When it comes to a Baseball Bat, not any old equipment will do. You know this if you have ever been practicing using an unfamiliar bat. Besides adversely affecting your game, using a poor bat can cause a number of aches and pains long after you have used them. Also, if you are concentrating on making up for the poor fit of a baseball bat; then, you probably aren’t going to be able to play at your best. From composite bats to custom gloves, you can find baseball gear that will fit just about any budget or need.
The good news is you don’t necessarily have to spend a lot of cash on the most expensive baseball bat to get good one. Instead of going with the most expensive baseball bat possible, you can probably find what you are looking for at most sporting goods stores. But there are some things to consider.
Baseball Bats – You can’t hit the ball without a bat. Bats come in many different sizes and materials. Most of your youth baseball teams will use an Aluminum Baseball Bat. The better the actual aluminum alloy the better the bat and the more “pop” you will receive when you hit the ball. “Pop” refers to the distance the ball with travel when the bat strikes the baseball. In addition, you can purchase composite and composite/aluminum mix bats which give even better performance. Some of the best Youth Baseball Bats include the Easton Stealth bat, Louisville Slugger baseball bat, and the Rawlings EXOGRID baseball bat. Other manufacturers also include Worth Bats, DeMarini Youth Bats, and Miken bats.
Baseball Equipment – There are a lot of training exercises teams should use when preparing for the upcoming season. Training videos and training aids will help develop young baseball players quickly and add enjoyment to the experience. Pitching Machines including base ball and combo pitching machines are available from the most popular manufacturers in the business. Choose from top of the line ATEC, JUGS and Zooka machines all for great prices.
Baseball Gloves – A proper fitting glove is essential to every baseball player. Gloves come from many different manufacturers and with many different price points and features. Some of the most popular youth gloves are the Rawlings Primo Baseball Glove, Nokona Bloodline Baseball Glove or the Louisville Slugger Pro Flare. Other top baseball manufacturers include Rawlings Baseball Gloves, Akadema Baseball Gloves and Easton.
About the baseballs – Baseballs are measured in circumference in inches and weight in ounces. They have either leather or synthetic covers that are glued to the windings and stitched together. Leather covers are the traditional choice because they offer the best grip, performance, durability, and shape maintenance. Usually, the more expensive the ball, the higher the grade of the leather, and the better the cover and the process used to bond the cover to the windings.
There are a wide variety of different types of baseball bats and companies to choose from. Choose the bat that feels the most comfortable to you regardless of price. Also, once you settle on a baseball bat, strongly consider purchasing a second identical one. If you do so, you can use one bat in practice and one in the games. This will ensure that you have a “live” bat for the games that is not deadened by too much batting practice.