Bat Regulations


Where aluminum bats are permitted, only approved BBCOR stamped aluminum bats in the Bantam and above categories will be permitted for use in 2017.

  Maximum Differential Maximum Diameter Maximum Length

 

 

* Wood or wood composite only

Mosquito None 2 3/4 32"
Pee Wee -10 2 3/4 34"
Bantam
Boys -3 2 5/8 34"
Girls -5 2 5/8 34"
'AAA' * N/A 2 5/8 34"
Midget
'AA' * N/A 2 5/8 35"
'AAA' * N/A 2 5/8 36"
Women -5 2 3/4 35"
Junior/Senior
'AA' * N/A 2 5/8 36"
'AAA' * N/A 2 5/8 36"
Women -5 2 3/4 35"

 

NEW FOR 2017 - The following bat rules were adopted by Baseball Canada for 2017

  • For 13U, 16U Girls, 21U Women and Senior Women National Championships, a max barrel of 2 3/4" with (i) a 1.15 BPF (Bat Performance Factor) or (ii) USA Baseball Model with BBCOR "wood like" BPF is permitted. For the 13U National Championships using up to a minus 10-length/weight differential is permitted. For 16U Girls, 21U Women and Senior Women National Championships using up to a minus 5 length/weight differential is permitted.
  • Some of the aforementioned bat types will likely not be available for 2017; however, this rule still allows bats under the previous rule to be used.
  • USSSA 1.15 and USABB bats will be both approved for play under Baseball Canada rules for the 11U and under categories. This allows for all previous & current 2 1/4", 2 5/8" and 2 3/4" USSSA 1.15 certified bats to be used. USABB bats (with 2 3/4" barrels) will not be available here until 2018.

  • All Post Provincial Championships (Western Canada Championships and Baseball Canada National Championships) for categories Bantam 'AAA' and above are wood or wood composite bat only Championships.
  • The U17 Canada Cup Championship is a wood bat only championship.
  • Bantam and Midget Girls are eligible to use up to a -5 bat with a barrel no more then 2 3/4 diameter. Girls using bats that are NOT -3 must have them clearly marked (colored tape around handle). Umpires must be notified of this bat prior to the game.

Upcoming Events


May. 10, 2017

Association Membership Deadline
Deadline to complete the Membership Application Form

read more »


May. 15, 2017

'AA' Late Team Entry Deadline
Deadline to enter any 'AA' or Pee Wee/Bantam 'AAA' teams into the Baseball Alberta League for playing starting ...

read more »


Jun. 01, 2017

Player/Coach Registration Deadline
Deadline to register ALL players/coaches

read more »


RAMP APP

You don't need to run home just to check the schedule, or get your stats and scores. Check out the new RAMP Mobile App for Apple and Android! COMING SOON!

RAMP Ads

Do you want to reach thousands of users across hundreds of Minor Sports Association websites? Advertising with RAMP has never been easier! Get in touch with us now to discuss your needs.