The re-imagined Target Pad® provides a tremendous tool for deliberate practice. Created to increase command inside the strike zone it is a perfect device to help improve pitch execution. With movable targets and the ability to divide the zone based on training needs, this device provides the pitcher an opportunity to throw with a specific purpose. Whether perfecting a new pitch or studying the intricacies of Effective Velocity the Target Pad® is the ideal training instrument
- Improve command through deliberate practice
- Eliminates the need for a catcher
- Brightly colored targets to attract and hold attention
- Change the size and location of focal points with included movable targets and dividing bars
- Hook and loop attachments
The Target Pad®' hook and loop construction allow targets to be added, moved, or removed as desired. The device is perfect for independent discovery learning when working alone and equally ideal for guided discovery when working with a coach. Developed at the suggestion of Ron Wolforth, the product was re-designed to provide more emphasis on command within an expanded strike zone.
The innovative design of the Target Pad®, and its practical applications, led to the device receiving the Best of Show Award at the American Baseball Coaches Association Convention as a top new baseball invention when introduced. Developed at the suggestion of Ron Wolforth, the product was re-designed to provide more emphasis on command within an expanded strike zone.
The 34" H X 17" W Target Pad® is the size of a realistic strike zone providing a perfect training aid for command improvement. The durable pad is made from heavy vinyl encasing a four-inch foam sheet. The pad absorbs the impact of pitches while giving excellent auditory feedback on impact. The portable pad can be mounted on most standard baseball/softball protective screens and netting using the attached adjustable straps. The straps allow the pad to be mounted at different heights enabling the strike zone height to match realistic pitching situations.
The Target Pad® has brightly colored targets to provide focal points for the pitcher and dividing bars to isolate portions of the zone when desired. These items attach with hook and loop fasteners allowing them to be moved and arranged at any location on the Target Pad®. The adjustable targets and bars provide the pitcher and coach an infinite number of training options and vary the difficulty.
The Target Pad® and accompanying accessories are made of durable vinyl. The device is perfect for independent discovery learning when working alone and equally ideal for guided discovery when working with a coach. With the Target Pad®, the pitcher can practice without a catcher eliminating many scheduling and time constraints.
While the Target Pad® can be used indoors or out and is perfect for bullpens, extended exposure to the elements is not recommended. Target frame or netting not included. Instructions for use are not included.