Each day, the cracks of bats connecting with fastballs and the smacks of baseballs arriving in leather mitts can be heard echoing throughout Hitters Hangout’s climate controlled indoor facility. The staff here encourages serious baseball and softball improvement within the facility’s three cages: a Major League cage for live batting practice, a Minor League cage outfitted with Iron Mike pitching machines, and a training tunnel for pitching, catching, and witnessing where mascots are kept during off-hours. The professional staff of instructors—which includes Orlando Palmeiro of the 2002 World Series champion Anaheim Angels, former Marlins catcher Jorge Fabregas, and Yuniesky Betancourt of the Brewers—pass along their insights on hitting, pitching, catching, and fielding during private and group lessons.
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Though its name reflects its primary purpose as a a baseball and softball training facility, Line Drive Performance welcomes any athlete who wants to improve his or her fitness—an attribute that helps improve skills in any sport. During training sessions, trainers whip their subjects into shape through sit-ups, resistance training, and agility exercises, adapting challenges to fit any level of fitness or natural athleticism. Baseball and softball players, meanwhile, hone their chops inside coin-operated batting cages or work on fielding and pitching with private instructors. Much of Line Drives' facilities are located indoors, which lets players can practice in the off-season without worrying that hawks will swoop in and steal every pop fly.
The coaching team behind Next Level Youth Sports helps youngsters master volleyball, basketball, and soccer with training sessions that transcend simple scrimmaging. The camps and clinics retain all the fun of other recreational sports programs while emphasizing proper technique, so kids improve their game while they get in some exercise and make new friends. Motivation is another key component of their training, helping children continue to push themselves toward success, even when they're faced with adversity or a wind that whispers "Take a snack break."
Baseball and softball players of all skill levels descend upon Extra Innings' 18,000-square-foot indoor facility to hone home-run-hitting swings and more. Players can swing, pitch, or field for 60 minutes inside one of the five indoor hitting tunnels that stretch 70 feet long, 15 feet wide, and 30 feet high as adjustable pitching machines sling unlimited fastballs toward the plate at speeds of up to 90 miles per hour. The facility outfits hitters with bats and helmets for no additional charge, and each tunnel is equipped with an L-screen, a pitcher's mound, and sliding nets that can transform the cage into an open-field area for practicing fielding skills and ribbon-dancing routines.