Can A Bat Make A Difference (age 7-9 )
Posted 28 March 2006 - 08:54 AM
Posted 02 April 2006 - 12:41 PM
Looking for some help on Softball bats. I recently looked online and saw liitle league bats ranging from $29.99 - $299.00. Just curious if anyone has experenced a bat that can truly make a difference in the "pop" at the age level 7-9. Thanks
My daughter used her brother's little league bat for her first year until we determined that she was interested enough in continuing to play softball, which she was. We then bought her the lightest and cheapest bat we could find (18 oz/$20.00?) because she did not have the arm strength to get a heavier bat around quick enough and every other girl wanted to use her brand new bat..and thus it got tossed around, stepped on and flung into the back stop many times. A broken and dented $20 bat is easier to absorb than a $300 one! And you make the kids paranoid about their possessions at a much too young age! My way of thinking is to get a cheap bat, don't worry about the "pop" yet. Just being able to hit the ball well, and learning how to "place" it into which area of the field is enough for this year. Bottom line....at 9 and 10 yrs old, it's about learning the game and learning that win or lose, competition is FUN!
Posted 04 April 2006 - 07:44 AM
I guess what I am saying is that if your child has good fundamentals and is committed to playing the game, then it may be worth spending $150.00 to $300.00 on a bat.
Posted 07 August 2008 - 01:24 PM
Posted 09 August 2008 - 06:10 AM
Get the cheaper bats to get them into the game and spend the money saved for some batting clinics over the winter.