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USA Baseball Bat Standard

New Little League 
Bat Rules: (Effective Jan 1, 2018)



Bats are changing and the bats currently used in 2017 and prior will not be legal effective January 1, 2018. The new approved bats will have a performance similar to a wood bat. With this change, big barrel bats will be available for all ages including the younger divisions. The new approved bats are now available. The full article regarding this new change can be found by clicking the below link. The new bat standards will not only be in effect for Little League but many other youth baseball leagues such as Cal Ripken, Babe Ruth and Pony to name a few.
Only bats marked with the new seal of approval may be used. WPLL will provide each team/manager with an approved bat which everyone on the team may use. If you purchase your own bat make sure it is Little League USA Bat approved.

Parents please watch the video in the link below before purchasing that new bat for Christmas

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, definition of terms, the moratorium on the use of composite bats, and a series of frequently asked questions, with answers and licensed bat lists.

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

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