Baseball became the nation's official pastime in 1901, relegating the acts of stonewashing jeans and painting a mustache on a sleeping grandpa down to the level of everyday chores. Develop your pastime aptitude with today's Groupon: for $40, you get a one-hour private hitting-and-pitching lesson (a $90 value) at The Yard Baseball Academy, located in Beaverton.
The Yard Baseball Academy's one-hour private lesson allows players to work one-on-one with expert instructors and combines a half-hour hitting session with a half-hour pitching session to help athletes develop prowess on both sides of the ball. Tailored to the specific needs and seed-spitting habits of the player, the lesson takes place in a spacious, turf-laden training facility with a full-length batting cage, throwing lanes, and weight- and speed-training equipment that cultivate skills in all aspects of the game. Step into the batter's box to work with hitting coach and former Washington Nationals player Kory Casto on bolstering bat speed and power. Chris Pine, former Oregon State pitcher and U.S. Olympic team invitee, takes over for the pitching session, lending an in-depth knowledge of wind-up and release mechanics to help his students gain the abilities to pick apart the strike zone and win stuffed pandas at state fairs.
5465 SW Western Ave.
Beaverton, Oregon 97005