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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:

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

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 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 Sales and Shipping June 02 2015, 0 Comments

BATCO batting cages in the website for BATCO http://www.bat-co.com/ would like to talk a little bit about international shipping.  It's something that we do that is really kind of rare within the equipment business. BATCO was developed over the years a relationship with shippers that know how to ship into foreign countries. We are very proud of the fact that we have BATCO's in Germany, England, Italy, Singapore just to name a few. I made no pretense that shipping is cheap it is something we can do and do it right. A client can feel secure that is products will arrive correctly and just as we say they will.  If you or somebody that you know was to ship out of the country don't be afraid to order we can get it done have been doing it for a lot of years.

Special grand opening of the new website from BATCO May 28 2015, 0 Comments

BATCO batting cages would like to announce the opening of the new website. This website has been expanded to meet the needs of coaches and players with equipment for use around the cage along with specially items that are always needed.  We have a special offering for anybody during the month of May that is 10% discount off of anything through the shopping cart of the website. Just enter the code when you check out and received that 10% discount.

We have not forgotten about the BATCO batting cage buyer.  Why cannot buy the BATCO batting cage online when you do come and talk to us you will receive free shipping in the company in the continental United States.  We don't use online ordering for the BATCO batting cage as we want to make sure that each and every customer is exactly what they want for their usage.

BATCO's Batting Cages New Website and Offerings April 30 2015, 0 Comments

BATCO's New Website and Offerings.

BATCO has launched a new website at bat-co.com. For a long time BATCO was only furnished the custom batting cage that it's become known for and still is the best cage market. But now the BATCO website expanded to furnish top rate equipment for coaches, facilities, teams, anybody wanting the best.

Can use it in and around the batting cage that we are furnishing it protective screens, portable pitching mounds, pitching machines, turf and many other items.  

We working very hard to become a specialized company for those specialized needs of the teams and all their personnel.

We launched the site March 1, 2015 will continue to improve.

Coach Arnald Swift BATCO

Custom BATCO Cages April 23 2015, 0 Comments

  • I would like for all the clients to know we can create a BATCO batting cage to meet your specific needs of the dimensions and usage.
  • BATCO cages all away from 24 foot up to 90 foot. And the with as narrow as 14 feet, we even have a way to install the that allows almost 0 clearance at both ends.
  • One of the most common request is to create the BATCO Cage to be 15 foot wide as the clients  put in turf which comes in 15 foot widths. We can certainly do that, the fact is a side note we can provide the turf also.
  • Make sure that you give us a call if you have any customer needs on your batting cage at all, we can do it.

BATCO cage on turf, with ground tether, Evergreen CO


2015 Spring Training and BATCO April 10 2015, 0 Comments

I was able to go to 2015 spring training once again to see how major league players develop their skills at the highest level. It is a good experience that I'd certainly recommend to anyone that has an interest in baseball.

One of things BATCO pays particular attention to is the equipment being used, the same as we can and do furnish. 

Enjoy

Oakland Athletics Spring Train Field                    Center Field Athletics Spring Train Field

fan view of Oaklands A's game in Phoniex AZ 20152015 spring training, Oakland A's field from center field