by Tim Covey
As softball coaches, we need a certain number of products to run an effective practice. The bownet softball big-mouth product can definitely help you this season…just like it helped me!
Just head to a travel tourney and you will see them popped-up all over the place!
Since this is a website with the goal of helping high school and travel ball coaches, helping you navigate the world of softball products is one more way I aim to help.
The last thing I want you to do is waste your money, or the money of your organization, on products that don’t help you achieve your goals!
Let me tell you how I got hooked on this product. Yes, I’m behind the times compared to some of you on this one. I was “turned on” to the bownet this past season.
I saw them frequently, but I had purchased too many “pop-up” nets in the past that I couldn’t stand. So I stayed away.
Then, when playing an away game, the opposing coach kindly offered to allow us to use theirs. Two of my players quickly responded “Coach we can set it up for you. We use these with our travel team all the time.”
And “BOOM” 2 minutes later there it was. Two sturdy sock-nets that allowed my players to go through a productive pre-game hitting routine at someone else’s field.
This was MUCH better than what we were doing prior. Which was, in a nutshell, nearly killing each other doing “live” soft-toss hitting to the outfield.
Just imagine 10 girls spread out in the outfield looking like they are playing dodge ball with teammates hitting softballs at them. Yes, I’m embarrassed to admit it but that is what we did for away games. FOR YEARS.
OK, we were a lot safer about it then that. But it wasn’t good.
So needless to say, after my introduction to the bownet softball big-mouth product I quickly used the budget money I had left and purchased 2 of them.
So don’t come to our away games to watch pre-game dodge-ball…we don’t play it anymore…sorry.
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Update: At the time that I originally wrote this article, we had mainly used the bownet softball product for pre-game hitting. We are now a few weeks into our fall season, and use these nearly every day.
Below is a few additional pieces of information regarding this product:
Whether you decide to use the BowNet softball product or the less expensive version of the PowerNet, these products are great for helping you run an organized and efficient practice!
If you want to take pre-game hitting (especially at a tournament or an away game), then these are awesome!
Want to isolate skills with your infielders, then these are great!
If you want to have your outfielders throw to a cut-off for drills without having to use a spare player, then consider the BowNet.
If you don’t have enough infielders to take throws at bases, then these are perfect to take their place.
Need your pitchers to do a work-out but don’t have a catcher? Then get a BowNet!
If your daughter wants to work on hitting, throwing, or pitching at home…the BowNet softball big-mouth will be perfect for her!
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