Little League® International has assembled an online resource page dedicated to baseball bat information, that includes the latest bat information, current Little League Baseball® rules and regulations governing bats, and a series of frequently asked questions.
As of January 1, 2018, the new USA Baseball Bat Standard was implemented. USABat Standard bats must be used in the Little League Major Baseball Division and below. Either USABat Standard bats or BBCOR bats must be used at the Intermediate (50/70) Baseball and Junior League Baseball Divisions. At the Senior League Baseball Division, all bats must be meet the BBCOR standard. Little League-approved baseball bats that were approved for use for the 2017 season will no longer be acceptable for use in any Little League game or activity as of January 1, 2018. For more information on the USABat standard and a complete list of bats approved through the USABat Standard, visit usabat.com.
Important Note: These changes only affect baseball divisions and don’t affect any divisions of softball.
The bats approved using the USABat Standard will be made in 2 1/4-, 2 1/2-, and 2 5/8- inch dimensions
Are the 2¼ inch Little League® Major Division bats going to be manufactured according to the USABat standard?
Yes. The 2 1/4 bats will be produced, however 2 1/2 and 2 5/8 barrel bats will also be permitted in the Little League Baseball Major division.No. Starting on January 1, 2018, all bats must be marked with the USABat label in order to be used in Little League Baseball®. All bats marked with the BFP 1.15 will not be permitted to be used in any Little League activities, including practices or games.No. The Bat Performance Factor (BPF) will no longer be in effect. Starting in 2018, all Little League Baseball® divisions, excluding Senior League baseball, will operate using the USABat standard. Either USABat Standard bats or BBCOR bats must be used at the Intermediate (50/70) Baseball and Junior League Baseball Divisions. The Senior League baseball division will continue using the BBCOR standard.The BPF has been replaced by the USABat Baseball Bat Standard for Junior League, Intermediate 50/70, Major, Minor, and Tee Ball Baseball Divisions. Either USABat Standard bats or BBCOR bats must be used at the Intermediate (50/70) Baseball and Junior League Baseball Divisions. The BBCOR baseball bat standard will continue to be used by the Senior League Baseball Division.