Looking to measure how fast you throw? Searching to find your ball exit speed ? If so, Pocket Radar offers radar guns that do just that. Pocket Radar offers two models. The classic radar gun and the Ball Coach. The Ball Coach is what I would recommend for ballplayers who are looking for a more accurate reading. The Ball Coach won “The Best of Show” in the 2014 ABCA Convention.
“The new Ball Coach model is the result of direct feedback from top coaches on their specific needs. The ball tracking technology in this model is specifically designed
to automatically find the fastest speed of a ball in flight. It can measure the speed of the incoming pitch and outgoing hit.” (From “Best of Show Winners” Article)
The Ball Coach is listed at a reasonable price of $299.99. Compared to other radar guns that can cost you upwards of $1,000 , this is a great deal for a quality product. If you’re looking for something that is reliable, and affordable, then the Ball Coach is for you.
So what’s the difference between the Ball Coach and Classic?
So let’s take a look at a video comparing the Ball Coach to higher priced radar guns!
As you can see, the Ball Coach hangs right there with the $500-$1,000 radar guns.
“THE BALL COACH PROVIDES EASY AND ACCURATE SPEED MEASUREMENT OF PITCHING AND HITTING SKILLS. INNOVATIVE FEATURES AND SMALL SIZE MAKE IT THE PERFECT RADAR GUN. WITH THE DEEP MEMORY AND HANDS FREE CONSTANT-ON MODE, IT IS THE IDEAL TRAINING TOOL ON THE FIELD AND IN THE BULLPEN AND CAGES EVERY DAY. IF YOU ARE LOOKING TO ELEVATE PLAYER PERFORMANCE, YOU NEED TO OWN THE BALL COACH.“
-Andy Lopez, University of Arizona
3 Time Div. 1 National Coach of the Year
2 National Championships (1992 and 2012)
Check out our YouTube video featuring the Ball Coach:
First hand, the Ball Coach is very convenient because you are able to throw it in your pocket and it’s right there when you need it. It’s simple to use. Once I showed it to my teammates they were able to use the product in minutes. Due to its capability of holding the last twenty five pitches in memory, I was able to locate the fastest pitch during my teammates bullpen session. We also used it to record our ball exit speed. In addition, we will continue to use it throughout the winter to see our progression as the season approaches.
More Details About The Ball Coach:
CONSTANT-ON MODE PROVIDES HANDS FREE USE The Ball Coach
Range: Ball Speed from 120 feet Away 25 to 130 MPH (Accuracy +/- 1 MPH)
Recall Memory: 25 speed readings
Size: 4.7 x 2.3 x 0.8 inches
Weight: 4.5 ounces with batteries
Battery Life (Typical Use): Manual Trigger Mode > 2,000 Readings Constant-On Mode > 1 Hour with 2 new alkaline AAA batteries (included) or 2 new NiMH rechargeable batteries (not included)
Product Includes: Belt Holster Case, Wrist Strap, Quick Start Guide 2 Year Warranty
If you are looking to see how many miles per hour you gained on that fastball or how fast the ball is coming off the bat, I would highly recommend checking out Pocket Radar.