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SKLZ Softhands, Baseball Fielding Trainer

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4 out of 5 stars 1 customer review

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  • Reinforces the use of two hands
  • Reinforces the player getting his/her body in front of the ball
  • Fits either hand
  • Appropriate for all levels of play
  • Can be used for baseball or softball
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Technical Details
Item Weight50 g
Product Dimensions33 x 25.4 x 1.3 cm
Item model numberSH01-000-04
ColorBlack
SizeOne Size
Weight115 grams
Number of Items1
Brand NameSKLZ
  
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ASINB0019GEU5K
Customer Reviews 4.0 out of 5 stars 1 customer review
Best Sellers Rank #11,994 in Sports & Outdoors (See top 100)
Shipping Weight68 g
Date First AvailableSept. 14 2010
  
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Product Description

The best way to get a golden glove is to start with a flat one. The Soft Hands foam fielding trainer dramatically improves fielding skills and the transition from glove to throwing hand.


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Amazon.com: HASH(0xb5b77da4) out of 5 stars 89 reviews
10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa330c384) out of 5 stars Helps a lot March 3 2013
By C. Lenard - Published on Amazon.com
When I was a kid, we didn't have products like these that we could buy at the local sporting goods stores. We had to make them. My dad saw SF Giants Matt Williams warming up with something similar back in the early 90's and decided to make one, which he did with an old ping pong paddle and some shoe strings. It worked wonders with my fielding mechanics, which is why I was quick to purchase this product.

I started coaching a 9U baseball team about a month ago and there's a lot of kids who have never played baseball before, or never had coaches who worked with the kids. We're not those coaches, so we break down into groups, and one of those is for fielding practice. I purchased some sofhands trainers and some reaction balls and have used them (*separately for now) quite a bit so far. I have noticed some major improvements and the kids have fun.

I recommend watching the training videos on YouTube to get an idea on how they need to be used. Obviously you want to just roll the ball for a while until they get used to it, as well as make sure that they're fielding correctly, which is what this product helps with.

Overall, I highly recommend this product for anyone...ANYONE who plays baseball or softball. It will definitely improve your game. Also, try it out with the reaction ball once you get used to it.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa20a1654) out of 5 stars Baseball Player Magazine recommends a flat glove like this one for training young players ... Aug. 9 2013
By Deb - Published on Amazon.com
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I wasn't sure I'd like this much upon first sight, but once I tried it out a few times I decided it had promise. The "foam" is not soft, but rather fairly stiff. It measures 8 3/4" x 9 1/2" at its widest points and 1/2" deep, giving the player ample protection to his or her hands.

According to Baseball Player Magazine, "Each and every play is different, but the decision to use one or two hands inevitably comes down to being in the most athletic position. The use of two hands is best suited for taking a routine groundball. During the routine type play, a good infielder will actually deflect the ball to their throwing hand thus creating a quick transfer. The glove doesn't even have to close, and the glove is positioned so the fielder can catch the ball off the palm or flattest part of the glove. Completely flat training gloves with no fingers or pocket are a great training tool to learn how to deflect."

This is a "completely flat" training glove that will get the young player used to using two hands, especially when fielding grounders. Perfect for young players!

FEATURES:

~ Reinforces the use of two hands and the player getting his body in front of the ball
~ Great practice for turning two on the field
~ Fits either hand
~ Appropriate for all levels of baseball

~ For baseball or softball

~ Soft foam construction

~ Comfortable elasticized straps

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SKLZ Softhands - Baseball Fielding Trainer
SKLZ Quickster Net - Portable Quick Assembly Multi-Sport Net
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SKLZ Reaction Ball - Baseball Agility Trainer
SKLZ Hit-A-Way Baseball Swing Trainer
SKLZ Lightning Rod - Speed Training Baseball Swing Trainer
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SKLZ Power Handle Bat Handle Resistance Trainer
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa20a1ce4) out of 5 stars Great Fielding Trainer July 23 2013
By akb--bookworm - Published on Amazon.com
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I wish I got this earlier.

I picked this up for my 9 year-old baseball loving son. Once I got it, I thought "this is kinda lame" and put it aside never using it. Then, I sat at my son's championship baseball game and watched his team lose due to MANY dropped balls. It seemed like he and his team couldn't keep the ball in the mitt. That is when I understood the awesomness of this product.

Even though his season is over, there is always training for next season and all the pick-up games he plays with his friends. In one evening using this, my son quickly caught on and started to habitually use BOTH hands in fielding. His goal is to play shortstop next season, and I believe this tool will help him reach that goal.

Benefits:
1. Teaches players to use both hands to keep ball in mitt.
2. Teaches players to easily transition to throwing.
3. Can be used by left or right handed players.
4. The You Tube video gives great ideas on how to use product.
5. Inexpensive--yes you can get leather, durable similar products, but they are so expensive.

I've been VERY happy with the SKLZ brand training products.
HASH(0xa20a1a5c) out of 5 stars Great idea, but make sure your child's hands are big enough Aug. 2 2013
By Brian R. - Published on Amazon.com
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My son and I have been using this to help with grounders, and for that, it's excellent. You simply must get in front of the ball to field it. The foam is hard enough that the ball will bounce off if they aren't using a second hand to reel the ball in. Plus, since it's completely flat, they can't reach out to the sides. It is a 2-layer foam design and is stiff enough that you can't really bend it when using it. A baseball will bounce off rather than being deadened.

My only complaint, especially for a training aid is the way it fits onto your hand. There are elastic straps embedded in the rear. They are symmetrically spaced to equally suit righties or lefties. The problem is that they aren't adjustable. My 9-10 year old's fingers were just barely able to reach, and he said it was really spreading his hand.

It takes a decent number of grounders for them to get used to easing the ball into their hands vs. flipping the ball up to their chest, or letting it bounce off. To me, the biggest advantage is just forcing them to get into the right position.

Therefore, you may want to try this on before buying.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0xa20a403c) out of 5 stars Great for teaching the fundamentals Dec 14 2014
By Jennifer L. Feddersen - Published on Amazon.com
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Great for teaching the fundamentals. I use for my pitching machine team of 7-8 year olds. Helps to focus on the correct mitt positions.