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BC Baseball Rule 19.02 "Helmet"

Batters, on deck batters, base runners, players used as base coaches or bat boys in all age categories shall wear double ear flap helmets which give protection to the temple, ears, base of skull and top of head.

Skull caps and wraparound head gear are not to be used by any player as so defined.

Chinstraps must be worn at 7U, 9U, 10U, 11U , and 13U divisions.

    Division News

    BCMBA Board vote and rule change effective May 7, 2019

    • To invoke Article XX, as set out in the 2019 BCMBA Association Rule Book, and set aside Rule 19.04, which states “10U & 11U (Mosquito) 32 inch, 2 5/8 inch max diameter, unlimited length/weight drop - bats with greater than 2 ¼ in. barrel diameter must be marked “USABB” and amend wording to “10U & 11U (Mosquito) 32 inch, 2 5/8 inch max diameter, unlimited length/weight drop - bats with greater than 2 ¼ in. barrel diameter must be marked “USABB” or stamped with “BPF 1.15 (Bat Performance Factor)”

     

    • Reasoning:

    Baseball bats stamped with either USABB and/or BPF 1.15 are both the same measurement of the Bat Performance Factor (trampoline effect). Given the change in the Baseball Canada’s rule in 2017 there are still baseball bats being used with the BPF 1.15 that are not stamped USABB.   This allows players at this time to still use a safer approved baseball bat even though not specified “USABB”.

    Looking Up, to the Future

    By Admin 05/05/2019, 11:15pm PDT

    BC Baseball Rule 19.02 "Helmet"

    By BC Baseball 04/13/2019, 2:15pm PDT

    Batters, on deck batters, base runners, players used as base coaches or bat boys in all age categories shall wear double ear flap helmets which give protection to the temple, ears, base of skull and top of head.

    Skull caps and wraparound head gear are not to be used by any player as so defined.

    Chinstraps must be worn at 7U, 9U, 10U, 11U , and 13U divisions.