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Youth Baseball Bats — Considerations in Selecting the Right Youth Baseball Bat

02-03-2016  |  By: X Bats |  (0) Post comment »  |  Read comments »
Not all youth wood baseball bats are the same. The best performing youth baseball and training bats are made of hard maple because it’s the strongest and most dense wood for bats today, yielding great pop and long life. Hard maple’s tight grain structure ensures a bat that is less likely to flake or split. All X Bat youth baseball bats are made from the hard maple so many Major Leaguers say is the hardest wood for bats on the market today.
 

Softball Bats, X Bats

01-10-2016  |  By: X Bats |  (1) Post comment »  |  Read comments »

If you’re a softball player, you want to play to your highest ability, consistentlybe the best you can be, right? If you’re a player, coach, or a player’s parent you want your players to work with gear that maximizes their strengths and enhances their value to the team, right?

Of course! That’s what competitors and sports enthusiasts do. They exert maximum energy to do their best. The object in competitive sports is to play hard, train hard, compete hard, improve their skills and win. A big part of being a strong player in any sport is carefully selecting the gear that works best for you. This means being smart and learning about the gear, the options, what’s excellent, what works and why.

 

Fungo, Training, Coaching Bats, X-Bats

11-22-2015  |  By: X Bats |  (0) Post comment »  |  Read comments »
Practice and training makes solid baseball players. Players and coaches who take baseball training seriously know this, which is why they want (and use) reliable, effective, and well-designed fungo, training, and coaching bats—for a variety of training functions and purposes. But figuring out which fungo or training bat is right for the situation and task at hand takes some knowledge and experience.
 

Strength Training for Young Athletes

11-10-2015  |  By: X Bats |  (0) Post comment »  |  Read comments »
Strength training can help kids and teens build healthy muscles, joints, and bones. With a properly designed and supervised program, they can improve endurance, total fitness level, and sports performance. Strength training can even help prevent injuries and speed up recovery.
 

Trophy Bats, Gift Bats, X-Bats

11-05-2015  |  By: X Bats |  (0) Post comment »  |  Read comments »

Looking for a not-to-be-forgotten way to say “thanks” or recognize an accomplishment? Trophy bats and gift bats are a terrific and versatile way to make a powerful impact — they enhance most any occasion. Want to surprise and impress a special person, employee, teammate or group on a special occasion?

Everyone has memorable occasions — that’s what life’s about — but figuring out how to make them unforgettable is one of those things many often struggle with. Making sure these experiences are remembered well is the trick. Fortunately, a great solution is just a few clicks away.

 

Compare Wood v Metal Bats

11-03-2015  |  By: X Bats |  (0) Post comment »  |  Read comments »

Bat Feedback

Wooden bats help every hitter develop a more consistent hitting stroke. A hitter is forced to take a direct path to the ball so his swing is shorter, more compact and his bat speed increases. The feedback from a good clean hit is immediate- the ball jumps off the bat and the high pitched crack of the bat is distinctive. A poor swing has a dull sound and the ball doesn’t have the exit speed or the distance.

 

Youth Sports Physicals

10-26-2015  |  By: X Bats |  (0) Post comment »  |  Read comments »

Physical Examination

During the physical part of the exam, the doctor will usually:

  • record height and weight
  • take a blood pressure and pulse (heart rate and rhythm) reading
  • test your child's vision
  • check the heart, lungs, abdomen, ears, nose, and throat
 

Youth Sports Physicals

10-26-2015  |  By: X Bats |  (0) Post comment »  |  Read comments »
You know that playing sports helps keep kids fit and are a fun way for them to socialize and make friends. But you might not know why the physical kids may have to take at the beginning of their sports season is so important.
 

Softball as a Wood Bat Game

10-18-2015  |  By: X Bats |  (0) Post comment »  |  Read comments »
Softball has about 27 million participants playing in the United States. What started as a recreational game with varying levels of competition and competitiveness evolved into a completely different game with the advent of metal and composite bats. No longer was the game about strategy and good fun but more about who had the “hottest” bat that could hit the ball further and faster. Hitting the ball over the fence was what the game became about more than bat control and hitting them where they ain’t.
 

What type of wood is best for my game?

10-13-2015  |  By: X Bats |  (0) Post comment »  |  Read comments »

There are more choices for wood types for baseball bats now than there were in any time since the 1930s.

In the early days of the game, bats were much better balanced and players grew stronger by swinging heavy wood bats from the time they started playing baseball. Bats had much thicker handles for bat control and smaller barrels which gave them better balance and made them feel lighter to swing. Hickory, elm and oak were used by many players before the 1950s. It was not unusual for players to swing 35 ounce bats right up into the 1980s. Players grew up swinging wood bats and wood bats were heavy in those days. The ball jumps off a heavy wood bat like a non-metal bat but players feel that bat speed is more important that physics and the mass behind the ball.

 

Wood bats for Softball

10-07-2015  |  By: X Bats |  (0) Post comment »  |  Read comments »
More and more leagues around the country are switching to wood softball bats. Wood softball bats make the game more fun and not just a technology race to see who can hit the ball the furthest with the most expensive non-wood bat. Many leagues are co-ed and the field is leveled a bit and open to more competition with wood bats. Instead of grip it and rip it with non-wood softball bats, skill, bat control, ball placement and strategy play a greater role in the game.
 

Wood Softball Bats

10-06-2015  |  By: X Bats |  (0) Post comment »  |  Read comments »
Wooden softball bats are made out of different types of wood, which give them different characteristics. The most popular wooden bats are made out of maple, birch or ash. Since softball players have different batting styles, there are different bat types to accommodate them.
 

Sports Physicals for Kids

09-28-2015  |  By: X Bats |  (0) Post comment »  |  Read comments »

You know that playing sports helps keep kids fit and are a fun way for them to socialize and make friends. But you might not know why the physical kids may have to take at the beginning of their sports season is so important.

About Sports Physicals

In the sports medicine field, the sports physical exam — or pre participation physical examination (PPE) — helps determine whether it's safe for kids to participate in a particular sport. Most states actually require that kids and teens have a sports physical before they can start a new sport or begin a new competitive season. But even if a PPE isn't required, doctors still highly recommend getting one.

 

Helping Kids Play It Cool

09-14-2015  |  By: X Bats |  (0) Post comment »  |  Read comments »

Sports are a great way for kids to have fun, stay fit, improve skills, and make friends. But it's not always fun and games out on the field or court. The pressure to succeed can be overwhelming — and that can lead to a lot of frustration and tears.

In some cases, sports pressure is self-inflicted. Some kids are natural perfectionists and are just too hard on themselves when things don't go their way. But more often than not, the pressure is external: Kids try to satisfy the demands of a parent, coach, or other authority figure and end up feeling like winning is the only way to gain the approval of the adults they respect.

 

Kid’s Sports Safety

09-04-2015  |  By: X Bats |  (1) Post comment »  |  Read comments »

A concussion is a type of traumatic brain injury. The brain is made of soft tissue and is cushioned by spinal fluid. It is encased in the hard, protective skull. The brain can move around inside the skull and even bang against it. If the brain bangs against the skull — for example, due to a fall on a playground or a whiplash-type of injury — blood vessels can be torn and the nerves inside the brain can be injured. These injuries can cause a concussion.