Are you looking to take your baseball complex or practice facility to the next level? A quality portable pitching mound can make all the difference for players when it comes to safety and game performance. If a complex has low-quality or wrongly sized mounds, it often leads to a poor experience. So how do you pick the right portable pitching mounds for your complex or facility? In this blog post, we discuss what you should consider when buying portable pitching mounds.
When it comes to choosing a portable pitching mound, safety should always be a priority. It is incredibly important to have the right slope and measurements appropriate for the age level. Every coach and team at some point has seen the small portable pitching mounds placed on baseball fields that are not right for the age level.
A problem is that the pitcher is often striding from a small mound shell straight onto dirt (which often creates a hole in front of the mound). Not only is the pitcher starting on one surface and ending up on another, the angles and slope of the mound are not remotely game accurate. You even see this in baseball practice facilities. We have all seen players who stride off practice facility mounds. This places pitchers at higher risk of injury and the players have trouble performing and practicing at their best.
Victory Mounds has worked to solve these problems. Our portable pitching mounds are designed for the measurements and tables for their respective age groups and leagues. Our mounds are also designed without lips and edge to help protect against bad hops and injuries. Pitchers will start and finish on a surface that meets the proper angles on our mounds. This setup promotes better safety, and overall a better experience for the players.
Does size matter? You better believe it! The mound should be large enough for your players to move around freely while still providing them with ample room on the surface area. We have several sizes of portable pitching mounds available for different ages coming in heights of 6, 8 and 10 inches. We also have regulation mounds available for high school, college and pro baseball fields. By the time players are reaching the high school level and beyond, you’ll want to buy a mound that is appropriate in size to practice pickoffs and allows the pitcher to land using their natural motion.
Maintenance and Durability
Check into how easy it is to maintain your new portable pitching mound. You should pay attention to how well built the entire mound is — from its base frame down to its surface material — as this will determine how durable it is over time. Can the mound handle the wear and tear for an extended period before needing replacement or repairs? Our mounds are manufactured with a durable fiberglass shell and covered with high grade turf. We have some of the most durable mounds in the industry.
All our flagship mounds are easily lifted by a couple of adults. League and complex volunteers can set them up for a game or tournament, and then remove them when not in use. You may also leave them as a permanent fixture on either a synthetic or natural field. Smart coaches and instructors will also use our game mounds as practice mounds in a facility because they know how important it is to have players practicing at their best and landing in their natural motion.
Safety should always come first when buying a portable pitching mound. Other important considerations include the size and long-term durability of the mound. Make sure the mound you are considering uses high-quality construction materials throughout its design. Doing your research ahead of time can save you both time and money in the long run! With so many choices out there today, it may be intimidating to know which one is right for you. We will take the time to consult with you. We are confident we have a mound that fits your needs perfectly!