Using Weighted Softballs for Training
Weighted softballs are one of the best tools for training softball players. One simple drill would be having a partner toss the ball over to you, and you hit the weighted softball into a training net or batting cage.
Weighted softballs can also be used by players to improve their throwing skills as well. Softball requires that fielders throw hard and they need to do it fast so that they can get players out running the bases. The same goes for pitchers who can practice their pitching skills and building up arm strength while using these softballs.
People who are new to training or even the game of softball itself, can train themselves using weighted balls to improve various facets of their game. Regular practice using these balls helps people master the mechanics of the game along with throwing power.
However, we’d like to stress that players shouldn’t use super-heavy balls straight away without a good warmup session. If anything you run the risk of an arm injury, so you will want to train properly while using these heavier balls.
Now that you know you should use caution while using weighted softballs to improve your game, it is just as important to use the best possible balls. Below is our selection of the best weighted softballs.
The Precision Impact Softball-Size Slugs
These weighted Softballs will help take your teams hitting ability to the next level. These weighted softballs offer a few crucial advantages. These are heavy sand filled PVC softballs. Now because they are heavy, they will not travel very far when hit, which reduces the risk of others getting hurt. They will help with squaring up the ball and hitting for power.
Weighing around 15 ounces, instead of the regular 6 or 7 ounces and measuring 3.65 inches in diameter they are easy to play with. Furthermore, the lurid pink color makes sure that they aren’t easy to lose. They also come with a 100% satisfaction guarantee and 1-year warranty, so you feel safe that you made the right purchase.
SKLZ Impact Balls
The distinctive yellow and black colored balls with triangular cutouts look like something out of a sci-fi movie, but we assure you that there is a lot more to it than appearance. The balls are slightly heavier than most regular ones, but they have a more authentic feel to them.
These SKLZ Impact Balls are ideal for warmups when there aren’t cages or screens to practice with. However, the unique selling point of this ball is that it is indestructible. They, unlike others, do not shatter, crack or even tear.
Markwort Lite Weight and Weighted Leather Softball
Available in several different weights, they are extremely versatile and offer great feedback. The 12-inch circumference and the raised steams, along with the color coded leather hides and the use of centre–weighted cork make them excellent training balls.
Speaking of weight, they are available in weights ranging from 4 ounces and can go up to 12 ounces. Which means you can gradually increase the weight as your strength improves.
Choosing the right weighted softballs depends on what they will be used for and how. So, you’ll want to choose them correctly and make sure to warm up before any practice session, especially with the heavier balls. In our experience, the above-mentioned balls are excellent for training and offer an authentic feel which prepares players for real games.
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