bbcor approved youth baseball bats


bbcor approved youth baseball bat

The National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS), the governing body of High School Baseball,has changed high school bat rules to match NCAA rules. This means bats illegal in NCAA play were illegal in High School The NCAA began banning 100% composite bats last year. Many other youth baseball leagues around the country are reviewing and expecting to make changes also.

The bbcor youth baseball bat rule changed is NFHS 1.3.2, which requires (starting 1/1/11) all non-wood bats to meet the Batted Coefficient of Restitution (BBCOR) standard.   The NFHS stated, “the new standard ensures that performances by non-wood bats are more comparable to those of wood bats. It’s also expected to minimize risk, improve play and increase teaching opportunities”. They say “After working with the NCAA and having access to its research, we’ve concluded it’s in our best interest to make this change”. “BBCOR includes the BESR standard, so we’re actually expanding upon our current standard, which will be more appropriate for our age and skill level.

It is expected that many composite barrel bats will not meet the new BBCOR standard and will not be legal in 2011 and 2012 youth baseball seasons.  Here’s a list of the most recent high school baseball bats that “seem” to be approved for now

BBCOR bats are finally increasing in the market. Be careful what you buy ! You may spend a lot of money on a youth baseball bat or high school baseball bat and find out you can not use it because it does not have the approved bbcor baseball bat rating