Playing baseball takes coordination, upper-body strength, and the courage to run counterclockwise even though that direction is normally only for the immoral and weak-hearted. See strong-willed Americans with this Groupon.
Choose from Six Options
$129 for one week of baseball or softball camp for a child aged 7–12 (a $320 value); choose from the following dates:
- August 12–16
- August 19–23
- August 26–30
Professional instructors and college baseball and softball coaches lead youngsters in learning the skills of the game, including hitting, fielding, and throwing, interspersed with playing games and contests. The weeklong camps commence with roll call at 9 a.m. and last until 2:30 p.m. Players should bring their own lunches and snacks.
$17 for a 30-minute session in the virtual batting cage (a $35 value)
The PX2 hitting simulator trades old-fashioned pitching machines for a virtual experience that mimics the nuances of actual in-game play. When batters step into the box, a DVD-quality image of a pitcher flickers to life before delivering perfectly synchronized, real-life pitches that actually come from his release point. The system is also fully programmable and able to deliver throws in numerous pitch styles.
$49 for a one-hour private baseball or softball lesson with video analysis (an $160 value)
$69 for two one-hour private baseball or softball lessons with video analysis (a $240 value)
Players enjoy one-on-one feedback and may use their video analysis for hitting or pitching.
Within the 5,000-square-foot Ballplayer’s Edge facility, baseball and softball players train to swing the bat faster, throw the ball harder, and play the game better. The facility’s crack team of coaches—led by Joel Burgos, hitting coach for Rutgers University-Newark—improve strength, agility, and instincts with training tools that include four adult-size batting cages and the ProBatter PX2 hitting simulator. The simulator immerses players in game-like situations, complete with virtual pitchers delivering strikes from either the windup or the stretch. Meanwhile, RightView Pro video analysis captures each home-run cut, shown bunt, and taunt lobbed at the computerized player, allowing for side-by-side comparison with major-league swings.