Practically any man or woman that volunteers to be a youth baseball coach is a borderline saint. When you’re coaching baseball at the grass roots level, you need to have a great deal of patience and determination, and you must be able to properly explain and teach concepts of a beautiful, but sometimes complicated game. It’s hard enough supervising a bunch kids, let alone coach and share your knowledge with them.
That said, if you’re committed to sharing your wisdom with your team and have a successful season, here are five products that can help you in your endeavor.
Storage Bag for Bats and Helmets
On top of managing duties, coaches are also often the person who brings equipment to and from games. Rather than have to make multiple trips to your trunk, you can simply bring the bats or helmets in one easy, convenient fellow swoop. What’s more, this product will make it easy for players to select a bat or helmet and will reduce cleanup time.
Baseball Coaching Book
Unsure of what skills best teach baseball fundamentals? Or perhaps you or your players are sick of doing the same mundane drills at each practice and before each game. Either way, having a coaching book handy can provide you with an array of drills that you can incorporate into your team gatherings, regardless of what stage of the season you’re in.
Have you ever thrown batting practice for an extended period of time? By the time each child gets one or two turns to hit, your arm can begin to fatigue. That’s not the worst of it, though; wait until the next day when you wake up and your arm is super sore and feels like it’s a 100lbs piece of tire rubber. Rather than suffer through the agony, simply invest in a pitching machine, which will still allow your players to get the hacks they need to improve at the plate. Plus, who among us throws more accurate than a machine?
Batting Tee with a Screen
Whether you’re trying to compensate for a lack of practice space or you are trying to keep your players warm and active in-between games or innings, a batting tee with a screen could be the perfect tool for you. Batters can work on perfecting their proper swing mechanics, and you will not have to worry about where their balls are hit.
Unless you’re a professional baseball scout or a police officer, there really isn’t much of a reason to own a radar gun; they’re honky and hard to carry around. Luckily, JumpUSA has a much more convenient tool that will help you measure how hard your pitchers are throwing-the Glove Radar.
If you need help selecting the right products for your team, please contact us today.