Starters Announces Bat Demo Day 2018!

Starters is proud to announce that, for the second straight year, we have the honor and privilege to offer a Bat Demo Day and Open House to all of our families! This event gives attendees the opportunity to interact with a variety of vendors in the Baseball and Softball worlds while also having the chance to try out brand new bats for FREE! We had a truly stellar turnout for the first annual Bat Demo Day last year and are looking to offer an even better experience this year with a handful of vendors including:


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This year the Bat Demo Day and Open House will be on Saturday, November 10th, from 9am-3pm at Starters Sports Training in Shakopee. In addition to all of the great vendors that will be around to give out products and let our families try out their gear, Starters will be unveiling our new bullpen! This bullpen will allow us as a company to continue breaking through the training ceiling and offer a truly unparalleled experience to all of our athletes. Additionally, Starters will be unveiling our new Rapsodo device to anyone interested at the event. The Rapsodo will allow our professional instructors to take a more in-depth look at all that our pitchers' have to offer as well as allow us to train our pitchers (both baseball and softball) in a truly advanced way to help them reach their full potential!


With the help of our generous sponsors, Starters is proud to announce that we will also be holding a few different raffle drawings and prizes for attendees of the event!

Raffle items include:

  • A brand new metal baseball bat of the winner's choosing (courtesy of Universal Athletic)
  • A brand new fastpitch softball bat of the winner's choosing (Courtesy of Universal Athletic)
  • Wild Tickets (courtesy of TRIA Orthopaedic Center)

*Raffle winners will be announced on Monday, November 12th, on Starters Sports Training's social media platforms


As many of our Starters' families know, one of the core values for our company is Selflessness and being of service to the community that we are so thankful to be apart of! As part of our ongoing mission to give back to the community that has welcomed us with open arms since we opened up in 2015, we are proud to announce that this Saturday, November 10th from 9am-3pm (during our Bat Demo Day/Open House), we will be collecting canned foods and other non-perishable items for our first annual food drive!

Starters is very happy to announce that, in association with our neighbors Hosannah, we will be immediately donating the items collected on Saturday to the Community Action Partnership (CAP) Agency of Scott, Carver, and Dakota Counties for immediate use in the Shakopee Food Shelf for families in need right here in our community!

To learn more about the CAP Agency of Scott, Carver, and Dakota Counties, please click here.


Finally, Starters Performance is proud to announce that it will be holding a Spike Ball Tournament during the Open House starting at 10 am! In order to participate, you will need:

  1. a team of two
  2. a catchy, yet also appropriate, team name
  3. a desire to beat the competition and walk away with some free Starters' swag!

If you are interested in getting yourteam registered, please email Ian McPherson. Hurry! Space is limited, so reserve your spot now!

Starters Bat Demo Day and Open House is open to anyone and everyone that is interested in taking advantage of trying out new bats and receiving free swag from our partners and sponsors! Don’t be shy when inviting your friends and, if you are able, please take peek in your pantry and see if you have any canned foods or non-perishable items that you would be willing to donate to families in need right here in our community! If you would like any additional information about the event or the food drive, please contact us by email at