Sandlot Baseball and Fastpitch Academy will be holding it’s Official Grand Opening Weekend, starting Friday, January 5th from 3pm-9pm and continuing onto Saturday, January 6th from 10am-6pm.
Sports Talk San Antonio with Jeff Vexler and Walter Pasacrita (Ticket 760, KTSR AM) will be broadcasting live from the Sandlot Academy from 3pm-7pm on Friday. Also joining the festivities on Friday will be Miss Fiesta 2006, Abigail Garcia and the Puffy Taco. The public can vote for who they would like to see throw out the ceremonial 1st pitch by logging onto the company's website. The winner will be announced during Friday’s live broadcast.
Local band, MercyDate will be performing on Saturday from 12pm-2pm while Jeff Vexler covers the event live via remote broadcast. There will be plenty of FREE Food, Drinks and Prizes both days.
The indoor, 10,000 square foot, climate controlled training academy is the latest of 22 National Sandlot Baseball and Fastpitch Softball Facilities. The Sandlot opened its doors to the public on November 27, 2006 and has 5 Pitching Lanes, 4 with Iron Mike pitching machines throwing 40-80mph. The machine’s throw real leather baseballs, not synthetic “machine balls”. The facility also includes a pro-shop featuring products from Wilson, Rawlings, Louisville Slugger and Kelley USA, to name a few.
The Sandlot Baseball & Fastpitch Academies philosophy is based on encouraging and rewarding positive behavior for each student in his or her game. The positive characteristics taught at The Sandlot Baseball & Fastpitch Academy are qualities that help our students succeed in not only being better ball players, but also better participants at home and at school.
The Sandlot’s instructors include current and former MLB/Collegiate players. All Sandlot instructors are put through a certification process prior to instructing to train them in the Sandlot curriculum and to maintain a consistency and quality in the instruction they provide. In addition to traditional training methods, the Sandlot uses state of the art batting/pitching training tools such as the Rightview Pro© batting/pitching analysis system and the Black Sound© pitching system.
The Sandlot offers programs from beginning to advanced players. The Sandlot’s instruction staff will be available for individual, group and team instruction as well as camp and clinic offerings throughout the year.
Sandlot Baseball & Fastpitch Academy (sandlotsa.com) is centrally located near Blossom Athletic Center in the Blossom Business Park at 11909 Starcrest Drive. Sandlot Academies, LLC, was founded in 2005, and is headquartered in Denver, CO.