Softball pitching machines are an essential piece of practice equipment to help your team perfect that swing. They come in various price ranges based on how you plan to use them. ATEC may be the most popular brand, but even ATEC has a range that goes from a backyard machine to the more heavy duty team type machine. Get a pitching machine that fits how you plan to use it. Notice the word "softball" on the front. If you get a baseball pitching machine, your machine will not be able to pitch softballs. Baseball pitching machines may be fine for personal use, figuring if they can hit a baseball they can hit a softball, but do not use that logic at the team level. You want you players to get use to seeing a softball coming at them.
A quick glance at the prices will tell you that many are really for the team and not the individual family. There are units, however, that are reasonably priced. I actually used a unit that was baseball size (it was an ATEC Hitting Streak) figuring if they could hit a baseball sized ball, they certainly could hit a softball. It came with its own set of balls that could be used indoors as well as outside. So, even if it is not listed below, go to the retailers site and do a search as it will show up there.
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Don't forget to get a stock of practice balls (dimple balls, etc.) for your pitching machine. Go to the Practice Balls page to purchase them.
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