When you come across a team that consistently wins, whether it is 'League Ball' or 'Travel Ball', the one thing they have in common is that they RUN BASES - not only aggressively, but CORRECTLY. Baserunning is such a critical part - teach proper base running - use tools that work!Minimizes foot, ankle, knee, leg, finger & wrist injuries Teaches proper base running techniques Assists defensive players in locating the base Helps umpires make accurate calls Fits any posts used at a youth ballfieldBaseball/softball players suffer frequent foot, ankle, knee, leg, finger and hand injuries. The uniquely designed Target Base greatly reduces the risk of those injuries thanks to the 5" orange corner, which provides a visual target for players when running to the base. The rest of the base is made of a special gel that absorbs the impact of slides.
Besides its safety features, the Target Base also serves as a great training aid. It provides instant feedback for coaches wanting to see a player?s foot placement when rounding the base. The brightly colored orange corner teaches proper base running techniques, as players that hit the orange "target" will have a shorter distance to the next base.
Coming in sets of three, Target Bases are weather and spike-proof. They are youth field sized (14" x 14") and fit all posts in existence through their re-modified plastic support on the bottom of the base. This support keeps the base from moving.
The idea of altering the base to create a safer atmosphere is one that should have been thought of many years ago. The number of injuries that can now be avoided, especially at the younger level, is insurmountable.
A Focus on Safety
Target Base simplifies the game for the fielder, the runner and the official.
The fielder now has a visible target as a result of the placement of the bright orange section.
The runner now has a safer area of the base to step on or slide into.
Even the official benefits. They now have a clearer view of a play afforded to them.