Boys Baseball Bat Regulations
There are four (4) major types of bats to be familiar with before you make a purchase:
T-ball USSSA 1.15 bpf
What does Suburban Athletics allow for league play:
T-ball: Any bat that has T-ball stamped on it. These are a thin walled bat that should only be used for T-ball.
7-8, 9-10 and 11-12 Leagues: Any bat that has a USSSA 1.15 bpf or USABat stamp on it. These bats are measured by drop weight. The 2 ¼” barrel bat is being phased out. You will find a much larger selection of 2 5/8” and 2 ¾” bats for purchase. Our league and tournaments for 2019 will allow anything with the USSSA 1.15 bpf or USABat stamp on it.
Tournament Baseball: Bat regulations vary by individual tournaments. Some may allow only 2 5/8”barrels while some allow 2 ¾” barrels. You will need to check with your tournament coach to find out what the bat regulations are for the tournaments you are signed up for allow.
Bat specifications (General):
The table below probably covers 80% of the players at a given level. Some athletes are bigger than others; some are strong for their size; some have already developed good technique. The best advice you’ll get is a rule of thumb:
Age Bat Length Weight
7-9 26” to 29” -10 or lighter
9-10 28” to 31” -10 or lighter
11-12 29” to 32” -9 or lighter
Any individual bat questions can be directed to the Boys Commissioner (firstname.lastname@example.org).