Before broomsticks, witches preferred to fly around on baseball bats, which came in handy for mashing up newt tails and swatting rocks thrown by villagers back at them. Skillfully wield a bat without disrupting the neighborhood with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get a private 30-minute lesson focusing on hitting, pitching, or catching at Arizona World of Baseball, a $50 value.
Established in 2001, Arizona World of Baseball has been helping baseball players, softball aficionados, and lumberjacks develop fluid techniques that pack more pop than a case of Coke, depending on location. AWB’s baseball lessons are designed for budding baseballers between the ages of five and 18 and offer an opportunity to learn the fundamentals of hitting fastballs, throwing changeups, or corralling swarms of wasps in one's mitt. Each lesson takes place inside a 20,000-square-foot facility and focuses on developing the proper balance, mental approach, hand path, vision, and sunflower-seed snacking while also providing drills that can be practiced at home.
Nurturing an eye-catching swing or pitch doesn’t have to entail smashing through dozens of pricey piñatas or keeping up the neighbors all night with emphatic gong strikes. Arizona World of Baseball can help youngsters improve their technique so that they’ll be mashing baseballs into mushy scoops of spherical mashed potatoes.
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Five Google Mappers give Arizona World of Baseball a perfect five-star rating:
- They already knew how to hit balls, but now they really smack 'em! my sons have been asking me everyday when we get to go back next. so I love this place, makes my daddy duties easier! – Iroqstar Award Winner
- My kids like it better than video games. Really! – sallyjd804
- This place and the people who run it are great! – Adrian