Located at 2001 Anchor Court, Unit A, Thousand Oaks, The Hit Factory is a 23,000 sq ft indoor baseball and softball training facility featuring an 80 foot turf diamond, strength-training area, batting cages and bullpens. The facility offers classes, clinics, group and individual training, birthday parties and more. Visit thfbaseball.com or call 805.375.1414 for more information.
Womack’s Baseball Academy opened at the Simi Valley Town Center in April 2019. This 6,000 square foot indoor facility offers private lessons for pitching, hitting, batting and catching, group classes for strength and conditioning and batting cage rentals.
The facility is also available for birthday parties, with options including yard games, access to arcade room, dodgeball, cage rentals and more.
Located across from Tilly’s at 1555 Simi Town Center Way, #645. More information at www.badirtbags.com or by calling 805.
Founded in 1989, Simi Valley Batting Cages and Pro Shop offers full service batting cages with baseball, slow pitch and fast pitch softball, hardball/softball instruction and equipment. Indoor/outdoor facility. Located at 2019 Donville Avenue, Simi Valley. Open weekdays noon to 9pm and weekends 10am to 8pm.
All Stars Athletics, located at 711 Rancho Conejo Boulevard, Newbury Park, is a 13,000 sq. ft. indoor sports facility that provides training and instructional opportunities in baseball, softball, soccer and more.
There are 7 automated baseball/softball batting cages suitable for ages 5 to adult, a 3,500 sq. ft. multi-sport astro turf training area, a team room area that seats up to 15 people, waiting area with WiFi access and more. They also offer party and corporate event packages with fully supervised and customized games and optional access to batting machines.
Visit www.allstarsathletics.com or call 805.498.6200 for more information.
Camarillo Bat-R-Up offers indoor batting cages for individual sessions, private instruction and parties and is open 7 days a week.
Arm pitching machines
Baseball: 40 - 60 - 80 mph
Softball: slow and fast pitch
Pro cage for private instruction
Batting equipment and supplies
The Camarillo Girls Fastpitch Softball league has been around since 1984. For girls ages 4 to 16. Teams play in the spring at locations throughout Camarillo.
More information at www.camarillogirlssasoftball.com.
Simi Youth Baseball is a non-profit PONY (Protect Our Nation's Youth) organization, run by volunteers since 1962. Games are played at 789 Irvine Road, Simi Valley, near the Sinaloa Golf Course. Five age divisions include Pony 13-14, Bronco 11-12, Mustang 9-10, Pinto 7-8 and Shetland 6 and under. Spring season runs from March through mid-May. Signups in November-December and tryouts in early January. More information at www.simiyouth.com.
Conejo Valley Little League (CVLL) is a chartered member of Little League Baseball. Since 1963, CVLL has been a youth sports resource for boys and girls ages 4 to 18 years. The league has eight age-grouped divisions plus a Challenger Division for mentally and physically handicapped players. In all, a typical Spring season will include about 450 players and 100 volunteers. Practices begin in February and the playing season runs from early March to mid June. A Fall Ball season runs from September through November.
CVLL produced the United States Champions in the 2004 Little League World Series. A few of those same players were part of the CVLL team that won the 2010 United States Big League Championship for players aged 18 and under!
The playing divisions and age groups of CVLL are:
Challenger Division - The Challenger Division is a unique program for mentally and/or physically challenged youth aged 5 thru high school age which allows the enjoyment of Little League participation in an athletic environment structured to their abilities.
Peanut Division (Ages 4 - 6) – Little League rules require that all 4, 5 & 6 year olds play in the Peanut Division, which does not allow pitching. The Peanut Division is strictly instructional and non-competitive, providing a fun environment that introduces players to the fundamentals of the game. There are no tryouts and players are assigned to teams by the CVLL Player Agent.
Minor International Division (Ages 6-8) – All 7 year old players and some 8 year olds will be assigned to this division, in which pitching is introduced. 6 year olds with at least 1 year of tee ball experience may petition to play in this division. This division is also non-competitive in that no standings are kept. Players are assigned to teams by the Player Agent.
Minor National Division (Ages 7-9) – This is a developmental division which introduces players to more advanced techniques involving base running, fielding and pitching. Players are drafted onto teams after participating in tryouts. 7 year olds may petition to play in this division. This is a player’s first exposure to a competitive division.
Minor American Division (Ages 9 – 12) – This division includes players aged 10 to 12 not drafted into the Majors, and enough 9 year olds to fill out the league. This division provides these players an opportunity to expand their skills by incorporating more advanced parts of the game such as base stealing and bunting. Players are drafted onto teams after participating in tryouts. Players aged 12 are not allowed to pitch. Players in this division may be drafted up to the Major Division during the regular season to fill a vacancy.
Major Division (Ages 10 – 12) – The Majors consists of experienced 10, 11 and 12 year old players participating in a highly skilled division. Managers stress sound fundamentals in all aspects of the game. Players are drafted onto teams after participating in tryouts.
Junior Division (Ages 13 & 14) – All 13 and 14 year olds participate in this division, which features lead offs, pick offs and a larger field. The division consists of CVLL teams and teams from other nearby leagues. Players are drafted onto teams after participating in tryouts.
ABDG Division (Ages 15-19) - Amateur Baseball Development Group
More information at www.conejovalleylittleleague.org.