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- Pitch Type:Fastball Only
- Ball Type:Baseballs, Softballs
- Top Speed:Actual 65 - 70 MPH
ATEC Rookie Baseball Pitching Machine
The ATEC ® ROOKIE Baseball or Softball Training Machine is the smaller version of the Power Hummer® for youth leagues. The most solid training tool around since "Rookie League" machine-pitch youth league play was conceived. Change pitch height with easy crank adjustment , 360 degree left-right rotation and 120 degree of vertical pivot delivers various drills with ease and precision. Throws more than 7 balls per minute with reliable accuracy. Performs tough defensive drills, executing fly balls ,pop-ups, line drives, grounders and catcher pop-ups. Variable speed control pitches 20-65 MPH. Adjustable pop-up stop . Patented concave aluminum disc and durable disc pad.
The ATEC Rookie is the machine that machine-pitch youth leagues were built around because of it's all-around reliability and performance. This Rookie delivers consistent fastballs and throws the best defensive training drills on the field...for any level of play!
Accuracy & Reliability - The Rookie delivers the consistent accuracy you need to make your practice time productive, whether running defensive drills or throwing batting practice. This machine is also lightweight & Portable, with quick-release legs and built-in transport wheels, this machine is the perfect training tool for any application, pre-game warm-ups, road trips and everyday practice. Use it for defensive drills. Keep everyone on the field moving. The whole practice, no standing around! Simply loosen the elevation and left/right adjustments and with fingertip control you can run fungo line drive, pop-up, grounder, fly ball and even catcher’s drills. ATEC’s patented dual disc design is exclusive to the industry and has been performing for over 20 years, allowing for total ball control and constant ball visibility
Five Year Warranty - Includes manufacturer’s 5-Year Limited Warranty against manufacturing defects in material and workmanship.
ATEC training equipment is used daily by every team in the Major Leagues. ATEC is also the top choice of baseball and fastpitch coaches of collegiate, high school and youth league programs across the nation. For more than 35 years, ATEC has designed and manufactured precision training machines and equipment. Meeting the training needs of teams and individuals, at home in the backyard or on the practice field, ATEC has earned an unmatched reputation for performance, accuracy and durability.
ATEC pitching machines can be a very important part of a coaches or parents’ practice with their players or children. Experienced baseball and softball players use these hitting machines to hone their swinging technique or defensive skills and can learn to hit all types of breaking balls with effectiveness on these powerful pitching machines. Younger players will develop much faster using pitching machines as it gives them an opportunity to work on the proper mechanics without fear of wild pitches and injury or having to hit off of coaches who “lob” the ball. First and foremost teaching the proper mechanics is the most important part of coaching youth baseball and then practicing those mechanics over and over again using the proper equipment including pitching machines follows that. Buying an ATEC pitching machine should be a long term investment, so you want to make sure you take the time to pick the right machine.
An ATEC pitching machine (also in some parts of the country called batting machines, baseball machines, hitting machines, etc..) is a must have for a serious baseball or softball team and can be very beneficial to help an individual player. ATEC pitching machines throw consistent strikes and can throw a wide variety of pitches allowing a hitter to focus on their hitting mechanics, which is the most important thing when learning to hit. ATEC pitching machines come with a wide variety of features and come at a wide variety of price points, so do your research to make sure you are getting the right pitching machine for you.