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Bat and Ball Spec's

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/

2018 Bat Standards Change & Rule Modifications

NVTBL will follow the new USA Baseball bat standards for our 8u - 13u divisions starting on January 1, 2018.  Starting on August 15, 2017, our 14u division will follow the new standards. Our 15u - 18u divisions will continue with BBCOR standards.  See this helpful article from the LL website below.

http://www.littleleague.org/learn/equipment/baseballbatinfo/USA-Baseball-Bat-Standard-FAQs.htm

 

Bat and Ball Guidedlines for NVTBL

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

  • BBCOR BATS APPROVED TO BE USED AT ALL AGE LEVELS
  • 8U - 12U teams - USA Baseball Bat Standard restrictions
  • 13U teams - USA Baseball Bat Standard restrictions
  • 14U teams -Little League approved (small or big barrell allowed)
  • 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

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 - USA Baseball Bat Standard restrictions
  • 13U teams - USA Baseball Bat Standard restrictions
  • 14U teams - USA Baseball Bat Standard restrictions
  • 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

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.