Little League International has decided to adopt a new bat standard which will go into effect in 2018. The new standard effectively disqualifies all current Little League bats. The new bat standard will include the "USA Baseball” logo on the bat (examples below).
What you need to know:
All new bats that bear the USABat licensing mark will be permissible for play in Canyon Creek Little League and Little League summer tournaments.
For more information on the USABat standard and a complete list of bats approved through the USABat Standard, visit usabat.com
The new USA Baseball bat standard allows players to use 2 5/8 barrels. Note, the USSSA stamped big barrel bats continue to be illegal for use in Little League
Why make the change?
USA Baseball’s national member organizations believe that a wood-like performance standard will best provide for the long-term integrity of the game. The new standard will not have a drop-weight limit, so young players can use bats made with light-weight materials.
The new bats will be designed to perform much like wood bats.
Canyon Creek Little League will be holding a Registration Event on Sunday, October 8th from 1-4 at Memorial Park. This will give CCLL players an opportunity to swing the new bats and learn what size they need before buying one.