If you are coaching a baseball team, you know how important it is to match the equipment with each player. Same holds true if you are simply a physical education teacher teaching the game for a season, especially since you will be dealing with many players of various age groups and height categories. You need to know the proper range of sizes for each category, to prevent injury and to help the game.
Here we have a special set of free chart templates for baseball, softball, and cricket bat sizes; and some of them even include glove sizes. These will be useful not just for any sporting goods retail store but for every institution renting or selling out equipment for bat-and-ball games.
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Choosing the right bat is an incredibly important part of the game. The material, weight, and length of the bat will drastically affect your swing and therefore how effectively you can play. The bat size chart should be right up there next to the team’s Goal Chart.
What’s more, there are safety regulations concerning equipment, so it always helps to know the standards. While there are ways to measure each player and then calculate the bat size for them, having a chart that lists the measurements will simplify things for you.
All you have to do is have each player provide their height and weight, and find the corresponding measurement on the chart.
How Do I Find the Correct Bat Length?
Whether you’re measuring yourself or someone else, there are different ways to figure out your correct bat size:
Use a size chart. One simple way is to have the players match themselves to measurements as provided in this list. This is the most efficient way to measure whole teams before you order a new round of equipment.
Compare with the bat. If you already have a bat, stand the bat vertically beside a player. The bat has to reach but not exceed the hip level. If it goes beyond, it is too long to swing properly.
Decide by comfort. One rule of thumb in the absence of a chart is to swing different bats and see which length is most comfortable.
Another thing you can use is a Comparison Chart, in case your player is beyond or below the average height or weight group for that age category.
Little League Bat Size Chart For Kids. This is perfect for parents or coaches of children buying your Little Leaguer new equipment. Make sure they start out right.
Softball Size Chart. This focuses on softball rather than baseball; specifics will differ slightly. Includes glove sizing chart, which literally goes hand in hand with sizing for bat length.
Cricket Bat Size Chart. The cricket bat has its own shape and measurements. Baseball categories won’t work here.
Trying to decide your team colors? Aside from making sure your team has the correct bats, gloves, and shoe sizes, you cannot overlook the jerseys and regalia. Start with a discussion over a Color Chart with the team.