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New Bat Regulations Coming Soon

By Dennis Bergin, Equipment Chairperson, 11/22/16, 11:15AM CST


Will your child need a new bat?

Little League® International Board of Directors has formally adopted USA Baseball’s new standard for bat performance testing.  What does this mean for your child's hitting stick?  Don't run out and buy a new bat yet. 2017 is going to be a year of educating the leagues and families of the new rules. The new regulations won't go into effect until 2018.

For more than seventy-five years, Little League has used improvements in science, engineering, and technology to take the sport of baseball to higher levels. By utilizing the most current advancements available, manufacturers can now develop bats with a wood-like performance, which is important for the long-term success of the game. Visit for detailed information. 

Click here to read the full release from USA Baseball.