XLR8 Speed Balls

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Can't hit the curve ball? Change-ups have you swinging and missing?

This is the #1 small training ball in Baseball and Softball! XLR8 Your Game with XLR8 Speed Balls!

The Patent Pending XLR8 Speed Balls were designed with a specific intent: To answer the question: "How do we instruct baseball players to hit different speed pitches?" Answer: Produce a ball that flies at different speeds!

Previous products could not accomplish this without some manipulation by the "pitcher". Not anymore. The XLR8 Speed Balls fly at different speeds, with different flight characteristics! All by being thrown with the same arm speed. Presto! Instant off-speed pitch training without any manipulation from the "pitcher". Now Mom, Dad, your sister or anyone else can throw great batting practice without any effort or knowledge about baseball. Simply throw the XLR8 Speed Balls and they do the rest. It's pretty cool when your Grandma can throw a changeup to rival Pedro Martinez's or a Fastball like Cliff Lee's... just by sitting on a chair and tossing Speed Balls!

  • Develops Hand-Eye Coordination
  • Improves Concentration
  • Trains "See the Ball" Approach
  • Promotes "Pure Hitter = Power Hitter" Approach
  • Great "off-speed" Pitch Training
  • Each package contains 6 Speed Balls

Optic Yellow

Because of the difficulty in hitting off-speed pitches we designed the Speed Balls to help identify the "off-speed" pitch; the "fastball" is white and the "off-speed" pitch is yellow. The optic yellow color also makes it easier for younger players to "track" the ball to the hitting area.

The yellow color assists ALL players (youth and adult) in recognizing the off-speed pitch.

Superior to Plastic "Golf Balls"

The soft foam construction allows a "pitcher" to stand or kneel somewhat close to the batter without fear of being struck by the practice baseballs. This allows for more accurate practice pitches. Additionally, these soft foam balls do not break as do the commonly used plastic golf balls. They can even be used indoors.


"HITTING IS TIMING and this is the only product I know of that develops timing!" - Rick Down, Hitting Coach for the NY Mets.

"We have a steady group of players everyday that hit the XLR8 Balls. They use their own bats, but the balls are a great hitting tool!" - Don Slaught, Hitting Coach for the Detroit Tigers (2006).

The Detroit Tigers set a Major League Record for most homeruns to open the season (2006) in a 3 game series!! The previous record was 10. The Detroit Tigers Hit 15! Ivan "Pudge" Rodriquez goes 5 for 5 for the first time in his career!


Don't be fooled by imitations! The XLR8 Speed Balls were the first small foam ball on the market. Other companies can try to copy them but they simply can't.

Ted Williams (named The Greatest Hitter of all-time) was once asked what the "secret" to hitting was. His answer: "Get a Good Pitch to Hit!" Well, what's a "good pitch"? Answer: The one you are looking for! The greatest benefit derived from these amazing Speed Balls is the art of learning the Pitch Count and understanding the probability of the next pitch based on that count. In short, you have the tools to know "what to look for". If you know it’s coming you should crush it. As Ted Williams said; "Get a good pitch to hit."

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14 Reviews

  • 5
    Love the balls. Different speeds

    Posted by Alan S. on Apr 08, 2022

    Love the balls. Different speeds of balls without changing of arm speed. Makes hitter adjust to speed changes. You really need a good instructor to teach how to stay back with your hands staying inside the ball while weight moves to at least 55% onto front side. Without proper hitting mechanics it could really frustrate hitter. It’s a very good drill for more advanced hitters.

  • 5
    They’re great for hand-eye coordination

    Posted by Mike M. on Apr 02, 2021

    They’re great for hand-eye coordination and timing!

  • 5
    Very helpful hitting tool.

    Posted by Martinbowman9192 on Apr 28, 2020

    Very helpful hitting tool.

  • 5
    Great items

    Posted by Brad H. on Jan 13, 2019

    Great items

  • 5
    XLR8 hitting balls

    Posted by David B. on Oct 31, 2017

    Love them

  • 5
    Great price for an effective hitting aid

    Posted by Saor S. on Aug 04, 2016

    Add these balls to your bag of tricks for BP. Great price and fun and easy to use.

  • 5

    Posted by Tanya T. on Jan 06, 2016


  • 5
    Diamond Pros Power Alley

    Posted by Ricky H. on Nov 16, 2015

    We introduced the XLR8 balls into one of our drills using the insider bat and we have seen visual results. Our players are learning to read balls better and make adjustments by staying back and maintaining balance and posture.

  • 5
    XLR8 speed balls

    Posted by Ricky H. on Nov 16, 2015

    They are exactly what we were looking for.

  • 5
    Great Product!

    Posted by David Y. on Apr 06, 2015

    These little balls really helped my son adjust to breaking pitches. The first few times I threw the yellow balls, he was way out in front. He learned to wait back and let the pitch come to him!

  • 5
    XLR8 Balls

    Posted by Jason S. on Jan 01, 2015

    Love the balls! They are great for drill work and front-toss! Our hitters are to work on off-speed pitches without having to have someone "throw" curveballs/sliders/change-ups. It's a great teaching tool overall!

  • 5
    XRL8 Speed Balls!!!

    Posted by Ed V. on Dec 15, 2014

    Bought these for the boys on a pony team my boy plays on. Highly recommended! If you have kids with trouble identifying the hook when it's thrown, it will help teach them to see it and wait on it. Very effective tool, the more reps they get with the off speed balls

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