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Putter's Family Fun Center strengthens familial bonds and encourages friendly competition with mini golf, an arcade room, and batting cages. The 18-hole mini golf course ($5/person) thwarts shots with tricky terrain and obstacles, including waterfalls, fiberglass giraffes, and ACT testing. Fully charged children expend energy on batting cages ($15 for 30 minutes) and giant trampolines ($3), and the extensive arcade and water-balloon arena serve as battlegrounds for settling inter-family disputes over whose father is the better astronaut. The center also hosts free WiFi and a snack bar, serving energy-packed foods to sustain childish fits of fun long into the night.
7206 S Westnedge Ave
Portage,
MI
US
Founded as a nonprofit educational program, the World Baseball Academy used America's pastime to teach sportsmanship, leadership, and critical thought. Every exercise not only covers what to do on the field, but how to do it. The WBA is located on an active 26-acre athletic complex, know as the ASH Centre. Over the years the WBA has built a reputation of focus, respect and character building values in the community. Today, the WBA works with over 3,000 youth in the same pursuit.
1701 Freeman St
Fort Wayne,
IN
US
The South Bend Silver Hawks, a Class A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks, swoop down on their foes with a flurry of fastballs and swinging bats. Instead of digging a tunnel directly to the pitcher’s mound, fans can catch one of seven home games from sturdy box seats that offer stately views of the infield. This year, first baseman Yazy Arbelo has led the slugging stats with 27 homers and 86 RBIs over 120 games. In 83 innings, southpaw David A. Holmberg has logged 81 strikeouts and cultivated a microscopic 2.39 ERA in a petri dish. Fans can also enjoy nonathletic festivities at the ballpark, including fireworks and a concert on August 26, Canines at the Cove on August 27, and an autograph session with the team’s stunt doubles. Meanwhile, a new downtown entrance greets visitors at Coveleski Stadium, where they can look for their likenesses on a recently installed jumbotron. As one of the only Minor League fields that features cleat-gripping turf, the Cove enables lightning-fast sprints and prevents the Hawks from floating away.
501 W South St
South Bend,
IN
US
Though they operate more than 200 locations in upwards of 30 states, the team behind U.S. Baseball Academy aims to make each young athlete's experience a personal one. Their four- or six-week camps are taught by local instructors who are current or former coaches at the high school or college level, and typically offer a 6:1 or better player-to-teacher ratio for intense, professional-style training. The Academy's proven itinerary of hitting, pitching, fielding, and baserunning drills was developed by an advisory board of college coaches and Major League players, including Cy Young Award?winner and ace pitcher Brandon Webb.
30335 Oregon Road
Perrysburg,
Ohio
US
The Strike Zone lines up an impressive roster comprised of coaches who’ve played baseball professionally and even in the big leagues. Now, they prep young ballplayers for the next level with classes, camps, and private lessons, which are available in all elements of the game. As a training facility—with 5,000 square feet of field turf, collapsible batting cages, and mobile pitching mounds—The Strike Zone boasts plenty of flexibility.
12550 Promise Creek Lane
Fishers,
IN
US
Indiana Baseball Academy's dedicated staff draws upon years of professional experience and a passion for the game to fine-tune game-winning techniques in each of their students. During individual lessons, baseballers hone specific skills, such as pitching, catching, hitting, or fielding, and build efficient muscle memory while correcting common mistakes such as inefficient throwing movements or using novelty-sized sausages as baseball bats. By taking lessons from one of the academy's qualified coaches, aspiring athletes can join the ranks of accomplished alumni, many of whom now play baseball at the professional or collegiate level.
9760 Mayflower Park Dr
Carmel,
IN
US
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