How to Build a PlyoCare Wall?

Finding a good place to throw PlyoCare balls is critical to a productive training session. There are many ways to get your work in, but we'll take you through some options for where to throw PlyoCare balls

Naturally Existing PlyoCare Walls

The easiest way to get work in is to just find a smooth concrete wall or net. The good news is that these exist in abundance in and around baseball fields. 

Some good options include:

  • Sock Net or L-Screen
  • Inside or behind your team's concrete dugout
  • Side wall of a batting tunnel (requires a little more time to shag balls)

Some bad options that will almost surely puncture balls over time include: 

  • Chain Link fences
  • Brick walls 

Building Driveline's PlyoCare Wall

Driveline's own PlyoCare wall has evolved. It is currently about 12 feet high and 40 feet long. How did we erect the Great Wall of Driveline?

The basic design is an outer wooden frame, supported internally by vertical studs with a plywood face with horse-stall mats bolted on. 

Specifically, the wall is built with 12x12 square pieces that are screwed them together to create the larger structure. We used 2x10x12 as the vertical boards within wall for reinforcement. For sounds deadening (we have neighbors), we used regular wall insulation and covered the back of the wall with sound board. The face of the wall is 1 1/8" plywood and 3/4" horse stall mats. Additionally, you will need a lot of 3" screws and washers. 

Will also need to anchor the wall to the ground for safety, we used a concrete drill and lag bolts to secure the wall to the ground with multiple angled 2x6 pieces coming out of the back to secure it.


PlyoCare Walls in the Wild

We aren't necessarily the experts at building these. There are plenty of great examples of PlyoCare walls away from the Driveline facility. Some are fancy. Some are...not as fancy.

But they get the job done.  

College PlyoCare Walls

Photo: Travis Hergert, NIACC

Photo: Anderson University

LaSalle University, Photo: Michael McCarry

University of Washington, photo courtesy Josh Fitch

Wake Forrest, photo beautification Prisma

North Carolina State

Vanderbilt

Individual PlyoCare Walls

Photo: Angus Adams

Image: Blake Bowers

Image: Logan Zavada







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