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Jan, 2018

Answers to Your USA Baseball Bat Standard Questions

This story courtesy of Little League Baseball International, last updated on December 13, 2017

Testing and evaluating of youth baseball bats has evolved into a science. So much so that the standard has also evolved to where USA Baseball, the national governing body for the sport of baseball in the United States, is adopting a new method for measuring bat performance in the testing of youth bats that will go into effect on January 1, 2018. The new USA Baseball bat standard (USABat), was developed by a USA Baseball committee of scientific experts.

Effective on January 1, 2018, Little League BaseballĀ® will adhere to the new USABat standard. No bats previously approved for use in Little League Play (Junior League Baseball and below) will be permitted to be used in any Little League game or practice, or other Little League function, event, or activity. For more information on the USABat standard and a complete list of bats approved through the USABat Standard, visit

To read the full selection of FAQs, please visit the original story on the Little League Baseball website.Ā 

PLEASE NOTE: Harlem Little League will provide each team with league-issued bats that are USA Baseball Standard compliant. If you don't want to purchase a bat for your child, they will still have appropriate equipment for play at practices and games!

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