THE BATTING CAGE
Rules & Regulations
The following ground rules have been established for THE CAGE by Langley Baseball Association to ensure the safe and efficient use of the upgraded batting cage at City Park. These rules must be adhered to at all times.
- The Cage hours are from 9am to 9pm.
- The Cage must be booked prior to use and is reserved 1 hour prior to all game times for team warm up.
- Only authorized adults may run The Cage. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
- Abusive use and/or damage of The Cage will result in immediate removal and loss of privilege.
- While in use, only 1 player permitted per side.
- Approved batting helmets and player protection must be worn at all times.
- ABSOLUTELY NO METAL CLEATS in the batting cage at anytime, closed toe shoes only.
- Pitching machines are for ADULT USE ONLY. Children are not permitted to feed the pitching machines under any circumstance.
- NO unsupervised “practice swinging” is permitted immediately outside or inside the cage area.
- NO foul or abusive language permitted at anytime.
- NO food, drink, gum, tobacco or sunflower seeds allowed inside the batting cage. Plastic water bottles may be used in the warm up area.
- NO alcohol in or around the batting cage.
Please be considerate of others who are using The Cage or those who are waiting to use The Cage; stick to your allotted time.
When finished, please remember to:
- Shut off and unplug pitching machines
- Put pitching machines and all other equipment away in the equipment container
- Pick up all balls and return them to the bucket
- Remove all trash and ensure area is left clean and tidy
- Sweep The Cage
- Turn OFF the lights and LOCK the door
FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE RULES WILL RESULT IN LOSS OF THE CAGE PRIVILEGES
Booking the Cage
The batting cage is booked using a private Google calendar, below, and each request is addressed on a first come first serve basis. There are no more than two scheduled times in advance for each team. We track requested times, approved times and will manage teams requesting too many time slots privately.
This is a great feature for your team offered at no charge.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. Make yourself aware of the rules of The Cage prior to use. Any mis-use or unapproved use may result in loss of privileges.
To Book a Time Slot for “The Cage”:
- View the Google Calendar (below) and see if the time you want is booked
- If time slot is open, send a text message to: 778-888-9408
- Coach Name
- Age Group
- Day/Time Requested
- We will add to the Google Calendar “on the go” and once it is booked you will get a “Confirmed” text.
Please do not try to overbook the cage time, it is for everyone to share. Try to limit to 2 Hr time slots max and if possible if you are asking during a peak period and you only need ½ the cage please specify that. I do not want to book further out than two weeks in advance in order to allow others times that you may have already booked.