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Thin and Medium Handled Baseball Bats

03-06-2018  |  By: X Bats |  (1) Post comment »  |  Read comments »
Baseball is a game of inches.  A game of not just seconds, but milliseconds.  It is a game of speed, precision, and timing.  What do these things have in common?  The need to be precise and perfect.  Many baseball legends have said, a bat is an extension of a player’s arms, you must have full control and precision with it.  Bats with smaller handles have been proven to improve bat control and bat head speed.  In a game as competitive as baseball, this can make the difference between a lazy fly ball to the outfield, and a screaming line drive. 
 

Training Softball Bats and Pro Stock Softball Bats

02-04-2018  |  By: X Bats |  (2) Post comment »  |  Read comments »
Softball is one of the most competitive sports out there.  If you want to succeed you need to always be at the top of your game.  Hard work, practice, training, and studying is essential for you to be successful at such a difficult sport.  Sometimes, a small edge makes all the difference.  It can be the difference between winning and losing.  The equipment you have can make the difference between being good and great.  Xbats.com has you covered.  They have the best selection of both training and game ready softball bats so you can stay one step ahead of the competition.
 

5 Tips on How to teach your child good practice routines in baseball

01-23-2018  |  By: X Bats |  (1) Post comment »  |  Read comments »
All players have their starting point when it comes to baseball or any other sport thereof. Similarly, if your child has shown interest in playing baseball, you should take it upon yourself to teach them the basics and concepts they should know about the sport. It is worth noting that the first lessons are crucial and important as it is at this stage when you impart good playing skills to potential baseball players. When teaching your child how to practice baseball, you should do it in a systematic manner.
 

Xbats.com training and coaching bat review

11-07-2017  |  By: X Bats |  (1) Post comment »  |  Read comments »
As a coach, you should always be looking for that small edge that will take you above the competition.  Any good coach knows that you win championships not on game day, but on practice day.  And like a player, a coach is only as good as the tools he has around him.   At Xbats.com, the best and most customizable bats are available at prices that compete with the best around.  If you haven't tired Xbats yet, you are missing out on a ton of value and quality.
 

Over The Line Bats

11-05-2017  |  By: X Bats |  (0) Post comment »  |  Read comments »

Over The Line (OTL) is a popular game played on the beach.  It involves two teams, each with three players, who are trying to get as many consecutive hits – or homers – as possible to outscore the other team.  Instead of seven or nine innings, like in baseball, OTL is only three to four innings.  However, there is a large difference in the gameplay rules and scoring.  For more information on gameplay, check out this link to the rules of the game provided by Old Mission Beach Club!

X Bats has created some of the top available tools of this game.  Boasting the same maple wood that over 300 Major Leaguers claim is the hardest wood bat made anywhere, these models are sure to be some of best tools this game has ever seen.  Maple wood is the strongest available lumber in the Major Leagues.  With the ability to withstand over 600 pounds of force, these OTL X Bat models are sure to last a lifetime.

 

Trophy and Gift Bats

10-05-2017  |  By: X Bats |  (0) Post comment »  |  Read comments »
A bat can represent much more than tool used for hitters.  It can be a mark in time, a representation of an event or team accomplishment, a memento of sorts, or even just a personalized gift for the avid baseball fan.  Whatever the case may be, customized bats provide a fun, personal, and one-of-a-kind experience for those special fans and baseball enthusiasts.   
 

Unique set of bats tailored to the youth baseball player

10-02-2017  |  By: X Bats |  (0) Post comment »  |  Read comments »

X Bats has introduced a unique set of bats tailored to the youth baseball player moving from -12 and -10 bats to -5.   That weight difference can severely alter the original swing developed over the previous years and many youth players find this to be a difficult transition. 

Each bat carries with it certain characteristics that cater to the individual hitter.  This is important for you to know as you pick the bat that is going to work best with you and for you. 

 

Best wood bats on the market

09-26-2017  |  By: X Bats |  (0) Post comment »  |  Read comments »
Sometimes in baseball, you just need that one little thing to give you the edge you need over the opponent.  Sure, skill is the most important thing in determining who comes out on top, but sometimes, all it takes is the perfect equipment to put you over the edge to succeed. 
 

Let your bat make you the best hitter you can be

08-29-2017  |  By: X Bats |  (0) Post comment »  |  Read comments »
I had always thought that any bat I swung would be as good as any other. As I moved from metal to wood bats, I had to adapt my swing and stance and grip and timing, so I became accustomed to adjusting what I did to suit a given bat. There were, of course, bats that I liked more than others, but I couldn’t really tell if my liking a bat honestly translated into better hitting – because I always felt that  I could (in fact, any good hitter could) change his swing to fit the bat. 
 

Choose the best softball bat for your swing

08-06-2017  |  By: X Bats |  (0) Post comment »  |  Read comments »
Softball is highly competitive, and there are so many athletes trying to find a way to get ahead. Naturally, fielding, base running, and throwing are vital to any team and are requirements for any athlete to pursue, but hitting is what really separates a special player from his teammates. One of the most effective tools for improving your hitting is having the right bat for your swing and for your hitting style. Unlike youth baseball bat purchases which are purchased by a parent, slow pitch softball bats are most often purchased directly by the player. While there are many excellent bats available on the market, it is crucial to find one that can be designed specifically to take advantage of your strengths and to minimize your weaknesses as a hitter. 
 

Axes, nails, bananas, and bottles: strange baseball bats

07-08-2017  |  By: X Bats |  (0) Post comment »  |  Read comments »

Before formal MLB regulations were introduced, baseball bat styles were almost as diverse as the players’ personalities and hitting styles. It seemed every player became an experimenter in an attempt to create the perfect bat, the bat that might make them legends.

Whether players wanted power-hitting sluggers or high-accuracy hitters, the goal of any bat type was to, as Wee Willie Keeler would have said, “hit ‘em where they ain’t”.

 

Landing a Baseball Scholarship: What Are the Odds?

06-16-2017  |  By: X Bats |  (0) Post comment »  |  Read comments »

What are one’s chances of landing a college baseball scholarship?

Well, let’s look at a few inconvenient truths that many people don’t examine... Very few players actually make it to the big leagues (NCAA Division I). You can study a sport your whole life, even in college, but it’s not easy to get recruited, much less noticed, by the right people. It’s not impossible, but the odds are certainly against you.

 

Slow-Pitch vs Fast-Pitch Softball

06-02-2017  |  By: X Bats |  (0) Post comment »  |  Read comments »

Baseball and softball combined is the most popular participation sport in the US, with nearly 25 million enthusiasts who played in 2016, according to an annual report published by the Sports and Fitness Industry Association (SFIA). That’s almost three times the participation numbers seen in football!

SFIA’s findings also reveal an 8.1 percent increase in overall and a 12.4 percent rise in casual slow-pitch softball participation. It’s no surprise that slow-pitch softball is one of the most popular recreational sports, as it is easily accessible to people of all ages, genders, and skill levels.

 

Three Signs Your Child’s Coach is a Fanatic

05-17-2017  |  By: X Bats |  (0) Post comment »  |  Read comments »

Have you ever had a teacher that was overbearing, skittish, or tended to focus too much on the negative? People like that bring us down as children, and cause hurdles in our learning patterns and self-esteem.

The same goes for coaches. Children that play baseball are likely to learn strength, endurance, critical thinking, teamwork, and above all, confidence granted they have the right people on their side, but if their coaches spend too much time on the sidelines screaming at them when they make a mistake, that’s a bad sign. A fanatical coach is likely to destroy your child’s love of baseball, learning, and even themselves.

 

Why Playing Baseball is So Important for Children

05-10-2017  |  By: X Bats |  (0) Post comment »  |  Read comments »

Why should children play baseball?

Perhaps more than most sports, baseball requires an intense level of concentration that will teachyour little ones to focus and visualize their objectives beforehand. Henry Kissinger once remarked that baseball was “the most intellectual game because most of the action goes on in your head,” and boy… Was he right.