Youth baseball athletes and parents, changes may be on the horizon for bat regulations in your local league.
Beginning January 1st, 1.15 BPF bats will no longer be permitted for a number of youth baseball leagues and tournaments around the world.
Leagues affected by rule change: Little League, (AABC) American Amateur Baseball Congress, (AAU) Amateur Athletic Union, Baseball Ruth/Cal Ripken Baseball, Dixie Youth Baseball and Pony Baseball.
Not all leagues will be adapting the changes as some will stay with the traditional 1.15 BPG USSSA certified bat.
However, these rule changes may vary depending on the youth league or tournament. The best way to confirm changes is to contact league or tournament officials before taking action.
As 2018 approaches, a number of new USA and USSSA certified bats have come out that meet new league and tournament regulations. Below is a breakdown of these bats from various brands.
Bats for 2018
- USA: -10 weight drop; 2 5/8” barrel.
- USSSA: -5 weight drop; 2 5/8” barrel,
- -10 weight drop; 2 3/4” barrel.
- One-piece as the Voodoo One, or two-piece as the Voodoo.
The Voodoo line from DeMarini has stuck around for years and become a staple in leagues everywhere because of its bold and flashy design. This bat offers a streamlined 3Fusion handle and balanced weight distribution with X14 Alloy material, giving you the elite power and pop you need.