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

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

Facility Feature: Kentucky Softball Foundation

On Deck Sports completed a new 5,000 sq. ft. facility project for the Kentucky Softball Foundation. This new facility is the training home for the Woodford Yellow Jackets softball team, which they nicknamed “The Crib”. See the work we did below!1 large Shell Net and 6 individual Batting Cages t...

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March 26, 2021

Facility Feature: Colby Fastpitch, Virginia

On Deck Sports helped design and outfit a softball-specific facility in McLean, Virginia called Colby Fastpitch. The indoor batting cage facility includes 3,400 sq.ft. of GT34 Padded Turf as well as 3 individual walk-draw retractable batting cages. Check out some project pictures! 3 batting cag...

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March 19, 2021

Facility Feature: MAD Baseball & Softball Academy, New York

MAD Baseball & Softball Academy just opened up a new 7,200 sq.ft. facility within the Legacy Sports Park complex in Clay, NY and On Deck Sports helped design and outfit the interior! The MAD Baseball & Softball Academy includes a 3,600 sq.ft multi-purpose turf field that can be split into 5 ind...

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March 12, 2021

Facility Feature: High School Batting Cage Facility Projects

Since 2001, On Deck Sports has been designing, supplying, and installing thousands of indoor sports facilities for teams, organizations, and schools. In honor of the start of the baseball/softball season, we decided to highlight some of the high school facility projects we've recently been a p...

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February 26, 2021

On Deck Sports Padding Projects

From indoor wall padding to outdoor backstop padding, On Deck Sports has the solution you need to provide safety and protection while adding a pop of color and a professional look to your field or facility. Since 2001, On Deck Sports has been supplying and installing thousands indoor and outdoo...

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February 24, 2021

Facility Feature: College Batting Cage Facility Projects

Since 2001, On Deck Sports has been designing, supplying, and installing thousands of indoor sports facilities for teams, organizations, and schools. In honor of Opening Day for the 2021 College Baseball season, we decided to highlight some of the college facility projects we've recently been a...

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February 19, 2021

Facility Feature: TD Sports Academy, Texas

On Deck Sports helped design and outfit a brand new facility in Katy, TX! TD Sports Academy is a 10,000 sq.ft. facility that includes 11 batting cages – four pitching tunnels and seven batting cages. All the nets are walk-draw retractable, giving TD Sports Academy the ability to open up the spa...

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February 12, 2021