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11/09/2011

New USSSA Baseball Bat Marks & Grandfathering Rules

New USSSA Baseball Bat Marks & Grandfathering Rules

New USSSA Baseball Bat Marks & Grandfathering Rules
Effective January 1, 2012

Big Barrel Bat Rules (2 5/8" or 2 3/4") - 14U & Below
Effective January 1, 2012

  • Have the new USSSA Mark on its taper OR
  • Be a Qualified BBCOR bat OR
  • Be a Wood Bat

ALL of the above must be manufactured by an approved USSSA Bat Licensee
This applies to ALL Big Barrel Bats, including Coach Pitch bats.

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Big Barrel Bat Rules (2 5/8" or 2 3/4") - 15U & Above

  • Must be NHSF approved with the appropriate BBCOR certification mark OR
  • Be a Wood Bat

Both of the above must be manufactured by an approved USSSA Bat Licensee

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Small Barrel Baseball Bat Rules (2 1/4" or less)
For 2012 and 2013

  • Have the new USSSA Mark on its taper OR
  • Have the old USSSA mark OR
  • Be a Wood Bat

ALL of the above must be manufactured by an approved USSSA Bat Licensee
This applies to tee ball bats longer than 23".

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For 2014

  • Have the new USSSA Mark on its taper OR
  • Be a Wood Bat

Both of the above must be manufactured by an approved USSSA Bat Licensee

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Qualified BBCOR bat - A Big Barrel bat that is made by a USSSA approved bat licensee, has a BBCOR mark permanently attached to the bat that is recognized by NHSF as a legal bat for NHSF sanctioned play and has no more than a minus 3 ounces difference from the length of the bat. Minimum bat length is 29 inches.

 

New USSSA Softball Bat Marks & Grandfathering Rules
Effective January 1, 2012


Effective January 1, 2012

  • Have the new USSSA Mark on its taper OR
  • Have the old USSSA mark OR
  • Be a Wood Bat

ALL of the above must be manufactured by an approved USSSA Bat Licensee

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Effective January 1, 2013

  • Have the new USSSA Mark on its taper OR
  • Be a Wood Bat

ALL of the above must be manufactured by an approved USSSA Bat Licensee

 
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