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NEW batting cage from BATCO August 15 2017, 0 Comments

We at BATCO have been working for the last two years to create a batting cage that's easy to use, durable, and stable for on the field hitting. So that  any team from youth,'s girls softball, baseball, even college teams could use.. We believe we've come up with that product and have field-tested it extensively from the college level to the youth

Please take a look at this YouTube link to see it in action and  get full description. We have this cage and use from Florida to California with high schools all of which think it's exceptional because of its ease-of-use.  A note of recommendation here softball teams like it especially because it goes on there feels through normal pass gate and girls  can handle it, putting it any place on the field they like.

I would invite you to take a look at the YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6gJabl1PSo

and think about it  fitting your needs.

then you can see the full description on the website -

bat-co.com/collections/batting-cages-1/products/batco-home-plate-batting-cage

Simms TX baseball with the BATCO Home Plate Cage

Coach Arnald Swift BATCO


NEW PRODUCT BATCO Home Plate Cage December 17 2016, 0 Comments

Video worth a 1000 words.

link at -   http://www.bat-co.com/collections/batting-cages-1/products/batco-home-plate-batting-cage  then check out being used on YouTube ---  https://youtu.be/KYAcvGBHwsc

We are very proud of the cage for it easy of use, durability, and high versatility. We have been developing this for the past two years to give coaches a on field batting cage that can be used easily and quickly by any age player.

One of the many uses is highlighted by the junior-college softball team in Missouri that got it because it was able to close up and be able to move in and onto the field through a normal gate, and with softball players doing the work.  I would like to quote the coach " we purchase the cage because it was perfect for our situation as a big hitting turtle could not fit through the small gate we have for our fence".

This cage is now in full production and ready for coaches and players to use. It's a new cage but it's all the old problem.


New Field Cage by BATCO September 21 2016, 0 Comments


We at BATCO (http://bat-co.comwould like to show you a new home plate batting cage that can be set up in 2 minutes and put away in 2 minutes, can be placed any where on the field, finally store upright in less than 1 foot thick area.  

Batco Home Plate Batting CageWe have tested this and used it at local high school, recreation district, and the University of Notre Dame with great results. We believe that it is a solution to you on field or field house cage needs.  Easy, quick, durable, versatile all the criteria that you are looking for in an on field batting cage.

Plus see other videos on Ytube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sd8acMIenTo

Video for youtube batco batting cagehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HweMJyPEG_w

Baseball and Softball Conventions November 13 2015, 0 Comments

BATCO once again will be in attendance at many of the countries leading conventions for both baseball and softball. And we certainly welcome any and all coaches, parents, instructors, or just interested parties to stop by. We're going to attend the Las Vegas show the first weekend in December, then in January we will be at the ABCA in Nashville, next weekend will be the Colorado baseball coaches show in Denver, following weekend were going to attend the Mohegan Sun out there in Connecticut, then finish up for five days with The Best You Can Be convention now being held in Atlantic City New Jersey.

These are all shows we been to a regular basis, and on that note good like to offer the Christmas special and coaches special that we always do to our vendors and direct customers. In the month of November, December, in January you can purchase the BATCO cage at its regular advertised price and receive free shipping in the continental United States.

BATCO cage set up on turf


Radar Guns for Baseball and Softball September 16 2015, 1 Comment

BATCO is pleased to join with Stalker radar guns for any and all sport uses.  Stalker radar guns are the premium gun within the sport market. They have guns that will work in any situation in any sport.

BATCO is extremely proud of the full line of Stalker radar guns that we carry from the inexpensive (but very good) to the Pro model used by the top baseball and softball people. Both stalker and BATCO guarantee the precision, accuracy, and full use of the radar gun.

If you have need for a radar gun then Stalker and BATCO are where you need to be with your purchase.


Hitting the Softball Change Up July 30 2015, 1 Comment

4 Ways to Hit the Change Up

While all pitchers want to throw faster, all batters fear the Change Up!

Ask most batters what pitch they hate the most and they’ll no doubt say the Change Up. Not falling for that crazy pitch is hard so make sure you if you struggle with it then keep these 4 tips in mind.

You’d think it would be easy hitting something that goes SLOW, but that couldn’t be farther from the truth. From a batter’s point of view waiting on a change up is much harder than being quick enough to handle a pitchers speed. The problem for a batter comes when you let your weight drift forward onto your front foot before you recognize the pitch’s speed. Doing so causes you to use all her power before you uses your hands, so all you can do is swat at the ball without putting any body behind it, resulting in a pop up, a weak groundball or a swing and miss.

Before we look at the 4 methods for hitting the change up let’s talk about how to detect the speed of the pitch as soon as possible. When it comes to hitting a change up you need to Recognize It and Practice It. Start to recognize the change up by standing in during pitching practice whenever your pitchers are working on their change ups.  You won’t swing, you’ll simply stand in and when the pitcher releases the ball, as soon as possible you should say either “fast” or “change” whenever you know what speed the pitch will be. Pitchers need to practice change ups more than they do so combining pitching and hitting practice is killing two birds with one stone.

As far as practicing hitting change ups go, probably the simplest drill to do is something I just call Fast – Slow. It’s done with either your coach or a teammate tossing front toss about 10-15 feet in front of you. The tosser will randomly toss a straight-fast one and then a high angled-slow one (almost like slow pitch). I know that change ups don’t really angle up like that but it just helps exaggerate the point and helps you learn to detect even the slightest change in approach angle of the ball. This drill will really help you see the different speeds of the pitches. When you do this drill, use whichever of the following 4 methods for hitting the change up that seems to work the best for you.
 
Bunt It – Some players are able to recognize the change up and keep their hands in a position that allows them to bunt it. This is something that you should practice but just be aware you wouldn’t want to do it with 2 strikes.
    
Forget It – This is probably the most common method for hitting the change up, and that’s to simply forget it – or, watch it go by – until you get 2 strikes. Hitting a change up is not a high percentage situation for you so this method says don’t try to hit it until you have to – which is with 2 strikes.

The Anchor – This method has you drag your back foot forward once you’ve realized it’s a change up. Much like throwing out an anchor, this method helps you put the brakes on your forward weight shift allowing you to stay behind the ball as much as possible.

Squeeze the Knees – This one is similar to the Anchor method, and has you squeeze your knees together as soon as you realizes it’s a change up. Again, this technique is intended to you slow down your forward weight shift and helps you keep your weight behind the ball instead of drifting forward and getting out on your front foot too soon. When you try this try to avoid squatting down with your knees, instead, keep your legs tall and simply squeeze the back knee into the front one.

Cindy B.

 

 


International Shipping to Singapore July 05 2015, 0 Comments

BATCO can ship International. BATCO can provide baseball and softball equipment of all types to schools, coach's, parents, players, and merchants in Singapore. We ship pitching machines, artificial pitching mounds, balls, batting cages and can provide all baseball and softball equipment for a client.

This shipping Singapore can be done by Postal Service, Ocean Freight, Air Freight, UPS, FEDX, DHL what ever is best for the customer matching the equipment, time frame the client wants, and the budget.

Then BATCO will help with the door -to-door delivery also if the client needs that service.  BATCO ships either from the USA port (ocean or airport) to Singapore Port.

BATCO will give the client the cost of port to port, the client will collect the equipment at the port and pay the tax's, fee's, duties, etc that Singapore government places places on the shipment.  BATCO does not charge or collect these monies.

There are no special restriction on shipping to Singapore, it is very easy and straight forward.
Normal travel time is 10 days by postal, 3 weeks by ocean, and 3 days by air freight, carrier is normally 10 days.
 
Items we have shipped to Singapore: Click on title to go to product page.

Total facilities in Singapore with all the baseball equipment.

Singapore facility infield artificial turfBatting cages, pitching machines, L screens, in the Singapore facility

Infield Practice on Artificial Turf Singapore   Batting Cages with Protective Screens and Pitching Machine