The best way to try out bats is for the player to hold the bat out to the side with their dominant hand. Straight out. If it is difficult to hold it is too heavy and It should be comfortable when swinging. Length is usually about 26-28 inches for her age. I played for 10 years in school :) I hope this helps. also Target, Walmart might be cheaper prices. sports stores will have more selection!
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Last edited at 6:20PM on 6/29/2012
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