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Berwyn Paoli Area Little League

Bat Standards

Tee Ball

Certified Tee Ball bats (26″and shorter) will feature the USA Baseball logo signifying that the bat meets the USABat (USA Baseball’s Youth Bat Performance) standard. Tee Ball bats that were produced and/or purchased prior to the implementation of the new standard can be certified using an Approved Tee Ball Sticker via the USA Baseball Tee Ball Sticker Program beginning September 1, 2017.

Baseball Minors/Majors

Bat Standard: Per Little League International regulations, non-wood and laminated bats used in the Little League must bear the USA Baseball logo signifying that the bat meets the USABat (USA Baseball’s Youth Bat Performance) standard. Look for the logo to the left.

Size: No more than 33 inches in length; nor more than 2⅝ inches in diameter, and if wood, not less than fifteen-sixteenths (15/16) inches in diameter (7/8 inch for bats less than 30″) at its smallest part. Solid one-piece wood barrel bats do not require a USA Baseball logo.

Softball

Bats approved for fast-pitch softball must have one of the three logo certifications shown below.


  
The bat must be a softball bat which meets Little League specifications and standards as noted in this rule. It shall be a smooth, rounded stick and made of wood or a material tested and proved acceptable to Little League standards. The bat shall be no more than 33 inches in length, not more than two and one-quarter inches in diameter, and if wood, not less than fifteen-sixteenth inches in diameter (7/8 inch for bats less than 30 inches) at its smallest part. Non-wood bats shall be printed with a BPF (bat performance factor) of 1.20. 

Bats may be taped or fitted with a sleeve for a distance not exceeding 16 inches from the small end. Colored bats are acceptable. A non-wood bat must have a grip of cork, tape or composition material, and must extend a minimum of 10 inches from the small end. Slippery tape or similar material is prohibited.

Challenger Division

Bat Standard: Per Little League International regulations, non-wood and laminated bats used in the Little League must bear the USA Baseball logo signifying that the bat meets the USABat (USA Baseball’s Youth Bat Performance) standard. Look for this logo:

Size: Bats shall not exceed 33 inches in length; nor more than 2⅝inches in diameter, and if wood, not less than fifteen-sixteenths (15/16) inches in diameter (7/8 inch for bats less than 30”) at its smallest part. Wood bats taped or fitted with a sleeve may not exceed sixteen (16) inches from the small end. Solid one-piece wood barrel bats do not require a USA Baseball logo.

Berwyn Paoli Area Little League

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Paoli, Pennsylvania 19301
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