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The limited flight of these balls allows players to safely practice hitting, catching, and fielding indoors or out. Players can even hit them with metal bats! An extra-soft, hand-woven fiber center wrapped in a gentle TruTech™ horsehide leather shell restricts flight for more controlled play.
12", 14", or 16"
Safe for all Players
Slightly raised seams give the ball better grip as players practice throwing and catching techniques. The ball is also soft enough to catch without the need of a glove. Even with a softer shell and more forgiving core, these balls are extremely tough! Balls stand up to hit after hit, indoors or outdoors, without breaking or losing resilience. Multiple sizes offer different levels of comfort to players of all skill levels.
Controlled Hitting and Flight
The TruTech™ horsehide leather shell and fiber center feel like a regular softball, but they offer a controlled flight pattern that limits hitting range. Restricted distance lends itself to practice and pickup games, as well as PE classes.
Which type of baseball or softball is right for me?
Soft Practice Softballs and Baseballs
Ball Covers: Synthetic-leather provides the most realistic feel, nylon is friendlier and water-resistant, and rubber provides the most lively action and superior durability.
Core: Polyurethane is the most lively and realistic, sponge rubber and cloth provide slightly less bounce and are more forgiving, fiber and kapok are the least lively for hitting drills, and foam is the lightest and most friendly.
Hardness: Level 1 is soft and suitable for ages 5-8. Level 5 is distinctively harder and appropriate for ages 9-12.
Full-Hardness/Game Softballs and Baseballs
Ball Covers: Leather offers the best grip, durability, and shape-retention. Synthetic-leather absorbs less water and is more stain-resistant.
Core: High-density cork has the best performance for baseballs, polyurethane is more lively and optimal for softballs, and cork/rubber is softer and friendlier for youth.
COR (Coefficient of Restitution): Refers to the percentage of energy a ball retains. The higher the COR rating the more lively action and bounce.
Compression: Represents the amount of pounds-per-square-inch required to compress the core 1/4". The higher the rating the harder the ball and farther it will travel.