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Pro Tips Guide to the 2018 USA Baseball Youth Bat Standard Change

By CRLL , 09/05/17, 2:00PM PDT


Info that can impact your youth bat buying experience!

Effective January 1, 2018, the new bat standard will be in effect for Little League.  This means that current bats that do not have the new USA Baseball licensing mark cannot be used.

New Bat regulations FAQ

If you currently have a Tee ball bat, they can continue to be used if they are in compliance with the Tee ball sticker program.    Applying a USABat Tee Ball Sticker to a tee ball bat (26” and shorter and designed for soft baseballs) will make the bat compliant under the USABat Standard for tee ball. New tee ball bats featuring the USA Baseball mark do not need to be stickered.  A sticker can be purchased at USA Baseball for $2.00 here

Dick's Sporting goods and Walmart now have a supply of these new bats. 

Click on the links below for more information and buying tips.   

Pro-tips from Dick's Sporting Goods Article and Video

2018 Bat regulation update from Little League International

Tee Ball sticker program