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Available in cloth nylon or synthetic-leather cover options, with soft polyurethane core construction and authentic stitching, these are the ultimate practice balls. Superior design teaches proper mechanics and reduced weight allows kids to learn confidently, to acclimate themselves with ball handling and control.
11" or 12"
Synthetic-Leather or Nylon Cover
Perfect for Practice
Ideal for students learning the basics, indoor softballs place an emphasis on the fundamentals by slowing down the game. The cushioned core prevents big hits, while the softer shell removes the intimidation from fielding and catching. Raised seams provide grip for more accurate tosses. Lighter than regulation softballs and usable without gloves, it’s easy for beginners to get a feel for tossing and catching at a fundamental level.
A soft polyurethane core is wrapped in either resilient cloth nylon or durable synthetic leather for long-lasting play. These indoor softballs will stand up to the wear and tear of constant hitting—even when contacted by metal bats—as well as bouncing off gym floors and concrete walls. A slight cushion in the design is also indoor friendly, preventing reciprocal damage from occurring to your facilities.
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.