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Meet Our People

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Meet Greg Schell, Jason Colero, Cassy Melnike, and Spencer Gibson (Clockwise from left)

Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment (MLSE) is committed to growing sports across Ontario and Canada. Playground Pros is the most recent example of our commitment to the community, ensuring youths are engaged in age- and stage-appropriate learning experiences from the start of their relationship with sport. Our Sport Development staff have collaborated with Maple Leafs, Raptors, TFC and Argonauts team personnel to develop every aspect of the Playground Pros program.

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Greg Schell

Toronto Maple Leafs Hockey Development

Working with the Toronto Maple Leafs for over 25 years, Greg has been instrumental in shaping the future of hockey in Canada. He has created best practices for National Hockey League teams through youth development hockey programs and operates various team and league grassroots programs. He is the club’s representative to Hockey Canada and is a member of the NHL’s Youth Development Advisory Board.

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Spencer Gibson

Toronto Raptors Basketball Development

A passionate basketball educator and enthusiast, Spencer has been entrenched in the development of basketball at many levels across the province. An NCCP trained Coach from the Coaches Association of Canada, Spencer currently manages the Raptors basketball development portfolio. Prior to his role with the Raptors, he worked for NBA Canada and Ontario Basketball, where he managed community programs focusing on physical literacy and elite basketball development.

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Cassy Melnike

Toronto FC Soccer Development

A decorated athlete and coach, Cassy played NCAA soccer for four years being designated team captain in her two final years. She has worked in youth sport development for over 10 years and holds a Pre-B Coaching License, instructing at various levels of play in both Canada and the United States. Currently, Cassy manages Toronto FC’s soccer development portfolio and works in partnership with Major League Soccer on grassroots programs.

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Jason Colero

Toronto Argonauts Football Development

A 30-year veteran of the Toronto Argonauts Football Club, Jason has held a variety of positions in both Football and Business Operations and has been a part of 6 Grey Cup Championship teams. He was the lead on Argonauts Football Development programming and the team exercise program and was the 2016 CFL Commissioner Award recipient for his work with OFSAA Football and the Argonauts Huddle Up Bullying Prevention Program. He holds a BA in Psychology from York University and a Post Graduate in Corporate Communications.

Playground Pros has recruited a select group of school board educators and provided them with specific training from our team of sport professionals. Every Playground Pros Director and Senior Coach has participated in our Athlete Centered Leadership Program and is extensively trained to provide the best programming possible for your child.

For information about Playground Pros coaches click here.

Our Coaches are:

  • Ontario Certified Teachers (OCT)
  • Identified and selected by Game 7 Sports Canada
  • Athlete Centered Leadership Program trained
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Game 7 Sports Canada Inc

Game 7 Sports Canada (G7S) is the official management agency of Playground Pros.

As a multi-faceted sports agency, G7S delivers custom designed, innovative programs with an authentically Canadian flare. G7S works in partnership with various organizations to provide every player with an opportunity to engage in sport development programs across the country. Put simply, G7S performs when it matters.

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