Welcome to the area’s finest Baseball and Softball training facility! The Strike Zone located at 8 Heritage Park Road in Clinton, Connecticut is the official training site for the Connecticut Storm Baseball Program. A state-of-the-art facility with three regulation size batting cages, pitching mounds, a 2,700 sq. ft. defensive area, and hitting training area. The facility provides a training site for players that are serious about working on their game twelve months a year.
Please be aware that our hours of operation may vary depending on the time of year and weather conditions. The facility is open year round to the public, and appointments can be made in advance. We recommend that you call to schedule time prior to coming in (especially during the winter months when we are busiest).
Our baseball machines are fully automatic and are rented in 15 minute increments. Pitching/defensive areas and our hitting training area are typically rented by the half hour. We do have softball machines for both fast pitch and slow pitch. However, our softball machines are manually operated and require someone to “feed” the balls into the machine.
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IT’S TIME TO GET READY FOR TRAVEL BASEBALL!!!
Connecticut Storm Tryouts for Players Age 8-18 will be held in February. We are looking for players for our 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U, and 18U baseball teams. Finally the training and instruction you’ve been looking for!! Call The Strike Zone ASAP at (203) 484-7700 for more information or to sign-up!!
NEED SOMEWHERE TO PRACTICE YOUR SWING OVER THE WINTER? THE STRIKE ZONE NOW HAS A GOLF PRACTICE AREA. FOR MORE INFORMATION GIVE US A CALL TODAY.
IN ADDITION TO OUR BATTING CAGES, PITCHING MOUNDS, HITTING TRAINING AREA, AND OPEN SPACE FOR DEFENSIVE DRILLS, OUR NEW FACILITY ALSO FEATURES A GOLF PRACTICE AREA, ARCADE GAMES, SNACK/BEVERAGE ROOM, AND A LOUNGE WITH A BIG SCREEN TELEVISION!!!
STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFORMATION ON OUR UPCOMING TRAVEL BASEBALL PROGRAM TRYOUTS FOR PLAYERS AGE 9-18!!
TUTORING/HOMEWORK HELP IS NOW AVAILABLE AT THE STRIKE ZONE WITH PRIVATE TUTOR MARTH SALMON. SAT CLASSES WILL BE STARTING SOON!!
COMING SOON…MUSIC LESSONS!!! GUITAR, BASS, AND MORE!!! STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFORMATION.
MARTHA SALMON PROVIDING TUTORING AT THE STRIKE ZONE
Martha Salmon is a retired Connecticut teacher with over thirty years of academic experience in elementary, middle, high school, and adult education settings. She understands the needs of students of various age ranges and ability levels.
For the past ten years, she has been tutoring students of all ages and grade levels, from pre-K to post graduate, in numerous public school and private venues. She also has her own tutoring service, Success Tutoring.
In addition to working with youngsters, Martha tutors adults who need to improve their literacy skills in order to advance professionally in a variety of vocational settings. She is a dedicated, enthusiastic, and patient education professional whose mission is to optimize student learning potential and performance by accommodating her teaching styles, practices, and materials to the individual learning style and pace of each of her students. She has outstanding interpersonal communication skills with the ability to easily establish rapport and build confidence.
She is well-organized, dynamic, and skilled at creating and fostering hands-on, student-centered learning environments.
Her specialty tutoring areas are test prep (CMT, GED, PSAT, SAT, ACT, SSAT, ISEE, PRAXIS), remedial reading, writing, study skills, homework support, elementary math, Spanish, French, English as a Second Language, and learning disability support.
She currently teaches SAT prep and writing in local Connecticut community continuing education programs and private schools. She has developed her own unique streamlined SAT verbal prep curriculum, which emphasizes strategies and shortcuts for each section of the exam, including easy grammar mastery exercises, vocab practice materials, and essay writing essentials. This year she is self-publishing two books, a children’s book entitled My Cat, Merigold, and a wellness book, I Can’t Get Sick!
Martha received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Case Western Reserve University, with a major in French and a minor in Spanish. She received a Master of Arts Degree in French Literature from New York University and completed summer programs at Laval University in Quebec and the Sorbonne in Paris.
She also has a Sixth Year Degree in Elementary Education from Southern Connecticut State University. She is certified in Connecticut to teach Elementary Education K-6, Bilingual Education K-12, ESOL (English to Speakers of Other Languages) K-12, French 7-12, and Spanish 7-12. She is fluent in French and Spanish.
WHY CHOOSE THE STRIKE ZONE FOR YOUR INSTRUCTION AND TRAINING NEEDS?
The Strike Zone is your home for instruction. Why drive all over the state when you can get sports instruction, personal training, tutoring, and music lessons all in one location? We are a modern 11,000 sq. ft. facility with the latest training equipment. Unlike other sports facilities, when we say we have 11,000 sq. ft…we mean it! Our facility features three baseball batting cages with arm style Iron Mike pitching machines.
These machines are the best training machines available because they allow the hitter to match rhythmn with the arm as it picks up and throws the ball. In addition, we have a large open area for defensive drills and pitching practice (2 mounds available). We also have a training area with Swingaways, batting tees, and speed/agility equipment and there are many little league baseball bats available in this area, the child can freely choosing the bat that they like.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT AT THE STRIKE ZONE
At The Strike Zone we try to keep the cost of our programs and services as affordable as possible. Our batting cage, facility rental, class, clinic, and lesson rates are some of the cheapest in the state! In addition, we pride ourselves on keeping a clean and orderly facility where our customers can feel comfortable. The Strike Zone is CT’s best all-around instruction and training facility! Come see for yourself or give us a call today!
Hear What People Have Said About The Strike Zone and Connecticut Storm Baseball Program…
My son (now 10 years old) is a big fan of baseball. He would love to play all year round, but in New England that’s not possible so I signed him up for the Winter Program at The Strike Zone last year. One and a half hours a week with a professional staff kept him in the baseball groove. When spring came his glove for baseball did not need dusting off, his bat was on the ball, it was great stuff. Through The Strike Zone I was introduced to the CT Storm Baseball teams. My son was ready for tryouts, which followed the Winter Program.
Two days of intense tryouts, then he got the call he made the 11U team. What a great experience, not only did he get exceptional training from professional coaches, but he was busy practicing both outside and indoors at The Strike Zone, as well as playing scheduled games and tournaments. The bonus was the end of the season tournament in Myrtle Beach. I can’t say enough about the dedicated staff and their committment to the boys and baseball. I have noticed the improvement in my son’s baseball skills and his confidence level is high. Both the Winter Program and Connecticut Storm are AWESOME. Many thanks to Chris and Kyle!
My son Tim played for the CT Storm Spring and Fall 2007 seasons. The CT Storm philosophy of dedication, hard work and discipline has paid off immensely for my son. I saw a nice change in his playing ability during the spring season with the Storm.
He improved on his level of ability tremendously. His base running and hitting skills improved dramatically and his defensive skills were finely tuned. The coaching staff works great with each player on all aspects of the game. Also, the dedication, hard work, and respect that is taught carries over into Tim’s life outside of baseball too! I noticed when watching our town little league games that players who played for the Storm were so much further ahead of the players who only played town little league baseball.
Playing for the Storm is great for players who want to improve their game, take their game to another level, and play a more competitive game. The tournaments at the end of the season are always a lot of fun!
My son has participated in both the Winter Workouts and on the CT Storm team. Both activities offered by The Strike Zone have been a positive experience.
My son has learned the fundamentals of baseball and my husband and I have noticed a significant improvement in his skills since he began receiving instruction at this facility. The coaching staff at The Strike Zone is well qualified and bring a wealth of experience and knowledge.
They provide positive feedback and reinforcement during workouts and practices. Besides offering their knowledge of baseball, the coaches have instilled in my child the importance of responsibility, respect, perseverance, and teamwork.
The coaches have been wonderful role models and have always conducted themselves in a professional way. I highly recommend The Strike Zone. The benefits that a child will receive go way beyond baseball instruction.
The Strike Zone is Now Offering a Full Line of Equipment and Apparel…Bats, gloves, batting gloves, Etc. Click Here for More Info!!
Attention Softball Players…Give Us a Call to Book Time in Our Batting Cages, Pitching/Defensive Area, or Register for Lessons, Camps, Clinics, etc.! Perhaps Our Best Kept Secret is the Service We Provide for Softball Players. We Offer Lessons in all Areas of the Game Including Pitching. We Also Rent Our Facility to Softball Teams. Every Year the Shoreline Sting Program Conducts Their Winter Workouts at The Strike Zone. We Have Also Rented Space to Various High School and Middle School Programs!