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The Colony Youth Baseball Association

Bats

Please Ensure your player's bat conforms to the TCYBA bat specifications in the Rules section here.

For the most current information, JustBats.com has a great guide to refer to with all of your bat questions.  Check it out here.

USA Bats - January 1st, 2018

USA Bats will use a new approval process starting in 2018.  This will not directly affect TCYBA league games since we follow the USSSA rules and bat specifications.  However, some tournaments may start using the new USA Bat rules come 2018.  For more information, click here.

Youth Big Barrel, Senior League – what’s the difference?

According to Louisville Slugger the main difference is that the Youth bats are designed for players 8 and younger.  This is mostly due to perceived player ability, swing speed, ball contact, etc.  Choose what is best for your player.

How often should I purchase a new bat?

Depending on quality and the growth of a player generally players will outgrow bats before the bats require replacement.  That said if you suspect your bat is damaged, dented or rattles it should be replaced immediately for the safety of your player and those playing the game around him/her.

What size bat is right for my player?

Like gloves, bats are a personal choice and depend on your player’s ability, height and weight.  The most important thing to consider when choosing a bat is the batter’s swing speed.  But lighter doesn’t always mean better.  If the bat is too light the player will not get the most from their swing so try a few sizes and weights before buying.  Some general bat sizing guidelines are as follows:

 3' - 3'4"3'5" - 3'8"3'9" - 4'4'1" - 4'4"4'5" - 4'8"4'9" - 5'5'1" - 5'4"5'5" - 5'8"5'9" - 6'6'1" - over
< 60lb26"27"28"29"29"
61-70 lb27"27"28"29"30"30"
71-80 lb28"28"29"30"30"31"
81-90 lb28"29"29"30"30"31"32"
91-100 lb28"29"30"30"31"31"32"
101-110 lb29"29"30"30"31"31"32"
111-120 lb29"29"30"30"31"31"32"
121-130 lb29"30"30"30"31"32"33"33"
131-140 lb29"30"30"31"31"32"33"33"
141-150 lb30"30"31"31"32"33"33"
151-160 lb30"31"31"32"32"33"33"33"
161-180 lb31"31"32"32"33"33"34"
181-190 lb32"33"33"34"34"
190 lb+33"33"34"34"

Age5-78-91011-1213-1415-16
Length24"-26"26"-28"28"-29"30"-31"31"-32"32"-33"

Player HeightBat Weight
48"-50"16-17 oz
51"-54"17-18 oz
55"-59"18-19 oz
60"19-20 oz
61"-62"20-21 oz
63"-64"21-22 oz
65"22-23 oz
66"-68"27-28 oz
69"-72"28-29 oz
73"-76"29-30 oz
77" +30-31 oz