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Welcome to the Bat Cave and take your game to the next level!

We’re OPEN TO THE PUBLIC and have state-of-the-art AIR CONDITIONED facility designed to help players reach their full potential.

Just bring your bat and a helmet, we’ll take care of the rest! Cage rentals come with a bucket of balls and a hitting tee.

 

MEET OUR COACHES

J.T. Taylor

Hitting

Coach Jerry “J.T.” Taylor is a former University of Texas baseball standout, who played for coach Cliff Gustafson and was drafted in 1995 by the Cleveland Indians.  J.T. now spends his time teaching the finer points of hitting and defensive skills to baseball and softball players in Central Texas, at Austin’s premier air-conditioned batting cage facility, The Bat Cave.  Private lessons for hitting, fielding and catching are available. 

To schedule an appointment with Britanny call: 512-297-8290 or email Brittney here.

Brittney Ducroz

SAQ Training

Brittney is a current professional and Olympic strength coach. She has worked at the collegiate level, and currently works with Austin Juniors Volleyball and trains athletes from ages 10-18.  She prides her business on developing a strong fundamental background with her athletes in order to maximize their strength and performance.

Coach Ducroz has been with Helix Elite since 2007 and has also been a strength coach at University of Texas (2010-2012), Purdue University (2012-2013), and University of Houston (2013-2014). She has also been the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the British Diving team since 2014. She has helped her athletes achieve their goals and even win some major awards, such as: 

  • 11 Olympic Medals (1 Gold, 8 Silver, 2 Bronze)
  • 2 Big 10 Personal Best in 100m and 200m Breast Stroke
  • 1 NCAA Volleyball National Championship
  • 3 Super Bowl Championships
  • 3 Gold, 3 Silver Commonwealth Games Medals
  • 2 World Championship Gold Medals and 3 Silver Medals

To schedule a lesson with Ricky at the Bat Cave, call 512-578-8676. 

Ricky Canales

Hitting Fielding, Pitching & Catching

Ricky is a 2014 graduate of Dripping Springs High School, where he was a three-year letterman for the Tiger Baseball Team, and a four-year letterman for the Tiger Cross Country Team. He spent many hours under the instruction of our own J.T. Taylor since age 8 and has absorbed many mannerisms of teaching the game from him. Ricky is a former Outfielder/Pitcher for the Schreiner University Baseball Team. He graduated in 2018 with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Physiology. Ricky was honored with the distinction of being the first, four year, two-sport NCAA athlete in Schreiner University History. Ricky spent his summers in the Centex Collegiate Baseball League, where he served as team captain of the Austin Expos. He has been training athletes since 2014.

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    NEW HOURS

    Mon – Fri: 4:00p – 8:00p
    Sat – Sun: By Appointment
    Extended hours available by reservation during summer
    *Open when raining

    Address

    9811-B Vikki Terrace
    Austin, TX 78736

    Phone

    (512) 580-0357

    Reach out to us to become a part of our Bat Cave family. We’re open seven days a week. Did we mention we’re air conditioned?