Since no one buys team benches very often, I thought it would be worthwhile to offer some direction.
The Determining Factors:
- How many players will you need to accommodate? Allow 18” width per player.
- How much of your budget will you allocate?
- Which type of bench do you prefer?
- How will you mount your new bench?
Team Benches – Baseball Benches – Basketball Benches – Dugout Benches Sports Benches – Aluminum Benches – Soccer Benches… Is there a difference?
The Best Answer Is… No!
Our aluminum benches are built for all team sports. It is the bench length, model, and mounting style that will help you decide what works best for you and your team or league.
3 Team Bench Styles
No Back Basic Team Bench – These are those the single plank benches you have seen. These are your most economical option.
Seat Bottom With Back – Adding a seat back to the basic seat model offers much more comfort. Better for sports where players and coaches are sitting for lengthy periods of time.
Seat, Back With Top Shelf – Adding a 20” wide top shelf to our seat bottom with back bench models offers the benefit of storage for team items such as Gatorade coolers, training, and coaching supplies. Players, gloves, towels, water bottles are other typical uses as well. Baseball and softball players like to sit up here, too. Note that safety laws require a complete frame understructure, so these models are used as portable or surface-mounted only, not to be built into fresh concrete, also known as a permanent mount.
3 Team Bench Mounting Styles
Portable Mounted Benches – Allows for moving indoors or out. Portable dugout benches make cleaning and pressure washing easy. They have sturdy post legs and T-style feet that stay out of the way.
In Ground Mounted Benches – Allows for easiest installation in fresh concrete. Best for reducing vandalism. Large diameter pipe-shaped legs go straight into a hole where concrete is then poured.
Surface Mounted Benches – Here is your best choice where existing concrete is already poured & where security may be an issue. Four holes are drilled and anchored for each leg. Directions are incredibly easy to follow!
How To Determine That You Are Buying From A Reputable Team Bench Dealer:
- Are you talking to coaches who know what you’re looking for or are you just talking to a salesman?
- Are they offering a full line of products or do they sell a bench or two every season?
- Are warranties posted and are they adequate? We recommend looking for a minimum of five years.
- Are their products made in the US? The best tend to be.
Can we help you put a new team bench in your dugout or new aluminum bleachers on your field?
Here at Baseballtips.com, we are dads and coaches who know the game and know what it takes to run a team. The team benches we offer are all made in the USA and we have a complete selection of sizes, styles, and mounting choices, all in anodized aluminum with aluminum or steel legs and understructures. Team colors are available too! We hope you will consider us for your team benches and aluminum bleachers, too. Check out our offerings today!