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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.