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A blog for coaches and players as well as indoor sports facility owners and managers.

On Deck Sports Announces New Website & Brand Logo!

A message from Greg Baldwin, Vice President of Sales & Marketing at On Deck Sports, about our changes to our new logo and updated website!

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June 11, 2024

Facility Feature Friday: Trois-Rivieres Training

Trois-Rivieres Training in St. Cloud, Minnesota worked with On Deck Sports to build a new two-lane batting cage at their facility! For more information on full Indoor Sports Facility Design packages, check out the On Deck Sports website!

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June 7, 2024

Cycle Series Bases - Which Base Is Right For You?

On Deck Sports is introducing our new line of bases. Whether you are a youth, high school, college, or professional team. On Deck Sports has a base solution for you. The Cycle Series Bases offer five different styles of bases in the collection. The collection features anchored bases and breakaw...

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August 31, 2023

Facility Feature: The Playground

The Playground worked with On Deck Sports (ODS) to create an indoor facility designed specifically for softball. ODS helped turn The Playground's vision into a reality. Owners, Emmie and Emmersen Uttis had aspirations of creating a softball facility for years before contacting ODS. They chose O...

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July 5, 2023

Indoor Shell Net Batting Cages - The Most Versatile Cage Available

Indoor Batting Cage Solutions for Indoor FacilitiesOn Deck Sports is the industry leader in indoor batting cage design and installation. Our top option for an indoor batting cage is a fixed shell net system. This is our most popular option for indoor facilities and can be customized by our faci...

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May 23, 2023

Industry Leader Hank Aldrich Partners with On Deck Sports

Hank Aldrich, who graduated from Princeton in 1953 with a degree in engineering, established an indoor tennis business in 1968 following 15 years of experience with Boeing. With a passion for tennis and construction, he began building and repairing indoor tennis facilities. After Hank found succ...

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September 30, 2022

Facility Feature: Aldie Senators

The Aldie Senators worked with On Deck Sports (ODS) to turn their indoor batting cage vision into a reality!Jeff Ratliff had plans to build a new 18,000 square foot building. Approximately 11,000 square feet of that building would house a new training space for pitching, hitting and field for t...

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July 15, 2022

Facility Feature: Aura Athletics

With a wide-open empty building, Edward Shen turned to On Deck Sports to help design and outfit his new facility. At first discussion, the original plan was only to get turf from On Deck based on timing of the project. After discussing the project with his facility representative, Greg Bitsimis...

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July 14, 2022

DIY Residential Batting Cages

Andy Moyle wanted to have a private facility for his kids, friends, and teammates that wanted to train for baseball/softball. He also wanted an area to strength train as well as practice various other sports. With this in mind, he decided to come to On Deck Sports to get started on designing a ...

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July 12, 2022

Kirkbrae Country Club Case Study

Kirkbrae Country Club | Lincoln, RI Located in Lincoln, Rhode Island, Kirkbrae Country Club (KCC) is a par 71 championship golf course and one of the premier clubs in southern New England. The club offers its member all the amenities that you would expect from a top tier club, including: an 18-h...

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April 7, 2022

A Year in Review: On Deck Sports 2021 Facility Projects

Since 2001, On Deck Sports has been designing and outfitting indoor sports facilities all across the country, and this year was no different! As we head into 2022, we’re taking a look back on some of the great projects we’ve been a part of in the year 2021. Aura Athletics (IL) – 7,300 sq.ft. | ...

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December 16, 2021

Father, Son Duo Take on Mound Manufacturing at On Deck Sports

Shawn Caulfield has been working at our West Bridgewater, MA location for 13 years as the Manufacturing Manager for On Deck Sports. His son Josh joined the team in 2016 to assist his dad in manufacturing our portable pitching mounds. The duo added one more to the team Joe Roy in 2017. These thr...

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November 23, 2021

Facility Feature: New Mexico State University

New Mexico State University (NMSU) just got a game-changing batting cage addition to their baseball/softball facilities with the help of On Deck Sports (ODS)! NMSU's new 5,600 sq.ft. facility acts as an all-weather “hitting barn” – an outdoor structure with only structural beams and a rooftop. ...

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June 18, 2021

Facility Feature: Impact Sports Academy, Wisconsin

In 2020, Impact Sports Academy (ISA) in Wisconsin began the process of building a new 40,500 sq.ft. indoor batting cage facility for baseball/softball players and teams to practice and take lessons. Once construction of the building was completed in 2021, they were ready to design and outfit th...

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June 11, 2021

(Outdoor) Facility Feature: Concord-Carlisle

While upgrading the town's baseball and softball fields, Concord-Carlisle had a lot on their to-do list. Luckily, they were able to cross every item off the list at a one-stop shop – On Deck Sports. Check out all the work we did! First up, the Concord-Carlisle Youth Baseball field. Custom Backsto...

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June 4, 2021

Facility Feature: Coppin State University, Maryland

Big upgrade for Coppin State University baseball and softball teams with a Black Widow Retractable Batting Cage Model E from On Deck Sports. The Black Widow Batting Cage Model E is a perfect solution for baseball and softball teams that practice in their school's gym during the winter months be...

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April 23, 2021

Starting from the Bottom - Celebrating 20 Years of On Deck Sports

April 2021 marks the 20th Anniversary of On Deck Sports! Rooted in our ProMounds Portable Pitching Mounds construction, On Deck Sports has turned into a one-stop-shop for all baseball/softball needs including everything from training aids and batting cages to artificial turf and field maintenan...

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April 21, 2021

On Deck Sports Padding Q & A

Whether you buy indoor or outdoor padding, there are a few factors to consider before making a final decision. Luckily, On Deck Sports has the right resources and knowledge to help guide you through what type of padding will best fit your needs and your budget. We sat down with Baseball & Softb...

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April 20, 2021

(Outdoor) Facility Feature: Black Diamonds Baseball Club, California

Black Diamonds Baseball Club President, David Crawford, wanted to host batting practice and lessons in his own backyard. He came to On Deck Sports looking for a solution that was safe, effective, and long-lasting. Check out the solution he chose. 55' L x 14' W x 12' H Premium Nylon Batting Cage...

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April 9, 2021

Facility Feature: Pro Player Hurricanes, Illinois

On Deck Sports was called in to provide safe and durable netting to Pro Player Hurricane's new 10,000 sq.ft. indoor facility, and we did not disappoint! Check out the work we did and what the Pro Player Hurricanes had to say about it!Large fixed & enclosed shell net 2 walk-draw retractable divi...

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April 1, 2021