HIT Center is operated by Holden Baseball Program, Inc. and all revenue generated by this
facility supports the
local youth softball
and Little League
HIT CENTER NOW OPEN!
Beginning the day after Thanksgiving, the HIT Center will officially be open for the 2018-2019 season! We currently have over 100 half-hour rental slots to choose from each week, during the following days/times: Mondays 3:30PM to 6:00PM, Thursdays 3:30PM to 6:00PM, Fridays 4:00PM to 8:00PM, Saturdays 9:00AM to 1:00PM, and Sundays 10:00AM to 2:00PM. Walk-ins are welcome during these times, subject to availability; to guarantee your spot in advance, simply visit our website (www.crahitcenter.com) and reserve a spot in advance. Half-hour cage rentals are still $20, full hour cage rentals are just $35, and the entire facility can be rented for $75 per hour.
$5 Saturday Night In December!
$5 Saturday nights from 5-9PM through the end of December.
BOOK YOUR CAGE RENTALS ONLINE
Booking your next cage rental is quick and easy using the online scheduler found on our website (www.crahitcenter.com), or via our mobile app (search "Holden Baseball" in your App Store to find the "CRA HIT Center" icon). Cage rentals are just $20 for 30 minutes, and $35 for a full hour.
Walk-ins are also welcomed during our posted hours of operation on a first-come, first available basis.
Want to Help? The CRA Hit Center is always looking for volunteers to help with the operation and maintenance of this great community resource. Please use the "contact us" link for more information...
WELCOME to the Holden Indoor Training (HIT) Center at the CRA in Holden, Massachusetts. Our state-of-the-art 4000 sq. ft. facility offers several full length baseball batting and pitching tunnels with retractable netting, enabling full use of the training space for in-fielding drills and group instruction. Individual lanes may be reserved as well as the entire facility allowing the space to be used by many local youth sports organizations throughout the year. Come train with us and watch your child's confidence in "America's Pastime" soar!
"Baseball was, is and always will be to me the best game in the world" - Babe Ruth
Back again, our 3-day baseball skills clinics will be offered from Tuesday 12/26/18 to Thursday 12/28/18 for two age groups. Ages 7 to 9 will meet each day from 1:00PM to 2:30PM, and ages 10 to 12 will meet each day from 2:30PM to 4:00PM. Cost per player is $95.00 for each 3-day clinic. The baseball clinics will be led by Holden resident Tom Kamataris. Coach "K" has been specializing in baseball instruction since 2005. After a lengthy playing career that included a college world series appearance, Coach K now teaches Physical Education at Acton Boxborough Regional High School in addition to his baseball instruction. Coach K works extremely well with younger players on learning and improving the basic fundamentals of hitting, pitching and fielding. The clinics will be capped at approximately 20 students per age group, and are expected to sell out quickly.
Also, two different 3-day softball skills clinics are being offered during December’s school vacation week. The general skills clinic (12/26/18-12/28/18, 9:00AM to 10:30AM) will teach the proper fundamentals and mechanics of hitting, throwing, and fielding. The catchers clinic (12/26/18-12/28/18, 10:30AM to 12:00PM) will teach the proper mechanics and techniques for the stance, footwork, blocking, throwing and fielding, all specific to the position of catcher. The softball skills sessions will be led by Mr. George Richardson, long-time softball instructor who has taught at the HIT Center every year since it opened. Cost of each softball clinic is just $95. Space is limited, so please reserve your spot today.
Those interested in any of our December clinics from 12/26/18 to 12/28/18 (snow date: 12/29/18) can register by clicking the following link and then selecting the “Clinics” tab at the top of the page:
NEW IN 2019… HOLDEN’s INDOOR HITTING LEAGUE!
The Holden Baseball Indoor Hitting Leagues give players of all ages a chance to work on their hitting skills & compete against their friends in a fun and safe environment. The 4 week season begins on February 4th and will run every Tuesday and Friday until March 1st. All games are held at the CRA Hit Center and uses Rapsodo Hitting™, a state of the art baseball simulator! Standings are posted weekly at the CRA Hit Center.
Holden Minors League
4 Teams (2 play Tuesday. 2 Play Friday with rotating schedule)
Cost includes 4 sessions, each session gives 90 minutes to play multiple games
This league will have a 36 person max (9 per team).
While each session will give the players the opportunity to play multiple games, the number of games available to play will depend on the number of players registered to the league.
Each team can have a coach and is allowed to throw to batters. Coaches can agree to either throw overhand or underhand flip to hitters for their scheduled game.
Teams should have someone (adult preferred) umpire each game. The umpire can determine the play by referring to the laptop located outside of cage 3. The laptop will display each batted ball that is captured by the Rapsodo Hitting monitor located in front of home plate in cage 3. This will be the only cage used to play the simulated baseball game. Cages 1 & 2 will be available for extra hitting/throwing for teams that are not up to bat.