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Baseball Bat Construction

Every baseball star has a preferred bat. Pick out your little slugger's next favorite youth baseball bat from Academy Sports + Outdoors' selection of the best youth baseball bats and Little League baseball bats. A baseball bat is constructed for a quick, balanced swing while providing power to smash the ball out of the park. The barrel, the part the batter uses to hit the ball, is designed with a "sweet spot," where the batter will generally have the best results. Barrels can be made from aluminum, alloys, composites, wood or other materials. Many baseball bats for youth are constructed with a large or even extended sweet spot for a higher degree of success at the plate. The bat handle is much thinner than the barrel and is frequently made of composites or alloys and usually has cushioning, taping or a special grip pattern for a comfortable, secure hold. Grab a pair of youth batting gloves for an even better grip.

Bat Drop

The bat drop of a bat is a measurement comparing its weight and length. Larger bat drops help to increase swing speed, while smaller bat drops help create more power. Academy Sports + Outdoors offers bats with many different bat drops, ranging from -9 to -13, so you can select the best youth baseball bats for your players. Consider picking up a youth baseball helmet so your slugger has a safe, successful at-bat during the next big game.