"My son started using the Strike Plate when he turned 11. He is 15 now and he’s in the rotation and is a spot reliever on his high school freshman team. His heater isn’t quite as fast as the “ace” of the staff, but when coach looks for someone that can reliably “hit the spots” and get a tough out he doesn’t look any farther than my son. Your trainer is a simple, tough as nails tool that is helping him reach his potential."
Fort Worth TX
We get testimonials on a regular basis but this one sums up the whole reason why I invented The Strike Plate.
Start training pitchers out at an early age to stay out of the middle of the strike zone and to hit baseball sized targets. By the time they are in the higher levels of the game it will be automatic and they can be successful even if they do not have the best "stuff" on the team.
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What makes The Strike Plate® so great?
It takes something that is very difficult and makes it easy. It teaches a player how to hit a baseball sized target without saying a word. It constantly trains a pitcher to pitch away from the middle of the strike zone without a coach or even catcher being present.
Other things that make it great - A player never out grows it and it's all steel construction will last a life time. TSP is super simple to assemble and set up. It's portable, can be used indoors or out, doesn't need batteries, an electric cord or software.
It simply works.
We have said it from day one. Just set it up, throw at it and The Strike Plate will make you a better player.
It really, truly is just that simple.
That's what Makes it so Great!
Why should you use The Strike Plate as a pitching trainer ?
The concept behind The Strike Plate® is much like that of a batting tee. Think about how a batting tee is trained with and the goals a player is trying to meet while hitting off a tee. Form, technique, hand - eye coordination, muscle memory, etc. are all terms that would be used to describe training with a batting tee. These are also the same terms that should be used when explaining the hows and whys of training with The Strike Plate®.
Additionally, like a batting tee it can be used by an individual to do personal training as much and as often as desired.
It automatically trains a pitcher to throw the ball precisely to the corners of the strike zone and away from the middle of the strike zone, which is exactly the skill needed to become a successful pitcher. With baseball sized targets suspended directly over home plate in the optimum pitching locations, it is unique in how precise it trains pitchers to pitch. Players who train with The Strike Plate® will become better pitchers. That's a proven fact and generally the improvements are immediate.
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The Strike Plate® is the creation from observations of the changes that have taken place in the game of baseball over the last several decades. The inventor of the Strike Plate® is Doug Besherse. He is the owner of Besherse Brothers and has been involved with baseball for over 40 years. Doug noticed that most of the changes that have happened in the game of baseball have been in the area of collecting information. Advanced technology has brought about the electronic strike zone which shows exactly where the ball crosses home plate. Using the information gathered from the electronic strike zone it has become very apparent that most pitches middle height or off the edges toward the middle of home plate get hit really hard.
One major factor for the creation of The Strike Plate was to train pitchers to avoid throwing to these undesirable areas. It bears repeating that through the digital technology of freeze framing balls which are being hit we have discovered that, without a doubt, the balls in the middle of the strike zone generally get hit hard and balls away from the middle of the strike zone are normally looked at, fouled off or hit softly.
Set The Strike Plate up in the back yard and just throw at it. It automatically trains pitchers to throw away from the middle of the plate by only throwing to the corners of the strike zone, on the edges of the plate.
It truly is that simple.
When players practice pitching with The Strike Plate® pitching trainer it teaches them to live on the edge and when it comes to pitching that is a really good thing.
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