Most players in the 9-10 year old age group will do well with a **28-29 inch bat with a -10 drop**. Smaller players will want a shorter (26 or 27 inch), lighter (16 or 17 ounce) bat. A bigger player will want a longer (30 inch) heavier (21 or 22 ounce) bat.

## How do I know what size baseball bat my child needs?

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.

## What age uses a 30 inch bat?

Baseball players between the ages of **10 and 11** are encouraged to use a bat with a length of 28 inches to 30 inches. Players between age 12 and 13 will be best served with a bat that has a length of 29 inches to 32 inches.

## How long should a baseball bat be for a 10 year old?

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 bat should my 9 year old use?

Generally speaking, there are few 9 year olds who should be swinging anything more than a **29 inch bat**. Some can swing a 30 inch. The only real way to tell is to try it out. But on the whole, we’d suggest the average 9 year old get a 29 inch bat.

## 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.

## What is a good size bat for an 8 year old?

After surveying over 200 parents of 8 year old players we found that the right bat size for an 8 year old is, on average, **28 inches and 18 ounces** (28/18). The second most common is 29-inches and 19-ounces followed very closely by a 27/17. We suggest the right size bat for most 8U players to be a 28/18.

## How do you buy a bat for kids?

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.

## What is the difference between drop 10 and drop 11 bats?

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**.

## How do you pick the right size bat?

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 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 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 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.

## What is the right size bat for a 7 year old?

The average 7 year old should swing a bat that is **between 24 and 28 inches**. A 27-inch bat is the most common for this age group.

## What weight do youth bats drop?

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.

## What does the drop on a bat mean?

• 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.

## 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.

## 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.

## What does drop 3 mean on a baseball 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 you pick a baseball bat for an 8 year old?

What Drop Bat Should an 8-Year-Old Use. According to the basic baseball bat sizing chart, the right or average drop in a fastpitch bat for an 8-year old reveals a 28-inch length and 18-ounce ratio. That means they are recommended to **use a -10 or -11 drop weight**.

## What does the negative number on a bat mean?

This is called “drop” and is a negative number denoting **the amount of ounces the bat weighs less than the amount of inches its length**. For example, a 30-inch bat that weighs 20 ounces is a -10. The greatest differential commonly found is -12 for youth bats.

## How do I teach my 8 year old to bat?

Ways to teach a 6 year old/young players to hit…

## Which baseball bat is the best?

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- BARNETT Wooden Bat – Best Overall.
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## How long is a full size baseball bat?

A baseball bat is a smooth wooden or metal club used in the sport of baseball to hit the ball after it is thrown by the pitcher. By regulation it may be no more than 2.75 inches (7.0 cm) in diameter at the thickest part and **no more than 42 inches (1.067 m)** in length.

## What size bat should my 11 year old use?

The right baseball bat size for 11 year olds is, on average, the **30/20**. Based on our research and survey data with over 200 respondents, almost 30% of 11 year old baseball player use a 30/20. The next three sizes, which make up 60% of the respondents, are the 31/21, 29/19 and 30/22.

## Is a drop 10 or 11 heavier?

**The smaller the drop, the heavier the bat**.

In each of those categories, there will be a number e.g. -10oz, -11oz, -12oz etc. Those numbers are the DROP that represent the weight difference between the length and the actual weight of the bat.

## 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.

## What drop is a 24 oz bat?

bat with a **drop 10**, weighs 24 oz.