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Baseball Pitching Machines Have Become The Go To Baseball Training Aid

February 21, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 177

In the sports world of softball and baseball, baseball pitching machines are used in 'best practices' methods by the most successful coaches coaching ball players at a variety of playing levels. The use of numerous training aids to develop players, including the popular a pitch machine or a softball hitting machine, has brought a safety factor to ball sports that was not seen before. The ease of set up and the convenience of storage also helps make these training aids some of the most widely used at all levels of play.

The most common of all baseball pitching machines is fully capable of throwing a variety of pitches at assorted speeds or tempos from 20 mph to 60 mph. The types of pitches thrown by these machines gives the hitters a well rounded exposure to all kinds of throws. This exposure will increase a hitters awareness of what these pitches look and feel like as they cross the plate. Honing the batters awareness of ball speed and zone placement is a key component in becoming a great hitter. Having the hitters placed inside batting cages with baseball hitting machines will also add a layer of protection to the hitter and those around them from ball hit out of control.

A slow pitch machine, used primarily for developing softball players, will additionally aid in the baseball players development. The ability of the softball hitting machine to throw out pitches to not just the batter, but to the outfielders, is a huge benefit. Aiming the machine away from home plate and out to the field, throwing popups, line drives and grounders will give the other players their opportunity to practice repetitively in a short period of time. With most baseball pitching machines being able to deliver a field ball every 6-10 seconds, the workout for an outfielder or base player is greatly enhanced.

The Louisville Slugger bat, having passed the test of time for well past a century, has stayed the course and is the choice of many famous and not so famous ball players. Today, Louisville Slugger also has branded its own line of baseball pitching machines. From even the earliest days of baseball's beginnings, the Louisville Slugger used advanced technology to develop a great bat and has used a similar model to develop a competitive pitch machine. The technology today has helped this great company not only design and build great pitching machines, but also helped retain its great name in the baseball equipment industry.

The coaches role in the development of ball players is the most important. Using aids such as baseball pitching machines to enhance the players' experience also creates a safe environment for all levels and all playing positions in both baseball and softball. The most common combination of training aids is the batting cages combined with the softball hitting machine or baseball pitching machines. The pressure of performing is removed with the addition and use of these two in tandem. The outfielders get a repeated opportunity to scoop up grounders or catch fly balls from using baseball hitting machines by providing the consistency necessary to promote sound motor movement memory.

Utilizing the batting cages within not only in the practice training but during a game for warmup carries forward the confidence gained in going all out when hitting a ball. The safe feeling of hitting with no restraints in batting cages will prep the hitter to relax and use muscle memory to swing and hit the ball. All things being equal, the batters that utilize as many training aids as possible, including batting cages and a baseball hitting machine, will reap the most benefit. For those teams on a limited budget, baseball pitching machines can offer a solid number one choice of a training aid to purchase for the sound and safe development of players.

Jacob Bennet is a father of 4 boys and loves to coach his son's baseball teams. His reviews of various baseball pitching machines and equipment are found in multiple social publications and is eager to help both players and coaches make good sound decisions when it comes to outfitting themselves or team with the proper baseball pitching equipment. You can watch our promo video providing more detailed information on each of the various baseball pitching machines at

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