Insider Hitting Points for a Successful Baseball Swing – Bat Selection

Insider Hitting Point 1 – Bat Selection

 Parents ask me all the time what type and size bat should they get their young player.  Believe me there are lots of options and coaches have a variety of opinions on the subject.

Remember that successful hitting is more about the batter than it is the bat.  The technology will only make a slight difference so don’t get caught up in it.  To me it comes down to getting a bat in your player’s hands and seeing what they feel the most comfortable with.  Below is a guide for you to use when sizing a bat to a player.  Remember these are guidelines for average players so use your own judgment. 

Bat Length Sizing Chart

 

Height 3′-3’4″ 3’5″-3’8″ 3’9″-4′ 4’1″-4’4″ 4’5″-4’8″ 4’9″-5′ 5’1″-5’4″ 5’5″-5’8″ 5’9″-6′ 6’1″-over
Weight
< 60 26″ 27″ 28″ 29″ 29″
61-70 27″ 27″ 28″ 29″ 30″ 30″
71-80 28″ 28″ 29″ 30″ 30″ 31″
81-90 28″ 29″ 29″ 30″ 30″ 31″ 32″
91-100 28″ 29″ 30″ 30″ 31″ 31″ 32″
101-110 29″ 29″ 30″ 30″ 31″ 31″ 32″
111-120 29″ 29″ 30″ 30″ 31″ 31″ 32″
121-130 29″ 30″ 30″ 30″ 31″ 32″ 33″ 33″
131-140 29″ 30″ 30″ 31″ 31″ 32″ 33″ 33″
141-150 30″ 30″ 31″ 31″ 32″ 33″ 33″
151-160 30″ 31″ 31″ 32″ 32″ 33″ 33″ 33″
161-180 31″ 31″ 32″ 32″ 33″ 33″ 34″
181-190 32″ 33″ 33″ 34″ 34″
190 + 33″ 33″ 34″ 34″
Bat Length by Age Guide
AGE 5-7 8-9 10 11-12 13-14 15-16
LENGTH 24″-26″ 26″-28″ 28″-29″ 30″-31″ 31″-32″ 32″-33″

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