Welcome to my Franchise

Welcome to our Franchise

**Please see our COVID19 Updates in News Feed above**

Playball Active was founded in 2013 after Erin fell in love with the program while working part time as a coach. Based in central, west Auckland we cover suburbs from Mt Albert, Blockhouse Bay, Green Bay, Titirangi, Glen Eden and New Lynn. We also have a couple of classes in Onehunga and Mangere Bridge.

Our Playball Active coaches have a real passion for child development, striving to develop the whole child through using sport as a vessel. We make fantastic relationships with the children we coach and look forward to going to work every day. Come and have some fun with us!

If you haven't tried Playball before - email Erin to set up a free trial. coacherin@playball.co.nz

We look forward to meeting you,
Erin and the Playball Active team

From a parent:

"I would like to thank you for doing an amazing work with my son. He has only attended a few sessions and we can already see some change in him. He has started to like the outdoors and he keeps on telling us various little tricks for different games. As parents we are really happy with the confidence he is gaining by joining Playball sessions on Thursdays'

Kanika Vij - March 2022

Contact Info

Erin - 021923232
Dave - 02108271000

Term Dates

Term 1 2022
Make up sessions commence the week of 24th January. Term 1 follows any make up sessions - classes start within 2 weeks of the 1st February. Click your location to see specific class dates.

Term 2 2022
Commences the week of the 2nd April.

Contact Form

Want to contact us? Use our handy contact form below.


Our Coaches

Erin Skeen
coacherin@playball.co.nz // Mobile: +64 21 923 232
Coach Erin founded Playball Active in 2013 and has never looked back. She is extremely passionate about seeing children develop and whole heartedly believes in the Playball Program. Erin is bubbly and energetic and has three busy boys of her own. She coaches all age groups and loves having fun while watching her Playballers grow and learn as they practice new skills.
Dave Otter
active@playball.co.nz // Mobile: 64 21 082 71000‬
Coach Dave has been with us since 2018 and is a huge asset to the team. Dave has a Bachelors degree in sport and management from Unitec, and loves seeing kids develop skills such as confidence and team work alongside the physical sporting skills. Dave coaches all age groups from 2 - 9 years, he also works on all our enrolments and is the face behind the active@playball.co.nz email.
Hope Curtis
Hope joined us in 2020 and is a fantastic member of our Playball team. With a background in fitness and athletics and a son of her own, Coach Hope is our technique queen. She is full of energy and always has her teams laughing with her hilarious banter! The kids love her!
Erick Hervas
Erick has a background in Fitness with a certificate from New Zealand Institute of sport. He's into all sports and has played soccer, baseball, basketball and tennis. He enjoys spending time with his nephews and always has a smile on his face.
Ben Cameron
Ben is a fantastic asset to our coaching team! His energy, fun nature and ability to build rapport easily makes him an instant hit with the kids. His love for all sports means he's spent his schooling career giving everything a go. Ben currently plays premiers Rugby and loves being part of a team environment.
  Tania Zaia

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
Angels Childcare Centre32 Arawa Street, New Lynn, 0600Show Classes
Arahoe School 9/11 Arahoe Road, New Lynn, 0600Show Classes
Blockhouse Bay Primary School584 Blockhouse Bay Road, Blockhouse Bay, 0600Show Classes
Green Bay Primary School 131 Godley Road, Green Bay, 0604Show Classes
Kidd Inn Early Learning Centre49 Kaurilands Road, Glen Eden, 0604Show Classes
Konini School 44 Withers Road, Glen Eden, 0602Show Classes
Lil Champs Early Learning Centre57 Terry Street, Blockhouse Bay, 0600Show Classes
Lynfield Kindergarten 108 Halsey Drive, Lynfield, 1042Show Classes
Magic Kingdom Childcare115 Boundary Road, Blockhouse Bay, 0600Show Classes
New Lynn Community Centre45 Totara Avenue, New Lynn, 0600Show Classes
Onehunga Playcentre47 Hill Street, Onehunga, 1061Show Classes
Our Kids - Mataki Way3 Mataki Way, 0602Show Classes
Peacocks Early Learning Centre70 Malvern Road, Western Springs, 1022Show Classes
Shining Starz Early Learning Centre131 Atkinson Road, Titirangi, 0604Show Classes
Spotted Frog Preschool41B McIntyre Road, Māngere Bridge, 2022Show Classes
Tadpoles Early Childhood Centre73 Mountain Road, Māngere Bridge, 2020Show Classes
Te Atatu Peninsula Community Hub595 Te Atatu Road , 0610Show Classes
The Wishing Tree early learning centre21 Boundary Road, Blockhouse Bay, 0600Show Classes
Titirangi School 221 Atkinson Road, Titirangi, 0604Show Classes
TOTally Kids Childcare25 Golf Road, New Lynn, 0600Show Classes
Waterlea School17 House Avenue, Māngere Bridge, 2022Show Classes
Wilde Meadows 594 West Coast Road, 0604Show Classes

Our Camps

Playball Active does not run holiday programs.

Playball holiday programs 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.

Camp Venues

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

Erin - 021923232
Dave - 02108271000


Does your child love Playball?

Enjoy all your favourite Playball sports inspired games for your child’s next birthday party!
Sit back and relax as our coaches provide you with 45-60mins of an amazing mix of fun-filled, high-energy entertainment and adventure that will make your party a roaring success.

Book Playball for your child’s birthday party today!

Up for 12 children - 1 coach - $200
13-24 children - 2 coaches - $350


We work in preschools and schools throughout the week. Classes are split according to age and run with a maximum child:coach ratio of 10:1.

During our fast paced, fun 30-45min session we cover skills ranging from gross motor movement like jumping and running to basics in sport like catching, throwing, dribbling, hitting to name a few! Promoting physical, cognitive, emotional and social development our games/classes have been developed improved and re-designed over the past 35 years.

Currently we work in 5 primary schools, these are:

Green Bay Primary
Arahoe Primary School
Konini Primary School
Blockhouse Bay Primary School
Titirangi Primary School

The most important part of our program is FUN! Come along and have a go!

Franchise News Feed

Playball Active CHRISTMAS PARTY! / 10 year Celebration!

Join us on Saturday 3rd December at New Lynn Community Centre from 11am - 1pm for fun games with your coaches, a sausage sizzle, and LOTS of GIVEAWAYS!

Vaccine Update

All coaches working for Playball Active are double vaccinated. We are working under Playball NZ policies to keep your children and ourselves safe. Please contact Erin - coacherin@playball.co.nz for a copy of our protocol at this time. We also work with each school or childcare centre to make sure our protocols are aligned with theirs and make changes is necessary. If you have any questions please contact Erin 021923232.

Playball Gems!!

As part of our @home content, we have put together some fun activities from us here at Playball Active! coming to your inbox every Friday. A bit of fun for the weekend (or whenever!)

Each week we will have a fun things to do or play with your family. We will try our best to produce a range of games for every age group over the next few weeks.

Playball @home Content

We have some GREAT news!! Playball is coming to YOU at HOME. With the extended lockdown, term 3 will continue online!

Your class will arrive in your inbox each week until we are able to resume at your Playball location, we have included classes in all our age groups for you so siblings can have a go too. If your child is finding the activities too challenging or too easy, just jump up or down a level. If older children (7-9years) are finding the activities too easy, try and encourage them to coach a sibling, or a parent - remind them to watch out for things they can help with - teaching a skill is a great way to cement knowledge.

Be in to WIN!!

Take a video of you doing Playball at home, email it to us and be in to win one of 7 Playball T.shirts! Or pop it on our facebook page and pick up one of 3 FREE PLAYBALL TERMS + a Playball T.shirt!!

We miss you all and until we can see you again, we hope you enjoy getting back into Playball with our fab new online coaches Johan and Terrance! Check out your inboxes for all this fab content!!

Covid 19 Auckland lockdown

Playball New Zealand - Covid-19 Alert Level update: 7pm Tuesday 17th August 2021.

To our Playball Community throughout New Zealand,Due to the advancements of the Covid-19 alert level across New Zealand, we are advising there will be disruptions to our Playball sessions until further notice.

With Auckland moving to Covid-19 Alert Level 4 from 11.59pm Tuesday 17th August, for seven days, until 11.59pm Tuesday 24th August, all Playball sessions will be cancelled until next Wednesday 25th August.

We will continue to follow the New Zealand Government and Health guidelines during this time, and aim to return to regular Playball sessions when Alert Levels decrease to Covid-19 Alert Level 2, across New Zealand, where possible.

We do appreciate the severity of this situation, and respect the safety of our whanau and community must come first.

Therefore, we entirely back the New Zealand Government's decision to raise the Covid-19 Alert Levels today.

We will be liaising with our ECE's and Primary schools, and will continue to update you when more information is available.

I appreciate your understanding during this difficult time.

Take care,

Erin Skeen
Playball Active

2021 Term Dates

Term 1 2022
Make up sessions commence the week of 24th January. Term 1 follows any make up sessions - classes start within 2 weeks of the 1st February. Click your location to see specific class dates.

Term 2 2022
Commences the week of the 2nd April.