Swing, batter batter, swing! Improve your swing and hit some balls into the outfield at Champions Baseball Academy in Louisville.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
A day of swinging is great for clearing your thoughts. Head on over to Baseball Academy of Kentucky in Mount Washington after a long day.
Parking is plentiful, so guests can feel free to bring their vehicles.
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.
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
The bullpen is a locally owned business with the baseball/softball player in mind. We have state-of-the-art swing analyzers and tunnel rentals, instructor lessons are progressive, and the staff has all played professionally. We build skills and confidence.
What's one tip for first-time students that will make them feel like veterans?
The atmosphere at the bullpen is all baseball, friends just come to talk baseball.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
I wanted to build a value-based facility that wasn't about the money but the student and their ability to grow skills and mindset to play this great game.
What do you love most about your job?
No stress and it's all baseball and everyone in the place wants to get better and help the next player.
Champions Sports dedicates 40,000 square feet of space to helping athletes of all stripes improve their skills. The facility specializes in baseball and softball, featuring five Iron Mike batting-cage machines that spit out fast-pitch softballs and baseballs at speeds of up to 75 miles per hour. Sixteen drop-down batting cages match with the ProBatter PX2 simulator to test players' swings, while coaches, including former professional players, teach hitting, fielding, and pitching skills. The all-season complex is also home to winter baseball and soccer leagues that let players practice their skills without having to face a team of snow wraiths.