2018 SEASON – NEW BATS REQUIRED

Starting on January 1st, 2018 Little League Baseball will be adopting the new USA Baseball Bat Standard.

What this means for you and your player:
  • Majors, Minor-A, Minor-B
    • The bat you currently have will not be allowed to be used.
  • Rookie and T-Ball
    • Since HLL uses a low compression (safety) ball for these divisions, USA Baseball is providing a program for the continued use of T-Ball Bats (26″ or less).
    • This link here details the USA Baseball Tee Ball Bat Sticker Program (here) and explains how parents can purchase the sticker that will allow for use. (USA Baseball Tee Ball Bat Sticker)
New Bats that conform to the USA Baseball Bat Standard will be available for purchase starting on September 1st and will have the following stamp on them.  This stamp is required for the bat to be allowed for use in all divisions.

Additional Resources

http://www.littleleague.org/learn/equipment/baseballbatinfo.htm

http://www.littleleague.org/learn/equipment/baseballbatinfo/USA-Baseball-Bat-Standard-FAQs.htm

If you have any questions or concerns please reach out via email info@highlandll.com or the Highland Little League FaceBook Group.