Little League Bats

Written by Patricia Skinner
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The importance of choosing the right kind of little league bats for your little league team cannot be overemphasized. The right little league bats can mean the difference between success and mediocrity for your team. Choosing the right bat, however, is not such an easy task when you're catering to a little league team that often has a large variation in size and weight of boys.

Little league bats should be chosen for the best match of length and weight. When it really comes down to it, the best judge of a bat should be if it "feels right." But for a little league team, there are a lot of preferences to consider. You will have to get the best fit you can for the team, without sacrificing any more length than you have to.

How To Offset A Little Extra Weight

The lighter the bat, the better. To this end, a bat should be as light as possible, without being so light that the hitter loses control. If the little league bats you choose are a little too heavy for some members of your team, you can experiment with changing the position of their hands on the bat handle, as this often adds to the overall control and can offset extra weight.

A hitter can find and mark his special balance point with tape to remind him where his hands need to go. If a hitter cannot control the barrel end of a bat, and it drops more than an inch or two, then the bat is too heavy and another one should be chosen. Don't expect that the same bat is going to be perfect all the time. We all have days when we just don't feel right, and other days when everything is perfect.

If you're buying a bat for your own child, remember that you want the bat to last as long as possible. This means that you should pick the longest, heaviest bat that your child can handle, or you face buying another bat next season!


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