Effective date: February 15, 2018
The bat must be a baseball bat which meets the USA Baseball Bat standard (USABat) as adopted by Little League. It shall be a smooth, rounded stick, and made of wood or of material and colour tested and proved acceptable to the USA Baseball Bat standard (USABat).
Beginning with the 2018 season, non-wood and laminated bats used in the Little League (Majors) and below, Intermediate (50-70) Division, Junior League divisions, and Challenger division shall bear the USA Baseball logo signifying that the bat meets the USABat – USA Baseball’s Youth Bat Performance Standard. All BPF – 1.15 bats will be prohibited beginning with the 2018 season. Additionally, starting in 2018, the bat diameter shall not exceed 2⅝ inches for these divisions of play. Bats meeting the Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution (BBCOR) standard may also be used in the Intermediate Division and Junior League divisions. Additional information is available at LittleLeague.org/batinfo.
|Division(s)||Required Marking||Maximum Length (inches)||Maximum Diameter (inches)||Additions/Exceptions|
|T-Ball||USA Baseball||26||2 5⁄8||
|Coach Pitch||USA Baseball||26||2 5⁄8||
|Minors and Majors||USA Baseball||33||2 5⁄8||
|Intermediate and Juniors||USA Baseball or BBCOR||34||2 5⁄8||
|Senior||USA Baseball or BBCOR||36||2 5⁄8||