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Choosing the Right Senior League Baseball Bat
Senior league is tough when it comes to figuring out what size of bat you need. Am I right? Well, don’t worry, I’m here to help you out, but before we get started, I want to make something very clear - the term ‘senior league’ means the exact same thing as the term ‘youth big barrel’ so remember that when you’re looking for your next bat. Ok, now we can get started....
Senior league bats are used by players who’ve graduated from little league ball, but aren’t quite ready for a high school bat yet, so a lot of the players are between 10 and 14 years old. As you can see, Senior League bats are made in a few different length to weight ratios, so all you need to do is figure out which one is best for you according to your size and strength. Remember, the lower the number, the heavier the bat is going to feel - so a minus 5 is going to be harder to swing than a minus 10.
As far as length goes, senior league bats generally range from 27 to 32 inches. If you’re not sure what length you need, check out this ridiculously helpful bat sizing chart (pull chart in - look like it’s tough to do). Just match your height and weight to figure out the length that’s suggested for you - keep in mind that it’s just a guideline - if you need further assistance, please reach out to us - we’re available 24/7 to help you. Here’s one more piece of advice - drumroll please - pick a bat you can control - trust me, you’ll be able to produce faster swing speeds, which ultimately gives you ball crushing power.
So that’s about it, like I said before, call our reps if you have any questions at all or check out our user-friendly bat coach. It’ll ask you a few questions, and based on your answers, it’ll select the bats that are best for you. Or if you’re ready to begin your search, check out JustBats.com. We have the largest selection of youth big barrel baseball bats on the web, and we’ll ship it to you not only freaky fast, but completely free, so remember, from click to hit at JustBats.com.
Why Swing a -5 Senior League Bat?
The -5 Senior League bat is an excellent option for hitters who are looking to play high school ball within the next year or two and here’s why...
If you take a close look at your Senior League bat, you’ll see a negative number stamped somewhere on the barrel, and this number represents the bat’s drop or length-to-weight ratio. Now, most Senior League bats have between a minus 8 and a minus 10 length-to-weight ratio, while the required high school bat has a minus 3 length-to-weight ratio. Take a look at that scale. That’s a definite problem. How can pre-high school player successfully transition when the weight difference is such? Well, more often than not they can’t handle the weight change and what ends up happening is they not only losing their swing speed, but their hitting mechanics suffer. So what can you do to avoid this catastrophe? Guys, it’s an easy solution. Swing a minus five Senior League bat a year or two before your high school debut. Trust me, you’ll find that the minus three high school bat is much easier to swing, putting you ahead of your recruiting class.
So, there’s a little bit of advice if you are wanting to be among the best going into your freshman year of high school.If you need additional help or have any questions, please contact our customer service reps. They’re super nice and at your beck and call 24/7 or if you’re in the market for a drop 5 transitional bat, check out JustBats.com. We have a large selection of baseball and softball bats and we deliver everything not only fast, but totally free, so remember from click to hit at JustBats.com.
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