UPPER MORELAND LITTLE LEAGUE
USA BAT STANDARD RESOURCE SHEET
In an effort to help clarify the new USA Bat Standards being adopted by Little League International, as of January 1, 2018, Upper Moreland Little League has decided to provide a brief document to help summarize the changes and consolidate some helpful resources.
Please note that as of January 1, 2018, the new USA Baseball Bat Standard will be implemented. 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. For more information on the USABat standard and a complete list of bats approved through the USABat Standard, visit usabat.com.
Read full statement from Little League International here:
Little League International’s ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ regarding the USA Baseball Bat Standard can be found here:
Read a brief statement regarding the ‘USA Bat Youth Bat Standard’ here:
Full List of USA Approved Baseball Bats can be found here:
Quick Fact List:
Baseball bats, marked with a 1.15 BPF stamp or Little League stamp, will no longer be legal for play.
Affects Baseball (T-Ball, Minor, Major, Intermediate 50/70, and Junior Leagues)
Senior League Baseball will still follow BBCOR Certification Guidelines
Does not affect softball at all
Allows both 2-1/4” and 2-5/8” barrel bats with USA Bat
Wood bats are still allowed. Multi-Piece and Composite Wood Bats must feature the USA Baseball Certification Mark to be approved.
T-Ball bats, purchased prior to USA Bat Standard adoption may be grandfathered in, when used with approved tee balls, with purchase of a ‘USABAT TEE BALL STICKER’ at the following link: https://usabaseballshop.com/products/usabat-tee-ball-sticker?variant=44877922632
You can read full Rule 1.10 – Baseball here: http://www.littleleague.org/learn/equipment/baseballbatinfo/batrules.htm?utm_source=Bat%20Information%20-%20Rule%201.10%20&utm_medium=Rule%201.10&utm_content=Bat%20Information%20-%20Rule%201.10
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