If a new bat is on your baseball player’s Christmas list, there are some important things to think about before making your purchase this year.
As announced previously, USA Baseball, in conjunction with participating national member organizations (Babe Ruth Baseball/Cal Ripken Baseball, Dixie Youth Baseball, Little League Baseball and PONY Baseball) adopted a new method for measuring bat performance in the testing of youth bats.
The new USA Baseball bat standard (USABat) will be implemented on January 1, 2018.
Please note the chart below that shows the change in bat standards beginning with 2018.
All new approved bats that bear the USABat licensing mark are currently available for purchase.
For further information on the USABat standard, please visit https://www.baberuthleague.org
To view an approved bat list, please visit https://usabat.com.