North Carolina (NC) USSSA Baseball

Bat Rules

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2012 USSSA Baseball Bat Rules Simplified...
Effective January 1, 2012...the below rules pertaining to bats shall be enforced in age divisions 14U and younger without exception.
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Big Barrel Bats (larger than 2-1/4 inches in diameter) - Only those big barrel bats made by approved USSSA licensed manufacturers that are either...
(1) Made with the NEW USSSA Mark (see image); or
(2) Is a qualified BBCOR bat; or
(3) Is Wood, shall be allowed in USSSA play.
 
Small Barrel Bats (2-1/4 inches in diameter) - Only those small barrel bats made by approved USSSA licensed manufacturers that are either...
(1) Made with the NEW USSSA Mark (see image); or
(2) Made with the old USSSA mark; or
(3) Is Wood, shall be allowed in USSSA play.
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Small Barrel Bat Comment: The above includes Tee Ball bats that are longer than 23 inches in length.  Tee Ball bats 23 inches and shorter in length from approved USSSA licensed manufacturers will continue to be allowed without the NEW or Old USSSA marks.
 
For a complete list of approved USSSA licensed bat manufacturers, click here.