Notice to families new to SAYB and as a reminder to returning families, SAYB no longer provides batting helmets.
Players at all levels will be asked to obtain and carry their own helmets. The helmets should be Navy Blue in color for all players. Most sporting goods suppliers will have Navy Blue helmets available for purchase.
Before you buy a new baseball bat for the 2013 season, take some time to review the size and safety requirements for each league. It is equally important for returning players to review the safety requirements for each league. Some leagues have revised thier approved bat lists. Click on the links below for more information.
1.) Little League rules 12 yr olds and younger...(a few bats were removed from last years approved list). Below is the Little League link for approved bats.
2.) 13 yr olds... Big Barrel bats are allowed (larger than 2 1/4 inches in diameter) must be no lighter than a minus 10 (the weight can not be more than 10 oz less than the length, example a 31 inch bat can not be lighter than 21 oz). Further they must have BBCOR or USSSA approved rating. For more details go to the MYAS links below.
3.) 14 yr olds.....Big Barrel Bats are allowed (larger than 2 1/4 inches in diameter) must be no lighter than a minus 5 (the weight can not be more than 5 oz lighter than the length, example a 31 inch bat can not be lighter than 26 oz). Further they must have BBCOR or USSSA approved rating. For more details go to the MYAS links below.
4.) All 15u-17-19u programs will follow the bat standards adopted by the National Federation of State High School Associations for the 2012 season.
NFHS BASEBALL CHANGES EFFECTIVE IN 2011-12
Rule 1-3-2: Effective January 1, 2012 the bat which may be a wood or non-wood product shall be a smooth implement, from the top of the cap to the top of the knob. All non-wood bats shall meet the Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution (BBCOR) performance standard, and such bats shall be labeled with a silk screen or other permanent certification mark.
MYAS/Gopher State/MN USSSA will continue its policy for 15-19 year olds in following the bat standards adopted by the NFHS. Therefore, if a bat is legal under the NFHS rules, it is legal in all MYAS/Gopher State/MN USSSA programs. If not legal for NFHS play, it is not legal for MYAS/ Gopher State/MN USSSA play. Further they must have BBCOR or USSSA approved rating. For more details go to the MYAS links below.