Whether you're looking to hone your baseball skills or just unleash some energy, D-Bat Mansfield has a spot for you. Its rows of batting cages serve up real baseballs and softballs as speeds from 40 all the way up to a blink-and-you'll-miss-it 70 miles per hour. The facility also offers lessons in catching, fielding, hitting, and pitching, as well as a pro shop stocked with bats, mitts, and mascot costumes.
With the help of a team of trainers, owner of Cover All Bases, Chris Gay, gives little-leaguers a leg up on the competition. During his clinics, he spends much of the time working on the sport's most essential motion—the swing—in private hitting lessons. But to help build all-around athletes he and his four trainers lead sessions geared toward pitching, fielding, catching, and the closely related art of hitting. A high school athlete himself who went on to pitch for the University of Texas at Arlington and double-A minor league baseball with the Chicago White Sox for 2 1/2 seasons, his love for the game shines through in his training sessions. "(I) love teaching baseball to kids and helping them make their high school teams," he says.
Staff Size: 2–10 people
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: Private hitting lessons and token cards
Pro Tip: It's more comfortable when you bring your own bat
Good for Kids: Yes
Walk-ins Welcome: Yes
Working toward a home-run? Practice your baseball skills at Cages Indoor Batting Facility in Bedford and make that dream come true.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Gather up your friends and baseball gear and head on over to Grand Prairie Boys Baseball in Grand Prairie for an exciting day of baseball.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
When D-BAT opened in 1998, Cade Griffis was one of only two employees (the other was his brother, Kyle). But Cade knew that he had everything he needed to succeed, starting with a strong training philosophy shaped by his professional and college baseball careers.
Cade's philosophy is simple: every player should follow a unique game plan, tailored to his or her strengths. As straightforward as it sounds, it works wonders when applied consistently. Cade has helped many budding ballplayers grow into power hitters, and somewhere along the way his small facility transformed into a baseball empire with 19 high-tech training locations.
Today, veteran coaches staff each of the climate-controlled facilities. They have a variety of tools at their disposal, including pitching machines that shoot balls at custom speeds of 70+ mph. On flat-screen TVs, parents can watch their kids improve their batting form and master the art of juggling all the bases at once.