What You'll Get
Like Shakira, a fluid bat swing harnesses snappy hip movements, looks amazing, and catches the eye of every passerby. Brush up on your swing physics with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get a one-hour rental of either a baseball/softball batting cage or pitching cage (a $40 value) at Northshore Sports Complex in Woodinville.
Northshore Sports Complex is a baseball/softball training complex that provides a clean, well-maintained facility for individuals or teams to practice their fundamentals. In Northshore's specialized training cages, budding long-ballers can square off against a semi-automatic pitching machine whose "crush, kill, destroy" setting has been disabled. Nolan Ryans in training, meanwhile, can develop their fastball's smoky contrail with an L-screen pitching net that includes the option of a portable mound and less-portable surrounding stadium. In addition to an hour of swinging the lumber around or launching the stitched hand grenade into a mesh net, you'll also receive 20% off any additional lessons, which are provided by Northshore Sports' highly experienced instructors, who have training-montaged players throughout Washington.
Whether you have the ability to call your shot like Ruth at Wrigley or just gnawed on a baseball for the first time during this morning's breakfast, a little coaching in the cages of Northshore Sports Complex will advance your game to the next base. Call ahead to reserve your time slot.
Lessons are for new students only.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Jan 1, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Limit 3 per person. Optional lessons are for new students only. Reservation required. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Northshore Sports Complex
Baseball players can't skimp on their hitting, pitching, and catching skills if they want to dominate the game—a fact that the instructors at Northshore Sports Complex know well. In 1982, Cody Webster earned the title of MVP while playing for the Kirkland Nationals All-Star Team—the first US team to win the Little League World Series. He continued to play throughout high school and college, and went on to coach for Pepsi Baseball. His cohort, Eve Gaw has spent a combined eleven years with the University of Washington softball program as a student athlete, volunteer assistant coach in the late 90’s and assistant coach from 2005-2008. Together, the duo shares the task of teaching students the fundamentals of the game inside batting and pitching cages.
Surrounded by a chain-link fence and divided by safety nets, their astro-turfed cages shelter machines that launch baseballs and softballs straight down the plate. These projectiles can reach speeds up to 85mph, which would be really scary if the baseballs weren't tranquilized beforehand. Sans the machines, pairs can take to the cages to hone their pitching and catching abilities.