Georgia Little League

New Bat Standard Takes Effect January 1, 2018

Starting January 1, 2018, Little League Baseball will implement the new USA Baseball Bat Standard. Little League-approved baseball bats that are approved for use for the 2017 will no longer be suitable for use in any Little League game or activity starting January 1, 2018.

Note: The new USABat standard does NOT apply to Softball. There is no list of approved softball bats. In softball, the bat only needs to meet the specifcations of Rule 1.10 for a softball bat.

2018 Season Bat List

Decertified USA Bats:

Decertified BBCOR Bats:


Minor and Major

  • USA Baseball marking
  • 2 5/8" barrel maximum

Intermediate (50/70) and Junior

  • USA Baseball marking
  • 2 5/8" barrel maximum


  • ALL bats must be BBCOR

2018 Tee Ball Bats

Starting on January 1, 2018, all Tee Ball bats in the Little League Baseball® Tee Ball program must feature the USA Baseball mark and accompanying text. 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 (available September 1, 2017) via the USA Baseball Tee Ball Sticker Program for use with approved Tee Ball baseballs for Little League play. Tee Ball bats for Little League Softball® Tee Ball programs must follow the Little League Softball Official Regulations, Playing Rules, and Policies.

USA Baseball Tee Ball Sticker Program