Selecting the right softball bat!

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Published on March 13, 2014

Author: Firstbasecoach

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Want to learn about how to pick a softball bat? Of course you do check out our PPT.

Created by Mike Ballard http://www.firstbasecoach.com Selecting the right softball bat!

What type of Bat?  The term‘Softball,’ includes both Slo-Pitch and Fast-Pitch.  Slo-Pitch bats and Fast-Pitch bats are different in length and weight.  Slo-Pitch bats all measure 34” in length and have a barrel diamter of 2 ¼”  Fast-Pitch bats will vary in length while adult Fast-Pitch bats should measure over 30”.

What is the Best Material?  Bats are made of eitherAluminum or Composite Materials.  Aluminum bats are cheaper in price and are generally more durable.  Composite bats are generally higher in both price and performance, but are more fragile.  Recreational players can use aluminum while it’s recommended competitive players use composite bats.

What weight is right for me?  If your bat is too heavy, you won’t be able to get the barrel of the bat around.  If your bat is too light, you won’t maximize your power potential.  The bat should feel comfortable in your hands and when you swing, you should feel like you have control of the barrel the entire time.  Best way to find the right weight for you is to try a few different weights.

End-Loaded VS Balanced  Often times, you’ll see bats that are either‘End-Loaded,’ or ‘Balanced.’  End-loaded refers to added weight on the end of the bat which is ideal for power hitters.  Balanced bat have their weight evenly distrubuted throughout giving the player increased control.  Example of end-loaded bat: Easton L6.0

Now it’s your turn to choose the right pitch!

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