Up The Middle (UTM) is a 5,000 square-foot indoor facility with four lanes of batting cages. State-of-the-art training includes video analysis for hitting and pitching, and private and group instruction, as well as team and individual sports performance and physical fitness training. 

Geared toward team and group lessons by reservation. UTM also offers private and small group lessons.

Increase your arm strength, throwing velocity and power!  Christian will have weekly Sunday classes from 3pm to 4pm and teach you how to not just train your arm but your body so you can throw harder, faster and recover faster!


​Baseball and Softball Mechanics- $20 per 

Annie Aldrete is a local softball hero.  She played Division I Softball at Tennessee, Cal Berkeley and for the USA team.  She will be holding bi-monthly clinics for small groups.  Catching will have two sessions as well as a hitting session between.  Please register for the catching and hitting sessions individually.  For questions contact steve@upthemiddle.net 

Fitness Training 


Batting Cages


Softball and Baseball Cages.  
a new top-rated facility for hitting, pitching and sport training.


Up The Middle Core Batting and Fitness Training is designed to give athletes the ability to train year-round. Take your hitting, pitching and fielding to the next level, as well as your athletic development, speed, agility and power.  


Our complete facility includes four indoor lanes, perfect for hitting or pitching.  The lanes can move to open up space for fielding and physical training. Outside we have two dirt pitching lanes for a game-like feel!

Batting Cages, Pitching, Fitness Training, and Coaching 

UP THE MIDDLE: Batting Cages & Fitness Training

Nor Cal Sports Baseball Academy will host tryouts for our 9u and possibly 10u teams in Spring of 2019 for our 2019 Summer/Fall season. If you are looking for a travel baseball program that focuses on positive development, teaches fundamentals of the game at the highest level, maintains a positive atmosphere, and all while competing at an elite level, you are in the right place. NCS teams will compete at local tournament venues in Santa Clara or Fremont and may travel to Santa Cruz or Manteca. All tournaments are played under Major League rules and are full kid pitch with leads. Eligible players for the 9u team should be born between 05/01/2010 and 04/30/2011, 10u between 05/01/2009 and 04/30/2010.

9u registration is open now. Registration spaces will be limited so register today! 

If you are interested in our 10u team please email norcalsports.info@gmail.com and provide notice of interest, player information including birth date and favorite positions, and contact information.




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Up The Middle provides sport-specific training, personal training and physical fitness. Also: Speed, agility, quickness, core stability, plyometrics, and strength training.