Baseball is an American pastime, much like eating apple pie while watching reality television and fireside chats with the presidential bald eagle. Improve your patriotic pastime with today's Groupon at Great Lakes Baseball Academy in Canton. Choose from the following options:
- For $10, you get one-hour of unlimited use in the hitting-and-pitching tunnel (a $35 value).
- For $15, you get one-hour of unlimited use in the Iron Mike batting cage (a $40 value).
- For $20, you get a private baseball or softball hitting lesson with a select instructor (a $40 value).
Great Lakes Baseball Academy's 5,000 square feet of indoor climate-controlled training facilities enhance play-making abilities for baseball and softball players year-round. Reserve a 60-minute slot in one of three 80-foot hitting-and-pitching tunnels to master swing mechanics and ability to prove geometric theorems. Players may use the multipurpose cages to brush up on fielding abilities or engage in target practice for throwing strikes at carnival dunk tanks. Buckets of balls, tanner tees, and protective L-screens accessorize all cages. Those looking to exclusively polish swings may enlist the simulated hurling antics of the Iron Mike pitching machine, which can be adjusted to speeds range between 40 and 90 mph.
Those seeking human instructional interaction may tap a member of GLBA's baseball or fast-pitch-softball staff for a private hitting session. Here, the academy's diamond-studded roster holds varying degrees of experience in professional, collegiate, and Kevin Costner–levels of play.
Great Lakes Baseball Academy
The baseball and softball instructors at Great Lakes Baseball Academy share their passion for America's pastime with students as they draw upon accolades that include two national minor-league titles and a high-school state softball record for strikeouts in one year. Inside the year-round, 5,000-square-foot facility, coaches with experience at the major, minor, and high-school levels enrich players' skills during private lessons and team-training sessions. Line drives echo through three climate-controlled, 80-foot batting and pitching tunnels, which include Iron Mike pitching machines that hurtle balls from 40 to 90 mph and occasionally charge the plate. Along with their training grounds, the academy's shop stays stocked with such gear as the latest bats and gloves.