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Top 10 Best Portable Pitching Mounds of 2023 (Updated)

Nov 13, 2019 0 comments

Top 10 Best Portable Pitching Mounds of 2023

The upkeep of a real dirt pitching mound can be incredibly time consuming and require a groundskeeper on staff. For this reason, many coaches, players, and parents choose to use portable baseball pitching mounds. A portable pitching mound is crucial to any baseball field, without it, the field is incomplete. 

With a portable pitching mound, you can literally turn any field into a baseball field in minutes! 

What You Will Learn

In this article, you'll learn which pitching mounds are the hottest picks for this season, and why. We'll review each mound so you can learn about whether or not it is the right size for your kid, how durable it is, how well it replicates a real pitching mound, and what kind of warranty it is backed by. 

We will also highlight the features that make these portable baseball pitching mounds unique and a great option for you and your team. 

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Looking to purchase a portable pitching mound? 

Shop Game Mounds
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    Or, if you want more information on portable pitching mounds, you can check out our full portable pitching mound buyer's guide here

    And remember, we picked these top ten pitching mounds based on years of experience of using these mounds, selling them to customers, and hearing the feedback from customers. The feedback from our customers was the biggest factor we took into account when hand selecting these products to recommend to you. 

    Without further ado, let's see which pitching mounds are the top picks for this season! 

     

    1. PortoLite 6" Little League Full Length Portable Pitching Mound 

    This portable pitching mound is a best seller among tournament companies across America for a reason. This one features special foam technology to ensure players are experiencing a game-like simulation. This pitching mound also has a built-in pitching rubber.

    PortoLite 6" Pitching Mound in Clay with Kid Pitching

    This portable pitching mound is perfect for kids ages 8-14. This means your child could get a good 6 years of use out of this pitching mound. You also won’t have to worry about your player/s slipping off the mound thanks to its slope technology. With its has tapered edges, your kid won't trip on the lip of the pitching mound when they step on and off. Every player will feel comfortable when they sink their cleats into this portable pitching mound.

     

    Portable Pitching Mound Features

    • Designed for ages 8-14
    • Choose between green or clay color
    • Gentle slopes for pickoffs
    • High quality Fiberglass, Poly, & Astroturf®
    • Reinforced EPP foam technology
    • Lightweight and portable
    • Tapered edges, which means no lips
    • Recessed depression below rubber to set over field rubber         
    • Pitching rubbers last 10 years longer than the industry standard
    • Plastic launching pad under turf
    • 10-year manufacturer's warranty on the mound's core

    Pitching Mound Dimensions 

    • Weight: 110 lbs
    • Dimensions:  6" H x 108" L x 60" W

    Bottom Line: If you are looking for a mound that will be long-lasting, sturdy, and comfortable for your child, look no further. This is a great way to mimic games for the little pitchers in your life. They will be safe and able to focus on their game with this model.

     

    2. PortoLite 6" Stride Off Portable Game Pitching Mound For Baseball

    Designed for kids ages 8-13, this portable pitching mound is great for most youth baseball leagues, like Little League. We love that it only weighs 50 lbs, making it super easy for kids or parents to carry it on and off the field. This mound in particular is constructed with high quality turf and a strong fiberglass core. Plus, our Portolite line of portable pitching mounds comes with a 10-year manufacturer's warranty.

     

    Portolite 6" Stride Off Pitching Mound in Green color
    Click here to learn more about the Portolite 6" Stride Off portable pitching mound

     

    Some of the cons: Although we do love this mound, it is a bit small for a portable pitching mound. It's great for younger players, but they will grow out of it at some point. 

     

    Portable Pitching Mound Features: 

    • Compact and portable
    • Clay and green turf color options
    • Weight: 50 lbs
    • For kids ages 8-14
    • High quality fiberglass, Poly and AstroTurf™
    • Recessed slot on bottom of mound to set over existing rubber
    • Tapered edges, no lips
    • Hidden “Wear Pad” located in front of the pitching rubber
    • Pitching rubbers will last 10 times longer than industry standard
    • 10-year manufacturer's warranty on the mound's core

    Pitching Mound Dimensions:

    • 63" L x 54"W x 6"H 

     

    Bottom Line: This is one of the most compact portable mounds you will find for game use. It will last a long time, even with extended use. Its wear pad is a great feature to have as well.

     

    3. Portable 8" Youth Pitching Mound for Youth League

     

    One of our favorite full sized youth portable pitching mounds, this is our best selling 8" portable mounds. 8" portable pitching mounds are for kids entering high school or a higher tier of Little League. This pitching mound in particular is good for kids ages 12-17. 

     

    Portable 8" pitching mound in green

     Click here to learn more about this 8" portable youth league pitching mound

    This lightweight yet durable portable mound makes it perfect for on-the-go. Choose its color between green or clay colors to match your baseball field.

    What we love about this pitching mound: Since this model is over 100 inches long, you can be assured that your child will experience a game-like simulation. From the beginning of the pitch, to when their front foot lands on the slope of the mound, it will feel like a real life pitching mound.

    Their pitching skills will improve greatly since their front leg is guaranteed to land on the mound and not the dirt. As mentioned earlier, sizing is super important and this one checks that box completely.

    Some of the cons: Honestly, we love this mound and thinks its pretty perfect. Although, with any large one piece pitching mounds, carrying it on and off the field will be a challenge. 

     

    Portable Pitching Mound Features

    • Perfect for youth baseball leagues 12-17
    • Lightweight and durable
    • Drastically improves pitching skills
    • Available in green or clay color
    • 3-year limited warranty on the fiberglass shell
    • FREE Shipping!

    Pitching Mound Dimensions

    • 66" W x 101" L x 8" tall
    • 60 oz. Green or Clay AstroTurf
    • 6" x 24" White Rubber Pitching Block (This is removable)
    • 68" from rubber to edge
    • Weight: 160 lbs

     

    Bottom Line: If you need a durable, well-made, lightweight mound that is going to help your child improve on the field, this is a phenomenal choice for you. 

    4. 6" Youth Portable Game / Practice Pitching Mound

    If you liked No.1, but have a child younger than 12, this is the one for you. This portable pitching mound is great for any kid ages 6-12. Similar to the last mound we talked about, this ones also made out of real AstroTurf™ and its shell is made with high quality fiberglass, making it a good choice for either the backyard pitcher or high trafficked, shared baseball fields. 

     

    6" portable pitching mound in clay
    Click here to learn more about the 6" Youth League Portable Pitching Mound

     

    Weighing just 90 lbs, this lightweight pitching mound is safe for both indoors and outdoors. It even features spike resistant fiberglass, which will make it usable for many seasons and future children to come. Once again, this is available in both green and clay.

     

    Portable Pitching Mound Features:

    • Perfect for little leaguers (8-12 yrs old)
    • Greatly improves pitcher's skills
    • Available in clay or green color
    • Portable and durable
    • Made with sturdy fiberglass and composite
    • Will last for many seasons to come
    • 3-year limited warranty on the fiberglass shell
    • FREE Shipping!

    Pitching Mound Dimensions:

    • 53" W x 75" L x 6" tall
    • 60 oz. Green or Clay AstroTurf
    • 4" x 18" White Rubber Pitching Block. (This is removable)
    • 48" from rubber to edge
    • Weight: 90 lbs

     

     Bottom Line: If you are looking for a mound for your Little Leaguer that will last for their Little Leaguers as well someday, this is for you. It’s sturdy and well-made so all that you need to focus on is helping your child’s pitching skills improve. It’s super easy to bring with you wherever you go. 

     

    5. PortoLite 4" Portable Little League Baseball Pitching Mound

    Coming in a small size and an even smaller price tag, this pitching mound is a huge customer favorite among Little League parents. This is a 4" mound, making it the smallest option of mounds to choose from (mounds come in 4", 6", 8" and 10" variations). This mound is the perfect fit for kids ages 6-9 years old. Believe it or not, this is the most important age for a player to start pitching from a mound. Kids in this age range need to become accustomed to throwing from elevated pitching mounds, otherwise they will learn improper pitching mechanics.

     

    Portolite 4" Stride off pitching mound in green with pitcher

     

    Its small size allows parents and field crews to move it with ease. It is designed with a full body high performance core with fiberglass for a solid, no bounce, cushioned mound. It even helps to reduce knee and ankle strain. Because of its size, it can be used virtually anywhere, anytime.

     

    Pitching Mound Features

    • Extremely lightweight and economical
    • Gentle slopes for pickoffs
    • Tapered edges, no lips
    • Hidden “Wear Pad” located in front of the pitching rubber
    • Perfect for little leaguers
    • High quality fiberglass, poly, and AstroTurf™
    • 10-year manufacturer's warranty on the mound's core
    • FREE Shipping!

    Pitching Mound Dimensions

    • 4”H x 34” W x 46”L
    • Weight: 25 lbs.

     

    If you need an inexpensive portable mound that will last and be incredibly easy to transport, then this is the model you’re looking for. It will be safe, effective, and easy to use everywhere.

      

    6. Pitch Pro 486 Portable Youth Game Pitching Mound

    This super rigid mound is designed for youth players, ages 8-14 years old. It even mimics an MLB mound based on a younger player’s proportions to give a more lifelike feel. This portable pitching mound comes protected with UV resistant coat and is backed by a 10-year warranty.

     

    Pitch Pro 486 pitching mound in tan color with a pitcher on it
    Learn more about the Pitch Pro 6" portable pitching mound here

     

    The size of this pitching mound actually makes it makes it ideal for use in games and tournaments. It weighs just a little over 100 pounds and can easily be carried by two people into a SUV or truck. The fact that it is weather and UV resistant makes it very unique and ensures it will be able to be used for seasons upon seasons.

      

    Portable Pitching Mound Features:

    • Very portable
    • Planted foot lands on mound
    • Fits in an SUV/ truck bed
    • Gel coat design makes it weather and UV resistant
    • Launch Pad included
    • 10-year warranty on mound's core
    • Good for tournament directors

    Pitching Mound Dimensions:

    • Weight: 115 lbs
    • 4' W x 8' L x 6" H

     

    Bottom Line: This is one of the best mounds you can purchase if you want your child to experience the likeliness of an MLB mound. The rare UV protection will help maintain the mound for years. It’s a really good overall investment for baseball parents and coaches to make.

       

    7.Pitch Pro 334 Youth Game Pitching Mound

    This one’s shape is very unique. It is ideal for younger pitchers who are learning how to throw off of a raised surface. This is also the lightest (and most inexpensive) we have seen so far at 22 lbs and $299.

     

    pitch pro 334 pitching mound in tan color
    Click here to learn more about the Pitch Pro 4" youth portable pitching mound

     

    If you are worried about where to store your portable mound, the great thing about this one is that it can be stored outdoors, in addition to a garage or shed. It is very portable, as it can even fit in the trunk of a car (no need for a SUV with this mound!) If your child is transitioning and needs to focus on their mechanics, then this is the mound they need.

      

    Pitching Mound Features 

    • Trains young pitchers to throw off a raised surface
    • Perfect size to use in the backyard, gym or field
    • Ideal for transitioning
    • Perfect for working on mechanics
    • Stores easily in the garage, shed or outdoors
    • Ultra-portable and lightweight
    • 10-year warranty on mound core
    • Weight: 22 lbs

     Pitching Mound Dimensions

    • 36" x 36" x 4"

     

    Bottom Line: If you are looking for a simple, small, easy to transport mound for your kids who are transitioning and learning to throw off a mound, consider this one.

      

    8. Little League 6" Portable Youth Game Pitching Mound

    One of our biggest youth league mounds, this 6" behemoth makes for a great permanent mound. If you are high school or parks and rec, or anyone that doesn't plan on moving around much, this mound is a great option for you. You can plop this thing down and turn your field into a legit feeling baseball field in seconds. 

     

    6" pitching mound for little league in green
    Learn more about the 6" portable youth pitching mound here

     

    This portable pitching mound has been constructed using spike resistant fiberglass, free from Styrofoam and wood that will result in only a few years of continued use. This mound even comes with a 3-year warranty. It also has a removable rubber for your convenience and a choice of color between green and clay.

      

    Portable Pitching Mound Features:

    • Great for little league game use
    • For use in both games and/or practice
    • Helps little league pitchers improve their skills
    • Color choice between green or clay
    • 3-year limited warranty on the fiberglass shell
    • FREE Shipping!

     Pitching Mound Dimensions:

    • 82" W x 109"L x 6" tall
    • 60 oz. Nylon Green or Clay AstroTurf
    • 6" x 24" White Rubber Pitching Block. (This is removable)
    • Weight: 200 lbs.

     

    Bottom Line: Whether you are a coach looking for a game mound or a parent looking for a pitching mound, this is a great option that will last you for many seasons. It is best-selling for a reason and you will understand that reason when you experience its capabilities for yourself.

     

    9. PortoLite Two Piece 8" Portable Game Pitching Mound

    A more unique and portable full size game mound, this portable pitching mound is a great option for any youth player ages 12-17. Its 2 piece design is great for 2 reasons, its cheaper to ship (aka cheaper for you) and easier to move around. Built tough with high quality turf and fiberglass AND backed by a 10 year warranty, this pitching mound is a no brainer! 

     

    Portolite 8" 2-piece pitching mound in clay color
    Click here to learn more about the Portolite 2-piece 8" portable pitching mound

     

    If you desire to purchase a full size, regulation mound but are scared of the weight and size, this two-piece mound is a wonderful option. It still has all the same benefits of those above, but broken down into lighter, easier to carry sections. It has fiberglass that reduces the risk of injury, color selection, a slope, and no lips.

     

    Pitching Mound Features:

    • Green and Clay color Astroturf® selections
    • Gentle slopes for pickoffs
    • Tapered edges, no lips
    • High quality Fiberglass, Poly, & Astroturf®
    • Pitching rubbers will last 10 times longer than industry standard
    • Hidden “Wear Pad” located in front of the pitching rubber
    • 10-year manufacturer's warranty on the mound's core

    Pitching Mound Dimensions

    • 8" H x 10’5” L x 7’ W
    • Weight: 100 lbs

     

    Bottom Line: This unique, two-piece option makes the portable aspect of this mound even easier to handle. With only two pieces, it is easy to carry, handle, store, transport, and put together.

     

    10. PortoLite 4" Stride Off Little League Portable Game Pitching Mound

    This mound, designed for ages 8-14 is smaller and more lightweight compared to other pitching mounds for similar age ranges. It is crafted from durable poly rubbers and weighs only 40 lbs.

     

    Portolite 4" pitching mound in clay with a pitcher on it

     

    This mound is intended for baseball games on multi-use fields. It is easy to transport and is very easy to setup. It is perfect for little leaguers.

     

    Pitching Mound Features:

    • Designed for ages 8-14
    • Lightweight and durable
    • Very portable
    • Constructed from poly rubbers
    • Durable construction
    • lasts up to 10x longer than other mounds in its class
    • Available in green or clay color
    • 10-year manufacturer's warranty on the mound's core

    Pitching Mound Dimensions:

    • Weight: 40 lbs
    • 44" L x 46" W x 4" H

     

    Bottom Line: If you want a small, yet sturdy mound for your little leaguers, this is a great one. It is right in the middle when it comes to price range and you aren’t compromising safety standards.

    For a more in depth look at how to pick the right pitching mound and what things to look for, be sure to read our Ultimate Guide to Pitching Mound - A Buyer's Guide.

    In conclusion, choosing a portable pitching mound that is perfect for your family or team takes some thought. It truly is an investment, but a great thing about these mounds is that you can finance them and pay as you use them (yes, we offer financing!).

    Another great aspect is that they will last for years and seasons to come, giving several different children the opportunity to learn their pitching mechanics with it. If you and your child are serious about the game of baseball and want to succeed and maybe even make it to the Majors one day, these portable mounds are your first step. From a portable mound to a Cy Young winner. It could happen.

    Ready to buy? Be sure to check out our collection that contains all portable pitching mounds from every size and color imaginable! 

    Amanda DiSilvestro
    VIP CONTRIBUTOR

    Kevin King

    Kevin King is the founder of Anytime Baseball a Dodger fan and a lover of all things baseball.


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