Beginning in 2018, the only bats that will be allowed in Little League play are bats with the USA Baseball logo shown here.
Bats with any kind of message about being Little League approved, but not showing the USA Baseball logo will NOT be allowed.
Please consider this before you purchase a new bat for your player.
Here are some useful links to help you understand which bat to purchase. These bats are now available in stores such as Dick's Sports as well as online.
- All bats labeled USA Baseball that have barrels that do not exceed 2 and 5/8 inches are allowed. Here is a list of bats that are authorized: https://usabat.com/
- Here is the section regarding bat rules from Little League's website: CLICK HERE
- Here is a FAQ from the USA Baseball website with some additional good information: https://usabat.com/faq/
- And here is a good article about sizing bats. Most of this information still applies, even though the new bats have changed a bit in their composition. https://www.baseballmonkey.com/baseball-bat-buying-guide