This machine is designed to help players or coaches. It is small which means it is easier to carry around and can be easy for coaches to travel with. This machine can throw plastic balls or light flight balls up to 55 mph. The Triple Flame Hand-Held Pitching machine can also throw hard balls used for batting practice. You can also throw balls straight up in the air which allows you to practice catching. You do not need electricity for this machine. How cool is that? Let the practicing begin!