Tee-ball (also Teeball, Tee ball or T-ball) is a team sport based on a simplified form of baseball or softball. It is intended as an introduction for children aged 4 to 6 to develop ball-game skills and have fun.
Under the USABat standard, certified Tee Ball bats (26″ and shorter) will feature the USA Baseball mark and text which reads ONLY FOR USE WITH APPROVED TEE BALLS. Approved Tee Ball bats may also be used for Coach Pitch/Machine Pitch Minor Divisions only with the use of approved Tee Balls.
The majority of Tee Ball players should use a 25″ or 26″ bat. The weight of the bat starts as low as 13 oz and will be as heavy as 18 oz. The majority should use a bat that is 15 or 16 oz. Around a (-10) drop weight is standard for most kids.The DROP is the difference between the bat length and bat weight. More on that below.
Note: Tee ball bats are only allowed for Tee ball games that use the soft core baseballs. Hitting with hard core Little League baseballs may break the Tee Ball bat.