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.

Learn to Skate at The Roller Cave

At what point do we stop learning? As we grow up we learn how to do so much. We learn how to read, how to write and how to swim. We all go through the terror of learning how to ride a bike or roller-skate. At The Roller Cave we are committed to teaching all ages and skill levels how to up their skating game no matter their current standing.

Roller Skates

Our skating lesson rates vary depending on the time that you learn. You can either learn during our times that are open to the public, or during a private session. Our expert instructors can help the most novice skaters stay on two skates, or our most advanced skaters learn to skate in competitions. If learning is what you want, we are the place for you.

Our skating rink is state of the art and we offer much more than just a circle to skate in. We offer a good time on top of a nice rink. You are certain to listen to good music and will witness some of the best skating you have ever seen in person. If excelling is what you desire, you are certain to experience that here.

As you explore your options for this summer’s activities, consider spending your time at Roller Cave. We will teach anybody, no matter his or her skill level. If casual skating and practice is more of your thing, we still offer public hours where you can come and experience our wonderful skating rink and other activities.

5 Batting Practice Tips

If becoming a pro at batting is on your bucket list, then it is time to grab a pen and visit The Batcave at Roller Cave. Our indoor batting cages offer you unlimited swings and opportunities to practice. We have created another list: 5 batting practice tips to becoming a pro. If you follow these steps, you will be well on your way to becoming a pro.

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Be The Ball

This is a saying that I’m sure you have heard, but we want to provide an explanation. Be the ball is all about envisioning what you want the ball to do. They say that baseball and softball are extremely mental sports. This step is important. If you think about where you want the ball to go, your muscle memory will kick in and help lead the different parts of your body into the perfect swing.


The word repetition directly translates to practice. The more you do something, the closer you are to it becoming a habit. At the Bat Cave, you pay one price and can use the batting cages for the rest of the day. You must continue with swing after swing. It is only after practice that you can become a pro.

Have Confidence

Confidence is key. This is another saying that doesn’t mean much without context. One of the deadliest weapons out there is doubt. The mind is very strong and can easily be convinced to think certain things. If you doubt that you can do something, you most likely will not be able to do it. If you believe in yourself and have confidence that you can do something, you likely will!

Take Advice

Learning is very important. People have advice that they can offer that you can likely use. If you want to become a pro, you should ask for advice from a coach or successful batter.

Fix Your Weaknesses

Something that is very important is that you recognize your weaknesses. When you know you are doing something wrong, you have to fix it so that negative thing does not become a habit when you continue practicing.

Summer Outings at Roller Cave!

Skating kidsSummer will be here sooner than we know it and that means that it’s time to start planning your summer fun at Roller Cave. Have you started planning your group’s summer outing yet? Well, don’t let time pass you by without booking your group’s summer outing at the Roller Cave in Indianapolis, Indiana. Whether you lead a youth group, scout group, sports team, or another type of children’s group, now is the time to start planning your summer trip to the Roller Cave!

Reward your kiddos for all of their hard work in the classroom with school year with a trip to the Roller Cave! When you book a group event at Roller Cave, you get to control your guest list, music, and food!

30 Guests – 2 Hour Private Skate Session
$400.00 Includes 30 Admissions
Skate Rental is Free if needed
*Extra Admissions $4.00 each
*Extra Time – 1 Additional hour $100
*Deposit Required $200

50 Guests – 2 Hour Private Skate Session
$450.00 Includes 50 Admissions
Skate Rental is Free if needed
*Extra Admissions $4.00 each
*Extra Time – 1 Additional hour $100
*Deposit Required $200

100 Guests – 2 Hour Private Skate Session
$600.00 Includes 100 Admissions
Skate Rental is Free if needed
*Extra Admissions $3.00 each
*Extra Time – 1 Additional hour $100
*Deposit Required $200

These are just a few of our group options, feel free to give us a call if you’re looking to book your group outing!
For more information about admission and party bookings at Roller Cave, visit our website or give us a call at 317-898-1817. Do you enjoy bringing your children to Roller Cave for safe, family fun? Rate and share your experience at our facility with us in the review section of our Facebook page today. We always enjoy hearing from you!

Booking Your End Of The School Year Party At Roller Cave!

Skating lineSpring is officially here and that means that the end of the school year is fastly approaching. Are you looking for an awesome way to reward your kiddos for all of their hard work in the classroom this year? Well, look no further! Roller Cave is the perfect place to bring your kiddos for an exciting fun-filled day no matter what the weather in Indianapolis is. Rain or shine, you’re kiddos are guaranteed to have a great time.

Do you lead a children’s group?

Get your kiddos together for one last hoorah this school year at Roller Cave in Indianapolis, Indiana. Take a look at how to book your group’s trip to Roller Cave, below.

Booking your group’s trip to Roller Cave is super-easy. Simply hover your mouse on the Groups tab in the toolbar of our website. When the list of group booking options appears, select your group type from the list and you’ll be directed to a page that’ll give you details about how to book your group’s trip to the Roller Cave. If you don’t see your group type listed in our list of groups, don’t worry – give us a call and we can make accommodations for your group!
For more information about admission and party bookings at Roller Cave, visit our website or give us a call at 317-898-1817. Do you enjoy bringing your children to Roller Cave for safe, family fun? Rate and share your experience at our facility with us in the review section of our Facebook page today. We always enjoy hearing from you!

Why Birthdays At the Roller Cave are a BLAST!

kids-1331011_1920Planning your child’s birthday party can be a little hectic, especially if you wait until the last minute. At the Roller Cave, we take pride in being the #1 place to book your child’s birthday party in Indianapolis, Indiana, and love to help make your kiddos special day one to truly remember. Find out just a few reasons why you should book your kid’s birthday party with us at Roller Cave today!

  • Party bookings last 2-3 hours depending on the package. Visit our parties page for more information.
  • Game tokens! Each party package comes with game tokens for each child. Game token amounts vary based on the party package.
  • Pizza! Each party package includes pizza(s), because everyone loves pizza, right?
  • Skate trainers for beginners – each party package comes with 1-2 skate trainers for the beginning skaters.
  • A special gift for the birthday child.

Now that spring is officially here, booking your child’s birthday party at Roller Cave will ensure that their birthday party will be their best one yet, rain or shine.

Booking your party at Roller Cave is super easy! Simply visit our parties page, browse our party packages and select the party you’d like to book and click “Book Now.” After selecting your party package, you’ll enter your contact information, then select the day and time you’d like to schedule your party for.

For more information about admission and party bookings at Roller Cave, visit our website or give us a call at 317-898-1817. Do you enjoy bringing your children to Roller Cave for safe, family fun? Rate and share your experience at our facility with us in the review section of our Facebook page today. We always enjoy hearing from you!

Cool off at Roller Cave after cheering on your team in the NCAA tournament

basketballMarch is here, and you know what that means. It’s time for lots of basketball in Indiana. According to Fox 59, this year three teams from Indiana are going to be playing in the NCAA tournament. So whether you’re rooting for Purdue, Notre Dame, or Butler.

Make the Roller Cave the perfect destination to unwind after watching every game. Have you ever seen anyone on roller skates frowning? Exactly! Check out just a few reasons to stop by the Roller Cave after watching your favorite team compete in the NCAA tournament.


  • Roller skating is good for your health! – Roller skating is a great way to get your heart pumping without making it seem like working out.
  • Lace up your skates or practice your batting skills. – At Roller Cave, we not only have a roller skating rink, but also a Bat Cave where patrons can practice their batting swing.
  • Bring the entire family, and your friends! – At Roller Cave, we take pride in being a safe place where friends and families can get together to have a good time, rain or shine.

We conveniently located just off interstate I-70 at the Post Road Exit. We are two blocks west of Post Road on the north side of 21st Street. Our driveway is between the KFC, Taco Bell and the car wash – you can’t miss us!
For more information about admission and party bookings at Roller Cave, visit our website or give us a call at 317-898-1817. Do you enjoy bringing your children to Roller Cave for safe, family fun? Rate and share your experience at our facility with us in the review section of our Facebook page today. We always enjoy hearing from you!