Bat Rules

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If you have questions about which bat to purchase, please read this page!

Delta Little League follows Little League International's bat rules. Simply stated: if there is not a "USA Baseball" logo somewhere on your bat, you cannot use it! Little League changed to allowing bats with "wood-like performance" in 2018. Wooden bats ARE allowed.

  • Why does Little League dictate which bat my child can use?

  • From "USA Baseball’s national member organizations believe that a wood-like performance standard will best provide for the long-term integrity of the game. However, wood is a scarce resource. The new bats will be designed to perform much like wood, where its performance will be limited to the highest performing wood.The USABat Standard gives our young baseball players the benefits of using non-wood bats that have a better weight-balance, are easier for younger players to handle, and are more durable, while providing the response to many who believe the game should be played with wood bats. The new USABat standard is a performance standard only."

  • Are USSSA bats allowed at Delta Little League?

    • No.

  • Can any wood bat be used at Delta Little League?

    • From "Solid, one-piece wood bats that adhere to Little League’s regulations will be allowed for play with or without the USA Baseball mark. Multi-piece wood bats must have the USA Baseball mark to be approved for play. This includes two-piece wood bats, composite wood bats, laminated wood bats, bonded wood bats, bamboo bats, and any wood bat that could be defined as an ‘experimental’ design."

  • What about BPF and BBCOR?

    • All Tee Ball, Rookie, Minor, and Major League bats must be USA Baseball approved, which means that they MUST have the USA Baseball logo somewhere on the bat. The only exception to this rule would be solid, 1-piece wood bats. For anyone participating in Senior League (ages 13-16), BBCOR bats are used. BBCOR bats are also used in high school baseball.