When Cade Griffis walked across the stage at D-BAT's annual franchise owners meeting, the CEO was overwhelmed at how many faces he saw in the crowd.
"Wow," he thought. "This has really, really grown. And next year, it will be even bigger."
Griffis started D-BAT in 1998 with his brother Kyle Griffis and Craig Penfold. D-BAT is an indoor baseball and softball training academy that offers private lessons and camps for young players looking to improve. While the average customer is 12 years old, D-BAT has many older customers that will just come in to hit balls like you would shoot hoops at the YMCA. The academy boasts several major leaguers as alums, including Dallas native and Los Angeles Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw.
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