Equipment

Helmets

As of the 2012 baseball season Glen Ellyn Youth Baseball has required every player to provide their own batting helmet due to health and safety concerns. You can purchase the helmet of your choice as long as it fits properly.  

Bats

Effective January 1, 2018

Please note that as of January 1, 2018, the new USA Baseball Bat Standard will be implemented. Little League-approved baseball bats that were approved for use for the 2017 season will no longer be acceptable for use in any game or activity for Tball 1 & 2, Bantam, Shetland, Minor A/AA, Majors and Pony leagues starting on January 1, 2018. For more information on the USABat standard and a complete list of bats approved through the USABat Standard, visit usabat.com.

The bat must be a baseball bat which meets the USA Baseball Bat standard (USABat). It shall be a smooth, rounded stick, and made of wood or of material and color tested and proved acceptable to the USA Baseball Bat standard (USABat).

Beginning with the 2018 season, non-wood and laminated bats used in the TBall 1 & 2, Bantam, Shetland, Minor A/AA, Majors and Pony leagues shall bear the USA Baseball logo signifying that the bat meets the USABat – USA Baseball’s Youth Bat Performance Standard. All BPF – 1.15 bats will be prohibited beginning with the 2018 season. Additionally, starting in 2018, the bat diameter shall not exceed 2⅝ inches for these divisions of play. 


Colt/Palomino - NFHS

As of January 1, 2012 only composite and aluminum -3 bats that meet the new Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution (BBCOR) performance standard and stamped with a BBCOR certified logo will be allowed under NFHS rules.

Glen Ellyn Classic Tournament Bat Rule

It shall not be more than 34 inches in length; nor more than 2 5/8 inches in diameter, and if wood, not less than fifteen-sixteenths (15/16) inches in diameter (7/8 inch for bats less than 30”) at its smallest part. All composite-barreled bats shall meet the Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution (BBCOR) performance standard, and such bats shall be so labeled with a silkscreen or other permanent certification mark OR have the new USSSA 1.15BPF mark prominently and permanently displayed on their taper.