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!
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.
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