In the past year, I built a bullpen for our HS and MS programs to use at our city park. I am the HC at our MS. I have no background in actual field work other than doing my field duties in HS and College. I was a catcher, so I have spent a fair amount of time in the bullpen. So, I got dirt dropped, built a frame, anchored it and got to tamping. The mounds themselves are not bad at all, just need TLC that the HS kids do not give them (another story for another time).
I need suggestions on a backstop, catching area and any other suggestions possible to help finish my bullpen project. This is a very low budget project because it would come out of our baseball fund, not the city fund. We are in the poorest county in our state, so I am trying to do this myself and avoid paying an arm and a leg.
The ideas I had for a backstop was getting some ply wood and 4x4 (or whatever I needed) and creating an actual wall and finding some type of padding to add to it. Thought of maybe looking into rubber flooring mats that you would see in a weight room and cover the wall in those?