WBYB will be moving to the “USA Baseball” youth bat standard in Spring 2019 for four of our baseball divisions.
Given trends in bat manufacturing/supply as well as our fall baseball partners in Glen Ellyn and Lombard and our spring Bronco/Pony division league (GDPBA) already adopting the USA standard, WBYB believes the timing of this move is appropriate and in the best interests of our league and families.
WBYB’s rules will be updated to reflect the USA Baseball bat standard. The biggest change will be that bats can now be up to 2 5/8” in barrel diameter.
The new bat standards will be applied to the in-house baseball divisions listed below. Each team will be provided two team bats that are USA-stamped.
For T-Ball and Stallion divisions, players will still be able to use the former bat standard or opt to use a USA stamped bat. This move does not impact softball in any manner.