West Chester Dragons Travel Baseball Teams

West Chester Dragons Competitive Travel Baseball Teams

A competitive travel baseball organization that offers teams from 9u through 15u, based in West Chester, PA. Players welcomed from Chester County and beyond!

West Chester Dragons Recommended Baseball Equipment Guide

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Bats

Our Favorites:

  • Composite Bats - Easton Mako Beast, DeMarini CF Zen and Combat Maxum
  • Aluminum Bat - Marucci Cat7
  • BBCOR Bats - DeMarini CF Zen Balanced, DeMarini Voodoo Insane End Load and Louisville Slugger Solo 617
  • Wood Bats - Marucci Wood Bats (Youth and Adult), especially the José Bautista, Chase Utley, David Ortiz and Andrew McCutchen models

Players in travel baseball should swing bats with a 2-5/8" diameter barrel often referred to as "senior league" or "big barrel" bats. This is a bit of a misnomer as 2-5/8" is a normal barrel, as opposed to the skinny 2-1/4" diameter bats used only in little league.

  • At ages 9-10, players should swing bats which are a drop 10 (-10) bats. The "drop" is the difference between the length of the bat in inches and the weight in ounces. So a 29" bat weighing 19 ounces is known as a drop 10 or -10. 
  • At ages 11-12, the smaller players can continue with drop 10 bats while the bigger players should begin to swing drop 8 or even drop 5 bats.
  • By age 13, all players should be swinging drop 5 bats.
  • At ages 14 and beyond, players must swing drop 3 BBCOR bats. The appropriate length of the bat depends on the size of the player.

Bat Length Guidelines for Average-sized Players

Age 9U 10U 11U 12U 13U 14U 15U
Bat Length 28-29" 29-30" 30-31" 31" 31-32" 32" 32-33"

Composite Bats - Youth


Aluminum Bats - Youth


Wood Bats - youth


BBCOR Bats - Adult (14U+)


Wood Bats - Adult (14U+)