I wanted to be a part of it. I absolutely loved playing sports while growing up, including 7 years of baseball, 2 years of basketball, and playing football and soccer in my free time with friends. The social and athletic skills that sports teach us are fundamental to our development and it is an absolute joy to have the opportunity to teach those skills to children! I look forward to the chance to work with your child and if you ever have any questions on their progress, please feel free to contact me.
  Gage Swartz
gageswartz@outlook.com // Mobile: 678-788-5825
Bio coming soon.
  Crissy Swartz
crissyswartz@att.net // Mobile: 678-788-5805
My name is Crissy Swartz. I am a mother of 3, a 16 year old boy and 14 year old twin girls. I was a stay at home mom for 15 years when I decided to enter back into the workforce as a spin instructor at Gold's Gym. Since then, I have gone through training to become a Barre instructor. I felt that becoming a Playball Coach was the perfect match for me as I love being involved in fitness as well as helping young children, especially since mine have grown. I love seeing the excitement on the children's faces when they master a new skill. I truly enjoy working with them every week and hopefully making a positive impact on their lives. If you would like information on your child's progress in my class, please feel free to give me a call.

What Makes Playball Special

Children thrive in our fun filled, high quality sport lessons. Creating a learning environment, which boosts confidence and self-esteem, is paramount.

The children will be coached to engage confidently in a wide range of sport skills, preparing them for years of positive, competent sports participation.

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Our Classes

The Playball program follows a holistic approach and offers learning opportunities and experiences relating to the cognitive, physical, social and emotional development of the child. Playball takes advantage of developmental windows of opportunity by providing a wide range of suitable movement skills and physical activities in a safe and secure environment - perfect for optimal learning!

At Playball, we help children develop fundamental building blocks of sport, agility balance and coordination, as well as the three key elements of physical fitness - endurance, strength and flexibility.

Class Venues

Venue Name Address Actions
A.A.I.M.S. Montessori SchoolA.A.I.M.S. Montessori School, 3665 Swiftwater Park Drive, 30024Show Classes
Celebration AcademyCelebration Academy, 5560 Thompson Mill Road, 30548Show Classes
Chateau Elan Sports ClubChateau Elan Sports Club, 1965 Sports Club Drive, 30517Show Classes
Children of Grace PreschoolChildren of Grace Preschool, 422 Brenau Avenue, 30501Show Classes
Discovery Point OakwoodDiscovery Point Oakwood, 4016 Winder Highway, 30542Show Classes
Discovery Point Old PeachtreeDiscovery Point Old Peachtree, 1960 Old Peachtree Road, 30043Show Classes
Duncan Creek AcademyDuncan Creek Academy, 2064 Pine Road, 30019Show Classes
Elite AcademyElite Academy, 67 Boone Road, 30548Show Classes
First Baptist Day SchoolFirst Baptist Day School, 751 Green Street NW, 30501Show Classes
Friendship Learning CenterFriendship Learning Center, 4952 Lanier Island Parkway, 30518Show Classes
GFUMC PreschoolGFUMC Preschool, 2780 Thompson Bridge Road, 30506Show Classes
Kids Harbor of Hamilton MillKids Harbor of Hamilton Mill, 2852 Hog Mountain Road, 30019Show Classes
Kids R Kids of Duluth/SuwaneeKids R Kids of Duluth/Suwanee, 1780 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., 30097Show Classes
Kids R Kids of SuwaneeKids R Kids of Suwanee, 20 Satellite Blvd., 30024Show Classes
Lanier AcademyLanier Academy, 5325 Lanier Islands Parkway, 30518Show Classes
Mill Creek AcademyMill Creek Academy, 1061 Old Peachtree Road, 30043Show Classes
Old Peachtree AcademyOld Peachtree Academy, 1195 Old Peachtree Road, 30043Show Classes
Primrose School of Lawrenceville NorthPrimrose School of Lawrenceville North, 625 Russell Road, 30043Show Classes
Primrose School of SuwaneePrimrose School of Suwanee, 2050 Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road, 30024Show Classes
Primrose School of Suwanee WestPrimrose School of Suwanee West, 800 Peachtree Industrial Blvd., 30024Show Classes
Sugarloaf MontessoriSugarloaf Montessori, 2270 Meadow Church Road, 30097Show Classes
The Goddard School Flowery BranchThe Goddard School Flowery Branch, 5989 Spout Springs Road, 30542Show Classes

Our Camps

Playball holiday camps are tailored to meet the needs of younger children and are based on the fundamental sport skills for tennis, hockey, cricket, golf, football, rugby, basketball, football, volleyball - just about any ball sport you can imagine!

The purpose of our Playball holiday camps is to provide high quality, age-appropriate and fun holiday activities for children aged 3-9 years.

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We are not currently running any camps, please check back later or contact us directly.



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