America’s favorite pastime is also one of the most competitive sports out there. If you’ve got someone on your holiday list who is gunning for a scholarship or wants to take his game to the next level, the right tools can make all the difference. But if you aren’t a baseball player yourself, you might not know where to start. Check out our list of the best gifts for baseball players, and get shopping!
Best Choice for New Players
ARMD Batting Tee
This batting tee is the only one your future baseball star will ever need. Our advanced research and development team set out to design a tee that would work for everyone, from T-ball players to major league stars. The result? The ARMD Batting Tee. Its sturdy build, low center of gravity, and tripod feet keep it in place, so it won’t fall over when new players whack it. The height is adjustable, and it folds up for easy storage and portability. You’ll be getting the best tee on the market – without losing valuable garage storage.
Best Choice for Batting Practice
Swing Commander Mat
Every player has a turn at bat, and you don’t want your superstar to whiff. The Swing Commander Mat and Sports Hitting Trainer are ideal for backyard training. Your batter can see exactly where his ball would end up, without letting any fly. Made for any hitter, the mat shows swing paths and contact points to send the ball directly where your player wants it to go. It can be hard to get batting practice in, especially if you don’t have a big yard or field. The Swing Commander and Hitting Trainer are designed to be used in small spaces – and to make a big difference on your player’s game.
Barricade Multi-Sport Portable Barrier Net
Help your baseball star make contact with confidence by setting up a barrier net. He’ll swing without hesitation, knowing that any foul balls will be safely caught by one of our huge Rukket TOUGH barrier nets. New players aren’t always the most accurate; that skill only comes through hours of practice. Your baseball player can set this net up anytime, anywhere, so he can put in the time to belt them out of the park. The Barricade Barrier Net comes in multiple sizes, from huge to gigantic, so you can ensure she has the full coverage necessary to swing away!
Best Choice for Muscle Development
PurePower Weighted Baseballs
Whether you’re buying for a pitcher or a position player, a deadly throw is one skill every player needs. It can be tough to get arm muscles warmed up and ready for action, so many players – especially pitchers – use weighted baseballs to increase velocity and develop those guns. Research has found that throwing slightly over- or underweight baseballs can increase nerve and muscle awareness, improving efficacy. With practice, your player will pitch and throw with the best of them. After using these babies, a standard baseball seems like child’s play.
Best Choice for Pitchers
Pitch Back Rebounder Pro
Your pitcher wants to focus on one thing: pitching. Every minute spent chasing after balls is a minute wasted in his mind. Wouldn’t it be nice if the balls he pitched came right back? Enter the Rebounder Pro. This pitch back is a step up from our original Rukket Rebounder, with angled edges that send inaccurate balls flying. Your player gets instant feedback for the ultimate pitch control. The paracord pull gives him the ability to switch between multiple pitching angles, simulating pop-flies, grounders, and liners with unparalleled accuracy.
Best Choice for Coaches
Rukket Bucket Booster
Have a basetball coach on your list? Save him some back pain by gifting the new Rukket Bucket Booster. It’s the most useful portable baseball training tool you’ll find. Every coach knows the pain of lugging around baseball buckets. The Bucket Booster takes the bucket to the next level – literally. It holds the bucket at the perfect height for pitching practice or soft toss. With 30-second setup, carry straps, and a handle, it’s super portable and accommodates any bucket, from two to six gallons. The coach can keep this in the trunk and get it out for any away game or practice. The team gets more time to practice, and the coach gets to cut back on all that ibuprofen he or she has been taking for back pain. No more bucket lifting!
XL Portable Batting Practice Ball Caddy
Constantly bending to retrieve balls can wreak havoc on a coach’s back. Gifting this portable ball caddy will make any player the coach’s new favorite. At 35” tall, it stores dozens of baseballs at hip height. The net folds instantly and includes a carrying bag for portability. Despite its size when unfolded, it can easily be stored in any trunk. This is the gift that will last many seasons, with a powder coated heavy-duty frame rated for 1000 UV hours. Like all Rukket products, the ball caddy is made with the toughest material out there. Your coach will wonder how he ever lived without it.
Best All-In-One Choice
Sock It Net PRO Bundle
The Sock It Net PRO Bundle has all the features of our best nets and more. At 7’ x 7’, the net is huge, but it will never bend or break. With a 1.4 mm steel base, sturdy frame, and double thick netting, it can stand up to years of punishment. The included target gives your champ a place to aim, so he can hone his pitching and throwing accuracy. And the sock is the jewel in the crown of this exquisite master tool. Your player’s balls will collect in the sock rather than scattering all over the field, making it easy to collect them so he can do it all over again. Did we mention that the bundle comes with three training balls, too? It’s the perfect training kit for a serious athlete.
When you want to help a player step up his game, Rukket is here. Our incredible customer service team is available to help you find the perfect gift for an athlete you love. Don’t know what to go with? Send us a Facebook message, and we’ll help you pick something that’s sure to please. Rukket knows sports, and you know your gift recipient. With Rukket on your team, you can be confident that you’ll be giving the best gift of the holidays.