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Introducing the Heater Deuce Dual Wheel Baseball Machine
01 Sep, 2017

Introducing the Heater Deuce Dual Wheel Baseball Machine

Introducing the newest addition to the Heater Sports Pitching machine line, the DC899 - Deuce 95 MPH Dual Wheel Baseball Machine!  At a low price point compared to similar machines on the market, the  Heater Deuce Dual Wheel Baseball Machine pitches real baseballs up to 95 MPH as well as lite-balls up to 110 MPH. Two wheel machines from other brands that pitch up to 95 MPH retail for more than double the price of the DC899.  With the Heater Deuce Dual Wheel Baseball...
Baseball Equipment Storage
20 Oct, 2014

Baseball Equipment Storage

So you’ve invested a fair amount of time and money in choosing and purchasing your baseball equipment, but now it’s nearing the end of the season. How do you store your sporting equipment when it’s not in use so when you go to use it next season it’s still in great shape and easily usable?Caring for your baseball equipment in the off-season can actually make an impact on how it performs when you need it. Don’t reverse any care and customizing you’ve done for your baseball equipment by...
Heater Sports Products
16 Oct, 2014

Heater Sports Products

The Heater brand of products is known for being an affordable “entry level” product. Trend/Heater provides pitching machines, batting tees, hitting nets, soft toss machines, and a number of other products. Heater products have their place in the market and I caution anyone that is going to purchase a Heater product to make sure they consider what type of usage they will have. If you are a high school level baseball or softball player, purchasing a Heater product is probably not in your...
Unique-Perspective: Louisville Slugger Pitching Machines
04 Sep, 2014

Unique-Perspective: Louisville Slugger Pitching Machines

The Louisville Slugger Blue Flame Series comes in three machines, The Blue Flame, The Black Flame, and The Backyard Pitching Machine. All of the machines are spring loaded and the difference between the 3 machines is top speeds. ...
Hitting 101- Hitting Stance
02 Sep, 2014

Hitting 101- Hitting Stance

For a hitter, the starting positon (stance) can be just as important as the swing mechanics itself. So much of hitting is about the hitter’s ability to make adjustments to the pitcher to have success. As a hitter you will have a very tough time making adjustments in the swing if your stance is not consistent each time you step up to the plate. Each hitting coach will have different techniques they may like to teach you as a hitter. The goal for you should be finding the most comfortable, yet...
Catching 101 - Receiving
28 Aug, 2014

Catching 101 - Receiving

There are many ways coaches and instructors teach receiving a ball from the pitcher, but there is always one constant task that is taught, to be quiet with the glove and to be strong with the glove. To be short, a catcher wants minimal movement from the glove, all the way to the head and feet when receiving the baseball. ...
The Hitting Jack-It Training System
26 Aug, 2014

The Hitting Jack-It Training System

From the earliest days of baseball, players have added heavy weights to their bats during batting practice to build strength and, in theory, get more power at the plate. From heavy bats and iron bars to crude lead donuts, players and trainers have tried everything to increase power and bat speed, not always with optimal results. Today’s baseball and softball players reap the benefits of 175 years of painstaking research with the development of the perfect batting practice system – Hitting...
Youth Pitching Rotation
20 Aug, 2014

Youth Pitching Rotation

I coached a high school feeder program team for 10 years between my two boys and during that time learned the importance of developing a pitching rotation for my team. There are numerous reasons this is important, but to me the most important one is to save youth pitching arms! My whole point in developing a rotation was to make sure I didn’t overuse any of the pitchers. I developed a rotation of who was going to pitch when and stuck to it no matter what, sacrificing many wins over the...
The Kodiak L Screen
20 Aug, 2014

The Kodiak L Screen

If you do a little price shopping on baseball pitcher’s L-Screens, you will quickly find out that the Kodiak Sports Professional Padded L-Screen is not going to be the cheapest. Not only will you find it won’t be the cheapest, in fact it is going to be one of the more expensive screens on the market. In the case of the Kodiak L-Screen the old saying “You get what you pay for” definitely applies! ...
Youth Sports: Rest for Long-Term Success
08 Aug, 2014

Youth Sports: Rest for Long-Term Success

Make your kid better at sports by playing less! Kind of seems like a contradiction doesn’t it? This is the advice of renowned sports surgeon Dr. James Andrews. Dr. Andrews has seen enough. Enough of parents who think their son or daughter is the next superstar athlete and need to be pushed all year round. When Dr. Andrews first started he saw mainly professional athletes. Now, to his alarm, he is seeing younger and younger patients. ...

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