The Valle Shield with its patented design, that contains a “Front Hanging Net”, was developed to do what no other hitting screen in baseball or softball has ever accomplished. The Valle Shield keeps the batter SAFE! The old-style conventional L Screens were designed to keep the pitcher from a batted ball hit back up the middle at them. Baseball & Softball, and how we practice hitting, has evolved and much of our batting practice is at a close-up range. As a result of this change, there is an increase in the risk of balls ricocheting off a standard L Screen at high speeds, thus putting the batter in danger. The only answer to this serious issue is to eliminate any dangerous ricochet. The patented Valle Shield design reduces this risk when doing front toss, or at any close range within 25 ft, of any harmful, high velocity ricochet back towards a hitter, to almost zero.
The fear the pitcher has, always wondering when may the first ball that gets hit back directly at the net protecting him, will break through and hit him is gone when using the Valle Shield.
NOTE: For safety, the Front Hanging Net should be replaced yearly.
US Pat. 9,782,649
Here are just some of the 25 MLB teams presently using our Shield, at their big league stadiums:
LA Dodgers, NY Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Washington Nationals, Chicago Cubs, NY Mets, Atlanta Braves, and others!