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Little League International just announced a change to the bat rules for the 2012 season. I wanted to take a second to explain the change to make sure all our customers know what they can swing.
The rule only applies to the Little League organization. The kids that are apart of Little League and play with big barrel bats now have to swing BBCOR. Three divisions were effected: Junior (13-14), Senior League (14-16), and Big League (16-18). Any participants in these three divisions will have to swing a BBCOR certified bat.
This is a pretty big deal. Currently BBCOR bats are only available in -3 length to weight ratios and are typically designed for high school players. Considering the lightest youth 2 ¼” barrel bat is a -10, Little League is expecting kids to make a seven ounce jump in a year.
For all those effected don’t worry. JustBats.com is here to help you find the right bat. Feel free to contact us with any questions.
Check out Little League’s official press release here.
One of the coolest things we do each year here at JustBats.com is hosting the annual JustBats June Jam youth baseball tournament in Kansas City. Youth teams travel from all over the area to showcase their talents using the bats they get from JustBats.
This year we decided to step our game up another level and create a one-of-a-kind experience for all the players at the tournament by filming the players in action, and even interviewing some of them between games. We weren’t sure if the kids would be too shy to get in front of the camera or not, but we quickly realized we had our hands full.
Within minutes of walking around with microphone in hand, and my favorite cameraman Joe by my side, we were swarmed by players wanting to be on camera. We got more quality footage than we could’ve imagined, and to see how excited the kids were to be on camera was the best part of the whole tournament.
We finally got the video ready to roll out, and it looks awesome. Thanks to all the players who starred in the video, and remember, if you have videos or pictures of your own with you and your bats, send them in to us to put up on our site.
From everyone at JustBats.com, we hope you enjoy the 2011 JustBats June Jam video, and we hope to see you all on next year’s video.