Fact is, wooden bats may not be as attractive to kids as are the shiny, aluminum bats. However, all kids should start off using wood bats because they serve a crucial purpose in the development process of a baseball player and shouldn’t step up to the aluminum bats until they are technically sound. Using wood baseball bats allows you to accurately measure the amount of power you are using from your legs and arms by how far you hit the ball. However, players don’t have to do that with aluminum bats because they can be arm swingers and still get the ball out of the infield and even into the gaps. A lot of players though, leave a lot of power on their lower half because they don't load and unload properly from the waist down. The biggest reason is the fact they don't have to with the aluminum bats. A wood bat would not produce those results with the absence of the lower body. Wood baseball bats expose your flaws allowing you to fix them. For that reason, starting off with aluminum bats can be detrimental to a players swing.