A Guide to selecting an appropriate Baseball Bat

There are restrictions on which bats that can be used in which divisions as follows:

Specifications by Division:
 
Tee Ball: All Bats must be wood or USA Baseball Approved. (2 1/4" Aluminium is a popular choice for this division*)
Little League Minors (MP) [Zooka or Machine Pitch]:  All Bats must be wood or USA Baseball Approved. (2 1/4" Aluminium is a popular choice for this division*)   
Little League Minors (PP) [Player Pitch] : All Bats must be wood or USA Baseball Approved. (2 1/4" or 2 5/8" Composite is a popular choice for this division*)
Little League Majors: All Bats must be wood or USA Baseball Approved. (2 5/8" Composite is a popular choice for this division*)
Intermediate LeagueAll Bats must be wood or USA Baseball Approved. (2 5/8" Composite is a popular choice for this division*)
Junior League: All Bats must be wood or USA Baseball Approved. (2 5/8" Composite is a popular choice for this division*)
Senior League: All Bats must be wood or BBCOR (Eg. 2 5/8" Composite is a popular choice*)
Big League: All Bats must be wood or BBCOR (Eg. 2 5/8" Composite is a popular choice*)
 
Check that your bat of choice has the appropriate stamps to your division requirements. See picture to the right showing examples of bat stamps.

 

Additional Information
  • Never buy a 2 3/4" barrel bat! And be careful not to buy a Softball Bat for Baseball.
  • Examples of the most propular brands of quality bats are Easton, Demarini and Rawlings. 
  • Length of bat is important. If it is too long and heavy, a player will have difficulty swinging the bat fast and accurately. They need to be able to get the barrel of the bat to the ball fast. At the same time we do not want it too short and small they struggle to hit the ball hard. It is a balancing act.
 
There are detailed guides on the internet about selecting a bat and we also recommend seeking advice from to your local expert retailers (eg. Diamond One or Red Stitches are popular) to help to zero in on the right bat for you or your child. Just ensure you meet the association specification for your division.
 
 
* Please note that all opinions and examples of bats on this guide are given by experienced club members to assist with pointing you in the right direction when purchasing a bat. Ultimately the decision is yours. Assosication requirements must be met to be able to use the bat in club related activities or games. 

Examples of bat stamps

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