Equipment
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BATS
BASEBALL

See this page for a discussion of the bat rule changes.

2018 Bat Rule Change - Starting January 1, 2018 bats must have USAbat certification on it to be legal! 
The USAbat certification logo says "USA BASEBALL." 
If the bat says USA BASEBALL then there is no weight restriction (no drop) on the bat.  (Before it needed to be -3, -5, -8 etc.) 
One piece wood bats are legal without certification sticker. 
Two piece wood bats must say USA BASEBALL. 
Bamboo bats are not permitted. 


Athens Sandlot follows Little League Bat Rules.  Little League is now following USAbat rules
 starting 2018.  Bats must have the USA Logo to be approved.  See this link for approved bats.  https://usabat.com/

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For all age divisions, one piece wood bats are still allowed. 

7-12 Year Olds
Athens Sandlot follows Little League rules for baseball  bats.  For ages 7-12, a bat shall not be more than thirty-three (33) inches in length nor more than two and one-quarter (2¼) inches in diameter. Non-wood bats shall be labeled with a BPF (bat performance factor) of 1.15 or less. Nothing lighter than -12.  


2018 Bat Rule Change - Starting Janaury 1, 2018 bats must have USAbat certification on it to be legal!  The USAbat certification logo says "USA Baseball"

https://usabat.com/

7th Grade
Bat Restrictions: Nothing lighter than a -8 and must be USSSA or BBCOR Approved and Stamped 
2 5/8 inch bat barrel maximum


2018 Bat Rule Change - Starting Janaury 1, 2018 bats must have USAbat certification on it to be legal!  The USAbat certification logo says "USA Baseball"

https://usabat.com/

8th Grade
Bat restrictions:Nothing lighter than a -5 and USSSA or BBCOR Approved and Stamped
2 5/8 inch bat barrel maximum


2018 Bat Rule Change - Starting Janaury 1, 2018 bats must have USAbat certification on it to be legal!  The USAbat certification logo says "USA Baseball"

https://usabat.com/

SOFTBALL 
All ages

2 1/4 inch bat barrell maximum



END OF SEASON EQUIPMENT RETURN
All equipment is property of Athens Sandlot. Players shall return all balls, bats, helmets, catchers equipment and heart guards to the head coach immediately after the last game.  It all needs accounted for so we have equipment for the next year.  Nothing is cheap anymore!
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Coaches are responsible for turning in equipment in after last regular season tournament game.  Head Coaches should put their Team name, age division, their name and phone number  on a letter size piece of paper so we can credit you for the return. 

Turn equipment bags into the concession stand after last game. 

THANKS!

Rev. 2/2/2018