Meet Our Team

Listed below are our coaches. The owner and staff are all professionals with practical experience in child development.

All employees of Playball dba EKids have been carefully selected based on their credentials, experience and leadership skills. Additionally, all employees have passed a background check.

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Coach Catherine

Ms. Catherine Brunson has 15 years of business experience and is currently the owner of EKids, Inc., a franchise of Playball, which is a global sports education program for children.  Ekids, which she has owned for five years, currently includes over 500 students throughout metro Atlanta and manages a support staff of five coaches. 

Her love of children and compassion for individuals, combined with her business skills, has given her a desire to make a difference in the lives of others.

Catherine Brunson is actively involved in the community on many different levels, from supporting programs that give children opportunities locally and globally, to her business and political community as well.

Catherine Brunson is a native of Saint Simons Island, GA, as well as a frequent visitor to Alaska.  She currently resides in Virginia Highlands with her three children. 

Coach Patty

Patty was raised in the South Metro area and graduated from Georgia State University with a Journalism degree specializing in Public Relations.   Patty has a strong sales and customer service background and also experience in owning and operating a small business with her husband
Greg and Patty are the proud parents of Gregory who is 14 years old and Emily who is 11 years old. 

Being a stay-at-home Mom was very important to Patty, and when her children entered preschool, Patty began to work as a teacher’s aide for 2, 3, and 4-year-old children at the preschool they attended.  When Patty’s children entered elementary school she realized her goal of obtaining her real estate license and she still holds an active real estate license in the state of Georgia.

With her kids getting older, Patty is thrilled to be able to work with the Playball kids!
 It is so wonderful to be able to work on building the skill levels of the children in hitting, kicking, catching throwing, and all the fine and gross motor skills that Playball Curriculum teaches.  But, to Patty, helping the children build positive self-esteem, confidence in their athletic abilities, and most importantly to have fun is what brings her the most joy in being a Playball coach!

Coach Carmen

Carmen is a recent graduate from Georgia Tech where she received her Masters in Behavioral Biology with a minor in Biopsychology.  She enjoys teaching and interacting with children of all ages and hopes to continue her work with a doctorate in educational psychology.  When Carmen was not busy studying she also played on the Georgia Tech women’s soccer team as well as being a swim instructor. 

She believes in the philosophy that by giving children the fundamentals of sports they will grow up to lead an overall healthier lifestyle.  She hopes to instill confidence and self-motivation in each child she meets.