“I have been using the FM-250 since 2005 and have found it to be an integral part of our infield development. The consistency of the hops allow us to get the max reps/work done in a short amount of time.”
“I really feel like using the FungoMan presents a more gamelike speed and hop for our guys to get their work done. The remote controllers allow me to be out on the field close to our players for instructional purposes.”
“Early in the year when its cold and we want to be efficient with our time outside, the FungoMan is a must! In fact most of our early work is done now with one or both of the FM-250 machines.”
Head Baseball Coach
Old Dominion University
“It was the first piece of equipment I asked to purchase upon arriving at Edmond North due to how much I used it at the high school I previously coached at. It is an invaluable tool as far as delivering consistent types of balls whether it be infield or outfield balls. The off season in a big program with only 2 coaches is challenging but FungoMan acts as an additional coach and can single handedly run the outfield portion of practice allowing the myself and another coach to see to infielders and hitters and I can control the action from anywhere I’m at on the field. No doubt it has helped our catchers become better at pop ups due to the consistent reps it provides that would be almost impossible with a fungo.”
Edmond North HS Huskies
“It also serves as a bunting station behind our roll up during BP that requires very little supervision as well as providing an opportunity for extra work for players that want to stay late while coaches take care of other duties. It is greatly valued during our tryouts as we are able to deliver consistent balls to each player and with the ability to save the routine we are assured to deliver the same type of tryout for players that come out after their respective sport has concluded.”
“I can’t imagine our program without FungoMan as it has proven year after year to be a valuable asset to our program that is only limited to a coaches creativity.”
Titans Sports Academy President and CEO Chance Beam purchased a FungoMan FM-250 18 months ago. To date, they have thrown over 75,000 balls through their machine. “So far, the cost is about $.18 for every ball thrown. The more balls we throw the better our ROI gets because the FungoMan is doing things a paid coach would normally have to do. Now I can put that coach out in the field instructing players.” Chance has incorporated the FM-250 into both their indoor and outdoor practices. Click here to see more...
Ross Blankenship was the 2011 State Champion and Coach of the Year at 3A St. Louis Catholic HS in Lake Charles, LA. During his time at St. Louis Catholic, he purchased a FungoMan FM-250. After being hired at West Monroe HS, a prominent 5A power in Louisiana, he promptly purchased an FM-250.
Ross explains some of the ways he uses his FM-250 to help his West Monroe HS practice regiment.
Congratulations to Wes Helms and his great staff in Birmingham, AL for an outstanding camp November 5, 2011! The camp had over 170 baseball players ages 8 to 18. The all day camp offered professional skills, drills, and advice from some great MLB players including: Wes Helms and Tim Hudson of the Atlanta Braves, Gaby Sanchez of the Florida Marlins, Terrance Long of the Kansas City Royals, Matt Guerrier of the Los Angeles Dodgers, and Paul Fournier, Trainer for the Florida Marlins. Also in attendance was Casey Dunn, Head Coach at Samford University, Steve Renfroe, Briarwood Christian Academy, Blake Prime & Lance Rhodes of RPM Inc. Training Facility, as well as many volunteers and helpers.
The camp raised over $23,000 dollars that were donated to local charities. In addition, the camp was able to help four families affected by the tornadoes earlier in 2011 in the area with over $25,000! Tim Hudson, and his wife Kim shared stories from some of the people they have been able to help through the Tim Hudson Family Foundation.
Things are not the same for Trojan Baseball at North Hall HS since they got the FungoMan Training Machine. They are averaging 150-200 reps every 30 min. “This machine is amazing,” says Trent Mongero, head coach of the North Hall HS Trojans. “Every team needs to have one and it is worth every penny. This machine is helping kids get better and reach their goals. The whole team wanted me, as their coach, to send a thank you video to FungoMan. So here it is....a huge.....THANK YOU!”
By implementing Mongero’s experience as a former college and professional player, on top of his 20+ years of coaching experience makes the Winning Baseball Academy very desirable for any young ball player or team. Mongero has also published a comprehensive baseball manual for youth ball players called Winning Baseball: For Beginner to Intermediate Play.
Be sure to check out Winning Baseball Academy. The Winning Baseball Academy brings elite, age appropriate, Winning instruction to anyone any where in the USA! WBA specializes in communicating the fundamental skills and drills of baseball, providing insight into superior performance, and implementing intense training methods.