IMPORTANT - Little League Bat Changes
With Fall Ball getting ready to start up, you may be considering purchasing a new bat. If this is the case, it would be best to wait for a little bit longer. Little League Baseball along with some other baseball organizations are adopting the USA baseball bat standard. Starting on January 1, 2018, all bats used in Little League Baseball will need to meet the new standards and have the USA Baseball label. Only new bats, that are supposed to start hitting stores this fall, will meet this new requirement. Unfortunately, Little League-approved baseball bats that are approved for use for the 2017 season will no longer be acceptable for use in any Little League game or activity starting on January 1, 2018.
The link below has a video and additional information regarding the new standards and also explains how Tee Ball bats can still be used in Tee Ball divisions, as long as they are labeled Tee Ball and you add the required USA Baseball Sticker.