Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Baseball Training Equipment

Looking for that extra edge this upcoming season? Training aids are a great way to gain a competitive advantage and avoid slumps. To be really effective and improve your performance, a training aid must be able to directly translate to the work you do on the field. From heavy bats to hitting tees, a lot of products promise results but end up being cheap plastic. Avoid wasting money with my top five picks in baseball training aids. In my opinion, all competitive baseball players need these in their arsenal to benefit their game.

The Hitting Tee
This is the most basic and essential tool for hitting. Although it comes in different shapes and sizes, a hitting tee is most effective training aid of them all. Baseball can quickly become a complicated game, so it's refreshing that such a simple training tool can help hitters get their swing on the right path. A tee can be used for countless hitting drills. I recommend using a tee whose height can be adjusted and which can easily be moved to different locations around the plate. Tanner Tees have always proven to be durable options in my opinion.

Short Bat Trainer
Used in a variety of drills, a short bat trainer is great for improving a hitter's bat speed. It works by shortening your swing path, helping you keep your hands inside the ball at contact and reinforcing proper technique. Small bats can also be used with two hands to teach young players proper technique without sacrificing form due to strength and coordination issues.

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