USSSA
Bat Rules

New USSSA Baseball Bat Marks & Grandfathering Rules
Effective January 1, 2012

Big Barrel Bat Rules (2⅝” or 2¾”) – 14U & Below
Effective January 1, 2012

° Have the new 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, including Coach Pitch bats.

Big Barrel Bat Rules (2⅝” or 2¾”) – 15U & Above

° 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)
For 2012 and 2013


° Have the new USSSA mark on its taper OR
° Have the old USSSA mark OR
° Be a Wood Bat


ALL of the above must be manufactured by an approved USSSA Bat Licensee
This applies to tee ball bats longer than 23”.
For 2014:


° Have the new USSSA mark on its taper OR
° Be a Wood Bat

Both of the above must be manufactured by an approved USSSA Bat Licensee

revised November 1, 2011