On January 1, 2018, USA Baseball will implement a rule change to the bats allowed in many youth baseball leagues. The new USABat standard will create wood-like performance in youth bats while allowing players to use light-weight bats that could not be achieved with traditional wood bats.
The bats will be stamped as seen below:
Halfmoon Baseball is an independent entity, not falling under the auspices of well known organizations requiring these new bats (Little League, Cal Ripken, etc). However, Halfmoon Travel Baseball fields teams in two separate leagues that require the new USABat stamped bats.
*Travel players will have to use new bats for the upcoming Spring season.*
As far as Rec Baseball is concerned, the Board voted to leave bat rules unchanged for the upcoming season. It is no mystery that bats are very expensive, and at this time, we are not compelled to pass this cost along to parents. However, parents who would like to purchase a new bat are encouraged to buy a USABat stamped bat. You may have no choice, as retailers will most likely stock only these new bats. "Old" bats with the BPF stamp (see logo below) will be allowed throughout the 2018 Recreation league season.
This issue will be revisited following the 2018 season and any changes in bat rules will be communicated to parents as soon as possible.
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