Indiana Twins Park: The New Complex and How It All Started

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THE BEGINNING

In August of 2011 the Indiana Twins
were formed.  Our founder, Jason Clymore,
originally wanted to name the organization after one of his favorite teams but
realized another team had already taken the name.  With a set of 2 year old twins, Jason found
it fitting to name the organization the Indiana Twins!

After a brief stint at Extra Innings
Indy South, the Twins found a new home near the University of Indianapolis
campus. 

The Twins signed a lease for 3 years
and built up what eventually looked like the above picture.  There were a few different face lifts but
this was what the facility looked like in our last year there.

This facility was 7,000
square feet with 4 tunnels as well as a 1,000 square foot space outside of that
for a workout and training area.  We also
had a part of the housing building on the lot as well for team meetings,
training, education and more.

Over the years there we hosted many clinics and camps
including the likes of Ron Wolforth, Founder and CEO of Texas Baseball Ranch,
and Justin Stone, Biokinematic Hitting Consultant for the Chicago Cubs and President
of Elite Baseball Training in Chicago, IL.

We have a lot of good memories from the old facility, but
knew it was a matter of time before we’d end up somewhere else.  With more teams and cars to park than we had
space for, we spent a few years looking for a new location.

The owners of the old facility ended up selling the place
which fast forwarded our efforts and we were fortunate to land a new location
about a half hour southwest of the old facility. 

We discovered the new location in September of 2017 when our
Founder, Jason, and his long time right hand man John Reel were meeting at a
player’s birthday party to then go check out the place.  That next summer we came to an agreement.

THE NEW COMPLEX

Our new home, Indiana Twins Park, is located of SR 67, north
of Martinsville, IN.  Included at the
park is our renovated hitting facility, brand new pitching facility, and three diamonds
under renovation.

The current hitting facility is 9,000 square feet with six
12’ x 55’ tunnels.  It includes a large upstairs player’s clubhouse area where teams
can have classroom sessions, team meetings, ping pong and air hockey
competitions and tables to do homework. 
Within the walls of the building is also a private conference room for
team mental training sessions and private meetings with players, parents or
coaches.  Upstairs we have a parent area
that overlooks the tunnels.  Inside is
also a 2,000 square foot performance training area that is separate from the
main tunnels. 

Our
brand new pitching facility is approximately 6,000 square feet.  There are two completely enclosed/caged
tunnels measuring 15’ x 77’ as well as a partially enclosed third tunnel that
is about 12’ x 77’.  Each of the tunnels
can be partitioned off, giving the option for smaller drill work stations.  There’s also another additional 700 square
feet that we use for warm-ups, stretching, plyocare ball and med ball work, as
well as more drill space.

Hitting Facility updates will include:

  • Twins Wall/Hall of
    Fame area in the entry way
  • A private coaches
    office area
  • A remodeled
    concession area (Complete)
  • Remodeled restrooms
    (Complete)

Field
updates will include:

  • 3 fields with skinned
    infields that can be used for 8u through 13u practices, games and Twins Camp
    sessions.
  • Outfield fences will
    be approximately 300′
  • Temporary fences can
    be setup for 200′
  • All new fencing for
    backstops and dugouts and perimeter
  • New dugouts
  • New scoreboards
  • Working lights on all
    3 fields
  • Infields will get
    elevation corrected, infields stripped and new conditioner added
  • A Home Run deck in RF
    of Field 1 will provide awesome viewing for parents and large cover for
    concession area below (Completed)

We are extremely proud of the work that has been completed to this point and more than excited to see the complex in full swing as we begin to host tournaments and continue to grow the Indiana Twins!

WRITTEN BY SCOTT HAASE (Pitching Coordinator & Board Member)