Wednesday, July 17, 2024

How Paul Skenes is a MAJOR PROBLEM For Baseball...


Paul Skenes is ALREADY a problem at just 22 years old! This rookie is throwing 102 mph fastballs like it's no big deal. With a full arsenal including a wicked slider, a nasty changeup, and a curveball that drops off the table, it's no wonder he's drawing comparisons to legends like Stephen Strasburg and Justin Verlander. Skenes' background is equally impressive - he flew in F-15 and F-16 jets, pulled over 8 Gs, and spent time at the Air Force Academy. Off the field, his relationship with gymnast Olivia Dunne has social media buzzing.

707-564-5010
777-D Elmira Road
Vacaville, CA 95687

Thursday, July 4, 2024

Happy 4th of July!


Happy 4th of July! Be safe and enjoy.

707-564-5010
777-D Elmira Road
Vacaville, CA 95687



Wednesday, June 26, 2024

CUSTOM TEAM PRACTICE

Are you a manager/coach of a team? Please call us at (707) 564-5010 or email to info@vvbaseballbarn.com to discuss a custom team practice package that suits your needs.

Our hitting tunnels easily retract to create over 4,500 SF of open infield turf suitable for nearly every baseball/softball activity:

  • Infield practice
  • Speed & Agility Training
  • Base running drills
  • Catcher’s drills
  • And so much more.


707-564-5010
777-D Elmira Road
Vacaville, CA 95687

Saturday, June 8, 2024

Instruction

Hitting a baseball and teaching the major league swing have been an endeavor we have taken to heart over the past few years.  We continually upgrade our products and teaching instruction methods to keep you on the leading-edge of what is being taught in today's hitting community.

We live by one simple measure of success. Yours.

  • Personal Instruction
  • Awareness is the first step; let’s take it together
  • “I realize that we live in a “microwave society" where everyone wants everything “yesterday.” Unfortunately, Mother Nature makes no allowances for hitters in this regard. Becoming a good hitter takes time—and patience. Believe me, talking with many players who have been there and done it at baseball’s highest levels, everyone agrees that there are no shortcuts-None.
  • Teaching hitting should be presented in a logical, progressive, and straight-forward manner to the student. It should also make sense. There is little to gain from a haphazard, non-structured approach to the learning process. It’s a waste of time and money.
  • In sports, players rarely get a second chance to make a good first impression. Taking the time necessary to choose a hitting instructor and the philosophy you can live with, is very important to their continued advancement."
  • Take the first step…
  • Our individual and group lessons typically last 70-90 minutes. Parents are welcome and encouraged to attend, watch, and learn with their son/daughter to make this a one-of-a-kind learning experience.
  • For local players, we offer no-risk swing evaluations to determine the player's current mechanics. The evaluation typically lasts 75-90 minutes and encompasses the player's swing analysis, mechanics review and history, as well as frame-by-frame on-screen synchronization with current MLB All-Stars. The evaluation is a wonderful way to not only see one's swing compared to MLB players, but also former Baseball Barn hitters of the same age and ability level.
  • Awareness is the first step; let's take it together. I urge you to contact us today to find the right program for your son or daughter.

707-564-5010
777-D Elmira Road
Vacaville, CA 95687


Wednesday, June 5, 2024

Summer Camp, June 17th-19th


Summer is here, have you signed up for our summer camp??

Register HERE.

707-564-5010
777-D Elmira Road
Vacaville, CA 95687



Friday, May 24, 2024

$40 vs $400 Catchers Mitt [Does It Really Matter?]


I won't give any spoilers on which mitt won lol but I will do a break down on our other catchers mitts in this video to help out anyone shopping for one!

707-564-5010
777-D Elmira Road
Vacaville, CA 95687

Saturday, May 18, 2024

Wednesday, May 15, 2024

Baseball Drip like the Pro's


If you're a Baseball player, this videos for you. These are the best products, companies and prices for Baseball drip. Hit bombs, steal bags and create your own Baseball style.

707-564-5010
777-D Elmira Road
Vacaville, CA 95687

Sunday, May 12, 2024

Thursday, May 9, 2024

HitTrax Coming Soon


COMING SOON… HitTrax 

Next-Gen Data Capture & Simulation System
  • Real-time data acquisition with milisecond response time
  • One-of-a-kind player experience combininb analytics and gaming
  • Supports tee work, front toss, live pitching and machine pitching
  • Adapts to all skill levels
707-564-5010
777-D Elmira Road
Vacaville, CA 95687


 

Monday, May 6, 2024

WHAT A GAME! 10 HOMERUNS in PG Select Fest | 12u


Down 11 runs, can the East squad make a comeback? 

707-564-5010
777-D Elmira Road
Vacaville, CA 95687

Saturday, April 27, 2024

Hitting -Extension Work Off Tee


Year Round Athlete instructor Randy Brown teaches how to get proper extension in your swing by the drill off the tee.

707-564-5010
777-D Elmira Road
Vacaville, CA 95687

Wednesday, April 24, 2024

FACILITY RENTAL



You can rent a portion or the entire facility for your team. CLICK HERE for our facility page for more information.

707-564-5010
777-D Elmira Road
Vacaville, CA 95687


Sunday, April 21, 2024

RENTALS : PITCHING TUNNEL


Our full length Pitching Tunnel allows pitchers of all ages to get their bullpen work in. Adjustable from 35’ all the way to 60’6”, both baseball and softball pitchers are welcome. Our pitching tunnel features one mound.

No catcher? No problem we have strike zone targets to give you the ability to get your workout in, even if your regular catcher is unavailable.

Need help with your pitching? Just check out our online scheduling system and schedule a personal instruction session with one of our qualified pitching instructors.


707-564-5010
777-D Elmira Road
Vacaville, CA 95687


Monday, April 15, 2024

RENTALS : COACH PITCH TUNNELS

The Baseball Barn (BB) has five hitting tunnels equipped with everything needed to get your hitting workout in (baseballs, softballs, L-Screen, tee and hitting mat). Come hit off the tee, bring your parent, coach or friend to throw live pitches to you or soft toss to you. These hitting tunnels will help you work on your hitting. Come in today and see how effective a 30 or 60 minute session can be.

Need help with your hitting? Just check out our online scheduling system and schedule a personal instruction session.

SCHEDULE PERSONAL SESSION

707-564-5010
777-D Elmira Road
Vacaville, CA 95687

Friday, April 12, 2024

RENTALS : MACHINE PITCH TUNNELS

The Baseball Barn (BB) has two fixed batting cages that each feature JUGS™ pitching machines. These machines can be configured for either baseball or softball and can be adjusted to speeds of 15-60 mph. These machines will give you a consistent delivery to allow you to focus on your swing.

• 2 cages equipped with JUGS™ Pitching Machines*
• Adjustable Speeds

*Please note that you will need to have someone with you over the age of 15 to feed the JUGS™ machine.

Need help with your hitting? Just check out our online scheduling system and schedule a personal instruction session.

SCHEDULE YOUR CAGE TIME

707-564-5010
777-D Elmira Road
Vacaville, CA 95687

Sunday, March 31, 2024

Happy Easter


Happy Easter To You.

707-564-5010
777-D Elmira Road
Vacaville, CA 95687


I Asked Every MLB Team for Free Stuff


In this video I emailed every Major League Sports Team and asked them for Merchandise, autographs, or free stuff in the Mail. A bunch of MLB teams sent something... Watch to find out!!
Thanks to all the teams who sent me stuff!!

707-564-5010
777-D Elmira Road
Vacaville, CA 95687

Friday, March 22, 2024

Inside the SOUTH CAROLINA GAMECOCKS $40,000,000 Baseball Facilities!


Welcome to the D1 Facility Tour of South Carolina's AMAZING $40,000,000 baseball complex. LET'S RIDE. The Gamecocks are currently a top 5 program in the country and are legitimate contenders to make some noise in the 2023 College World Series. They've dominated some of their SEC rivals - currently holding a 14-8 conference record and 36-10 overall - with elite hitting and lights out pitching. Roman Kimball, a sophomore RHP, toured the facilities with us and took us inside his day in the life of a South Carolina Gamecock.

707-564-5010
777-D Elmira Road
Vacaville, CA 95687

Tuesday, March 19, 2024

Hope to See You Soon!

Find us here.


Have questions? Contact us, here.

707-564-5010
777-D Elmira Road
Vacaville, CA 95687



Saturday, March 16, 2024

About Us.


The Baseball Barn (BB) was founded on the principal that passionate, dedicated, and intelligent training are the keys to improving performance. The BB is a premier baseball/softball training facility, where athletes of all ages and skill levels can come to improve their game. Whatever your training needs:

• Batting Cage Rentals
• Pitching Practice
• Conditioning, Strength & Agility Training
• Mental Focus Training
• Full Team Practices
• Group Camps/Clinics

The Baseball Barn has got you covered. Come check out our facility and see for yourself how the BB can help you take your game to the next level and beyond.

It’s not a question of can you…It’s a question of will you?

707-564-5010
777-D Elmira Road
Vacaville, CA 95687



Thursday, March 14, 2024

Inside Oklahoma State’s $60,000,000 Baseball Facilities!


We toured Oklahoma State's NEW $60,000,000 complex - O'Brate Stadium. We saw their weight room, indoor facility, player lounge, and the coolest locker room I have ever seen! ENJOY!!!

707-564-5010
777-D Elmira Road
Vacaville, CA 95687

Sunday, March 10, 2024

Individual Memberships


Great opportunity to train regularly without breaking the bank.
Intended for individual/family use only.

Thursday, March 7, 2024

Lessons


Hitting, Pitching (Baseball only), Catching, Defense

30min - $55
45min - $75
60min - $85

Save up to $30 when you purchase a package

707-564-5010
777-D Elmira Road
Vacaville, CA 95687



Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Team Memberships


SAVE WITH MEMBERSHIP

$700.00/mo. with minimum 3 month commitment.
2 lanes for 1-2 hours practice weekly along with access for players
to hit daily for 30min in an open lane.
(Can be customized for more in facility practice)

Spots Are Limited
Mondays and Fridays available.
First come first serve for time slots for team practice.

707-564-5010
777-D Elmira Road
Vacaville, CA 95687


Saturday, February 24, 2024

We Asked TOP RANKED PLAYERS to TRADE Their Baseball Bat For a MYSTERY BOX!


For part 4 we had the crazy idea to travel to states around the states to trade mystery baseball bats with some of the top ranked baseball players in the country! As always, we asked players one question: Would you trade your bat for a random mystery box? The question is, would you take the risk?

707-564-5010
777-D Elmira Road
Vacaville, CA 95687


Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Individual Memberships


Great opportunity to train regularly without breaking the bank.
Intended for individual/family use only.

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

"All you need is love and baseball"


The rain is here and we're excited! The barn is busy, we highly recommend booking ahead of time. Whether you're wanting some guaranteed practice time out of the rain or looking for a practice focused on hitting rather than shagging balls. Contact us or head to our site to book. Full facility practices available as well!

See you at The Barn!


707-564-5010
777-D Elmira Road
Vacaville, CA 95687



Monday, February 12, 2024

Coming Soon!


We're excited to say that we're getting more area for parking. We're hopeful to have this space by mid to late February. Bare with us while construction in the parking lot continues. We appreciate your patience!

707-564-5010
777-D Elmira Road
Vacaville, CA 95687


Friday, February 9, 2024

Lessons


Hitting, Pitching (Baseball only), Catching, Defense

30min - $55
45min - $75
60min - $85

Save up to $30 when you purchase a package

707-564-5010
777-D Elmira Road
Vacaville, CA 95687


Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Total Bases (TB)


Definition

Total bases refer to the number of bases gained by a batter through his hits. A batter records one total base for a single, two total bases for a double, three total bases for a triple and four total bases for a home run.

Total bases are used to determine a player's slugging percentage -- which is total bases divided by at-bats. A player can only add to his total-bases tally through a hit. Advancing on the basepaths -- even via a steal -- has no impact on a player's total bases.

In A Call

"total bags"

Learn more, here.

707-564-5010
777-D Elmira Road
Vacaville, CA 95687

Sunday, January 28, 2024

The Scariest Pitchers In Baseball History


Enjoy The Scariest Pitchers In Baseball History!

707-564-5010
777-D Elmira Road
Vacaville, CA 95687

Thursday, January 25, 2024

Stolen Base (SB)


Definition
A stolen base occurs when a baserunner advances by taking a base to which he isn't entitled. This generally occurs when a pitcher is throwing a pitch, but it can also occur while the pitcher still has the ball or is attempting a pickoff, or as the catcher is throwing the ball back to the pitcher.

A stolen base is not automatically credited when a runner advances during one of the aforementioned scenarios; the official scorer must also determine that the runner had been in attempt of a steal. For example, if a runner takes an extra base on a wild pitch or a passed ball, he is not awarded a stolen base. However, if he was attempting to steal as a wild pitch/passed ball was thrown, he is generally given credit for it.

A baserunner is not given credit for a steal if he takes the extra base as the result of an error by the opposing defense. He is not given credit for a steal if he safely advances but another runner also attempting to steal on the same play is thrown out. (This maneuver is called a "double steal.") He is also not given credit if the defense concedes the base because of the situation in the game. (This generally occurs very late in the contest, with the defensive team ahead by more than one run. The defense -- not wanting to play out of position -- doesn't cover the base and, as a result, the ruling is "defensive indifference" rather than a stolen base.)

Stolen bases have long been an integral part -- and one of the most debated aspects -- of the game. The upside to a stolen base is obvious; the runner advances a base and puts himself closer to scoring. However, the downside -- a baserunner making an out -- arguably far outweighs the upside. In this vein, a runner who steals bases at a 50 percent clip is considered to be doing his team a disservice. As a general rule of thumb, a base stealer with a stolen-base percentage of 75 or higher is helping his team by attempting steals.

There are few maneuvers in baseball more strategic than a stolen-base attempt. In some cases, the third-base coach will give the runner a sign, telling him to steal. But certain runners, who have proven to be competent base stealers, are given "the green light," whereby they can take off at their discretion. One of the most common times to steal occurs with two outs and the hitter behind in the count. In this case, the downside to stealing is minimized. If the runner is thrown out, the hitter gets a fresh count to start the next inning. But if the runner is safe, he has put himself in scoring position.

The league leaders in stolen bases are almost always among the fastest players in the league, for obvious reasons. However, speed is only one ingredient in the stolen base. A base stealer must also be adept at choosing a good pitch to run on (generally a breaking ball, which will travel slower to the plate than a fastball and sometimes bounce in the dirt). He must also be able to read the situation and a pitcher's pickoff move to get a good first step.

Origin
The modern steal rule was put into place in 1898. Before then, any time a runner took an extra base (such as advancing to third base from first on a single) he was awarded a stolen base.

In A Call
"swipes," "steals," "stolen bags"

Learn more, here.

707-564-5010
777-D Elmira Road
Vacaville, CA 95687

Monday, January 22, 2024

Slugging Percentage (SLG)

Definition

Slugging percentage represents the total number of bases a player records per at-bat. Unlike on-base percentage, slugging percentage deals only with hits and does not include walks and hit-by-pitches in its equation.

Slugging percentage differs from batting average in that all hits are not valued equally. While batting average is calculated by dividing the total number of hits by the total number of at-bats, the formula for slugging percentage is: (1B + 2Bx2 + 3Bx3 + HRx4)/AB.

Although a double is not worth exactly twice as much as a single in the context of scoring runs, slugging percentage is still one of the best evaluators of power, because it accounts for more than just home runs.

Slugging percentage can also be applied as an evaluative tool for pitchers, although this is done less frequently. In such cases, it is referred to as slugging-percentage against.

In A Call

"slugging," as a verb: "to slug"

Learn more, here.

707-564-5010
777-D Elmira Road
Vacaville, CA 95687

Tuesday, January 16, 2024

Individual Memberships


Great opportunity to train regularly without breaking the bank.
Intended for individual/family use only.