JBO in 2012 established new guidlines for bats. We followed the national trend in protecting players from being injured by a batted ball hit with a highly reposive bat. Many parents are asking what to look for in the new bats. The bottom line is to look for a bat with either a certification of "BPF 1.15", or "BBCOR". The certifications will vary based on the size of bat you are looking for. Any Bat with a certification of "BESR" will no longer be allowed.
Beginning January 1, 2013, all baseball bats in JBO, Inc. will be either "BPF 1.15" or "BBCOR" certified. Umpires are required to perform a pre-game inspection of all equipment, especially bats, to ensure proper certification.
Use of an illegal/altered bat shall be considered unsportsmanlike conduct and the player and Head Coach shall be ejected from the game. Both the ejected player & coach may be subject to further disciplinary action by the District and JBO, Inc. Board of Directors