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New 2018 USA Baseball Bat Standard

Effective January 1st, 2018, USA Baseball, the national governing body for the sport of baseball in the United States, will adopt a new method for measuring bat performance in the testing of youth baseball bats.  Similar to the NCAA and NFHS BBCOR standard that was implemented in 2011, the new "USABat Standard" will create wood-like performance in youth baseball bats.  The logo on the new bats will look like this:

SPBA will be implementing this change as of January 1, 2018.  All bats currently meeting the existing standards will be able to be used during the fall season.  It is our understanding the new USA baseball standard bats will be available for purchase starting September 1, 2017.

Below are a few links to explain the changes in standard and why: