RI Raptors Tournament Softball
We are a Travel Tournament Softball Organization dedicated to bettering the lives of the young ladies who dawn our jersey. Teaching the fundamentals of the great game of softball is one of our priorities but second to teaching our players about hard work and accountability.
BGSA was founded to provide the girls of Burrillville and our neighboring communities the opportunity to learn the game of Fast Pitch Softball, Where it is all about the girls! We also welcome players from our neighboring towns to join us as well. Our Volunteer origination is committed to providing all our players a experience that will foster positive self-esteem, individual growth and team spirit through team play. We also offer affordable tournament travel softball for our players families.
We are currently looking for sponsors at all levels for Spring/Summer 2022.
Email us at Burrillvillegirlssoftball@yahoo.com for more information.
First spring game back during the Pandemic.
Although there are many different ways to measure yourself for the perfect bat length, the perfect solution is picking it up and swinging it. Finding a good starting point can be pulled from Charts and Knowledge of coaches and parents, but swinging the bat itself will always get you where you need to be without headache. Oh, and don't forget... Thats the fun part! If you are new to baseball, or just want to get a good starting point on where you should be, follow the steps below:
1. Weigh and Measure yourself! This may require some help from a friend of family member.
This measurement will tell you where to look on the chart below:
Once you've picked the proper bat size to use by calculating all the measurements and weights from the chart above, there's some additional methods to figure whether or not a bat will work for you.
2. Set the bat next to you with the end cap placed on the ground. Reach down and as long as your palm reaches the handle you should be okay on length.
3. Tuck the Knob into your chest (middle of) and reach out with your arm, if you can grab the barrel the length should be appropriate.
1. Put the child into their cleats (they'll be in these in a game) and measure his/her height.
2. Set the bats end cap flat onto the ground, and have him/her stand next to it. If the bat knob surpasses his/her hip it may be to long for the child.
3. Weigh your child; the chart above uses height and weight to give a good starting point for the appropriate bat sizing.
*Please remember these are just guidelines and are not perfect. Best way to size a child is to have them swing friends bats and find one that is comfortable to them.