It can be used starting with T-Ball all the way to the major leagues!
Frequently Asked Questions
The actual mat is made from polyethylene, a lightweight, safe and durable plastic. PE as it is also known is widely used in many consumer products. It is non-toxic.
The 9 domes are made from synthetic rubber which is completely safe.
Right here in the USA! The mat and domes are produced in factories in the Midwest USA and the packages are shipped from Waterville, Kansas
Depending on your age, we suggest younger beginners wear a batter helmet with face mask or face mask as the deflections off the domes are unpredictable. Generally, more experienced players do not need any protective head gear. The dome simulates unpredictable bounces and deflections which can occur in games. Parents and coaches can decide on who should wear a face mask and who should not.
It can vary depending on the age range of the fielder. For youth in T-ball the roller can position themselves in front of the mat about 10 feet. The roller is as important as the fielder and with repetition the roller will be able to properly vary the speed of the ball. For more advanced players, we recommend a distance of between 15 – 20 feet in front of the mat. You can check out all our videos on our website or on social media links.
Simple soap and water or mild household cleaner will work fine.
The surface needs to be flat, like a manicured baseball or softball field. For natural turf, Bermuda grass is widely used on athletic fields. Find a suitable area in the outfield or along the base lines where the turf is maintained short and flat. For clay infield use, we recommend clay which is raked first and is as flat as possible. The mat also works great on artificial turf as well as concrete driveways. The mat will not work with long grasses such as St. Augustine, or Bahia grass as the grass is too high and thick to allow the ball to maintain its speed. The key to effective practice sessions is to ensure the ball rolls on as flat a surface as possible because the sewn seams in both baseballs and softballs also influence the movement of the ball.
That depends on how much time you dedicate to a session. Our pro staff recommends using the mat for at least 10-minute to 15-minute sessions each day to improve your skill level. In a typical ten-minute session, you can field about 100 balls or more. Out of that an average of 60% will deflect off the domes with the remainder passing through. It’s random, which is what you want as it simulates game conditions.
No need to remove the domes. They are securely in the mat. We designed it so the domes will not easily pull off the mat and can sustain any speed of the ball hitting them.
Yes, we offer free shipping in the continental United States.
Yes, we ship worldwide with free shipping in the continental United States.
All sales are final unless shipped with a product defect. Please contact us at email@example.com with a photo of the damaged product and our staff will assist you.
Each mat is comprised of one mat sheet and nine rubber domes. Assembly is required.
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