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At The Hitting Academy, we use Iron Mike pitching machines for our automated batting cages.  We love these machines because it’s the closest simulation to real pitching that a batter can see. 

But what is also great about these pitching machines is that they can bounce the pitches to accommodate Cricket players. 


Cricket is a very popular sport in our area and we have many Cricket players that come in to practice their swings off of the Iron Mike pitching machines. 

The speeds range from 40mph up to 75mph.  We use the same leather balls that a baseball player would hit and we can adjust the bounce depending on your preference.  If you are a Cricket player looking to get in some additional practice, come and check out our indoor facility. 

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Baseball & Softball Instruction

When it comes to baseball and softball instruction, we hear this phrase so many times….“my son or daughter won’t listen to me”.  That’s because your child views you as a parent, not an instructor.  It’s no different than sending your child to school to learn.  They will listen and absorb better from a trained professional.  Having someone else train your child in baseball and softball also takes out the frustration you may have trying to instruct your own son or daughter.  At The Hitting Academy, we welcome the parents to sit in and observe the private lessons.  It’s important that you understand how your child is being trained and to keep the instruction consistent when you practice with them outside of the lessons.  Remember, this is an investment in your child’s baseball and softball skills.  When you see them flourish on the field, you will appreciate the time and effort you put in to prepare them for those moments. 

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