Training/Practice Drills

The Sling Pitcher is the most complete and effective pitching and training machine on the market today, at ANY price. The following drills are commonly used by youth coaches at all levels. Some of these drills require only the standard Sling Pitcher, while others will use the Sling Guard or the Sling Turret.

Hitting Drills Using Light Weight Balls:

Foam, plastic, and tennis balls can be used on a field, in a batting cage, or in a gym during inclement weather. Multiple stations can be set up in a gym or on the field using perforated plastic balls, without fear of injury to players or facilities.

Video Coming Soon: Light Weight Practice Balls, Baseball
Softball Pre-Game Warm-up

Hitting Drills Using Regulation Balls:

Regulation balls can be used with the Sling Guard, either on the open field or in a batting cage. It is highly recommended that the Sling Guard be used any time regulation balls are pitched, especially to stronger hitters. It is also recommended that the operator, as well as the hitters use batting helmets. This is more critical for operators in a batting cage, since balls can come of the top of the net and strike an operator behind the Guard.

Hitting Sling Pitcher Verses Coach, Pitching ages 9 & 10 BaseBall

Video Coming Soon:  Hitting Drills, Baseball Field Shots
Video Coming Soon:  Hitting Drills, Baseball Batting Cage

Hitting Drills, Softball Field Shots

Video Coming Soon:  Hitting Drills, Softball Batting Cage

Ground Ball Drills:

The Sling Pitcher will throw effective line drive ground balls, more so than the chop ground balls. The use of the Sling Turret makes the drills much more effective.

Video Coming Soon:  Infield practice drills for baseball.

Infield Practice drills for softball

First Base Digs:

This drill can be adjusted to the skill level of the player. Though the drill is most used for first basemen training, it is a good drill for all base positions for steal and pick-off moves.

Video Coming Soon:  First Base Digs, Baseball.

First Base Digs, Softball

Infield Fly Balls:

Infield fly balls can be accurately placed to any part of the infield

Video Coming Soon:  Infield Fly Balls w Baseballs.

Infield Fly Balls w/ Softballs

Catcher Training:

Two common drills for catchers are the “Wild Pitch” drills and the “High Foul Pop Ups”. In cases involving young players who do not yet trust their equipment, the light weight foam or plastic balls are very effective. They can also be used when catchers gear is not available. To simulate the pop ups, the Sling Pitcher is set up near home plate facing the catcher. By pulling the pouch straight down, a spin will be created that produces the same motion as a pop up foul coming off a bat.

Video Coming Soon:  Wild Pitch Training, Baseball

Wild Pitch Training, Softball

Video Coming Soon:  Foul Pop-ups, Baseball

Foul Pop-ups, Softball

Outfield Drills:

The Sling Pitcher can throw Fly Baseballs in excess of 150 feet, and softballs to over 125 feet. (Altitude, temperature, & humidity impact performance.) Use of the Sling Turret allows the operator to lead the fielders, and to rotate instantly to any position. The high fly ball or the line drive can be thrown.

Video Coming Soon:  Fly Ball Drills w/ Baseballs

Fly Ball Drills w/ Softballs.