PBF was originally founded in 2001 primarily to instruct at the top local baseball camps and clinics. In 2007, they expanded to include fall and winter travel teams, which have played all around Western Canada, and in places such as Las Vegas, California and Arizona. Almost all graduating players have gone on to play college baseball, including one who has been drafted by the MLB.
This academy will now give young athletes further exposure and preparation for college baseball. “I believe our instructional staff is the best in the country at the high school level” said Jim Lawson, founder and President of PBF. “Players will be exposed to professional scouts and Team Canada coaches while utilizing the best training facilities in Calgary”, he added.
Jim Lawson’s background includes playing for Team Canada and being drafted in the 10th round by the Oakland A’s, pitching in their organization for 3 years. He also founded and was a key player for the Calgary Redbirds Senior Men’s Team which has represented Alberta at 2 recent national championships.
Further information on the academy can be found at www.probaseballforce.net.