Every baseball team is looking for creative ways for their players to improve their skills while still staying on a budget. A portable practice mound is the perfect solution. These let players practice inside or out and can be used in even small areas. There are many options available for this type of product, but not all of them will provide the genuine experience of playing out on the field. Without this, the practice time is not as effective and may even be detrimental to some players.
To be as functional as possible, pitching mounds should allow the player to wear spikes during their practice. Not all mounds are designed this way. With regular use many players will adjust their form to how they need to stand and move on the unique surface. These movements may make them less effective when they are in the midst of any actual game.
A good mound should be fast and easy to move, setup and pick up. It should allow the pitcher to be on real dirt so they are able to dig in and move correctly. With artificial turf mounds the pitcher can actually slip and will be at a higher risk of injury. Since the entire reason for the mound is to provide players with more practice time, it only makes sense that the product allows all users to have a genuine experience.
With the right materials and direction, any team with nearly any budget can set up a practice mound or portable pitching mound that will help players to practice and warm up in an effective and safe manner. Bullpen mounds are made from several pieces that connect securely together. Once they are assembled the dirt can be added and will be instantly ready for use. Set up and dismantling is easy and can be done in a very short period of time.
They are perfect for teams that share fields or do not want their mounds left exposed to the weather. The weather-resistant mounds can be kept outside by covering them to protect them against the elements. Most are able to be installed and ready within a matter of minutes, so even if they must be transported with the team to every game or moved for practices, they will not cause any delays. Not every team will have the perfect practice space available all the time. With portable mounds it is much easier to adapt spaces to meet the needs of the team.