Coaches Corner


2016 Bat Standards for Traveling Baseball


Below are the 2016 bat standards for MYAS Gopher State and MSF. There are also attachments at the bottom of the page that you may review. Please refer to the information below when considering a purchase of a new bat.

Link to:

MYAS/GSTC


9-14 year old teams:
Big Barrel Bats (larger than 2¼ inches in diameter) - only the following big barrel bats made by approved USSSA licensed manufacturers will be allowed in USSSA play:
1) is made with the NEW USSSA mark (see image); or  
 2) is a qualified BBCOR bat; or
3) is wooden


Small Barrel Bats (2¼ inches in diameter) - only the following small barrel bats made by approved USSSA licensed manufacturers will be allowed in USSSA play:

1) is made with the NEW USSSA mark (see image); or
2) is wooden
Note: The old USSSA mark is not valid in 2014


                                                USSSA New Marking
                                                           




 Age   Maximum Diameter @ Thickest PartLength Weight Differential  Example

9's to 11's


 2 1/4" to 2 5/8"

 Unlimited

Unlimited
 


12's to 13's
 2 1/4"
 2 1/2"
 2 3/4"
 2 5/8"
 Unlimited
36" or less
36" or less
36" or less
Unlimited
-10
-10
-10
Unlimited
31-inch bat cannot weigh less than
21 ounces
 


 14's
14/15A


2 3/4"
         

36" or less 

-5 
32-inch bat cannot weigh less than
27 ounces 


15's, 14/15A
16U & 17-19U
 

2 5/8" 

36" or less 

-3
32-inch bat cannot weigh less than
29 ounces  




MSF

10-14 year old teams:
Bats with a barrel larger than 2 1/4” in diameter must: 
    1) have the new 1.15 BPF approved stamp (see image above); or
    2) have a BBCOR stamp; or
    3) be a wooden bat 

10-14 year old teams:
Bats with a barrel of 2 1/4” in diameter must:
    1) have the new 1.15 BPF approved stamp(see image above); or
    2) have the old BPF 1.15 mark; or
    3) be a wooden bat

Below bat specifications are in addition to the bat standards above:

10u - 13u     Bats must either be 2 1/4” (without weight restrictions) or be between 2 1/2” and 2 3/4” and have a –10 differential or less (example: 30 inches,                   20oz is a -10 differential)

14u           Bats must be 2 3/4” or smaller with a –5 differential or less



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Mark Owens,
Jan 17, 2016, 5:04 PM