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New youth baseball bat standards

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As of January 1, 2018, USA Baseball has instituted a new standard for youth baseball bats.

It applies to AABC Baseball, Babe Ruth & Cal Ripken, Dixie Youth Baseball, Dixie Boys Baseball, Little League Baseball and PONY Baseball.

Basically it applies to all divisions except Senior League.

Under the new standard, barrels up to 2-5/8" are now approved for ages 14 and under.

Players will need a new bat stamped with the new USA Baseball Mark which is green this year.

Academy Sports + Outdoors is offering a trade-in program where you get 20% off a new bat if you bring in your old one to donate.

You can also get the coupon online here.

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