Update as of 8/6/18
13u - 14u
NVTBL will allow both USA and USSSA approved bats for the fall 2018. NVTBL does recommend that 14u (8th grade) players begin the transition to BBCOR bats no later than the spring/summer of their 8th grade season.
8u - 12u
NVTBL will allow both USA and USSSA bats for the upcoming fall season. We do recognize that there are teams at certain age levels who will elect to only use USA bats. Coaches may agree ahead of games to only use USA bats for their game(s). That is totally acceptable if both coaches agree prior to the game starting. The bat rules are posted on the home page of www.NVTBLBaseball.org
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/
For the 2018 FALL season, NVTBL will have the following bat restrictions:
8U - 12U teams - USA and USSSA bats are approved (coaches may agree ahead of games to only use USA bats for their game(s). Both must agree prior to the game starting.
13U teams - USA and USSSA approved bats
14U teams - USA and USSSA approved bats
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
**BBCOR bats are approved at ALL age levels.
All teams MUST use NVTBL stamped baseballs.
NVTBL Logo games balls are available at Sports Plus (4429 Brookfield Corporate Drive, Chantilly, VA 20151)
Phone Number - 703-222-8255
$47 per dozen (discounted price)
Can be shipped for roughly $15 per case (10 dozen)
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.
NVTBL Stamped Baseball Specifications
NFHS approved baseball (high school)
Double Core Cushioned Center
High School grade leather cover
NVTBL logo stamp