Koufax Recreational Baseball
Welcome to the Koufax Division (PONY League)
Mahwah Youth Baseball's Koufax division is for seventh and eighth graders.
For 2021 Mahwah will again be playing Intertown Baseball.
In 2021 Mahwah joined the PONY League - Northwest Jersey Baseball League. Our first season was a success, and Mahwah was the 2017 Champions.
Koufax Division Contacts
What Bats are allowed in Koufax ?
Both the new USA Baseball standard and BBCOR -3 ("drop 3") Bats are allowed (As well as wood).
For full details see the link for 2018 NBBL Rules on this page.
Bats rules are under VII - Equipment and Safety:
8. BAT REGULATIONS
All bats up to 2 5/8” barrel bats are permitted with no greater than a drop of 5. The bat shall not weigh, numerically, more than five ounces less than the length of the bat (e.g., a 33-inch-long bat cannot weigh less than 28 ounces). The bat MUST be USA certified and have the USA Bat Logo printed somewhere on the bat.
A simple rule of thumb is a bat may not exceed 2 5/8” barrel and no greater than a drop 5, the bat must have the USA Bat Logo printed on it.
Any drop 3 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. The "BBCOR Certified .50" mark somewhere on their barrel or taper.
Additional requirements for a bat to become BBCOR Certified include a length to weight ratio that is no greater than -3 and a barrel diameter that does not exceed 2 5/8 inches.
Any composite should be no greater than a drop 3 and meet BBCOR standards.