Playing baseball can help kids develop skills in other areas, such as learning teamwork or sliding into an airplane right before the flight attendant closes the hatch. Give your child wings with this Groupon.
$65 for Six One-Hour Baseball-Training Sessions ($139 Value)
Children in grades 1–12 brush up on a single skill such as pitching, hitting, fielding, or catching during age-specific outdoor sessions with groups of about six kids per coach. The deal also includes a free trial subscription to Baseball America.
Spring Training 2014 begins in January; registration must be completed within 10 days of purchasing the Groupon.
U.S. Baseball Academy
Though they operate more than 200 locations in upwards of 30 states, the team behind U.S. Baseball Academy aims to make each young athlete's experience a personal one. Their four- or six-week camps are taught by local instructors who are current or former coaches at the high school or college level, and typically offer a 6:1 or better player-to-teacher ratio for intense, professional-style training. The Academy's proven itinerary of hitting, pitching, fielding, and baserunning drills was developed by an advisory board of college coaches and Major League players, including Cy Young Award–winner and ace pitcher Brandon Webb.