66 27 70 18 48 16 100 23
Bat Length by Age Guide
Formula: Weight/15 + 17
A. High School and College
Suggested ONLY. A lighter bat may allow you to use a longer bat. "The Drop" is a common term for describing the weight of an aluminum bat. It is unique to aluminum bats as the weight of
a wood bat varies somewhat within each bat. The drop simply means you take the length of the bat and subtract the drop to determine the weight. For Example: One bat is available in 32",
33" and 34". Therefore, a 32" would weigh 29 ounces, a 33" would weigh 30 ounces and so on. However, just like your driver is harder to hit than your 3 wood, a longer bat MAY be harder
to hit than a shorter one depending on your age and your arm/ wrist strength. For youth fast pitch softball, you can add 1".
4'5"-4'8" 4'9"-5' 5'1"-5'4" 5'5"-5'8"
BEST BAT WEIGHTS:
Worth completed a project with a research group at the University of Arizona to determine the best bat weight for players in youth league and adult baseball,
as well as slow pitch and fast pitch softball. The research involved in precise measurements of bat speed for several individuals playing in each category.
The measured bat speeds were then used in a conservations of momentum calculation to determine hit ball speed. Formulas were then developed to predict
the optimum or best bat weight for maximum hit ball speed. It should be noted that for the baseball and fastpitch softball ball weights, the ideal bat weight for
maximum hit ball speed is approximately 1 ounce heavier than the recommendation. The reason for this is that the research showed there is negligible loss
of hit ball speed by reducing the bat weight 1 ounce below the ideal. Because of this, the lighter weight increases bat control which becomes an essential
ingredient in making ball contact in both baseball and fast pitch softball. In three of the categories, the experimental data correlated best to player weight
while in the other two, the best correlation was to player height.
(8-10 yr. olds)
Formula: Height/4 + 4
Formula: Weight/18 + 14
Formula: Height/3 + 5
Bat Sizing Guide - For ages 5 - 16
3'-3'4" 3'5"-3'8" 3'9"-4' 4'1"-4'4"