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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


BATCO Home Plate Cage New March 22 2017, 0 Comments

once again I would like to introduce and promote the BATCO home plate cage.. This cage is proving to be quite  popular, especially with the softball teams. We have sold several of them  recently to softball teams for the specific reason that girls can handle it, iit can going on and off the field through a normal gate.

I couldn't say any better than the coach down in Florida set it when he wrote me --" this cages been the best thing we ever bought, not one ball is left  the playing field into the parking lot or the road and my girls can open and close it in less than two minutes now.. We distort up against the fence until game time. It's always there during practice"

I would like to think that coach and several others from the college level down the high school that have begun using this cage and certainly enjoyed it because it is durable does what it says and easy to use..

If you would take a look at it in action on YouTube at  ---  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sd8acMIenTo

this is a high school in Colorado it's had this cage for two years now.

Please take a look and give BATCO a call it will be worth your time if you're looking for a cage to use on the field that's easy to set up and use, put away, and move around.

Coach Arnald Swift BATCO


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

Regular Cage Special October 12 2015, 0 Comments

BATCO, would like to tell you about a super cage special.  I have acquired 4 poly cages 70 ft long and 14ft wide, 12ft high.  These cages come with doors and baffle nets behind the batter.

BATCO would like to offer them at 1/2 price and free ship.  They would be perfect of the budget and get a cage up and running for you and your players use.

Take a look at them at this link and then call to get a better price and free shipping.

SPECIAL OFFER CAGES: http://www.bat-co.com/collections/batco-clearance/products/new-custom-cage-client-refused-now-you-save?variant=935281971

Net only (frame seperate)


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 Pitching Machine to Web Store July 08 2015, 0 Comments

BATCO News

As always BATCO tries to keep up with its clients and coaches request and demands. We are happy to announce that we have now become a representative of Hack Attack Pitching Machines.  Hack Attach, has become one of the leading brands of pitching machines with many colleges, high schools and professional teams using the machine. American-made has become recognizable top end pitch machine. I had the privilege of seeing it in several major-league camps this past spring, when I was visiting spring training.

BATCO is happy to be partnered with Hack Attack and welcomes all coaches to compare and it one of the best machines on the market.

Standard 3 Wheel Hack Attack


International Shipping to Belgium July 05 2015, 0 Comments

BATCO can ship International, BATCO can provide to coach's, parents, players, and merchants in Belgium.  pitching machines, artificial pitching mounds, balls, batting cages and can provide all baseball and softball equipment for a client. We even have a dealer in Belgium, call/email and I will certainly get you connected.

This shipping Belgium 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 Belgium or Netherlands Port.

BATCO will 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 Belgium places on the shipment.  BATCO does not charge or collect these monies.

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

batting cage, stance mat, pitching machineterra cotta home plate stance mat with batters box

Batting Cage and Machine                   Hitting Stance Mat


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