Starting in 2021, Perfect game bans all the USSSA banned bats, see below, and the 2017 DeMarini CF drop 5, the 2016 USSSA CF8 line of bats (5, 8, 10), the 2015 CF7 in a drop 5 and the 2015 Eaton XL1 in a drop 5. All banned for Perfect Game starting 2021.
What bats are USSSA approved?
USSSA Baseball Bats are USSSA approved youth baseball bats with a length-to-weight ratio from Drop 5, Drop 8, Drop 10, Drop 11, and Drop 12. These bats have a barrel range starting at 2 5/8in and up to 2 3/4in.
Is USSSA baseball changing bat rules?
Effective January 1, 2020, USSSA, a governing body for youth baseball, will adopt a rule requiring that all players 13u players must swing a bat with no lighter than a drop-8 length-to-weight ratio and 14u players must swing a bat no lighter than a drop-5.
Are USSSA bats legal in 13U baseball?
7.01. C. 1 Effective January 1st, 2020, all 13U players must use a maximum drop 8 (-8) bat with the official USSSA 1.15 BPF Mark permanently stamped.
Why are USSSA bats illegal?
I knew that the leagues in our area had outlawed “USSSA” bats, because they had way too much pop, and adopted the “USA” bat standard, which strove to make bats that hit like wood ones, but maintained the durability of metal bats. It was partially a safety issue.
Is Rolling a bat illegal in USSSA?
Is It Illegal? Bat rolling is not illegal. As a matter of fact, all composite bats must be rolled in testing before they are deemed legal for play. This is to make sure that as the bat gets hotter after more use, and it will not exceed the bat performance standards put in place.
When can you use USSSA bats?
The USSSA standard doesn’t involve age restriction but all batters playing in the USSSA tournaments must use certified bats.
What bats are legal for 11u?
Rule 1.10 – Baseball
The bat must be a baseball bat which meets the USA Baseball Bat standard (USABat) as adopted by Little League. It shall be a smooth, rounded stick, and made of wood or of material and color tested and proved acceptable to the USA Baseball Bat standard (USABat).
How do you size a USSSA bat?
- Children under 60 pounds should swing a bat between 26 and 29 inches long.
- Children weighing more than 70 pounds should swing a bat ranging from 28 to 32 inches long.
When should a kid go to a drop 8 bat?
As a general rule, players who are 11 and 12 have better success with a drop 8. Younger players still do well with a drop 10.
What Bats drop 13 year olds?
Weight drops vary in Senior League baseball, but players 10 years old and under often use -10 weight drop bat. Players 11-12 years old will often use a -8 weight drop, and 13 year old players often use a -5 weight drop.
What bat do you have to use in 13U?
13u and Younger: All bats -5 or greater must be stamped BPF 1.15. Must be a baseball bat – no restriction on weight or length as long as bat has “BPF 1.15” stamp. All -3 bats must be stamped BBCOR.
Can you use a drop 5 bat in 13U?
According to USSSA guidelines, all 13U players must swing a bat no lighter than a drop 8 bat drop, and all 14U players must swing a bat no lighter than a drop 5 bat drop.
What bats are legal for 14U?
All 14u events and all Teams in 14u events must use a maximum of drop 5 (-5) bat with the official USSSA 1.15 BPF mark permanently stamped.
What size bat does a 13 year old need?
|Determine Your Bat Length by Age|
|11-12 years old||30″-31″|
|13-14 years old||31″-32″|
|15-16 years old||32″-33″|
Are all USSSA bats the same?
The difference between the two standards is actually very simple. The USSSA BPF 1.15 bats will be more lively and will, simply put, hit the ball further and the USA bats. In conclusion, USSSA bats are not permitted to be used in game play in any of the USA Baseball member organizations (Rec League).
Can my son use a USSSA bat in Little League?
USSSA youth baseball will NOT be implementing this rule change to the bats. So if you are 14 years old or younger and you play on some travel ball teams, or are playing in a tournament governed by USSSA, you can continue to use the bats marked with the 1.15BPF stamp indefinitely.
Are there any USSSA bats?
No matter your skill level, there’s a USSSA bat for everyone. With a variety of models, you are sure to find the best youth baseball bat, fastpitch bat, or slow pitch bat for you. USSSA baseball and softball bats are certified by the United States Specialty Sports Association.
How do you tell if a bat is rolled or shaved?
Alternatively, you can measure the bat’s weight. If it weighs less than its stated weight, then it’s likely been shaved. Also, more experienced umpires and coaches can tell that the bat has been altered by the sound it makes when hitting a ball.
What makes a bat illegal?
Generally, any tampering that changes the original specifications of the baseball bat will cause the bat to be illegal for any baseball league. Illegal tampering includes adjusting the bat’s weight, length, or surface area. Certain levels of the game also have bat specifications that must be adhered to.
Does bat rolling increase distance?
We found rolling did increase the bat’s average exit velocity but not by much. In our focused test (one bat, one hitter, 20 measured exit speeds) we found an increase of 1 mile per hour and just over 5 feet of distance. This was after we deceased the bats compression from a 1450 reading to a 1300 through rolling.
What bats are approved for travel baseball?
Solid, one piece wood bats are approved for use under USABat with or without the USA Baseball Certification Mark. Multi-piece and composite wood bats must feature the USA Baseball Certification Mark to be approved for play.
Can you use a drop 10 bat in 13U?
Effective January 1st 2020, all 13U events and all teams in 13u events must use a maximum drop 8 (-8) bat with the official USSSA 1.15 BPF Mark permanently stamped.
Is USSSA or US bat hotter?
In short, any decent USSSA bat will outperform a USA Bat by a considerable margin. While it depends on a number of factors you should expect a legitimate 5 to 10% improvement in total distance and exit speeds. (That is, a 200-foot shot is now a 210 to 220-foot shot).
What is a good bat speed for a 11 year old?
Swing Speed Depends on Bat Weight
In a 1991 experiment published in “New Scientist,” researchers at the University of Arizona found that Little Leaguers ranging in age from 10 to 12 years bat an average of about 60 mph with a 10-ounce bat, 40 mph with a 20-ounce bat and 30 mph with a 30-ounce bat.
Can you use USA bat in USSSA?
Can I Use a USA Bat in USSSA Play? Yes. You are allowed to use a USA Baseball Bat in USSSA certified play, but we do not recommend that you do. The reason is that the performance difference between the two certifications is sizable.
What is the BPF rating for USSSA bats?
USSSA (1.15 BPF): Bat Performance Factor measures how fast the ball comes off of the bat. 1.15 is the standard for travel baseball bats.
What is the difference between drop 10 and drop 11 bats?
while a 32-inch bat with a -10 ‘drop’ would be 22 oz. -8, -9 and endloaded bats give you more power with each swing due to extra weight. -10 and -11 are for hitters with quicker bat speeds and looking to get on base everytime.
What bat length do I need?
Position the bottom of the bat in the center of your chest, facing outward. If your arm can reach out and grab the barrel of the bat, then it is the correct length. Stand the bat up against the side of your leg. If the end of the bat reaches the center of your palm when you reach down, it’s the appropriate length.
What drop bat should a 12 year old use?
Weight drops vary in Senior League baseball, but players 10 years old and under often use -10 weight drop bat. Players 12 years old and under often use a -8 weight drop, and 13 year old players often use a -5 weight drop.