How to Choose a Bat

Youth Bat Selection Guide

Selecting the right bat for the youth player is a process that involves more than a simple consideration of the player’s height and weight. The child’s strength, eye/hand coordination and the amount of fundamental baseball or softball training they have received are key elements in bat selection.

Bat Selection Guide by Height and Weight

Player Weight

Player Height
3' 0" to 3' 4"
3' 5" to 3' 8"
3' 9" to 4' 0" 4' 1" to 4' 4" 4' 5" to 4' 8" 4' 9" to 5' 0" 5' 1" to 5' 4" 5' 5" to 5' 8" 5' 9" to 6' 0" 6' 1" +
< 60
26"
27"
28"
29"
29"
         
61-70
27"
27"
28"
29"
30"
30"
       
71-80
28"
28"
29"
30"
30"
31"
     
81-90
 
28"
29"
29"
30"
30"
31"
32"
   
91-100
 
28"
29"
30"
30"
31"
31"
32"
 
101-110
 
29"
29"
30"
30"
31"
31"
32"
   
111-120
 
29"
29"
30"
30"
31"
31"
32"
 
121-130
 
29"
30"
30"
30"
31"
32"
33"
33"
 
131-140
 
29"
30"
30"
31"
31"
32"
33"
33"
 
141-150
   
30"
30"
31"
31"
32"
33"
33"
 
151-160
   
30"
31"
31"
32"
32"
33"
33"
34"
161-170
     
31"
31"
32"
32"
33"
33"
34"
171-180
         
32"
33"
33"
34"
34"
Over 180
           
33"
33"
34"
34"

 

Most Popular Length for Youths by Age

Age
5 to 7
8 to 9
10
11 to 12
13 to 14
Length
26"
26" to 28"
28" to 29"
30" to 32"
31" to 33"