Rawlings has teamed up with Ripken Baseball to offer a complete line of training equipment focused on improving baseball performance.
The result? The 5-Tool Training Program, geared to improving your fielding, throwing, hitting for average, hitting for power and speed.
Every 5-Tool Training product includes drills and instructions to help you improve your baseball performance.
Look for the following icons on Rawlings 5-Tool Training products:
Good defense wins ball games. Great defense wins the Rawlings Gold Glove Award. You need to be consistent on routine plays but also make the spectacular catches. Use products with the fielding icon to develop hand-eye coordination, quick reflexes and great hands.
Whether through pitching or fielding assists, great throwing is associated with great defense. While it’s important at all positions, having a strong arm is especially important for outfielders, pitchers and catchers. You need to have arm strength, accuracy and endurance to be truly effective. Use products with the throwing icon to develop a stronger, healthier arm built for the long run.
Hitting for Average:
A high-average hitter puts the ball in play, gets on base and moves runners around to score. You need a balanced swing, a good eye at the plate and great hand-eye coordination. Look for the average icon on products and spend as much time as possible using them to fine-tune your swing.
Hitting for Power:
Hitting for power represents one of the most sought-after capabilities in baseball: the ability to change the course of a game with a single swing. You need to be strong physically but also have a great swing to consistently get extra-base hits. Using products with the power icon will build your strength and bat speed and help you develop a powerful swing, turning you into a threat at the plate.
Speed makes you a threat on the bases and gives you range in the field. Improving your foot speed, quickness and agility will take you to the next level and set you apart from the crowd. Look for products with the speed icon and dedicate plenty of practice time to improving this tool.
Visit RawlingsGear.com or contact a Rawlings Gear Customer Care representative at (866) 678-GEAR(4327) to purchase 5-Tool Training Program products.