Menlo College Oaks softball team trains with the Ball Coach radar to gear up for 2017 season

by Tyler Scaturro January 31, 2017

Menlo College softball team measuring Exit Speed with the Ball Coach radar

Many coaches in multiple sports have found the value of adding speed measurements into practice as a powerful training aid for their players and coaching methods.  Unlike the bulkier and more expensive radar guns of the past, used exclusively by scouts to measure fastball velocity, the Ball Coach radar was designed as a training tool for coaches and athletes of all ages.  It is just as accurate within 120 feet of range on a baseball/softball, and its discreet size makes it ideal for measuring youth and professional athletes without affecting behavior.

The Ball Coach radar provides accurate speed measurements that have allowed players to develop a new level of confidence in hopes of improving their skills over time. Confidence is an acquired skill that is developed over time, but is key when training and performing.

Here is some feedback we received from Menlo College softball head coach, Christen Hardee, and her use of the Ball Coach radar at practice with the team:

“Having used the original Pocket Radar and now the Ball Coach, I have always loved the convenience and discreteness of the device especially while recruiting or testing pitchers in practice.  The Ball Coach with it’s continuous feed enables us more versatile use.  We are able to not only monitor pitching speeds, but throws from catchers, OF, INF as well as exit speed (off the bat).  Having a way to measure these enables athletes to have specific measurable goals to increasing their speed and efficiency and therefore their overall performance to take our team to the next level.”

We look forward to hearing more upcoming results from coach Hardee and the team, and if you have any questions or would like to share your Pocket Radar stories, please give is a call toll-free at 888-381-2672 from 9 AM to 5 PM Pacific Time, or e-mail us at

Tyler Scaturro
Tyler Scaturro

Brand Manager (2012 - current)

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