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Bat Regulations Changing for 2018

By CRLL, 08/18/17, 3:30PM PDT


Don't buy that new bat just yet!

Bat Standards for Little League use are changing. Yup, that means any bat you used in the 2017 season (or before) will NOT be eligible for the 2018 season.

Read on about the change, why it was made, and how you will know if a bat can be used next season.

Bat out of...

Is it a money grab by the manufacturers?

Is it a safety issue?

Will increasing the barrel size help or hurt player development?

Will the compression rules really make it like using wood?


There are a lot of reasons that we've been told that bat standards are changing, but the reality is that bat regulations are updated pretty frequently.

So, it is your responsibilty to ensure that the bat you purchase can be used in Little League games. These links are meant to provide assistance to you when selecting a bat, but you should make final confirmation via Little League's resources.

 Little League International has a series of articles to help you decide how to decide on making  a bat selection for the 2018 season and beyond.