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Our Professional Staff

Staffed with both professional and semi-pro athletes, Centrefield Sports offers superior coaching and instruction to its clients that is unheard of in the Canadian baseball market.

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Adam Stern

Program Director/Owner

Outfield/Hitting
  • Lambeth, Ontario native who played local baseball with the Ontario Blue Jays
  • drafted by Toronto Blue Jays out of high school
  • played in the 2001 College World Series for Nebraska
  • drafted in the 3rd round of the 2001 MLB draft by the Atlanta Braves
  • 2004 was the MVP for AA Greenville
  • Southern League All-Star in 2004 and 2009
  • played in Cape Cod league /Arizona Fall League/ winter ball in the Dominican Republic
  • 2-time Olympian with Team Canada at Athens in 2004 and Beijing in 2008
  • 2006 played for Team Canada in the first World Baseball Classic featuring his famous “inside the park homerun”
  • 2009 played for team Canada in the world baseball Classic
  • 2009 played in Italy at the World Cup finishing with a Bronze Medal
  • 2009 was named Team Canada MVP
  • 2007 won the first “Stubby Clapp” awarded by Baseball Canada
  • 2010 played in Puerto Rico where Team Canada qualified for the 2011 PanAm Games and the World Cup
  • 3 stints playing in the Major Leagues with Boston, Baltimore and Milwaukee between 2005 and 2010.
  • 2011 – Current – MLB scout for the Boston Red Sox
  • 2011 – Current – Coach for Canadian Junior National Team

Chris Robinson

Director of Baseball Operations

Catching Coach
  • native of Dorchester, Ontario where he played his minor baseball
  • played college baseball at the University of Illinois
  • 2 time All Big Ten catcher
  • A 9-time member of the Canadian National team
  • 2005 was drafted in the 3rd round of the MLB draft by the Detroit Tigers2006 starting catcher in the World Baseball Classic
  • 2008 starting catcher for the Canadian Olympic team in Beijing
  • 2009 starting catcher on the World Cup Bronze Medalist team
  • 2009 Iowa Cubs MVP while leading the team in batting average (.326), RBI’s and fielding percentage
  • 2009 was named the starting catcher for the Pacific Coast League All-Star team
  • 2010 played for the AAA Iowa Cubs
  • 2011 named to the World Cup All-Star team as starting catcher
  • spent 4 seasons playing in the Chicago Cubs organization
  • 2011 Gold Medalist for Team Canada at the 2011 Pan Am Games
  • 2012 Inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 2013 made his Major League debut as the catcher for the San Diego Padres with a 3 run homerun.

Jamie Romak

Director of Player Development

Infield/Hitting
  • native of London, Ontario where he played for North London
  • starting infielder in the winning AA Texas League Championship
  • 2003 drafted in the 4th round of the MLB draft by the Atlanta Braves
  • 2-time Jr. National team starting 3B
  • 2007 played for the Canadian senior team.
  • 2008 season belted out 25 home runs
  • 2010 played in the Kansas City Royal’s organization
  • 2010 named Player of the Week three times and “Topps” June Player of the Month
  • 2010 played in Puerto Rico where Team Canada qualified for the 2011 PanAm Games / World Cup
  • 2010 named All-Tournament MVP and to the All-Star team as starting right fielder
  • 2011 Gold Medalist for Team Canada at the 2011 Pan Am Games
  • 2012 Inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 2013 Played AAA for Memphis in the Pacific Coast League
  • 2013 rated 1st in doubles, 2nd in RBI’s, 2nd in HR for Memphis
  • 2013 Rated 3rd in the Pacific League with 22 HR’s
  • 2013 signed as a free agent to the LA Dodgers organization
  • 2013 played winter ball in the Dominican Republic

Brock Kjeldgaard

Hitting / Infield / Outfield Coach

  • native of London, Ontario playing baseball for Oakridge/ Ontario Youth team
  • 2005 member of the gold medal winning team at the Canada Summer Games
  • 2006 named Academic All-American
  • 2005 drafted in the MLB draft by the Milwaukee Brewers
  • 2006/7 pitched 2 seasons for the advanced rookie Helena Brewers
  • 2008 converted from the mound to first base
  • 2008 named to the Pioneer League All-Star team/ MVP
  • 2009 split time between 1st / outfield for the Wisconsin Timber Rattlers
  • 2010 played for the Brevard County Manatees
  • 2010 named 4th in the league in homeruns with 17 and had 75 RBI’s
  • 2011 Gold Medalist for Team Canada at the 2011 Pan Am Games
  • 2012 signed by the Milwaukee Brewers 40 man roster
  • 2012 Inducted into the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 2013 played AA for Huntsville in the Southern League
  • 2013 Rated 1st in the League with 24 HR’s and 70 RBI’s.

Mike Ambrose

Infield/ Hitting Coach

  • native of St. Thomas Ontario, playing most of his minor baseball career
  • attended Oklahoma State and Eastern Oklahoma State JC,
  • starting shortstop for the University of North Carolina Charlotte 49ers
  • named First Team Atlantic 10 shortstop
  • A10 student athlete of the year and also
  • received Academic-All American honours
  • 2007 signed with the Pittsburgh Pirates as a middle infield for the class
  • played “A” State College Spikes
  • played low “A” Hickory Crawdads of the South Atlantic League.

Adam Arnold

Pitching/Strength & Conditioning Coach

  • native of St.Thomas Ontario
  • 2001 played minor ball with the St Thomas Cardinals
  • selected to play on the Ontario Youth Team
  • attended St.Clair Community College in Michigan
  • played a year at Thompson Rivers University in British Columbia
  • 2007 was selected in the 41st round of the MLB Draft by the Milwaukee Brewers
  • 2007 played with the Arizona Brewers
  • 2008 played with the Helena Brewers
  • 2012 Major League scout for the Toronto Blue Jays
  • 2013 manager of the U17 Great Lake Canadians Baseball Team.

Jeff Helps

Infield / Hitting / Strength & Conditioning / Speed & Agility Coach

  • played minor baseball in Wyoming, Ontario
  • played for the Sarnia Braves for two years
  • attended St. Clair County Community College
  • attended Central Michigan University from 2005 to 2008
  • 2008 played for the London Majors helping the team win the Inter- County Baseball League Pennant
  • 2008 named IBL playoff MVP
  • 2009 starting short-stop for the Kansas City T-Bones
  • 2010 played for the Kalamazoo Kings of the Frontier League
  • 2011 helped the Quebec Capitales win their 3rd consecutive Can-Am league championship
  • 2012 and 2013 Can-Am League Champion
  • 2012 Can Am All Star Short Stop

Larry Balkwill

Infield / Hitting / Catching Coach

  • played minor baseball in Chatham, Ontario
  • played minor baseball with the Riverside Royals and Windsor Selects
  • 2008 won gold at the Canada Cup with Ontario Youth Team
  • 2008-2009 Canadian National Junior team member
  • 2009 drafted by the Detroit Tigers in the 41st round
  • attended NCAA Division 1 Siena College (Albany, NY) 2009-2013
  • 2013 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference All Tournament Team
  • 2013 played for the London Majors
  • 2014 played for the Quebec Capitales in the Can-Am League
  • 2015 played for the Windy City Thunderbolts in the Frontier League
  • 2016 signed with the Windy City Thunderbolts

Shane Davis

Pitching/Hitting/Fielding Coach

  • Native of Belmont, Ontario
  • Played minor ball with London Tecumsehs of the EBBA
  • 2005 Played for the St Thomas Tomcats, Jr Intercounty Baseball League
  • 2005  Won a gold medal with Team Ontario in the 2005 Canada Cup
  • 2005  Selected to the Junior National Team training roster
  • 2008 Attended Canisius College in Buffalo, NY
  • 2008 Went 12-1 with a 2.42 Era with 10 complete games as a freshman
  • 2008 Named Third-Team All-American by three organizations
  • 2008 Named Freshman All-American by five organizations
  • 2008 Named to the Rawlings NCAA Northeast Region First Team by ABCA
  • 2008 First pitcher in league history to win MAAC Rookie of the Year and Pitcher of the Year in the same season
  • 2008 Four-time MAAC Rookie of the Week
  • 2008 Starting pitcher for the Eastern Division in NYCBL All-Star Game
  • 2009 Named preseason All-American by NCBWA and Collegiate Baseball
  • 2009 Named to the Golden Spikes Watch List, Wallace Award Watch List
  • 2009 Set Canisius College program record for career with on April 10th
  • 2009 Named to MAAC All-Tournament Team
  • 2010 Named to All-MAAC First Team for second time in career
  • 2010 Drafted in the 42 round by the Toronto Blue Jays
  • 2011 Played Vancouver Canadians and won the Northwest League Championship
  • 2012 Played for the Bluefield Blue Jays

Mark Regan

Speed & Agility Coach

  • 20 yrs of experience as a Certified Strength & Conditioning Coach
  • 20 yrs experience training athletes in the NHL, OHL, CIS, NCAA, CFL, and MLB.
  • 20 + yrs competing as a SP Outfielder in Mens A, in Canada and the U.S
  • 5 time Softball Canada Senior Men’s Canadian Champion
  • 6 time selection to the Softball Canada National All Star team
  • specializes in training draft athletes in conditioning and nutrition.

Brad McElroy

Infield / Hitting Coach

  • Drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 25th round of the 2008 MLB June Amateur Draft from University of North Carolina at Charlotte (Charlotte, NC).

Ryan Wolfe

Softball Hitting

  • 2000 ISF Men’s World Championship (East London, South Africa) – 4th
  • 2002 Pan American Championship (Guatemala) – Silver
  • 2004 ISF Men’s World Championship (Christchurch, New Zealand) – Silver
  • 2006 Pan American Championship (Hermosillo, Mexico) – Silver
  • 2007 International Test Series (Ontario)
  • 2008 Three Nations Challenge (Saskatoon, SK) – Gold
  • 2009 ISF Men’s World Championship (Saskatoon, SK) – Bronze
  • 2013 ISF Men’s World Championship (Auckland, New Zealand) – 5th

Biography

Wolfe is the longest-serving member of Team Canada, first joining the Men’s National Team in 2000. He played his minor softball in a number of surrounding associations such as Glencoe, Appin, Sarnia and his hometown of Melbourne. His long history of Canadian Championships includes four Gold Medals (2005, 2006, 2010 and 2011), earning the Top Player of the Championship Round award in 2005 and 2010 and a total of four All-Star Team selections.

Wolfe will be making his fifth ISF World Championship appearance this summer, previously representing Canada in 2000 (4th), 2004 (Silver), 2009 (Bronze) and 2013 (5th). A very patient hitter (18 walks in 92 plate appearances) and smart baserunner (18 runs scored), Wolfe has been a consistent leader for Team Canada throughout his years of involvement.

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