The OHSAA Document below has important info as it pertains to kids eligible to play school baseball.
USA bat rules will not be mandatory for COYBL games in 2018 or 2019 and we will follow the same USSSA bat rules from 2017.
This is done to lessen the financial impact on families.
Please note that USSSA Baseball Tournaments and Nations Baseball Tournament Associations have decided not to follow the new USA bat rules for 2018 as well.
2019 is still not decided on the National tournament level for our current affiliations.
If you have a new USA approved bat, you can use it in League play for COYBL.
COYBL will NOT be implementing this rule change to the bats. So if you are 14 years old or younger and you play on a travel ball team in COYBL, or are playing in a tournament governed by USSSA or Nations Baseball, you can continue to use the bats marked with the 1.15BPF stamp indefinitely. All current model Easton bats marked with the 1.15BPF stamp will be allowed in COYBL play extending beyond January 1, 2018.
You may have heard about a new USA Baseball Bat Standard (USABat) that will take effect January 1, 2018. As the #1 brand in youth baseball, we want to help answer any questions you may have about this new rule change.
Here's what you need to know:
For starters, the rule change does NOT go into effect until January 1, 2018, so all current youth baseball bats, which are marked with a 1.15BPF stamp, will continue to be legal in Little League®, Babe Ruth & Cal Ripken, PONY, Dixie and AABC through December 31st, 2017.
On January 1, 2018 USA Baseball will be implementing a rule change to the bats. If you are 14 years old or younger and play Little League®, Babe Ruth & Cal Ripken, PONY, Dixie or AABC, you will need to use a new bat marked with a new USA Baseball stamp: The bats currently on the market, which are marked with a 1.15BPF stamp, will no longer be legal for play in these leagues.
Contact Ares: M-F 8:30am -7:30pm 614-767-1950 to get uniform info
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*note this discount cannot be combined with other discounted pricing or other offers
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