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NY Mets and BATCO July 08 2019, 0 Comments

Professional baseball, New York Mets, hitting cages, BATCO partnership

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.

 

 


New Discussion on BATCO July 26 2015, 0 Comments

Had a coach ask why should I have a BATCO cage, and what are the details to consider besides the price.

The article at the bottom of the page address all the points but as bullet points below give you an idea what to consider.

  • Use of cage in shared spaces. 
  • How to use
  • Limitiations
  • Value of the cage
  • Coach discussion on why to have a BATCO

Shipping to China Internationally July 05 2015, 0 Comments

Shipping  to China 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.

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

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 China 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 China government places places on the shipment.  BATCO does not charge or collect these monies.

We handle all special restriction on shipping .  Normal travel time is 15  days by postal, 4 weeks by ocean, and 7 to 10 days by air freight, common carrier is normally 20 days.
 
Items we have shipped to China -- Click on title to go to product page.

Iron Mike, 600 ball hopper, token controlledBATCO batting cage, on turf, schools, facilities, leagues

Token controlled Iron Mike      BATCO collapsible/foldable batting cage


International to France July 05 2015, 0 Comments

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

This shipping  France 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 French Port. 

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

Normal travel time is 10 days by postal, 3 weeks by ocean, and 3 days by air freight, carrier is normally 10 days. There are no special restriction on shipping to France , it is very easy and straight forward. 

Items we have shipped to France :  Click on title to go to product page.

BATCO batting cage, custom cage,Pro L screen with the batting cage padded sides

BATCO cage in French Recreation                L-screen for a French league

Center, Special Design

 

 


International Shipping England June 25 2015, 0 Comments

BATCO international shipping to England is a service BATCO can provide to coach's, parents, players, and merchants in England.  We ship pitching machines, artificial pitching mounds, balls, batting cages and can provide all baseball and softball equipment for a client.

Shipping to England 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.

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

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

There are no special restriction on shipping to England, 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 England:  Click on title to go to product page.

Batter Box stance mat, nylon 6x12 with home plateProtective Pitchers L-screen, throwing saftey, drill use

 Batter Stance Mat                              Protective Pitchers L-screen

air powered pitching machine, any ball, 65 mph ball speedbatting cages, any size, nylon net, poly net, any strength

Zooka Pitching Machine                         Batting Cages


New Baseball Hitting Aid June 24 2015, 0 Comments

BATCO is happy to add to its product line is it net, it's a perfect partner to the wheeler dealer or the batting T.

This zip net, product hangs between two objects allows the batter to get into it, giving him a tremendous amount of swings, protecting the surroundings, and collecting up the balls so you don't have to chase them around.

This is the ideal product for use in a garage, building, basement, for the off-season or when you just want to get in a few extra swings. Then the beauty of the product is that once you got here swings. It pushes back out of the way like a shower curtain and doesn't take up any space.

Take a look at the video and I think you'll be impressed that both the simplicity, usefulness and the price.

Zip Net


International Shipping Experts BATCO June 13 2015, 0 Comments

BATCO can do international shipping. We have shipped to Asia, Europe, South America, Australia and of Canada. BATCO is one of the few companies that will service you, supply your equipment, and has the expertise and the partners ship overseas.

BATCO is rare that their service department is small enough to work with the client and his needs.  From just baseballs or to the largest equipment order needed to complete a facility. We understand the needs for baseball and softball clients for pitching machines, pitching mounds, batting cages, protective screens anything else that you might need to equip a training facility of baseball or softball. We help  overseas coaches, parents that have questions that need answering from an informational standpoint to be sure they're buying the correct equipment. BATCO in their service staff understand that clients outside the country many times to become interested in baseball, want to play baseball but don't have the exact knowledge to get what they need. We provide that along with the means to ship it by postal, common carrier, ocean freight, airfreight, we will figure out how to get it to you.

Below are some of the facilities and products that we sent overseas:

Singapore indoor fieldBelgium home install

Singapore  Training Facility                      Belgium Home Install

 France rec center

France Recreational Center

 Canadian Home site

Canadian Home Install of BATCO

 jakarta indonesia 2015

 Newest International Center in Jakarta Indonesia

 

Here are some details on other countries we ship baseball equipment to: