Bat Rules


Bat rules for the 2017 season

8U (Rally Cap)

32” Long, 2-3/4” diam, Taped 16”
For minus 5 and above, all bats can be used.

11U (Mosquito - All Categories)

32” Long,   2-3/4” diam,   Taped 16”  No maximum length-weight differential

13U (Pee Wee - All Categories)

Only bats with a maximum diameter barrel of 2-3/4 inches with (i) a 1.15 BPF (Bat Performance Factor) or (ii) USA Baseball Model with BBCOR “wood like” BPF.  For this division using up to a maximum length-weight differential of minus 10.

15U (Bantam AAA, AA Tier 1) Boys

Only wood bats, bamboo bats and wood composite bats will be allowed. Wood composite bats include wood bats with fibreglass sheathing and wood barrelled bats with composite handles. Wood composite bats do not include any bat that has any metallic component.

15U (Bantam AA Tier 2, AA Tier 3, AA Tier 4) Boys

Bats constructed of aluminum, fibreglass, or magnesium with a maximum diameter barrel of 2-5/8 inches will be allowed and have a maximum length-weight differential of minus 3.

16U (Bantam) Girls Baseball Canada Championship

Only bats with a maximum diameter barrel of 2-3/4 inches with (i) a 1.15 BPF (Bat Performance Factor) or (ii) USA Baseball Model with BBCOR “wood like” BPF.  For this division using up to a maximum length-weight differential of minus 5.

18U (Midget AAA, AA Tier 1, AA Tier 2, AA Tier 3)

Only wood bats, bamboo bats and wood composite bats will be allowed. Wood composite bats include wood bats with fibreglass sheathing and wood barrelled bats with composite handles. Wood composite bats do not include any bat that has any metallic component.

21U (Junior)

Only wood bats, bamboo bats and wood composite bats will be allowed. Wood composite bats include wood bats with fibreglass sheathing and wood barrelled bats with composite handles. Wood composite bats do not include any bat that has any metallic component.

Senior Men

Only wood bats, bamboo bats and wood composite bats will be allowed. Wood composite bats include wood bats with fibreglass sheathing and wood barrelled bats with composite handles. Wood composite bats do not include any bat that has any metallic component.

Canada Cup

For Canada Cup and Canada Games, only wood or bamboo bats will be allowed. No composite bats will be allowed.

The bat must clearly show the manufacturer’s original markings (including, if applicable, length-weight differential). If not, the bat will be considered illegal. Rule 6.03(4)  [6.06 (d)] will apply to any bat not complying with the above.

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