This is a Rule Change made by Pony Baseball effective with the 2019 season.
In an effort to promote safety within our program and to allow Shetland age players (4u & 6u) to experience the advanced Tee Ball bats on the market, a decision has been made for the 2019 tournament season. All Shetland tournaments will use a LEVEL 5 low compression (safety ball) as approved on the USA Baseball website.
Please Note: Stickers will again be available through August 31st, 2019 for players desiring to use an older model tee ball bat without the USA logo. All new approved tee ball bats feature a permanent USA Baseball logo and do not require an additional sticker.
For BVYA's Regular 2019 season, we are going to change our baseballs to the RIF5 and will allow the use of T-Ball bats in regular season play. We will be contacting coaches to exchange out the baseballs they have to the RIF 5. If you have a bat with a USA sticker on it that is not a T-ball bat, it is ok to use.
This will also impact our Little Sluggers as they currently use a RIF10 ball. Sluggers were allowed to use a T-Ball bat to begin with.
This does NOT in any way impact Coach Pitch (Pinto). You still CANNOT use a bat that says Coach pitch on it.