Over the winter, NSYBA decided to phase in the new standards for what Baseball Bats are allowed. All bats that were able to be used in 2017, can still be used for the 2018 season. In addition to that, all of the brand new USA Baseball stamped bats are allowed, regardless of barrel size or bat ‘drop’. Be sure to view the rules for individual age groups for what older bats are allowed to be used this year.
2018 is a transitional year where we are allowing both old and new. However, in 2019 after more bats are in circulation and a used market has been established, we will require these new bats. For the Mustang, Bronco, and Pony age groups in 2019, ALL bats will be required to be USA Baseball stamped bats. No other bats will be allowed.
For the Colt, Palomino, and Thorobred, there have been no changes. All bats must be BBCOR stamped bats and that will remain in effect for 2018, 2019, and beyond.