|My elementary school playground.|
There is no telling how many hours I
spent there practicing by myself.
|A great indoor option if you have|
access. Do not hurt the wall
or the floor with the balls!
- You can practice by yourself
- Every position on the field can be practiced - just use your imagination
- Develops arm strength
- Not much space is needed
- Develops pitching accuracy
- If there are lights (mine did), you can throw day or night
- Can practice year round. A few times I brought a snow shovel!
|Perfect! Even has a strike zone.|
Tips to using a wall:
- Throw at varying distances - short toss to long toss if space permits
- A rubber pitching machine style ball works best. Leather balls get torn up.
- Use different sizes and types of balls to develop soft hands, quick reactions, and eye-hand coordination. Tennis balls, racquet balls, super balls, Super Pinkies, and golf balls are all fair game and work great against a wall.
- Use your glove and just your bare hands at times too.
- Use a training glove or pick up a paddle at the dollar store to develop proper two-hand fielding.
- If you are able to use an indoor gym wall, be sure to use balls that do not mark up the wall or the floor.
So if you are looking for something to do that is productive, challenging, fun, and FREE ... go find a wall!