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Fastpitch Bat Selection Chart

Recommendations


A player should be able to swing their bat with a smooth level motion and in control when swinging at full speed. Provided is a national average for bats used at various ages.



HEIGHT (in inches)

Weight (in pounds)
36-40
41-44
45-48
49-52
53-56
57-60
61-64
65-68
69-72
73+
<60
26"
27"
28"
29"
29"
29"
29"
30"
31"
31"
61-70
27"
27"
28"
29"
30"
30"
30"
31"
31"
31"
71-80
27"
28"
28"
29"
30"
30"
31"
31"
31"
32"
81-90
27"
28"
29"
29"
30"
30"
31"
32"
32"
32"
91-100
27"
28"
29"
30"
30"
31"
31"
32"
32"
32"
101-110
28"
29"
29"
30"
30"
31"
31"
32"
32"
32"
111-120
28"
29"
29"
30"
30"
31"
31"
32"
32"
33"
121-130
28"
29"
29"
30"
30"
31"
32"
33"
33"
33"
131-140
28"
29"
30"
30"
31"
31"
32"
33"
33"
33"
141-150
28"
29"
30"
31"
31"
31"
32"
33"
33"
33"
151-160
29"
29"
30"
31"
31"
32"
32"
33"
33"
34"
161-170
29"
29"
30"
31"
31"
32"
32"
33"
33"
34"
171-180
29"
29"
30"
31"
31"
32"
33"
33"
34"
34"
180+
30"
30"
31"
31"
32"
32"
33"
33"
34"
34"
MOST POPULAR BAT LENGTH BY AGE
Age
5-7
8-9
10
11-12
13-14
15-16
17-18
Length
24-26"
26-28"
28-29"
30-31"
31-32"
32-33"
32-34"

MASS (weight/length)
X
Speed (swing speed) = POWER

Baseball Bat Sizing Chart

Bat sizing charts:

Your Weight
Your Height (Inches)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
(Pounds)
36-40"
41-44"
45-48"
49-52"
53-56"
57-60"
61-64"
65-68"
69-72"
73"+
Under 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"
32"
32"
 
131-140
 
29"
30"
30"
31"
31"
32"
32"
33"
 
141-150
 
 
30"
30"
31"
31"
32"
33"
33"
 
151-160
 
 
30"
31"
31"
32"
32"
33"
33"
33"
161-170
 
 
 
31"
31"
32"
32"
33"
33"
34"
171-180
 
 
 
 
 
32"
33"
33"
34"
34"
181 & More
 
 
 
 
 
 
33"
33"
34"
34"

Most Popular Length By Age

Age
5 to 7
8 to 9
10
11 to 12
13 to 14
15 to 16
17 & up
Length
24-26"
26-28"
28-29"
30-31"
31-32"
32-33"
33-34"

Softball Bat Sizing

To find the correct bat length for your softball-playing daughter, have her stand straight up with her arms to the side. Place a ruler to her side with the start of the ruler (the "0" mark) on the ground. Read the measurement at the end of her wrist, just where the hand meets the forearm. As a general rule, this measurement indicates the perfect bat length for her.

Another sizing method for Baseball and Softball

Another great means for determining bat size is what we'll call the wingspan method. Have your son or daughter stand up tall with their arms straight out (arms should be parallel to the ground as if they were trying to mimic an airplane). Measure from the very center of their chest out to the tip of their fingers. That measurement will give you the ideal bat length.

It's always best to try to size using a variety of methods to come up with their ideal. For youth which are still growing, we recommend that you go with the longest length obtained through the various sizing methods. We often use the break of the wrist method (described in the softball bat sizing above) along with this method and use the longer of the two.