New Bat Requirement for 2018 Season
USA Bat Performance Standard
Updated Monday January 15, 2018 by Jared Vollmer.
Effective on Jan. 1, 2018, Little League will adhere to the new USABat standard. No bats previously approved for use in Little League Play (Junior League Baseball and below) will be permitted to be used in any Little League game or practice, or other Little League function, event, or activity.
Put simply, bats used last year for Little League 2017 season, won't be allowed in 2018. The exception are all wood bats.
The new standard, called the "wood-like performance standard," the league states "will best provide for the long-term integrity of the game."
Please click HERE for an Approved Bat List. List will be updated as more bats are produced. Look for the USA Baseball stamp on all approved Youth Baseball bats.