A swing trainer is a great way to practice hitting drills and improve muscle memory, proper grip, swing path, hand-eye coordination and more. Some bat swing trainers can be adjusted for use in a variety of drills
A bat swing analyzer can provide instant metrics, including bat speed, hand time, time to impact, elevation angle, attack angle and more. Most bat sensors fit onto the knob or grip of your bat and provide instant feedback via display, smartphone app or both. Some swing analyzer systems even offer in-app coaching tips and drills
HITTING STICKS AND TRAINING BATS
A hitting stick can help players work on proper hitting technique and coverage of the strike zone. Most baseball and softball hitting sticks include a batting-grip handle and wrist strap for improved control during use
A barrel weight, or bat training weight, adds extra mass to the bat to help players focus on hitting mechanics while working on swing speed and strength
Training balls can be a great tool for athletes looking to increase hitting strength and/or accuracy. Weighted training balls help players drive the ball and hone their speed, power and consistency at the plate. Weighted training balls are great for both softball and baseball practices and come in a variety of weights. They are recommended for side toss, soft toss and tee batting drills only. Mini Balls can help develop hand-eye coordination and improve accuracy as well
Pitching machines allow players to practice their swing without the need of another live-arm pitcher. Their adjustability can allow for different pitch types and speeds, too. Many options are manually fed, but others are more automated with the use of a ball feeder attachment
Tees are a great way to practice swing mechanics in a solo or group dynamic. Tees are adjustable in height for both low and high pitches. For more advanced players, multi-position tees are available that allow players to practice hitting pitches on each corner of the plate. For beginner athletes a one position plastic tee will suffice. Consider a rubber or bristled top attachment to help extend the life of your tee and defend against cracking or breaking
NETS, SCREENS AND CAGES
Most batting nets and screens are portable and allow players to practice their skills anywhere, anytime. These screens can come in a variety of shapes and levels of compactability
THROWING AND PITCHING
Resistance bands work to help athletes develop endurance and strengthen key muscle groups in their throwing arm and shoulder. These bands can also be used to help prevent injury and increase velocity
Weighted balls are designed to help improve the strength of a player's throwing arm. These balls are the same size as an official baseball or softball and can come in varying weights.
Most pitching targets and screens are portable and allow players to practice their skills anywhere, anytime. These screens can come in a variety of sizes and levels of compactability
A radar allows players and coaches to accurately gauge the velocity of a pitch
Training gloves, sometimes called "pancake" gloves, are designed with a flat pocket to help promote proper fielding mechanics and reinforce the principle of using of two hands
A reaction ball allows players to improve their reflexes. The multi-sided design creates a different point of contact with each throw, forcing athletes to react and adjust to the at-random fielding paths
A return trainer/rebounder returns game-like balls using multiple angles to mimic grounders, line drives and pop flys
Lighter in weight and longer than a traditional bat, fungo bats are used by coaches to more easily hit balls, like pop flys or grounders, during infield and outfield fielding drills
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