As a youth baseball coach, I've seen a lot of swing and contact training bats come and go. A lot of them are good, but most of them try to fix one or two flaws in a hitter's swing. Things like "staying inside the ball" or "hand-eye coordination" or "contact training." The truth is that most of them neglect the very basics of a proper baseball swing: a batter's swing starts from the feet up, so any type of bat that tries to alter the swing without addressing every aspect of the player's body that comes before it isn't truly helping.
Big Lumber's solid maple Drop -5 Skinny Barrel swing and contact training bat serves every aspect of a player's swing. When a player is young, he or she needs to develop the proper swing mechanics as early as possible. This will avoid many swing-damaging tips the player will try to learn later on.
A training bat should help build the muscles needed for a proper, strong, smooth swing. Our wooden, skinny-barrel swing trainer does just that. Here are the 7 reasons why it's the best swing trainer for youth baseball players: