New Bat Rules - Effective Jan 1, 2017

 

For the 2017 Season, SYAG will adhere to the bat standards adopted by Little League® Baseball and Softball.

  •      Baseball Ages 11 & below: It shall not be more than thirty-three (33) inches in length nor more than two and one-quarter 2¼ inches in diameter. Non-wood bats shall be labeled with a BPF (bat performance factor) of 1.15 or less. 

    FULL COMPOSITE BATS ARE PROHIBITED, unless on the Little League® International list of approved composite bats:
    http://www.littleleague.org/learn/equipment/licensedcompositebats.htm . This list is updated periodically by Little League®. 

  •       Baseball Age 12: It shall not be more than 34 inches in length; nor more than 2 5/8 inches in diameter, and if wood, not less than fifteen-sixteenths (15/16) inches in diameter (7/8 inch for bats less than 30”) at its smallest part. All composite barrel bats shall meet the Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution (BBCOR) performance standard, and such bats shall be so labeled with a silkscreen or other permanent certification mark. The certification mark shall be rectangular, a minimum of a half-inch on each side and located on the barrel of the bat in any contrasting color.

  •       Baseball Age 13 & up:   It shall not be more than 36 inches in length, nor more than 2 5/8 inches in diameter, and if wood, not less than fifteen-sixteenths (15/16) inches in diameter (7/8 inch for bats less than 30") at its smallest part. The bat shall not weigh, numerically, more than three ounces less than the length of the bat (e.g., a 33-inch-long bat cannot weigh less than 30 ounces). All bats not made of a single piece of wood shall meet the Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution (BBCOR) performance standard, and such bats shall be so labeled with a silkscreen or other permanent certification mark. The certification mark shall be rectangular, a minimum of a half-inch on each side and located on the barrel of the bat in any contrasting color. Aluminum and composite bats shall be marked as to their material makeup being aluminum or composite. This marking shall be silkscreen or other permanent certification mark, a minimum of one-half-inch on each side and located on the barrel of the bat in any contrasting color.

  •      Softball: The bat must be a softball bat which meets Little League specifications and standards as noted in this rule. It shall be a smooth, rounded stick and made of wood or a material tested and proved acceptable to Little League standards. The bat shall be no more than 33 inches (34 inches for Junior/Senior League) in length, not more than two and one-quarter (2-1/4) inches in diameter, and if wood, not less than fifteen-sixteenth (15/16) inches in diameter (7/8 inch for bats less than 30 inches) at its smallest part. Non-wood bats shall be printed with a BPF (bat performance factor) of 1.20.

 

2017 Season Bat Lists

Full Printable List of 2 1/4" Bats

Visual List - 2 1/4" Baseball Bats     

Mobile List

Decertified Bats

 

Please note that as of January 1, 2018, the new USA Baseball Bat Standard will be implemented. Little League®-approved baseball bats that are approved for use for the 2017 season will no longer be acceptable for use in any game or activity starting on January 1, 2018.

For more information, visit http://web.usabaseball.com/article.jsp?ymd=20150807&content_id=141742668&vkey=news_usab

  

FOR YOUR CHILD'S SAFETY, THESE RULES WILL BE STRICTLY ENFORCED
 
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