Wouldn’t you love to be able to sit down with some MLB players and get a few tips for the field? Well you’re in luck because Nike has taken it upon themselves to produce an entire series of videos that do just that. The series is called Between Innings and it features MLB players giving you advice on how to prevent injuries, increase your speed, playing for scouts, and the list goes on. Be sure to check out the Nike Youtube channel for more videos and for a huge selection of Nike bats stop by JustBats.com and grab one today!
Demarini and the LSU Baseball Team present to you an awesome baseball hitting drill using a baseball tee that’s been set pretty low. In this video you’ll learn how to keep your weight moving forward through the ball. This is a great drill for hitters wanting to learn how to hit line drives up the middle while at the same time keeping their balance. Thanks for watching and as always feel free to contact our customer service representatives if you have any questions or need help with the techniques.
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Ever wonder how to break in your new glove? JustBallGloves.com is here to help.
Step 1: Conditioning the leather.
You will want to start with a “dime” size amount of glove oil or cream for your glove. We suggest using an applicator sponge to work the oil into every area of the glove, which includes the palm, fingers, laces, and back side. The laces are very important because they handle most of the stress from catching the ball. Once you are finished, use a paper towel to wipe off any excess oil.
Step 2: Shaping the glove.
Shaping the glove is an important step because this is where you form the pocket of the glove. To begin, place the ball inside the mitt where the pocket meets the palm. This is where the ball is caught most of the time so you want to make sure it’s formed properly. Now place bands around the glove. You want the bands to form an (X) shape around the outside of the glove. This shape will allow the open side to have a band across the top and bottom, which will better secure the ball in the pocket.
Now, let the glove sit out over night in room temperature. This will allow the oil to further condition the leather and let the glove continue to form.
Step 3: Breaking in the glove
Once you remove the ball and bands, you will now have a good foundation for a pocket, you just need to do a little work to break it in. We suggest using a mallet to help the break-in process because it simulates catching a ball in the pocket. It also allows you to adjust the glove to fit your taste and speed up the break-in time. Place the glove on your hand and hit the glove with the mallet for about 5-10 minutes. Concentrate on hitting the area of the glove where the ball will be caught. Move the mallet around to soften up some of the more stiff areas of the glove. Once finished, rewrap the glove with the shaping ball and let it sit over night.
Step 4: Playing catch
The last step is to simply play catch with your glove. Concentrate on catching the ball in the pocket. We recommend using the mallet once a day until you are satisfied with the way your glove feels. Also, reapplying oil periodically throughout the season will help the glove stay in peak condition.
If you have followed these steps, you should now have a glove that fits you well and is game ready. Be sure to check out JustBallGloves.com for a huge selection of the latest gloves.
Buying the correct size and weight bat can be difficult, but we are going to make it easy for you. We will help you answer these simple questions; what size barrel you need, how long should it be, how heavy should it be, drop weight, what’s that? JustBats.com is going to help you answer all these questions because we know there is a lot that goes in to find the correct bat. Lets dig a little deeper. First, finding a bat that fits you will help give you control in your swing while hoping to make contact and be more consistent at the plate. You don’t want to struggle bringing the bat through the hitting zone, if this happens the bat is probably too heavy for you and will cause you to pick up bad habits. Heavier doesn’t always mean more power if you can’t properly swing the bat. If the bat is too light you may swing harder than the density of the bat is made for. You might be able to swing hard but you are not getting the maximum power out of your swing that you would with a slightly heavier bat. A good rule of thumb is to find the heaviest bat that you can swing comfortably and most effectively without any trouble. Height, weight and age all factor in the— what size bat to get depending on what leagues you are playing in. A quick look at this chart will help you know what length bat to look for. This chart is available to you at JustBats.com. Okay, what league do you play in? Tee ball bats are for ages 5 through 7 and are used in tee ball and coach pitch leagues. These bats have a 2-1/4 inch barrel and range from 24 to 27 inches. Youth bats are for ages 7 to 12 the barrel is also 2-1/4 inches and range from 26 to 32 inches. Big barrel youth bats are for all ages that are allowed to swing a big barrel typically ages 10 to 14. The barrel usually ranges for 2-3/4 inches or 2-5/8 inches and ranges from 26 to 32 inches.Adult bats have a 2-5/8 inch barrel and range from 29 to 35 inches in length. These bats are approved for high school and college play all adult bats are minus 3 drop weight. What is drop weight? Don’t let drop weights confuse you. It is merely just the length of the bat subtracted by the weight of the bat. This gives us the ratio between the length and the weight of the bat. To find the drop weight simply take the length of the bat and subtract the weight, this will give you the drop.You should now have a good idea of what size bat would suit you. Let’s recap, first, weight; how heavy should the bat be? Second, length; what size should it be? Third, what league do you play in? Hopefully, you can now answer these three questions. For more information, check out JustBats.com and remember from click to hit.
Do you need a bat? What size do you need? The key to finding the right bat is getting the perfect length and weight that fits you. JustBats.com is here to help. Lets find you a youth bat. Youth bats can be either wood or metal. Most players prefer using a metal bat because they tend to be lighter and are easier to control. Players from ages 7 to 12 typically use youth bats. These bats have a 2-1/4 inch diameter and range from 26 to 32 inches while the drop weight ranges from -7 to -13. The drop weight indicates the length to weight ratio. It really is a simple concept so don’t let it confuse you. Basically, you are just taking weight minus length to come up with a negative number that is called the drop. For instance, a 30 inch bat that weighs 20 ounces is a -10 drop weight. Keep in mind that the higher the drop weight the lighter the bat. It is important to get a bat that fits you so that you can have complete control and maximum performance in every swing. If the bat is too heavy you will lose control and you will more than likely be hitting a lot of foul balls because you are not squarely making contact. If the bat is too light you won’t get the maximum amount of power out of your swing. A well hit ball won’t go as far as it would with the slightly heavier bat that fits you better. Check out this chart to help you select a bat that will fit your needs. It gives you a ballpark estimate on what size is right for you according to your height and weight. This chart is also available on our website, JustBats.com. Some of the most common youth leagues are Little League, PONY, Babe Ruth and Dixie League. Remember, it is always a good idea to check your league’s rules and regulations as some leagues require a safety certification stamp or will not allow a certain barrel size. Make sure you are aware of any particular specs your league might require, but most importantly go out there and take some cuts and see what bat size really feels most comfortable to you. Experimentation is the best way to really get a feel for what the perfect size bat is. For more information check out JustBats.com and remember from CLICK to HIT.
How long of a bat do you need? How heavy should it be? The key to finding a good bat is getting the perfect size and weight that fits you. JustBats.com is here to help. It is important to get a bat that fits you so that you can have complete control and maximum performance in every swing. If the bat is too heavy you will lose control and you will more than likely be hitting a lot of foul balls because you are not squarely making contact. If the bat is too light you won’t get the maximum power out of your swing. A well hit ball won’t go as far as it would with a slightly heavier bat, due to a loss of momentum. All softball bats have a 2-1/4 inch barrel, and Slow Pitch bats are 34 inches long and generally weigh from 26 to 30 ounces. Fastpitch bats range from 26 to 34 inches long and can have a length to weight ratio between -8 and -13. What type of bat do you want? Bats can be made from either composite or aluminum materials. Aluminum bats are ready for the field right out of the wrapper and can be slightly less expensive. Composite bats tend to have a larger sweet spot and perform better the more you use them. Leagues may require a USSSA or ASA certification stamp. Be sure to check your listings to insure that your bat is approved. Check out this chart to help you select a bat that will fit your needs. It gives you a ballpark estimate on what size is right for you, according to your height and weight. This chart is also available on our website JustBats.com. Go out there and take some cuts and see what size bat feels most comfortable to you. Experimentation is the best way to get a feel on the perfect size bat. For more information check out JustBats.com and remember from CLICK to HIT.
Here is a quick tutorial on how to properly apply pine tar to your bat. Check back here for more baseball tips from JustBats.com!
Hey guys, here’s another video for you on how to break in a softball bat. Again, this isn’t a painful process by any means, but this information is solid! To get your new bat and start breaking it in head over to JustBats.com.
Hey guys, here’s a quick video on how to re-wrap a bat handle. It’s not too difficult of a process, but we figured maybe you could use a little help. Or hey, if you don’t wanna try and fix up the handle on your old bat, head on over to JustBats.com and grab a new one!