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You Asked What drop bat do you need for middle school baseball?

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

What baseball bat can you use in middle school?

Must be a baseball bat – no restriction on weight or length as long as bat has “BPF 1.15” stamp. All -3 bats must be stamped BBCOR. Wood bats allowed.

What size bat do you need for middle school baseball?

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.

Can you use a BBCOR bat for middle school baseball?

BBCOR Bat Standards

So, if you have a 32” bat then the weight would be 29 ounces. I would not be surprised to see the middle school baseball players make a move to the -3 BBCOR bats if they have not already. Again, the youth baseball world is moving quickly to use baseball bats that simulate wood baseball bats.

What bats do 7th graders use?

Intermediate League bats are for grades 7th and 8th. They are used in certain travel and tournament leagues. The bat barrel is available in 2 5/8 inch (high school regulation), and 2 3/4 inch (Big Barrel).

What bats drop 13 year olds?

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 inch bat should I use?

Players with a height of 4’1″ to 4’4″ who weigh under 60 pounds will find a 29-inch bat is just right. A 29-inch bat is also suitable for players under 60 pounds who stand between 4’5″ and 4’8″. Even those in this height range who weigh between 61 pounds and 90 pounds will find a 29-inch bat is perfect.

What is the difference between USSSA and BBCOR bats?

All BBCOR baseball bats are a -3. “-3” is the drop weight of the bat, which is the difference between the length and weight of the bat, meaning that a bat 33″ long, weighs 30 ounces. USSSA certified bats cover most leagues from ages 5 to 14. Every USSSA certified bat must max out at 1.15 BPF (Bat Performance Factor).

What bats are banned in high school?

High School (NFHS) 2020 Meta

On 3/2/2020, the 2020 Meta Prime in a 33-inch is also illegal for play in NFHS. That is, the 33-Meta is illegal in high school too. The 2019 version of the bat (the red one) is still legal in both NFHS and NCAA—we confirmed this directly from Slugger and the NFHS rules.

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 bat does a 13 year old need?

31″-32″

Determine Your Bat Length by Age
Age Bat length
11-12 years old 30″-31″
13-14 years old 31″-32″
15-16 years old 32″-33″

Can you use a 34 inch bat in high school?

High School / College Bats High School / College bats are for ages approx 13 and up. They are used in most High School and College leagues. The bat barrel is 2 5/8 inch in diameter. Bat lengths range from 30 inch to 34 inch.

What does BBCOR stand for?

BBCOR (Bat-ball coefficient of restitution) is a baseball bat performance standard created by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) to certify the performance of Composite baseball bats used in competition.

Can you use a USSSA bat in high school?

In many leagues or tournaments organized by USSSA, you can not use BBCOR bats due to several restrictions. Conversely, high school and college players must use the BBCOR, and all USSSA bats are illegal.

Are all BBCOR bats drop 3?

All BBCOR bats are required to be -3 or heavier“. As a result of being a standardized drop weight, the main difference with these models is their swing weights.

What size bat should a 7th grader use?

In general, up until 7th grade or so, a hitter should swing a LIGHTER bat whenever possible due to the problem of Bat Drag.Baseball Bat Recommendations.

Length Drop
12U and/or 6th Grade: 30″ -8.5
13U and/or 7th Grade: 30″ -7
14U and/or 8th Grade: 30″ -5
15U and/or 9th Grade: 30″ -3

What size bat does 14u use?

New 13U/14U Rule for USSSA

All 14u events and all Teams in 14u events must use a maximum of drop 5 (-5) bat with the official USSSA 1.15 BPF mark permanently stamped.

What size bat do you need for 14u?

Effective January 1, 2020, USSSA, a governing body for youth baseball, will adopt a rule requiring that all players 13u players must swing a bat with no lighter than a drop-8 length-to-weight ratio and 14u players must swing a bat no lighter than a drop-5.

Is a bat good for a 13 year old?

Most players in the 13-14 year old age group will do well with a 29-31 inch bat. Smaller players will want a shorter, lighter bat to maximize bat speed and bat control. A larger, stronger player will want a longer heavier bat.

What age is Bbcor for?

You should also know that BBCOR certification is the current standard used when making adult (13 years and older) baseball bats. So, if you want a bat eligible for leagues that follow NFHS and NCAA rules, MAKE SURE it is BBCOR certified.

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.

How do you determine bat size?

Position the bottom of the bat in the center of your chest, facing outward. If your arm can reach out and grab the barrel of the bat, then it is the correct length. Stand the bat up against the side of your leg. If the end of the bat reaches the center of your palm when you reach down, it’s the appropriate length.

How do you size a bat?

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.

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.

Why are USSSA bats illegal?

I knew that the leagues in our area had outlawed “USSSA” bats, because they had way too much pop, and adopted the “USA” bat standard, which strove to make bats that hit like wood ones, but maintained the durability of metal bats. It was partially a safety issue.

Can you use a BBCOR bat in 13u?

For the 13u/14u division, BBCOR is also permitted and sometimes used by the bigger players.

Which bats are illegal in USSSA?

The 2018 DeMarini CF Zen CBZ 2 ¾” -10 model bat, 28”, 29” and 30” will be disallowed for play immediately. The 28” bat at has been placed on the USSSA Disallowed List. While the 29” and 30” bats have been provisionally placed to the USSSA Disallowed List, subject to further consideration.

What makes a bat illegal?

Generally, any tampering that changes the original specifications of the baseball bat will cause the bat to be illegal for any baseball league. Illegal tampering includes adjusting the bat’s weight, length, or surface area. Certain levels of the game also have bat specifications that must be adhered to.

What baseball bats are legal for high school?

Bat Rules for High School Baseball

  • Requires all non-wood bats to have a silk-screened mark with the letters “BBCOR.”
  • Means many two-piece bats will be illegal.

Can you use a white bat in high school baseball?

As of Jan 1st, 2020 the NCAA is no longer allowing white bats in College Baseball. This is a safety concern that will allow pitchers to pick up the ball earlier off the bat—assuming its coming right back at him. This white bat ban is NOT FOR HIGH SCHOOL (NFHS) or any other Sanctions, ONLY NCAA.