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Bat Rule Reminder For 2019

We would like to thank all members of the Fairfield American community for implementing the new Little League Bat Standard throughout all of our 2018 seasons without incident. We are reposting this information from last year for your reference and a reminder for the upcoming 2019 season. 


As you may recall from our communications last spring, effective on January 1, 2018, Little League Baseball will adhere to the new USA Baseball Bat standard. This standard will require the use of wood bats or new aluminum bats designed for wood-like performance. All levels of Fairfield American must adhere to this new standard, from Future Stars through 50/70 Intermediate.

The following content is provided by the official Little League website. We suggest clicking this link to read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Little League provides on their website.

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 Baseball® 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  

The new “approved” USABat label is as follows...

Images of new USA Baseball Bat Logo

Please click this link to read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Little League provides on their website.

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