How to Prevent Throwing Injuries

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Playing baseball or softball is a thrilling activity that can develop hand-eye coordination, team work, and life-long friendships. But like any sport, you inevitably run the risk of becoming injured. Some sports injuries are a product of unavoidable bad luck, but most are very preventable.

At the Roller Cave, we take injury prevention seriously. Read on to learn some great tips to avoid baseball and softball throwing injuries.

Don’t Push It!

The most common baseball injuries are associated with overuse. This can mean a few different things, though. Depending on a child’s age, skill level and activity, the following are things you should and should not do:

  • Teach your kids age-appropriate pitching techniques
  • No curve balls before age 15
  • Communicate any pain and do not throw if you feel pain
  • Do not pitch two days in a row
  • Stick to a pitch count that is appropriate for the child’s age

Stretching Before Use

Any time anyone of any age is getting ready to compete in a sport of any kind, stretching is pivotal to avoid injury and muscle tears. Proper stretching before the game, along with gradual warm ups such as an easy ball toss and arm windmills, will do wonders to stop an injury before it starts.

Light running is also a great way to warm up the entire body before going into isolated stretches to loosen up your shoulders, elbow, legs and back. Stretching can also help you clear your head and get focused for the competition.

Rest is for the Winners

Knowing your limits and stopping before you overdo it is one thing, but knowing when your body needs to rest and recuperate is equally important. Never throw or pitch intensely two days in a row. Doing this is a sure way to blow out your arm and then you’ll end up getting much more rest than you ever anticipated.

Instead of pitching and throwing every day, come to the Roller Cave to sharpen your hitting skills at our batting cages. Want to know more? Just stop by or give us a call today.

Stay Fit While You Have Fun

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Everyone knows how fun rollers skating can be. It’s a classic pastime the world over and has remained a popular activity for all ages for nearly 100 years. But did you know that there is a whole list of health benefits from spending your time at the rink that go way beyond simply having a great time?

At Roller Cave, we think roller skating is the perfect summer activity and here’s why!

It’s So Fun You Don’t Even Know It’s Exercise

Roller Rinks are synonymous with family-friendly good times, but spending time at the rink is also an excellent way to stay fit and healthy.

Roller skating has the following health benefits:

  • Increases muscular strength
  • Increases cardiovascular endurance
  • Improves balance and agility
  • Burns between 300 and 600 calories per hour
  • Relieves stress and tension

It’s a Better Alternative to Running

Roller skating or rollerblading on a regular basis can easily become a great alternative to your daily jog. Skating has added benefits that jogging or running simply can’t compete with, though. When you skate, you are getting a similar cardio workout that running gives you. However, since skating is a low impact activity, you reduce stress on your bones and joint. This can help prevent injuries and keep you active longer.

Skating is Fun for the Whole Family

We’ve gone through some of the health benefits of skating, but what makes it all that much better is the fact that skating is a ton of fun for kids and adults alike. Kids often skate for hours without even realizing that they are exercising, building muscle, increasing their agility and helping their cardiovascular system.

Visit us over at the Roller Cave in Indianapolis the next time you’re looking for something fun to do and get in shape while you’re at it! Plus, you can take advantage of our other awesome activities like our batting cages, private parties and more!

Swing Away In The Bat Cave

Baseball has been known as America’s pastime. Most kids grow up and are placed in some sort of little league baseball league. It is a great thing for kids as they learn to play as a team and be a leader. At Roller Cave in Indianapolis, IN we are known for our fun activities. One of our great activities happens in our Bat Cave where we have batting cages. It’s a great place for kids to perfect their swing and get better at baseball and softball. What can kids do to improve their baseball skills?


Essential Baseball Equipment


No matter what you’re doing, practice makes perfect. In baseball, practice is important. Swinging a bat is all about muscle memory. Once you have the motion down, you have to keep practicing to ensure you don’t lose it. At the Bat Cave you can pay a small fee and get countless pitches thrown at you. Position yourself around the plate to see the ball cross in different areas of the strike zone. Take the skills you acquire in the Bat Cave and transfer them to the baseball diamond.

Buy Equipment

In baseball you are as good as your equipment. We want to offer you deals on some of the best equipment in baseball. We sell the best bats in the market at the best prices in Indiana. We also sell memberships to the batting cages, so you can come in and perfect your swing anytime. We strive to be affordable for everyone so that you can continue to fine-tune your skills.

Team Practice

Reserve a private session at a special group rate and bring the whole team to the Bat Cave for team batting practice. Having everybody learn in our state of the art facility will help your team hone their skills and win games.

Learn the secrets to success at the Bat Cave at Roller Cave. For more information about our batting cages, call Roller Cave.

Save At The Cave

Don’t get stuck sitting at home this summer. Instead, spend it with us at Roller Cave in Indianapolis, IN. We have been planning some exciting daily events for you to participate in. If you are a part of a day care, come in with your friends for our day care deals. If you are just looking for some fun this summer, we have what you are looking for!


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Daytime Kidz Skates

Throughout June and July we will be having our Daytime Kidz Skate for you and all of your day care friends. These events will take place on Thursdays and Fridays until the end of July and you will not want to miss it. If you are not a part of a day care, these days will also be fun for families or neighborhood friends. Our music choice will cater to the younger crowd. The DJ will be spinning the hottest Disney tracks as the kids race around the rink. Don’t get too dizzy going in circles, instead take a break and participate in our group games and activities around the rink. These days are easy on your wallet, costing just $7 for admission, skate rental and a freeze pop! That’s a deal you wont find anywhere else. And on top of that, if you come in with a day care of 10 or more people, everybody will save a dollar on the entrance fee.

Parties & Groups

Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays will be our days designated for group s and parties to book a space. Whether it be a birthday party or a fun day with a group of friends, we will be sure to throw you the best party ever. By visiting our events page you can view the different rates and times associated with the booking of a party space. We offer several different deals that feature different amounts of reserved times and activities. We highly recommend these group deals as they will save you money and ensure your child the best summer ever.

This summer will be one for the books at Roller Cave. Check out our many events offered and plan accordingly. We are committed to providing your kids with a great summer. They work hard in school all year and deserve to be celebrated. For more information or questions about our deals, please do not hesitate to contact us.