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Youth Axe Bat Speed Trainers

SKU: AY-SET-0000

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Set of 2 Weighted Training Bats

  • 2 – 20% OVERLOAD BATS. 1 handle-loaded, 1 end-loaded.
  • AXE HANDLE for more bat speed and barrel control, reduced risk of hand/nerve injuries.
  • DURABLE one-piece alloy and composite constructions featuring reinforced barrels engineered for strength and durability.
  • INCREASE BAT SPEED with Driveline Baseball’s proven training programs to use year round for improving bat speed, barrel control and power.

Recommended For: Youth hitters


Weighted Bat Speed Trainer

A Durable Set of Weighted Bats and a Step-by-Step Program for Increasing Bat Speed

The Axe Bat Speed Trainer gives you all the tools and knowledge you need to achieve faster bat speeds with more barrel control for harder, longer hits. Designed for highly motivated youth players, this is the only performance-hitting system that relies exclusively on bats with axe-shaped handles.

Axe Bat’s patented Axe Handle is the only handle designed to support the mechanics of the swing. It follows the natural contours of your wrist and palm, giving you a more stable grip and allowing you to maintain precise control of your barrel, even while swinging at maximum effort. This is key to the system as overload training is most effective when proper swing fundamentals can be maintained throughout.

What If I Swing a Round Knob in Games?

Results from Driveline’s In-House Axe Bat Speed Trainer Study versus Control Group with adult athletes

Comparison Trained with Axe Bat


Trained with Regular Bat

Tested with Regular Bat

Trained with Axe Bat

Tested with Round Knob

Exit Velo Tee 3.3 MPH Increase 1.29 MPH Increase 2.2 MPH Increase
Exit Velo Front Toss 4.8 MPH Increase 1.02 MPH Increase 3.2 MPH Increase

Hitters at Driveline swing all Axe Bat or they train using a mix of handles and swing a round-knob game bat. Carry-over from one handle to the other has not been an issue in either comfort or performance.

The subgroup of hitters that trained with Axe Bats in our study but tested with round-knob bats performed slightly worse in total than the group, but not at a significant level.

Everything we see points towards hitters who train with these bats have success regardless of the handle-style of their game bat.

Bat Speed Training Program

Driveline Baseball’s bat speed program serves as the perfect complement. Developed using the latest concepts in overload training, it is backed by both independent research and studies conducted in our fully configured biomechanics lab.

These weighted training bats come with easy-to-follow drills, complete with illustrations, instructions, and a clearly defined training schedule for using each of the weighted Axe Bat Speed Trainers to help you understand exactly what to do to improve bat speed.

This is the elite training program you need to hit the ball harder and farther next season.

Unlock your fastest, most efficient swing with the Axe Handle, and train using methods drawn from the same rigor, discipline, and research that has characterized our highly successful pitching velocity program for years.

Why the Axe Bat Handle?

The Axe Bat handle is new to baseball but rapidly gaining traction with Mookie Betts, Dustin Pedroia, Carlos Correa, George Springer, and Kurt Suzuki all using axe-handled bats during their season.

For us, the decision to adopt an axe-handled training bats came down to the improvements in training effect and bat performance that could be achieved with the Axe Bat handle.

From a biomechanical analysis of hitters swinging Axe Bats versus conventional bats out of UCLA, Dr. Vijay Gupta confirmed:

“The biomechanical study on these features, when compared to traditional round bat handles, confirms that the Axe handle:

  1. Is more comfortable

  2. Improves performance based on bat handle kinematics and enhanced grip stability

  3. Delivers more efficient power from the hands to the bat, through reduced tension

  4. Creates additional bat rotational speed by adding force over a greater swing angle

  5. Improves bat control and reduces pain by controlling the velocity of oscillations which hammer the knob between the fingers and hypothenar area of the palm

  6. Reduces hamate bone and ulnar nerve injuries, and incidents of thrown bats, by removing localized pressures from the hypothenar region.” See the study in more detail here.

Drill Video Library

Each purchase includes access to a comprehensive library of drill videos, demonstrating how to execute the drills in our programs correctly.

Additional information

Weight 240 oz

29", 30", 31"