Glove and Bat Guide

Updated Tuesday December 27, 2016 by NASC Softball.

 

Bat Sizing Guide

When purchasing a bat make sure that it meets the Softball Canada standard. Bats need to be Official Softball bats with one of the following stamp certifications on the bat.

ISF 2005 ASA 2000 ASA 2004
      
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Bat Sizing Guide - For ages 5 - 16

  • Suggested only, but we use this same chart fitting ball players in our store and it has never failed us.  It has long been our philosophy to fit length first, then weight.  One ounce is about the same as 2 pennies taped to the end of the barrel.
  • A lighter bat may allow you to use a longer bat (see "A Note About The Drop"). However, just like your driver is harder to hit than your 7 iron, a longer bat may be harder to hit than a shorter one depending on your age and your arm/ wrist strength.
  • Regarding youth, senior league and fast pitch bats - when deciding between 2 or 3 bats find the correct length first, then let the weight be the deciding factor.
  • Girls / womens fast pitch softball, you can add 1".

 

 

 

Height

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

Weight

< 60

26"

27"

28"

29"

29"

 

 

 

 

 

61-70

27"

27"

28"

29"

30"

30"

 

 

 

 

71-80

 

28"

28"

29"

30"

30"

31"

 

 

 

81-90

 

28"

29"

29"

30"

30"

31"

32"

 

 

91-100

 

28"

29"

30"

30"

31"

31"

32"

 

 

101-110

 

29"

29"

30"

30"

31"

31"

32"

 

 

111-120

 

29"

29"

30"

30"

31"

31"

32"

 

 

121-130

 

29"

30"

30"

30"

31"

32"

33"

33"

 

131-140

 

29"

30"

30"

31"

31"

32"

33"

33"

 

141-150

 

 

30"

30"

31"

31"

32"

33"

33"

 

151-160

 

 

30"

31"

31"

32"

32"

33"

33"

33"

161-180

 

 

 

31"

31"

32"

32"

33"

33"

34"

181-190

 

 

 

 

 

32"

33"

33"

34"

34"

190 +

 

 

 

 

 

 

33"

33"

34"

34"

 

 

Bat Length by Age Guide

AGE

5-7

8-9

10

11-12

13-14

15-16

LENGTH

24"-26"

26"-28"

28"-29"

30"-31"

31"-32"

32"-33"

 

A guideline for choosing the right length is to stand with your arms down at your side. A bat placed on the floor should come approximately up to your wrist.  A guideline for choosing the right weight is to hold the bat out at arm's length. If your arm becomes too fatigued after holding the bat out for 20-30 seconds, the bat is too heavy.

 

GLOVES

 

Glove Sizing Chart

Age

Position

Glove size

Under 8

Infield

9 inches

Under 8

Outfield

11 inches

9-13

Infield

9-10 inches

9-13

Outfield

11-12 inches

High School/Adult

Infield

10 1/2-11 1/2 inches

High School/Adult

Outfield

12-12 1/2 inches

Kids 12 and Under:

No larger than 12 inches. Kids 8 and older should try gloves in the 11s, while younger kids (especially if they are smaller) should consider gloves in 9 to 11 inch range.

 

HELMETS: Players in Minor Mite and up need their own CSA Approved, batting helmets

with facemask. Facemask can be purchased separately and attached to existing helmet.




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