What do you think about the SKLZ Hit-A-Way trainer?
by Ed Mackey
SKLZ Hit-A-Way Trainer
I was wondering what your thoughts were on the SKLZ Hit-A-Way trainer. We purchased one yesterday, and attached it to our basketball pole. My son (age 9) is starting to get used to it, and I am hoping this is a tool he can use by himself when I can't take him to a field or to the team batting cage. This is his first real baseball experience, and he is having trouble with the kid-pitch aspect.
Swing Smarter Response:
Hi Ed, thanks so much for your question, the SKLZ (Derek Jeter endorsed) hit-away-trainer is okay if you're only concern is to get your son more hacks.
Let me explain...
Unfortunately, I don't like how the gadget acts like a tether ball...our concern is we, at Swing Smarter, like to engage in perfect practice the way we're going to see it come game-time...your son won't see a ball coming at him like that in a game.
At your son's age I was throwing whiffle balls up and hitting them, they don't go too far and two dozen would keep him busy. It's a more effective way for his motor skills and eye-hand coordination to get better...it worked wonders for me. :)
Anyway, I don't mean to poo-poo the trainer you purchased, you're on the right track, I appreciate you contacting us, and I'm sure other readers will appreciate your question too :)
Please email us with any other questions or comments. All the best Ed to you and your son this season...
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