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Apr, 2016

Important New Bat Regulations

Little League International is changing the standards for bats. Essentially all bats that are legal now will not be legal in 2018. This was done in accordance with a change by USA Baseball. Details of the change are available at the LLI website here: http://www.littleleague.org/media/llnewsarchive/2015/May-August/Little-League-USA-Baseball-Bat-Standard-2018.htm

 

The GLL board wanted to make sure parents were alerted to this change in the event you are seeing bats on sale in stores or are considering spending on a bat for a holiday gift. Your child can use currently legal bats in 2016 and 2017 but not after that. The new bats will be available for purchase in fall 2017.

The current bat regulations are as follows:

Rule 1.10 – Baseball

The bat must be a baseball bat which meets Little League specifications and standards as noted in this rule. It shall be a smooth, rounded stick and made of wood or of material and color tested and proved acceptable to Little League standards.

Little League (Majors) and below:

It shall not be more than thirty-three (33) inches in length nor more than two and one-quarter (2¼) inches in diameter. Non-wood bats shall be labeled with a BPF (bat performance factor) of 1.15 or less;

EXCEPTION: For the Little League (Majors) and below, for regular season play and Tournament, composite bats are prohibited unless approved by Little League International. View the list of approved and licensed composite bats.

Intermediate (50-70) Division and Junior League

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 barrel 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 certification mark shall be rectangular, a minimum of a half-inch on each side and located on the barrel of the bat in any contrasting color.

More information on Bats can be found at  http://www.littleleague.org/learn/equipment/baseballbatinfo.htm.

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