Rees grew up in Innisfail, Alberta. where he played most of his minor baseball. He played for the Red Deer Braves AAA team and St Joseph’s Baseball Academy to conclude his high school
years while also representing Team Alberta on numerous occasions throughout high school. Rees was coached by Harold Northcott and developed into a solid left handed pitcher. He
then went on to play Junior AAA for the Innisfail Merchants. He still plays Senior AAA for the Red Deer Riggers. He has coached pre-season camps and baseball programs at The Dome and around Central Alberta for several years while also helping out with Minor Baseball teams in Innisfail. Rees is a solid up and coming coach.