Success often comes down to this: creating solid and consistent contact against live pitches.To do this, it is important to swing the right bat for you.This means a bat long enough to allow you to attack the entire strike area, light enough to swing with ease, heavy enough to generate power and, of course, allowed in the league you play in.v To find the ideal size for you, consider the following guidelines:
Bat length is measured in inches from the pommel to the end cap.A longer bat gives you more coverage, allowing you to hit the balls on the outside of the pot.However, longer clubs also tend to have more mass at the tip which requires more power to turn them.the right combination of length and weight will help you achieve your peak performance.
Baseball bats are most commonly found between 24-34 inches.Please check the size chart for examples of which length might be appropriate for you.
Many baseball players mistakenly believe that a longer bat means more pot coverage, but this isn't always true.Since a longer club often means a heavier club, a club that is too long for you can slow down your spin and prevent you from reaching and hitting the inside balls.Some Major League players also swing clubs up to 32 inches.When choosing your club length, you should keep in mind your swing and pot coverage based on how far you stand.
Bat weight is measured in ounces (oz.).The weight of a club is often related to its "weight drop" meaning its length in inches minus its weight in ounces.For example, a 32-inch, 22-ounce bat would be referred to as a -10 bat.
As a general rule, the higher the competition or league level (that is, from the youth league to the pros) the lower the weight loss.Less weight loss means the club feels heavier.So a -5 bat will feel heavier than a -10 club.
Choosing the right bat weight depends on three main factors: sports (baseball, softball, slowpitch), league rules, and player preferences.
DIAMETER OF THE BArrel
The barrel is the widest part of the club, used to hit the ball. The barrelIs where you want to hit the ball for maximum performance.
The barrel diameter is measured in inches, Generally, these are the most common barrel diameters:
Each championship according to the category has its own rules that identify which characteristics the club must have to be used.Before choosing a club, we advise you to check the rules reported in the FIBS competitive circular, for the 2020 season they are the following:
Category U12: Land aluminum clubs approved for U12 competitions are those of maximum size up to 2 "1/4 in diameter.
Category U15: Land aluminum clubs approved for U15 category competitions are those of maximum size up to 2 "3/8 in diameter
Category U18: sWooden clubs are compulsory and composite clubs are allowed.
Category U21: sWooden clubs are compulsory and composite clubs are allowed.
Series, A2, B, C: sWooden clubs are compulsory and composite clubs are allowed.
A1 Series: sWooden clubs are mandatory