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SKLZ Softhands, Baseball Fielding Trainer

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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 #11,998 in Sports & Outdoors (See top 100)
Shipping Weight68 g
Date First AvailableSept. 14 2010
  
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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(0x9f0690b4) out of 5 stars 122 reviews
12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9eede480) out of 5 stars Helps a lot March 3 2013
By CL714 - 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(0x9eee9750) 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 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
SKLZ Power Stick - Overload Strength Training Bat
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9eee9b7c) out of 5 stars Good, Not Great June 1 2016
By C. Pagano - Published on Amazon.com
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Good training tool. The foam is a little thinner than expected so you need to use wiffle balls. Needs to be a lot thicker to use with baseballs. I recommend getting one of the leather versions instead if you are looking to do infield and/or catcher drills with a real ball. This is perfect for younger kids to learn to catch (receive ball).
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9eee98d0) out of 5 stars Half of a hand April 20 2016
By Leigh W. - Published on Amazon.com
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I was very excited to get this product but the first time using it, the Styrofoam pieces (silver on top, black on bottom) split in half. I bought two of them and this happened with both of them. I work with high school girls softball and we were doing slow roll stops--no bat involved. I wouldn't buy this again. Not worth it at all.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9eee9bb8) out of 5 stars Many of the kids on our travel team have used ... Nov. 17 2015
By A. Althouse - Published on Amazon.com
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Many of the kids on our travel team have used this and it really helps get the second hand in there. Little difficult with small hoppers, but gets the point across well about getting the power triangle and glove down and out.