USA Baseball bat testing statement
Statement regarding its Youth Bat Testing Field Study
USA Baseball has announced the conclusion of Phase One of its Youth Bat Testing Study. USA Baseball will now move to Phase Two testing. In Phase One, data were collected to determine bat and ball characteristics during actual batting. In Phase Two, data will be collected to determine bat characteristics in a lab setting. As previously stated, the objective of this testing is to ascertain if the BBCOR testing standard is applicable to the multitude of youth bat options (i.e. -11, -10, -9 weight differentials, etc.). Further questions can be directed to Paul V. Seiler, Executive Director/CEO of USA Baseball.