What are Softball Training Aids?

Power Tips By: Coach John Peter's of Softball-tips.com

Softball Training Aids and Equipment for Teams and Travel


Training today’s softball players takes softball training equipment that’s generally similar and many times the same as baseball training aids. The exception tends to be in the area of pitching, such as softball pitching dvds or speed guns (radar guns) that emphasize & calculate ball rotation.

Both softball and baseball train players by using batting tees, pitchers targets, batting trainers, underload/overload training bats and both have emphasis on portability for travel; travel softball and travel baseball.

Softball academy and school softball teams need heavier, more permanent and weather resistant softball training aids that can remain outdoors and are subjected to heavier use.

For Backyard and Travel Softball

Choose a batting tee that is foldable and portable. Choose a catch net based on its portability (all seem to be large enough, some are just built lighter). Batting trainers come in various sizes so consider your workout area before purchasing.

All pitchers need a bucket of balls, a pitchers target or catch net and a band or rubber-tubing item to warm up and to add arm strength & flexibility. Most other softball training aids for backyard or travel needs to be specific to the parts of softball training that works for you.

Buy softball dvds and books based on what specific skills are covered and choose fastpitch training equipment with an eye on fun and where there’s a moving ball; items like portable soft toss machines. Youth softball players will spend more time working on specific softball skills if & when there’s more fun involved! It’s really important!.

Softball Equipment For Team and Academy Training

The basic skills in training fastpitch players are those repetitive motions that need to be engrained in each player so they can simply react with confidence; while adding quickness & strength

Softball academy training batting tees are heavier and sock nets, catch nets and targets need to be heavier and sometimes larger. Choose equipment based on heavier steel, total weight (as in batting tees), thickness of netting, or multiple tubing packages for different skills and sizes of players. Softball dvd sets tend to cover the complete game; keep them handy …softball coaches should continue to learn and stay fresh too!


Travel and fastpitch softball teams training aids and equipment includes batting tees, speed radar guns, videos and books, training bats, and so much more!