Baseball is a sport that takes a lot of time to get good, and unless you have a partner it can be a challenge to practice on your own. When you practice with the team you hit the ball and there is someone to catch and throw the ball back. Without the team, hitting and throwing practice can pose a challenge.
As a result the industry has provided a number of training aids that will speed up the process of advancing your skills outside of regular team practice. These training aids fall into three major categories; Pitching aids, hitting aids and throwing aids. (more…)
As a small town league equipment can become like gold because it is difficult and costly to replace if it gets stolen. When equipment is stolen it can prevent players from practicing and be able to play games. Whether it is individual or team equipment securing the equipment is of top priority. Here are a few tips to (more…)
In some respects baseball can be a very inexpensive sport to play. Because it is a team sport the team provides general equipment like balls, helmets and bats. Basically you can show up with a baseball glove and be ready to play.
However, as you begin playing you realize that there are very distinct advantages to owning your own equipment. If you plan to play baseball more than a season there are certain items that are very useful to have in your arsenal. This equipment will make you a better player and will help you improve in the sport much faster.
A few items that most ball players have include the following:
A glove that matches your position. When you purchase a glove consider what position you will be playing. Outfield and infield gloves are designed differently so that they meet the needs of the position. Pitchers, first basemen, and catchers have gloves especially designed for those positions. Do a little research and find a glove that will help you perform the best in the position you will be playing most often. (more…)