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New USSSA Baseball Bat Marks & Grandfathering Rules

Baseball BatNew USSSA Baseball Bat Marks & Grandfathering Rules
For South Lyon Junior League season’s beginning in 2013
Effective January 1, 2013

Big Barrel Bat Rules (2 5⁄8″ or 2 3⁄4″) – For Mays & Reese Divisions

Have the new permanent3 USSSA Mark on its taper OR
Be a Qualified BBCOR bat1 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

Big Barrel Bat Rules (2 5⁄8″ or 2 3⁄4″) – Koufax, Colt and Palomino Divisions

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

Small Barrel Baseball Bat Rules (2¼” or less)

Have the new permanent3 USSSA mark on its taper OR
Have the old permanent3 USSSA mark (“USSSA 1.15 BPF”2) OR
Be a Wood Bat
ALL of the above must be manufactured by an approved USSSA Bat Licensee

1Qualified 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.

2The old mark is simply the words “USSSA BPF 1.15”, all together in one spot on the bat.

3USSSA marks and other graphics of the bat must be applied permanently and must be applied by the USSSA licensed manufacturer. No stickers or decals are allowed and no one may add graphics to a bat once manufactured. Use of a bat with graphics not applied by the manufacturer will be use of an altered bat and subject to suspension under the USSSA Altered Bat rules. In addition to being violation of the USSSA Altered Bat rules, any use, creation or application of a USSSA mark without written permission of USSSA is a violation of Federal Trademark law and may result in prosecution by USSSA. If you have any concern about the person selling or providing you a bat, do not accept the bat, because you will be held responsible for any bat you bring into or use in a USSSA facility.

Updated April 27, 2013