Little League has adopted new bat standards for the 2018 season. For those planning on buying a bat in the next year or so, this could have an impact on your decision. Any bats not meeting the new standard will not be allowed after the 2017 season. The new bats are not yet being produced. See the info below from Little League, and you can click on the link at the end for more information.
With the Little League® International Board of Directors formally adopting USA Baseball’s new standard for bat performance testing, Little League International fully supports this program. For more than seventy-five years, Little League has used improvements in science, engineering, and technology to take the sport of baseball to higher levels. By utilizing the most current advancements available, manufacturers can now develop bats with a wood-like performance, which is important for the long-term success of the game. Developed by a USA Baseball committee of scientific experts, Little League Baseball® has decided to adopt the new bat standard for mandated use effective January 1, 2018. All national members of USA Baseball, including Little League, are encouraged to adopt this new standard. Little League-approved bats can be used through December 31, 2017, and our current bat regulations will be in effect until then. That includes the moratorium prohibiting the use of all 2 ¼ inch barrel baseball bats constructed with composite material in the barrel, unless approved. Visit LittleLeague.org for detailed information. Little League looks forward to working with USA Baseball, and will begin educating our local leagues, and the parents of our 2.1 million baseball players, preparing them for the important change coming in 2018.
Have you ever wanted to ask a question about the NBSA or how a certain process works??
The right person to contact is the NBSA Player Representative Paul Blanchard
You can email him at: firstname.lastname@example.org
The 12YO Tournament will be held from July 24, 2017 to July 28, 2017.
The 10YO Tournament will be held from July 27, 2017 to July 30, 2017.
The 9YO Tournament will held from July 24, 2017 to August 2, 2017.
These Tournaments will be a great time, and will have competitive games. Hope to see you there.
For details or an invitational flyer on either of these tournaments for 2017, please contact Jim Forbush (email@example.com or 617-549-0194 (cell)). Teams are restricted to players from within a single town (no AAU teams).