Accidents and injuries on the field are inevitable — such is the reality of athletic competition at any level. Making sure players, coaches, and fans are protected with comprehensive baseball/softball training facility liability protection is critical.
This program is designed to cover sports facilities that provide baseball and softball training and instruction. Batting cage insurance is included. Coverage is also included for related activities such as camps/clinics, teams/leagues, group rentals, and concessions.
What kinds of activities are covered under this program?
- Baseball training and instruction
- Softball training and instruction
- Batting cages
- Group rentals, including birthday parties
- Day camps and clinics
- Facility-run teams & leagues
Cost and Coverage Limits
If you only need batting cage insurance, and/or your facility has no teams, annual premiums start at $300. Accident Medical insurance is automatically included if your facility operates a team or league.
Batting cage businesses provide training areas for baseball and softball pitchers and batters, as well as fun recreation for all ages. Many are open to the public on a drop in basis, have individual seasonal memberships, group team rates, or offer individual lessons and instruction on batting and pitching.
Whether yours is an inside facility or an outdoor one, controlling the risks of injury and lawsuit is a must to satisfy the Accident Insurance and General Liability insurance carrier requirements.
Outdoor cages have environmental factors to contend with, while indoor facilities have other potential problems. Facilities typically include batting cages, pitching areas, team skills area such as for infield practice, food vending area, equipment vending and rental area, meeting rooms, and rest rooms. Equipment includes fences, netting, pitching machines, pitching mounds, helmets, bats, and balls. All facilities and equipment should be inspected regularly with preventive action taken upon discovery of any defects.
Standard risk management practices for batting cage General Liability insurance includes requirements for batting helmets, complete enclosure or containment with netting or fencing, testing and inspecting pitching machines, posting of rules and assumption of risk warnings, hiring qualified trainers and instructors, first aid kits, prohibition of customer altering of speeds on pitching machines, and minimum age and height requirements for use of pitching machines. Customers should be prohibited from using the facilities without supervision and the rules must be enforced by staff at all times.