Bat Restrictions for 2016

Updated Saturday December 19, 2015 by LMLL.

FOR BASEBALL GOLD, GREEN, BLUE & MAJORS

Under current Little League rules, the only composite barrel bats that may be used in our Baseball Gold, Green, Blue and Majors divisions are those licensed by Little League, which maintains a current list of approved bats. Please sure to check this list and keep these restrictions in mind when buying bats for the upcoming season.

FOR BASEBALL MAJORS+

Under current Little League rules, composite barrel bats will not be permitted in Baseball Majors+ unless they meet the BBCOR performance standard and are clearly labeled “BBCOR.” BBCOR bats typically are 2-5/8 inches in diameter and “drop 3” (or -3), meaning that the bat weighs 3 ounces less than the length in inches (e.g., a 31-inch bat will weigh 28 ounces). This means that certain composite barrel bats that are permitted in Baseball Majors and divisions below will not be permitted in Baseball Majors+. Please keep this in mind in buying bats for the upcoming season.