Jason Hinde is one of many coaches in multiple sports that has 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. It is just as accurate within 120 feet of range on a baseball, and its discreet size makes it ideal for measuring youth and professional athletes without affecting behavior.
Here is some feedback we received from Coach Jason, and his use of the Ball Coach at practice with his players:
“My first use was with seeing how fast my pitchers were throwing and evaluating their consistency to establish a base line. From that I had them throw fast balls then their change ups to see how much slower their change ups were. It was very telling to actually have hard numbers to work with so I could clearly say “that pitch really slowed down well by 6 MPH”, which was well received feedback from my pitching staff.”
“The unit was very comfortable to use and very straight forward to use, much how Apple build simplicity into their designs.”
“This unit got me thinking a bit different about hitting and pitching aspects given that I now have hard data versus guesses.”
We look forward to hearing more upcoming results from Coach Jason 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 info@PocketRadar.com
More information on the Ball Coach:
The ability to evaluate skill level with instant and unbiased feedback requires a top tier performance training tool. That’s why Pocket Radar, Inc. created the pro-level Ball Coach radar. It’s a speed training tool for player development through one-on-one coaching or self-guided drills and hands-free operation keeps it simple. By making crucial results like hitting power, pitching speeds, throwing speeds, serving speeds and shot speeds instantly visible, the Ball Coach is the easy way to get better faster. Powerful features include hands-free Constant-On Mode (put all your focus on coaching and training, not the radar gun), easy automatic triggering (simply hold button down and release when speed appears) and built-in memory with the previous 25 speeds (keep track and review training lessons).
Professionals and amateurs across multiple sports are currently using the Ball Coach radar to improve performance and skill level with instant and accurate feedback. It has become the convenient speed radar and training tool of choice among collegiate coaches, high school coaches, travel ball coaches, club coaches, recruiters, parents and athletes worldwide. Easily measure baseball and softball hitting and pitching speeds, volleyball and tennis serve speeds, hockey and lacrosse shot speeds, and cricket bowler speeds. Built from the same high-impact plastic as hockey helmets, the Ball Coach is rugged enough to perform well in even the most demanding sports environments, with pro-level accuracy. Named Best of Show at the 2014 American Baseball Coaches Association national convention, the Ball Coach is the first pro-level radar gun specifically designed for coaching and training. “If you are looking to elevate player performance, you need to own the Ball Coach.” – Andy Lopez, University of Arizona Baseball (3-Time National Coach of the Year)
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