## How do you pick a baseball bat for an 11 year old?

**Look for a length-to-weight ratio of -7 to -8 for an 11-year-old or younger**. If you take this number (referred to as drop weight) and subtract it from bat length, you get the weight in ounces of the bat. So, a 30” -8 drop weight bat will weigh 22 ounces (30-8=22).

## What drop bat should 11 year old use?

Weight drops vary in Senior League baseball, but players 10 years old and under often use -10 weight drop bat. Players 11-12 years old will often use a **-8 weight drop**, and 13 year old players often use a -5 weight drop.

## What size bat should a 12 year old use?

Considering BBCOR bats are right around the corner we’d suggest most 12 year olds look for a drop 8 bat as the right drop. In terms of length most drop 8 bats go as low as a 30 through a 32. We think the ideal bat for the average 12 year old is a **31-inch drop 8 bat** (which would make it 23-ounces).

## What size baseball bat should I get my son?

In general: **Children under 60 pounds should swing a bat between 26 and 29 inches long**. Children weighing more than 70 pounds should swing a bat ranging from 28 to 32 inches long.

## How do you know what size bat to buy?

1) With your arm out to the side, put the knob of the bat in the center of your chest. If your fingers tips reach the end of the bat, you have the right size. 2) Put the bat to your side and as long as your palm reaches the handle, you have the right size.

## When should I switch to drop 8 bat?

As a general rule, players who are **11 and 12** have better success with a drop 8. Younger players still do well with a drop 10.

## How long should your baseball bat be?

Baseball players between the ages of 14 and 15 are advised to select a bat with a length of **31 inches to 33 inches**. Players between the ages of 16 and 18 will find using a bat between 32 inches in length and 34 inches in length is optimal.

## What size bat should my 10 year old use?

Most 10 year olds will be using a bat with a length **between 27” and 29”**. The weight of these bats will be classified as -10, -8 or -5 (Meaning 10, 8, or 5 ounces less than the length).

## How do you know if a bat is too heavy?

Another very simple test that anyone can do is to **hold the bat out straight**. If right-handed, use right hand to hold the bat straight out, parallel to the ground. If he can’t easily hold it in this position for 20 seconds, it’s too heavy.

## What does drop 3 mean on a bat?

For anyone who is wondering, a drop 3 baseball bat is **one that has a length to weight ratio of -3**. This means that the difference between the length of the bat in inches and its weight is about 3. These bats are most often found at the high school/college level of play.

## How do I know if my bat is too light?

**Anything with a -4 ratio or higher** is simply too light for play in high school or equivalent teams. Batters with the ability to swing that fast and that hard pose a risk to other players.

## Should a 12 year old use a drop 10 bat?

The drop weight changes as the player becomes better / stronger / older. Youth baseball bats – **If you are a new player that makes his first baseball steps, you should start with a bat that has a -10 or -12 drop weight**. These are drop weights recommended for children starting to play baseball.

## Do heavier bats hit farther?

So, **using a heavier bat should result in faster hit balls, which means the hit ball will travel farther**. If a player can maintain the same bat swing speed with a heavier bat, the heavier bat will produce higher batted ball velocity and an increase in distance.

## Can you use a Bbcor bat in 12u?

**BBCOR bats are only allowed in Little League’s Senior League, Intermediate (50-70) and Junior League divisions**. BBCOR bats must be so labeled with a silkscreen or other permanent certification mark (See the BBCOR mark here).

## How do you measure a boy for a baseball bat?

Measure height with baseball shoes

**Children between 3 feet and 3 feet, 4 inches tall should start with a 26-inch bat**. Add an inch to the bat size for every 4 to 5 inches in height after the child is 3 feet, 5 inches tall. For example, a kid who is 4 foot, 1 inches should use a 28-inch bat.

## What size bat does Coach Pitch use?

Coach Pitch Bats are shorter, lighter baseball bats with a larger barrel designed for players 8 years old and younger. These baseball bats have a **2 5/8 inch or 2 3/4 inch barrel diameter and a length to weight ratio of -10, -11, or -12**. Coach Pitch baseball bats are also commonly called junior big barrel bats.

## How should a baseball bat fit a child?

When you measure a bat for your child, start with the bat’s length. Place the bat next to your kid with their cleats on. If the bat reaches to just below their hip, it’s a good length. If it extends to their hip or higher, then it’s too long.

## What size bat does Aaron judge use?

According to Chandler, Judge’s AJ99. 2 is a **35 inch, 33 ounce** bat with no cup, which he’s been swinging since April. At that point he switched to a Cutch22 knob, keeping the same 1.04″ handle as he had in the past.

## What does drop 10 mean on a baseball bat?

• The drop is **the difference between the length of the bat and the weight of the bat**. For. example if a bat is 30 in. long and weighs 20 oz. then the drop is 10.

## How do you pick a Marucci bat?

If you’re unsure, **ask your coach or league administrator**. If your league allows, the next thing to select is the barrel diameter. Marucci’s Senior League Hex line, for example, is -10, but we offer both a 2 ¾ barrel or a 2 5/8 barrel. Most players, given the choice, automatically choose the bigger one.

## Which is better drop 10 or drop 11?

while a 32-inch bat with a -10 ‘drop’ would be 22 oz. -8, -9 and endloaded bats give you more power with each swing due to extra weight. **-10 and -11 are for hitters with quicker bat speeds and looking to get on base everytime**.

## Is a drop 8 or drop 10 better?

“**Drop 8 bats tend to have a bit more weight to them, helping with mass transfer on contact**,” Stevens said. “These bats carry more barrel than drop 10 bats, so if you are strong enough to move up to a drop 8, it’s highly recommended.” The 2022 Louisville Slugger Meta and Solo are available in drop 8 bat drops.

## What does drop 5 mean?

30 (bat length) – 5 (the drop) = **25 (bat weight)** For example, if you have a -5 length-to-weight ratio (or, drop) and a 30 inch bat, you subtract 5 from the 30 inches and that will give you the weight in ounces (25 ounces).

## What size bat did Barry Bonds use?

Bonds’ bat, at **34 inches**, and weighing around 32 ounces was based loosely on the C331 Louisville Slugger model that was originally turned for Carl Crawford.

## What size bat does Bryce Harper use?

Bryce Harper

The 19-year-old Nationals phenom has been using a **36-inch, 47-ounce** Marucci bat in the practice cage before games.

## How do you pick a 10 year old baseball bat?

Generally speaking, for the average 10-year-old, we’d recommend a **30-inch big barrel bat with a drop 8, 9, or 10**. (The drop is the numerical difference between the bat’s length in inches and its weight in ounces).

## What is a good baseball bat for a 10 year old?

**Marruci Cat 9 Connect – 10 USSSA Baseball Bat**. Most baseball lovers are familiar with the Marruci brand. This bat offers a lighter swing weight, so the young player can focus more on making contact rather than controlling the bat. The anti-vibration knob feature keeps the hand comfortable when the bat makes contact.

## What age is a size 5 cricket bat for?

Size 5 – Fit for kids between 4’11”(150cm) and 5’2” (157cm), size 5’s are aimed at kids aged **10-11**. Size 6 – Size 6 bats suit players between the heights of 5’2” (157cm) and 5’4” 163cm), within an age range of 12-13. The Harrow is designed for players between 5’4” (163cm) and 5’8” (168cm) tall, aged between 13 and 15.

## What is the best cricket bat for a 12 year old?

Our top pick is the **Gray-Nicolls Powerbow Inferno 5* junior cricket bat**. Now in it’s eighth edition, we think the Inferno is possibly the best version of the Powerbow to date, making it a great investment for a junior learning the game. Starting with the shape of the bat, the Inferno 5* has a distinct duck bill toe.

## What size bat does a 10 year old need?

Most 10 year olds will be using a bat with a length **between 27” and 29”**. The weight of these bats will be classified as -10, -8 or -5 (Meaning 10, 8, or 5 ounces less than the length).

## How do you know what size bat for youth?

Weigh your child

the chart above uses height and weight to give a good starting point for the appropriate bat sizing.

- Generally a child weighing under 60 lbs will swing a bat between 26 and 29 inches in length.
- If him/her is over 70 lbs, usually the child is able to swing a 28 to 32 inch bat.