The Fort, Home of Soldierfit
On Deck Sports recently supplied Soldierfit in Frederick, Md., with nearly 10,000 square feet of PM34 turf, as well as 5,500 square feet of 6 mm black rollout rubber flooring.
Described by co-founder and ten-year U.S. military veteran Dave Posin as a "fitness facility, gym and functional fitness boot camp," Soldierfit provides a variety of high-energy classes with unique exercises and drills. Posin has also spent over ten years as a personal and group trainer, and has managed and owned other facilities in the area.
The Frederick facility, one of seven Soldierfit locations in the Washington, D.C., metro area, is the first one dedicated exclusively to the Soldierfit program. In addition to the artificial turf field, the Frederick location includes a 3,000 square-foot functional fitness gym with a TRX station, monkey bars, free weights, bikes and more.
Labels: Artificial Turf, athletics, cross training, dave posin, frederick, group training, indoor facility, indoor grass field, maryland, md, rubber flooring, soldierfit, strength and conditioning, the fort, turf
2013 ABCA Best Of Show
On Deck Sports is proud to have won 2 'Best of Show' titles at this year's ABCA convention in Chicago, IL. We would like to introduce the PVTee
and the Foul Ball Return Station
Come to Sweat
Justin worked with Come to Sweat
in Upper Saddle River, New Jersey to install used University of South Dakota turf in their indoor training facility.
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Bryon worked with The Diamond, a multipurpose facility in Bowling Green, Kentucky to install the PM34 turf, netting and many training aids including; batting mats, the designated hitter, and golf mats, to produce this top notch facility.
Labels: Artificial Turf, Baseball, Baseball Supplies, Facility Profile, indoor facilities, interior, The Diamond, Training Aids
Facility Profile: Dirt Dawg Sports, Canton, Mass.
Seven miles from the company’s headquarters, On Deck Sports worked alongside the owners of Dirt Dawg Sports
in Canton, Mass., to develop and furnish their facility, which opened in October.
The complex has sixteen batting tunnels
and eight 90-foot pitching tunnels, which include adjustable pitching machines, A-Screen pro pitching screens
, and ProMounds indoor pitching mounds
. Three of the batting cages feature coin-operated pitching machines, which throw baseballs and softballs at a variety of speeds, and are open to the public on a walk-in basis any time the facility is open.
The netting between the cages can be moved and rearranged
to create any size tunnel necessary, giving ample space for pitching, hitting, baserunning and defense lessons. Tunnels can range from 45’ x 15’ to a 90-foot infield or full-size youth field.
With cold weather’s arrival in the Northeast, Dirt Dawg has a busy schedule, featuring baseball and softball clinics over Thanksgiving and Christmas school vacations. A 6-on-6 indoor softball league is already under way, and the facility hosts drop-in dodgeball on Friday and Saturday nights for middle- and high-schoolers. Players looking to come to the complex on a consistent basis can purchase monthly or yearly memberships, while private lessons are available in both baseball and softball.
The 17,000-square foot facility was developed by owners Don Connors
, Rich Jasmin
and T.J. Fisher
, longtime American Legion, Babe Ruth and youth coaches in neighboring Stoughton. With a limited number of months conducive to outdoor instruction and playing time in New England, the three conceived the idea of building an indoor facility 10 months ago.
Construction began after the owners visited over a dozen other training centers, and met with their operators to learn about the successes and challenges of running similar facilities. Once plans were developed, the build-out of Dirt Dawg was well-supported by members of the community, who donated their time and skills to do electrical and carpentry work.
Dirt Dawg’s operators will also be overseeing a new AAU team; players receive a 20% discount on baseball activities at the facility, and the full range of training and coaching from its staff.
With the main area complete, Dirt Dawg Sports’ future plans include an apparel shop and a strength and conditioning area within the building, as well as more flexibility for indoor games.
Based in Brockton, Mass., On Deck Sports
is the leader in designing, installing, and supplying indoor sports facilities throughout North America. For more information, visit the Facility Portfolio page on OnDeckSports.com
Labels: Dirt Dawg Sports, Facility Profile, On Deck Sports, Sports Facilities
Optimal Physical Performance
Ben worked with Optimal Physical Performance
to install PM34 with Velcro seams in their strength and conditioning facility.
Labels: Artificial Turf, indoor facilities, sports turf, strength and conditioning
Facility Profile: Hub City Cycle, Canton, Mass.
Just a few miles from our headquarters in Brockton, Mass.,
On Deck Sports helped to supply Hub City Cycle, an indoor cycling and fitness
center in Canton, Mass.
A 4,600-square-foot facility, Hub City is equipped with
stationary cycles to serve over 20 classes per week, as well as a
2,000-square-foot training studio with artificial turf for athletes of all
Hub City employs 12 cycling instructors, three personal
trainers, a strength & conditioning instructor, a Pilates instructor, and
three support staff.
Hub City is owned by Tammy Robbins, who had experience as a
personal trainer, as well as a background in managing fitness facilities; and
Joe Drain, who played soccer at Assumption College in Worcester, Mass., and
previously worked as a trainer with high school and college athletes at another
Currently, over 40 athletes are training at Hub City, many
of whom are athletes at the high school and college levels.
Having been a personal trainer at other facilities in the
area, Drain felt that many of the larger health clubs had been getting away
from individualized customer service. Seeing a need for a facility which could
provide a more client-driven experience, Drain and Robbins looked to starting
their own facility which would give more personal contact to members.
Furthermore, there was no other high-level spinning studio in the area, another
niche that Hub City serves.
Drain explained, “We’ve got a great, functional space that
allows us to provide a high-quality cycling experience which includes
stadium-style seating. For our athletes who are training, it’s a place where
they can work hard in a good atmosphere.”
The facility, formerly an auction warehouse, features 8-millimeter
black rollout rubber flooring as well as BC40 artificial turf for workout areas.
“The building’s worked out great; where we needed open space, we have it; where
we needed office space, we have that, too,” Drain added.