We've said it before and we'll say it again. If you want your youth players to really learn to hit, they should swing wood as often as possible. But, we get it, buying an expensive wood bat only to have it break the first time out is enough to make you say, "forget it.". That's why we recommend our friends at Bamboo Bat. Their youth bats have an incredible 100-day warranty which means when you hear the crack of the bat, it will be a good thing.