CK's Baseball 4U Training Academy
CK’s Baseball 4U baseball training academy is a sponsor of HYAA baseball. CK’s offers spring break and summer baseball camps, as well as individual
and group lessons throughout the school year. Click on the CK’s logo for information. If you patronize CK’s please let them know you are a member of HYAA baseball.
New Standards for Youth Baseball Bats in 2018
In the interest of improving safety for players, Babe Ruth/Cal Ripken Baseball, Little League Baseball, and many other
youth baseball leagues will have new standards for baseball bats for 2018. The new standards are described below. Since HYAA Baseball is a member
organization of Babe Ruth/Cal Ripken Baseball, these standards will apply to the 2018 HYAA Rec league through age 12.
Furthermore, USABL Baseball, the league in which Holmdel Travel Baseball teams play, currently require bats that comply
with Little League rules through age 10. Little League is also adopting the new standards for bats, so if the USABL continues to comply with Little League
rules, USABL will require the new bats, at least through age 10.
HYAA Baseball currently has an HYAA week from Nov 2 - 12 with one of our sponsors, CK’s Baseball 4U, for the purchase
of baseball equipment, including, but not limited to bats. HYAA will receive 5% back on any purchases, and the purchaser will receive a CK’s gift card. A
coupon for CKs’ HYAA Week can be downloaded here.
There is no requirement to purchase these bats from CKs. Bats meeting the new standards are likely to be
available in most major sporting good chains as well.
New Youth Bat Standards
On January 1, 2018 USA Baseball will be implementing a rule change to bats. Players in Little League®,
Babe Ruth & Cal Ripken Baseball, PONY, Dixie or AAAC will need to use a new bat marked with a new USA Baseball stamp. Bats without the new USA Baseball Marking
will no longer be legal for play.
The bats currently on the market, which are marked with a 1.15BPF stamp, will no longer be legal for
play in these leagues.
Babe Ruth - Cal Ripken League Bat Rules
USA Baseball T-Ball Stamp
Cal-Ripken Baseball (up to age 12)
USA Baseball Marking
2 5/8" Barrel Maximum
NO BBCOR BATS
Babe Ruth Baseball 13-15
USA Baseball Marking or BBCOR .50
2 5/8” Barrel
USABL Baseball, the league in which most Holmdel Travel Baseball teams play currently have the following bat rules:
7. USABL Bat Rules
Players must use Little League approved bats on the 60 ft diamond. No bat larger than 2 ¼ barrel size will be
allowed. USABL will be following the Little League ruling on composite bats on the 46/60 diamond. Composite handle bats are approved.
50/70 will be allowed to use any 2 1/4 or 2 5/8 bats metal or composite barrel and handle. No bat larger than 2
5/8 will be allowed on the 50/70 field.
8U through 10U Spring baseball is typically on a 46/60 diamond