For all softball lovers, we have a large selection of pitching machines for softball! From various price points and levels of skills, you can choose the perfect pitching machine for you and your team. Our softball machines also accommodate 11" and 12" softballs for your convenience.
To become the best hitter, coaches know a player needs consistent practice with well-thrown softballs.
A pitching coach shouldn’t just rely on their pitches or coaches to deliver pitches, and a softball pitching machine will increase the quality of any softball practice.
Since softball pitching machines are such a sought-after piece of equipment, there are many softball pitching machines on the market, and it can be overwhelming for prospective buyers.
And not every softball machine is equal, it’s important to consider the pitching machine’s features, its durability, and what level of softball player you will train.
Here we will give you some background on this type of equipment and provide some recommendations for different types of coaches and players.
What is the Best Softball Pitching Machine For Me?
If you are looking for a nice budget option or will be using the machine to train younger players, the Heater Sports Real 12 inch Softball Machine With Ball Feeder is a fantastic option. It can pitch up to 50 mph and allows you to vary the speed.
This Heater Sports machine is also more than just a pitching machine and allows you to send grounders and fly-balls to your fielders. A great plus is that it’s suitable for players as young as eight years old.
Some coaches require more customization and want a machine that can pitch faster. The Hack Attack Jr. Three Wheel Pitching Machine by Sports Attack is unbeatable in terms of customization options.
The Hack Attack pitches up to 70 mph making this suitable for every level of player. It also pitches a wide variety of pitches including fastballs, curveballs, sliders, and split fingers. You can also set up the machine to simulate pitches from left and right-handed pitchers.
What Should I Look for in a Softball Pitching Machine?
The most important features in a softball pitching machine are how fast can they pitch and what kind of pitches can they throw. Most machines will allow you to vary pitch speed within a range, and more expensive machines will give you more customization options and pitch types.
High-quality machines also can throw fielders grounders and fly-balls by adjusting the machine.
The top-of-the-line machines will also pitch a wide variety of pitches that are difficult for a player or coach to accurately and consistently reproduce. The ability to pitch right and left-handed and different types of pitches more than just a fastball will be found as you go up in the price scale.
Doing some due diligence before making your purchase is always a good idea. Just make sure the machine you purchase will meet all your criteria, and make sure your kids won't outgrow the machine anytime soon. And of course give us a call at (888) 466-0009 if you have any questions!