Before you purchase a new bat, you may want to know about the new regulations being adopted by all members of USA Baseball beginning 1/1/2018.
With the Holiday’s quickly approaching and the start of 2017 baseball season just a few months after, the League feels it is important to share information regarding the new bat specifications, which will go into effect on January 1, 2018. Prior to purchasing a bat for the upcoming season, it is recommended you read the articles in the below links. Most of the composite bats used by players in our League will become illegal for play after December 31, 2017. This was confirmed at our recent Little League District meeting where it was emphasized these new specifications will be required by all member organizations of USA Baseball, which includes Little league, Cal Ripken and AAU, among others. All bats approved for play will bear the USA Baseball Licensing mark as indicated below. Unfortunately, these specifications are not likely to be available until early Spring 2017 and the bats bearing the licensing mark may not be available until Fall, 2017. Once more information is available, it will be posted to the website.