Easton ADV Teeball Bat
Franklin Sports Venom
Large Sweet Spot
Louisville Slugger Prime
Easton Pink Sapphire
Best Teeball Bats for 6 Year Olds
#1: Easton ADV Teeball Bat
A higher end bat for teeball, the Easton ADC is like the Ferrari of kids teeball bat. If you want to start your child off right, you better give him the best equipment. It's definitely one of the best teeball bats that money can buy. With a great balance in weight, it’s easy to tell kids where they need to hit the ball to get a great hit.
- One of the lightest bats on this list
- Built for power with easy to see sweet spot
- Comfortable grip
- More expensive than other bats
#2: Franklin Sports Venom Aluminum Official Youth Tee Ball Bat
Similar to the Rawlings Raptor, the Franklin Sports Venom is another excellent teeball bat for kids. In comparison to the Raptor, the Venom is available in 2 different barrel sizes: 2 ¼ and 2 5/8.
For bigger kids still in that 4 – 7 years old range, I would choose the bigger barrel size. If they’re capable of swinging it, the bigger barrel will give them a larger sweet spot and help them make contact with the ball. This is another USA approved teeball bat making it perfect and approved for all teeball leagues in the United States.Despite a big barrel, the Franklin Venom sports a small grip making it perfect for small hands. Children can wrap their hands around the handle and swing this bat easily. The bat has a drop of -11. Key Features:
- USA Bat approved
- Kid friendly design
- Well balanced and easy to swing
As a bonus, this bat is VERY affordable.
#3: Easton Typhoon -12 USA Youth Baseball Bat
A perfect choice for 6 year olds starting to play baseball, the Easton Typhoon is a great starter bat. This youth baseball bat is lightweight enough to allow children to easily swing fast and follow through after hitting the ball.
This bat is USA approved. What does that mean for you? Some little leagues have rules requiring USA approved bats to play. If yours is one of them – the Easton Typhoon is a great choice. Overall, this is a one-piece baseball bat with a 2 ¼ barrel diameter. The one-piece construction makes it lightweight yet durable enough for multiple seasons. The smaller barrel also helps keep down the weight – allowing children to easily swing this bat over the plate. At the end of the barrel is an unique concave end cap. This end cap helps reduce vibration traveling through the bat. As a result, the bat feels comfortable while striking the ball.
- Great balance
- Easy swing and enhanced performance
- Durable alloy
#7: Louisville Slugger Prime 918 (-12.5) 2 1/4″ Tee Ball Bat
For the younger players looking for a way to get your game to a whole new level, this is just about the perfect t-ball bat. It guarantees players incredible control and handling, enough speed behind every shot and a comfortable grip.
- Ensured durability
- Great weight for a perfect swing
- Comfortable grip and handling
- USA Bat approved
Best Softball Bats for 6 Year Olds
1: Easton Pink Sapphire Fastpitch Softball Bat for 6 year old
The EASTON Pink Sapphire softball bat is our top pick for youth softball bats for 6 year olds. Besides, the eye-catching pink that your daughters will love, this bat is comfortable and delivers a satisfying ping upon striking the ball.
- Durable and Long-lasting construction
- Comfortable grip
- Pocket-friendly price
#2: Mizuno Finch Jennie Tee Ball Bat for 6 year old
Mizuno has always been a major player in the baseball/softball equipment scene. For this softball bat, Mizuno manufactured this product in partnership with the USA legendary softball player, Jennie Finch. The goal: to make the perfect youth softball bats for 6 year olds.
- Cushioned and comfortable grip
- Lightweight and easy swing
- Durable and long-lasting use
- League and association approved
#3: Rawlings Storm Youth T Ball Bat
One of the best teeball bats for girls, the Rawlings Storm USA youth tball bat is the perfect introduction to baseball or softball for kids.
With a large sweet spot and a -12 drop, any kid should find this bat easy to swing and fun to hit with on the field. To me, this is the girl’s equivalent of the Franklin Venom. With a bright pink design, girls fawn over this bat at the store. Design aside, this is a great starter bat for kids. Made out of a 1 piece alloy, it’s durable enough for multiple seasons of teeball.
- USA approved
- Lightweight with a big sweet spot
- Appealing design
What Size Baseball Bat do 6 Year Olds Need?When considering what size bat you need, you have to consider how big/small your child is. Their height and weight will affect the size bat they can accurately wield. Below is a table that shows some of the most common bat sizes for 6-year-old kids.
It can be confusing figuring out the exact size your 6 year old needs. One simple way to figure out their size is by placing the top of the baseball bat on the ground and seeing how the bat measures him to him. The optimal length is right below the hips. Don’t want to go to the store? No problem. Simply use the chart below to find the perfect length for your child.
To choose the best weight, remember, that your main concern when you’re 6 years old is just hitting the ball. You may not be hitting home runs at the age but you should be making contact. To do that, choosing a lighter bat is always better than choosing a heavy bat. A lighter bat will give them more control and allow them to swing the bat faster. This means they’ll get on base more.
Choosing a Baseball Bat for 6 Year Olds: Buying GuideWhat bats are allowed in his or her league? Every league has different rules and regulations that govern the equipment that can be used. Not many 6 year old baseball leagues have strict regulations. At that age, it’s more about getting the kids to hit the ball rather than hitting it out of the park. However, the absolute last thing you want to do is buy a nice bat, give it your 6 year old, and then find out they can’t use it. Try taking away a new bat from a 6 year old! You’ll need to read through this article on using a baseball bat as a weapon. If there are any rules, they commonly revolve around certain weight drops or 2 ¼ barrels. Research your local league’s rules and restrictions to make sure you can use the bat before buying. If you’re looking for a baseball bat, why not find a baseball glove at the same time? See here for our article on the topic: Best Baseball Glove for 6, 7 & 8 Year Old
How much money do you want to spend? Some bats, as you probably know, can be very expensive. There are some junior league baseball bats in the $200+ club even! Don’t worry, you won’t have to spend that much. A standard baseball bat for a six-year-old is usually within the price range of $50-$80, with mostly aluminum bats being in the price range of $80. If you want to go lower, you can – there are a lot of good options on our list that sit around $20 – $40. Above all, you don’t want to go crazy. Remember that most players at this age tend to outgrow their bats after 2 years. At this age, you don’t need the latest and greatest bats – you just need something that works. What about USA bats? First introduced in 2017, USA bats are still relatively new Some leagues, even at 6 years old(!), require the USA Bat stamp on their bats. USA bats tend to be lighter than other bats thereby making them easier for little kids to use. Be sure to go over the rules of your local league to check on the status of USA bats.
Have a younger child? Check out the Best Baseball Gloves for 4 to 5 Year Olds
What Kind of Baseball Bat do I Need for a 6 Year Old?Most times, baseball bats are categorized by the material used in producing them because the materials used in a bats production determine its efficiency and often its price range. At a high level, bats are either made out of wood or metal. Nowadays nobody but professional players in the MLB plays with wood bats. Even your 6 year old should be playing with a metal bat. But what kind of metal bat? The best kind of baseball bat for kids is most likely made out of aluminum. Aluminum is a metal alloy most commonly used for baseball bats from little league through high school and college. Aluminum bats have a number of advantages
- They’re durable due to the strength of the alloy
- They’re lightweight
- They have a slight trampoline effect which propels the ball further.
- More expensive than aluminum
- Eligible depending on league rules
Final ThoughtsChoosing the best baseball bat for 6 year olds can be hard but it shouldn’t be. Just keep in mind that whatever bat you choose – most likely you’ll have to buy a new one when you move from using teeballs to using real baseballs. Using youth baseball bats with baseballs can cause dents and injuries to players. Choose the best youth teeball bat for your boy or girl that makes sense for you. If you want a specific recommendation, leave a comment below and we’ll help you out!
My name is David Farnum and I’ve been a Little League Coach in my community for the past 7 years. With 2 boys playing baseball and 1 girl playing softball, most weekends I can be found near a baseball diamond.