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Old 10-25-2019, 07:26 AM   #1
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Indoor Ball

We are starting up a winter league this year and I'm looking for some advice on what ball we should be using. We only have a soccer complex, no dome, which is 180ft to left, 220ft to center and 160 to right.

I want something durable and dead but wont take crazy hops. I've done my research but hoping to get some first hand advice from you guys.
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Old 10-25-2019, 09:16 AM   #2
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Easton incrediball or a Jugs training ball

Between the two the Jugs is a better ball for indoor Imo.
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NCAA training softball is pretty good, have seen some last for ever and then the next might cut after the first game.
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Old 10-25-2019, 01:42 PM   #4
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The Jugs training ball is by far the most durable indoor/snopitch ball!
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Old 10-25-2019, 02:31 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by TMAC68 View Post
The Jugs training ball is by far the most durable indoor/snopitch ball!
Agreed. The IncrediBalls (also my nickname for my testicles) break way easier and get mushy way faster than the Juggs.
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Old 10-26-2019, 05:38 PM   #6
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Your balls don't last long then??

What do the juggs ones look like, anyone point it out to me??
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Old 10-26-2019, 07:44 PM   #7
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Yes someone please post a photo of a nice set of juggs.
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Old 10-26-2019, 10:38 PM   #8
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The community centre minor softball league that I coach in have used all of the above-mentioned "training balls" over the years during the October-March gym practices we run for new players joining the league and to improve the skills of returning players. Keep in mind that these are kids practicing throwing, catching, fielding, hitting off a tee into a net, and the occasional scrimmage so the wear and tear on these balls wasn't high. We use 11" balls but all come in 12" sizes as well.

The Easton Incrediballs come in 2 varieties so you have to be careful when ordering them. The "SoftStitch" variety is a fabric-covered ball, while the SofTouch ball has a synthetic cover. If you are playing actual games, you'll want the SofTouch ones of course.

I've seen the NCAA training ball come branded as Rawlings and as Worth, but I believe they are the same ball. Both use the Pro-tac synthetic cover. The really nice thing about these balls is the raised seams (similar to Red Dot Hot Seam fastpitch balls) which is useful for teaching the kids how to grip the ball out of the glove, but I found that the synthetic cover gets slick and slippery quickly playing indoors. Maybe that's because of the gym floor we use and wouldn't affect you the same way on turf, idk.

As has been noted previously, the Jugs Softie is the most durable ball. It uses a leather cover that feels grippy longer and plays well. This is the ball that I would recommend. As you might have guessed, they are the most expensive as well. Best price I have seen lately is on amazon.ca https://www.amazon.ca/Sports-Softie-...2141830&sr=8-4
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Old 10-27-2019, 07:27 AM   #9
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Awesome, thanks for the info, much appreciated!
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