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Bat and Ball Spec's

Bat Update for Fall 2018 (as of 8/6/18)

13u - 14u 
NVTBL will allow both USA and USSSA approved bats for the fall 2018. NVTBL does recommend that 14u (8th grade) players begin the transition to BBCOR bats no later than the spring/summer of their 8th grade season.

8u - 12u

NVTBL will allow both USA and USSSA bats for the upcoming fall season.  We do recognize that there are teams at certain age levels who will elect to only use USA bats.  Coaches may agree ahead of games to only use USA bats for their game(s).  That is totally acceptable if both coaches agree prior to the game starting.  The bat rules are posted on the home page of www.NVTBLBaseball.org


30-Inch Easton Ghost X (-10) decertified by USA Baseball

30-Inch Easton Ghost X (-10) 2 5/8” (YBB18GX10 & LL18GHX)

 

The Easton Ghost X 30/20 YBB18GX10 and LL18GHX 30/20 2 5/8” has been decertified by USA Baseball and is no longer an approved bat under the USABat Standard. This applies to the 30” (-10) length of the Ghost X YBB18GX10 and LL18GHX. All other certified lengths and drops of the Easton Ghost X USABat remain approved for play. A full list of approved bats can be found at https://USABat.com

For more information, please visit http://usabat.com/Decertified-Bats/

Bat and Ball Guidedlines for NVTBL

For the 2018 FALL season, NVTBL will have the following bat restrictions:

  • BBCOR BATS APPROVED TO BE USED AT ALL AGE LEVELS
  • 8U - 12U teams - NVTBL will allow both USA and USSSA bats for the upcoming fall season.  We do recognize that there are teams at certain age levels who will elect to only use USA bats.  Coaches may agree ahead of games to only use USA bats for their game(s).  That is totally acceptable if both coaches agree prior to the game starting.  The bat rules are posted on the home page of www.NVTBLBaseball.org
  • 13U teams - USA and USSSA bats approved
  • 14U teams - USA and USSSA bats approved
  • JV teams - bats are restricted to the BBCOR standards
  • Varsity teams - bats are restricted to the BBCOR standards
  • PSL teams - bats are restricted to the BBCOR standards
  • **BBCOR accepted at all levels

All teams MUST use NVTBL stamped baseballs

  • 8u - 12u coaches who attend the coaches clinic/meeting on 2/26 will receive 2 dozen NVTBL baseballs.  13u - 18u coaches that attend clinic/meeting will receive 3 dozen NVTBL baseballs. 
  • The baseballs are not simply a part of the reg fee.  Coaches must attend the clinic/meeting to receive the balls.  
  • There must be an individual coach from each team to pick up the balls for that team.  Coaches/Org Leaders cannot pick up baseballs for other teams/coaches.  
  • Additional NVTBL Logo games balls are available at Sports Plus (4429 Brookfield Corporate Drive, Chantilly, VA 20151)
  • Phone Number - 703-222-8255
  • Can be shipped for roughly $15 per case (10 dozen)
  • NVTBL balls are:
    • NFHS approved baseball (high school)
    • Double Core Cushioned Center
    • High School grade leather cover
    • NVTBL logo stamp
  • Each team is required to provide 2 game balls at the start of each game. After the initial 2 balls, each team must provide an equal number of game balls for each game.