How to Buy

Baseball Bats

for Kids


A Guide To Buying Baseball Bats For Kids
William Smith

Worth - The original aluminum baseball bats were made by Worth in
the early 1970's. The company is still recognized for the high
quality Worth bats they manufacture for little league, baseball
and softball

Purchasing the correct baseball bats for kids is as consequential
as the right glove, the cleats, and every other piece of
equipment for the pastime. The correct bat can directly affect
how your kids execute at the plate, and conversely, the incorrect
bat can leave your kids struggling on the peewee team.

Regardless, ask someone how to buy the Finest bat for your kids,
and you'll get the rigamarole. Some people will say buy weighty
and let your kid adjust for greater power. Others will say buy
extended and let your kids choke up on the grip so they can
handle the additional few inches. Others will say pray to Jobu
and dream he delivers the proper bat to you.

Just like he didn't cut it for Charlie Sheen and the boys in the
hit film Major League, Jobu won't help if you're looking to
purchase bats for kids. The key is taking in all of the
suggestion from experts, and looking for consistency. In this
instance, the chorus of voices says one thing: both length and
weight are important.

With weight, think light. A light bat makes it easier for your
kids to command their swings. Don't let those old-fashioned
coaching types recite you that you require a weighty bat to
deliver the hits. Kids can actually hit the ball harder and
farther with a light bat because they can swing a light bat
faster. If you need evidence, contemplate that the NCAA and high
school rules officials have passed prohibitions on baseball bats
so they cannot be 3 ounces or more lighter than the bat's length
in inches.

When it comes to length and bats for kids, the rules state that
Little League baseball bats must be less than or equal to 32
inches in length. Their barrels cannot be more than 2.25 inches
in diameter. Of course, for kids in the 'Farm' league (age 7 to
8) you don't want to push these limits. A length of 26 to 27
inches will do.

For the Junior Minors (age 8 to 9), try 27 to 29 inches. For
Senior Minors (age 9 to 12), try 28 to 31 inches. And for the
Majors (age 10 to 12), you can buy a bat anywhere from 29 to 32

Rawlings Bats - Most well known for their quality baseball
gloves, Rawlings today is among the leaders in bats, making
professional wood bats as well as quality aluminum baseball bats
used throughout NCAA and high school baseball.

William Smith lives in Florida with his wife and three cats.
William writes frequently on many subjects that may be of
interest to all. Discover all the joys and secrets of baseball at

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