Before buying a new youth baseball bat, it's important to understand that new rules have limited and restricted the types of bats kids can use in Little League baseball. Due to, what many called unfair advantages and power gained from using many composite baseball bats, Little League officials have (as of 2012) banned most composite bats from use in the game. Today, Little League bats must meet the Bat Performance Factor (BPF) and pass the Accelerated Break In (ABI) procedure in laboratory testing, and maintain it throughout the life of the bat, in order to be approved for use in any sanctioned game. Approved bats must also have a 2 1/4" barrel.
Little League officials maintain a list of approved baseball bats, which is ever changing. So to ensure your bat, or the bat you plan on purchasing is legal for play in your league, be sure to check the List of Approved Composite Youth Bats often.
If you have any questions about your bat, or these rules and regulations, please feel free to contact us at 1-800-693-6368.