2018 Little League Bat Rule ChangesUpdatedSaturday October 7, 2017 byNorth Arlington Little League.
Effective on January 1, 2018, Little League Baseball® 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. For more information on the USABat standard and a complete list of bats approved through the USABat Standard, visit usabat.com.
This will effect ALL North Arlington Little League players for the 2018 season, as we currently only go up to the Junior Division (13-14 years old).
Any non-wood bats MUST have the USA Baseball mark. Solid, one-piece wood bats that adhere to Little League’s regulations will be allowed for play with or without the USA Baseball mark. Multi-piece wood bats must have the USA Baseball mark to be approved for play. This includes two-piece wood bats, composite wood bats, laminated wood bats, bonded wood bats, bamboo bats, and any wood bat that could be defined as an ‘experimental’ design.
Little League Bat Rules: http://www.littleleague.org/learn/equipment/baseballbatinfo/batrules.htm