In my early coaching years I found it very frustrating that the limited practice time available wasn’t enough quality hitting time. In 1974 this situation was about to change, as the Australian Baseball Coach it was fortuitous that I was invited to Cincinnati Reds spring training in Florida and to three of the top Universities to observe their training facilities and procedures. It was during this visit that I witnessed a Jugs Pitching machine in action giving accurate hitting practice. I immediately recognised that the Pitching machine would make a great training aid for my Baseball team and with a small modification would be an outstanding Cricket Bowling machine. I made sure to fit in a visit to the manufacturers, Jugs Company in Oregon before leaving America to discuss the possibility of importing the Pitching Machines to Australia. It was agreed that we would create a company in Australia and become the sole Distributor for the Jugs Company products. We are proud of the fact that for the last 48 years the Jugs Machines has been successfully used in all grades of Cricket, Baseball and Softball eg: Juniors, Club to Elite players, Schools, Indoor Centres and Private Owners. It has proved to be invaluable training aid for the development of players potential.
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