Choosing a T Ball Bat

Proper bat size and weight is very important when choosing a t ball bat.  Many parents often grab the first youth bat they see, just to find out later it's too long, too heavy, and not the right bat for their young baseball player. We all want our t ball player to be a good hitter and succeed.  This is the #1 reason why we should choose the correct bat.  

Bats have different lengths, weights, as well as different barrell types.  The players height will typically dictate the length of the bat.  And the weight and strength of the player will help determine the weight of bat.  T ball bats start at 24 inches long and may be as long as 28 inches.  The majority of tball players should use A 25 or 26 bat.  The weight of the bat starts as low as 13 oz and will be as heavy as 18 oz.   The majority should use a bat that is 15 or 16 oz.

The DROP is the differnece between the bat length and bat weight.   Although there is no standard size the most common is a (-10).  We recommend staring with the (-10) when choosing your bat.  The chart below provides the bat length based on the weight and height of your player.   The other factor when determining the size is the strength of the player.  If you have a player that is taller than others but is not stronger than others you may chose to get a t bat that is longer but lighter, 28 inch bat, 15 oz, (-13 drop). The same works for shorter or a standard kids that are stronger than others.  You may chose to get a bat that is the correct length, but a little heavier. A common bat is 26" and 17 oz (-9 Drop).   

For t ball players it is important they pick a bat that they can swing.  The chart below provides a general idea of the size bat your child should use when choosing a bat for t ball.