Three fun ways to play help kids learn to hit like a pro Balls automatically pop-up from the base, one after another Pitches balls up to 10 feet Hit from a tee or from pop-up pitch Includes battery-powered trainer, bat and 3 balls Three fun ways to play. View larger Develop a real "can do" attitude. An enjoyable, stress-free way to sharpen their skills. Enjoy Batting Cage Fun Right in Your Own Backyard The Fisher-Price Grow to Pro Triple Hit Baseball will be a hit with kids of all ages because it adjusts to every skill level. Beginners can hit from the tee, and when they’re ready to move up, a simple adjustment switches the battery-powered trainer to pop-up pitch play. And for pros? They learn to hit balls that are pitched to them by the automatic trainer from up to 10 feet away. Before you know it, they’ll be hitting for the fences. Practice Makes Perfect For budding batters, learning to hit the ball and practicing their swing are fun and easy with this automatic trainer to help them every step of the way. It’s simple to use, no matter where they are in the learning process. With such an enjoyable, stress-free way to sharpen their skills, you may not even have to nag them to practice. It’s Batting a Hundred for Building Motor Skills and Confidence By swinging the bat, hitting the ball and getting healthy physical activity, your little baseball players are developing gross and fine motor skills, including hand-eye coordination. They’re also gaining valuable insights on timing their swing, following through, and how far to stand from the ball to get the most success. And as they improve, their confidence begins to soar and they develop a real “can do” attitude. For helping your child develop and grow, this play set really hits it out of the park. What's in the Box? Includes the Fisher-Price Grow to Pro Triple Hit Baseball battery-powered trainer, one bat, and three balls. Features: Beginners hit from the teeRookies use pop-up pitch, with balls popping up automatically one after anotherPros get three balls automatically pitched to them from up to 10 feet awayMakes learning to hit the ball fun and easyIncludes battery-powered trainer, bat, and 3 ballsRequires 4 "D" batteries A reasonable gripe against a great number of sporting good themed toys has been their lack of versatility. Once a kid has surpassed the skill level engendered by the toy, the toy is pretty much useless, offering no further challenge to the burgeoning athlete. The Grow To Pro series, on the other hand, evolves with the kid presenting increasing challenges along the way. In this three level baseball training set, young kids can practice first hitting the ball off of a tee to build fundamental coordination skills. Then on the "rookie" level, the ball pops up from ground level as kids practice smacking the ball out of the air. Finally, the "pro" level is a pitching machine, lobbing the ball without a prohibitive amount of velocity, to the batter standing up to ten feet away. Four D batteries are required but not included. --Charlie Williams
Got this for my son who is just starting to play baseball. It's very loud and takes a lot of batteries. It only comes with three balls so ideally you would want 5 at least. It would be fine with more balls and if once you turn it on it shot more than 3 balls at a time. Basically you have to push the button every minute and retrieve the balls every minute so it defeats the purpose if you were trying to get this so you don't have to pitch to you kid every time.
I bought this as a birthday present for my son who will turn three next month. He loves playing anything with a ball, and especially loved batting with a ball as a 2 year old last summer.I've only had this for one day and will certainly updated with more use and after I've tested my replacement balls that are on the way. I did put this together last night and gave it a short test run. First impression? Excellent! My concerns have been put to rest so far.DESCRIPTION..