Reasons to Install a Batting Cage in your Backyard

Nothing beats the comfort and convenience of a product or service you want, right at your fingertips at home. This is one of the driving factors to why people install in-house gyms and offices. Athletes, too, have been building their own training facilities at home, in varying levels of quality, in order to improve and push their skills at their own convenience. For baseball and softball players, many feel they are limited from hitting practice unless they have the means to get to a field or access to commercial pitching machines. However, due to the growth of consumer batting cages, one can now install a state-of-the-art system right in the backyard. Read on to learn how installing a batting cage right at home can save time, money and drastically improve hitting skills.

Contrary to what some may assume, you don’t need a ton of space to install a baseball batting cage on your property. Batting cages come in a variety of sizes and shapes. There are batting cages designed to fit into the average sized backyard so that baseball loving families everywhere can enjoy their usage. Among the options are rectangular cages, radial cages and tent tops. An affordable backyard pitching machine complements the cage system and ensures rapid hitting skill development due to the convenience of having the ability to practice right from home. If you are tired of battling crowds at practice facilities, consider building your own batting cages right in your backyard. Continue reading

Why you should have a batting cage at home

Becoming the best possible baseball or softball player takes a decent amount of commitment, both in time and energy. These days, everyone is busy: players, coaches and parents. Spending hours at the field or batting cages may not be possible, or may not even be enough. Batting cages at home, especially those with baseball or softball pitching machines, make practice that much more convenient and fun. Instead of working around operating hours, overcrowded facilities and transportation to and from, take a look at the possibilities in your own backyard.

Having a batting cage at home helps you keep up with competition. Make no mistake, there is always a competitor out there training harder than you. This doesn’t mean slack, but should be seen as a motivating factor. What are the best strategies for you or the baseball player in your family to succeed as a hitter? What have you done today to improve your skill? Having a baseball pitching facility in your own backyard allows the player to fit considerably more time swinging the bat, as opposed to stuck in traffic, waiting to take a turn, or in many cases, not practicing at all. Continue reading Announces Strategies for Using Pitching Machines to Improve Baseball Swings during Off-Season

Kansas City, MO (MarketWire) December 8, 2011 – In today’s hyper competitive climate, wasting the baseball off-season is not recommended if players want to enter spring training on top of their game. Utilizing the winter months for indoor batting cage practice with pitching machines is a way to continually build hitting aptitude and stand apart from competitors once the first spring flower blooms.

It may be winter, but spring training is right around the corner. Due to the weather, full game-like practices may not be possible, however that doesn’t slow down the most dedicated baseball players from continuing to develop their skills. The baseball off season is perfect time for filling the holes on any batting swing issue. Continue reading

How to Best Utilize Practice Time with Pitching Machines

Pitching machines are an invaluable tool available to coaches and players for developing a high skill set in hitting. The sport’s best hitters, on all levels, have reached their maximum potential from practicing with baseball pitching machines. Having a focus for your practice will insure that you or your player’s skills improve significantly.

While it can be therapeutic going into the batting cages to focus on hitting without over-thinking, it is recommended that you map out what you’d like to accomplish as a player or an observing coach from your hitting session. Going into the cages to blow off steam is a fun thing to do, but it won’t do much good if you are aiming to become more competitive. So, have a plan of action before starting practice. Are you going to focus on improving speed? Or would you like to build hitting skills against difficult pitches, like sliders or curve balls? Commercial pitching machines have the ability to throw many different types of pitches, accurately and without getting tired…so use your practice time wisely and take advantage of this!

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How to Maximize Your Batting Cage Practice Time with Pitching Machines

Developing your swing through batting practice is an integral part of becoming a proficient baseball player. Time spent in a batting cage with pitching machines can quickly develop the skills you most need. Read on to learn how repetition, variety and focus in batting cage practice will improve skill sets quickly.

When practicing your swing in a batting cage, it is important that the pitching machines you are using are set to the right speed. Differing speeds are needed for differing ages and skill levels. Pitching machines can continually throw high-speed pitches for as long as you’d like. They are effective tools towards getting the whole team literally up-to-speed, in record time, with batting cage practice. Announces Batting Cages and Pitching Machines Rules

Kansas City, MO October 20, 2011 – Master Pitching Machine, the popular pitching machine company, has released a new article featuring rules for batting cages and pitching machines to help batters have fun and stay safe.

“Any player serious about improving his or her hitting needs to spend a lot of time in the batting cage,” said a Master Pitching Machine spokesperson. “Pitching machines provide an invaluable service but everyone who steps into the cage should know the rules so they or anyone else does not get hurt.”

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Batting Cages and Pitching Machine Rules

Not only are batting cages an extremely valuable asset for any hitter, they are also a lot of fun. Many baseball and softball hitters feel that hitting is the most fun part of the sport, and when you get to face pitch after pitch from pitching machines that can throw all the pitches a live pitcher can, it can be an almost addicting activity. However, despite how much fun pitching machines are and how consistently accurate they are, everyone who steps into the cage should have a healthy respect for the inherent danger involved in facing high speed pitching. This is not meant to scare or deter anyone from visiting the batting cage, but all too often accidents happen in the batting cage from not knowing the rules and not respecting them. As simple as they are, if followed correctly, accidents will be avoided and hitters can hone their skills while staying safe.

The Rules of Batting Cages and Pitching Machines

Batting cages are a very fun and very important part of the growth and maturity of a hitter. Being a successful hitter at any level is something that requires a lot of practice and dedication.  Because of the amount of practice that is needed, live pitching is not always available which means hitters have to find other ways of getting in their cuts. Luckily, pitching machines are advanced enough to where they can deliver all the pitches that a live pitcher can, which offers the best and most consistent practice option. But before anyone enters the cage, there are a few rules they should be aware of so that nobody gets hurt. Read more to learn about batting cage and pitching machines rules. Continue reading

What are the Effects of Using Different Types of Balls in Pitching Machines?

As the skill of pitchers increase, batters need to continue honing their skills in order to keep up. This is true from Little League up to the majors and one of the best ways to do this by spending a lot of hours in the batting cage. There is no substitute for practice and the best hitters in the world got that way through hours and hours of it. However, even the most novice pitcher can begin to put their bat on the ball if they see the exact same pitch over and over. A large reason why batting is so particularly hard is because the pitcher has the advantage of the element of surprise. As a batter you never know what pitch is coming next. Learning how to adapt to this is what separates the average players from the greats which can only be attained through practice. One of the ways that you can achieve this random feel with pitching machines is by using different types of balls. So here now are some different types of balls that commercial pitching machines use and what their differences are.

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Master Pitching Machine Announces Batting Cage Drills and Games to Use With a Pitching Machine

Kansas City, Missouri September 30, 2011 – Master Pitching Machines, the world leader in the design and manufacturing of pitching machines and batting cages, has released some batting cage drills and games to help hitters improve their swing.

“These drills help young hitters put the hours in that are necessary to be a successful hitter,” said a Master Pitching Machine spokesperson. “The batting cage is fun and exciting and these games help to make time spent in the cage that much more beneficial.”

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