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2 0 1 8 LINDENHURST AMERICAN LITTLE LEAGUE - WINTER EDITION

 *********** LEAGUE REGISTRATION ***********

ALL LINDENHURST AMERICAN LITTLE LEAGUE REGISTRATIONS HAVE CONCLUDED. IF YOUR CHILD WOULD LIKE TO SIGN UP, PLEASE CONTACT US @ 855-LINDYBB, OR EMAIL TO: LINDYAMERICAN@AOL.COM

 


 

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY TO ALL LALL PLAYERS, PARENTS AND COACHES.


WE WILL BE CONDUCTING THE WINTER CLINICS FOR BOTH BASEBALL & SOFTBALL @ THE TOWN HALL BATTING CAGE.

THE NEW SCHEDULE FOR THE WINTER CLINICS WILL BE AS FOLLOWS:


WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 14th:

**** NO CLINIC TODAY ****

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY ...................................... 

 

MONDAY FEBRUARY 19th:

6:30PM TO 7:30PM > SOFTBALL AGES 6,7,8 (PEEWEE AND FARM SOFTBALL)

7:30PM TO 8:30PM > 9/10 YEAR OLD MINOR SOFTBALL

8:30PM TO 9:30PM > 11/12 YEAR OLD MAJOR SOFTBALL .

 

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 20th:

6:30PM TO 7:30PM > TBALL 3/4 YEAR OLDS (FIRST YEAR PLAYERS)

7:30PM TO 8:30PM > 6 YEAR OLDS (FIRST YEAR PEEWEE BASEBALL PLAYERS) 

8:30PM TO 9:30PM > 9/10 YEAR OLD MINOR BASEBALL PLAYERS

 

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 21st:

6:30PM TO 7:30PM > 5 YEAR OLDS (2nd YEAR TBALL PLAYERS)

7:30PM TO 8:30PM > 7/8 YEAR OLDS (2nd YEAR PEEWEE BASEBALL AND FARM BASEBALL)

8:30PM TO 9:30PM > 11/12 YEAR OLDS (MAJOR/INTERMEDIATE BASEBALL PLAYERS)

 

THURSDAY FEBRUARY 22ND:

MANAGERS MEETING:

MANDATORY MEETING FOR ALL MANAGERS AND COACHES @ RAINBOW CENTER @ 8:00PM

(ALL MANAGERS AND COACHES MUST ATTEND. NO EXCEPTIONS) 

 

MONDAY FEBRUARY 26th:

PARENT MEETINGS @ RAINBOW CENTER:

ALL PEEWEE TEAMS (CAHLSTADT, SCHMITTBERGER, BAUSCH, LAGRECO) FROM 6:30PM TO 7:30PM

ALL FARM BASEBALL TEAMS (GUARINI & CAHLSTADT) FROM 7:30PM TO 8:30PM

MAJOR BASEBALL FROM 7:30PM TO 8:30PM

CLINIC @ BATTING CAGE 

6:30PM TO 7:30PM > SOFTBALL AGES 6,7,8 (PEEWEE AND FARM SOFTBALL)

7:30PM TO 8:30PM > 9/10 YEAR OLD MINOR SOFTBALL

8:30PM TO 9:30PM > 11/12 YEAR OLD MAJOR SOFTBALL

 

TUESDAY FEBRUARY 27th:

6:30PM TO 7:30PM > TBALL 3/4 YEAR OLDS (FIRST YEAR PLAYERS)

7:30PM TO 8:30PM > 6 YEAR OLDS (FIRST YEAR PEEWEE BASEBALL PLAYERS) 

8:30PM TO 9:30PM > 9/10 YEAR OLD MINOR BASEBALL PLAYERS

 

WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 28th:

6:30PM TO 7:30PM > 5 YEAR OLDS (2nd YEAR TBALL PLAYERS)

7:30PM TO 8:30PM > 7/8 YEAR OLDS (2nd YEAR PEEWEE BASEBALL AND FARM BASEBALL)

8:30PM TO 9:30PM > 11/12 YEAR OLDS (MAJOR/INTERMEDIATE BASEBALL PLAYERS

 

THURSDAY MARCH 1ST:

PARENT MEETINGS:

ALL TBALL TEAMS (FONSECA, LEARY, JOHNSON, VASQUEZ) FROM 6:30PM TO 7:30PM

ALL MINOR BASEBALL TEAMS (COHEN, JOHNSON, ZUCKERMAN) FROM 7:30PM TO 8:30PM

FARM SOFTBALL FROM 8:30PM TO 9:30PM

MINOR SOFTBALL FROM 8:30PM TO 9:30PM

MAJOR SOFTBALL FROM 8:30PM TO 9:30PM

 

WEDNESDAY MARCH 7TH:

SAFETY MEETING @ NORTH LINDENHURST FIREHOUSE. THIS IS A MANDATORY MEETING FOR ALL MANAGERS AND ALL COACHES.

 

SATURDAY MARCH 10TH:

CPR CLINIC @ NORTH LINDENHURST FIRE HOUSE @ 12:00PM

(MANAGERS AND COACHES ONLY THAT NEED CERTIFICATION) 

 

MONDAY MARCH 12TH:

BATTING CAGE:

FARM SOFTBALL TEAM 2 (MARTIN) @ 6:00PM

MINOR SOFTBALL (ALBANO) @ 7:00PM

MAJOR SOFTBALL (STEINMAN) @ 8:00PM

FIELD PRACTICE:

MINOR BASEBALL TEAM 2 (JOHNSON) @ TOWN HALL TURF @ 6:00PM

INDOOR PRACTICE:

TEEBALL TEAM 1 (FONSECA) AND TEAM 3 (JOHNSON) @ DANIEL STREET SCHOOL GYM @ 6:00PM

PEEWEE TEAM 2 (SCHMITTBERGER) & TEAM 3 (BAUSCH) @ DANIEL STREET SCHOOL @ 7:00PM 

 

TUESDAY MARCH 13TH:

BATTING CAGE:

MINOR BASEBALL TEAM 3 (ZUCKERMAN) @ 6:00PM

FARM BASEBALL TEAM 1 (GUARINI) @ 7:00PM

MAJOR BASEBALL (GRAFF) @ 8:00PM

FIELD PRACTICE:

MINOR BASEBALL TEAM 1 (COHEN) @ TOWN HALL TURF @ 6:00PM

INDOOR PRACTICE:

TEEBALL TEAM 2 (LEARY) AND TEAM 4 (VASQUEZ) @ DANIEL STREET SCHOOL GYM @ 6:00PM

PEEWEE TEAM 1 (CAHLSTADT) & TEAM 4 (LAGRECO) @ DANIEL STREET SCHOOL @ 7:00PM   

 

WEDNESDAY MARCH 14TH:

FIELD PRACTICE:

MINOR BASEBALL TEAM 3 (ZUCKERMAN) @ TOWN HALL TURF @ 6:00PM  

 

THURSDAY MARCH 15TH:

BATTING CAGE: 

FARM BASEBALL TEAM 2 (CAHLSTADT) @ 6:00PM

MINOR BASEBALL TEAM 1 (COHEN) @ 7:00PM

MINOR BASEBALL TEAM 2 (JOHNSON) @ 8:00PM

FIELD PRACTICE:

FARM BASEBALL TEAM 1 (GUARINI) @ TOWN HALL TURF @ 6:00PM

 

FRIDAY MARCH 16TH:

FIELD PRACTICE:

MAJOR BASEBALL (GRAFF) @ TOWN HALL TURF @ 6:00PM

MINOR SOFTBALL (ALBANO) @ TOWN HALL SOFTBALL FIELD @ 5:30PM

MAJOR SOFTBALL (STEINMAN) @ TOWN HALL SOFTBALL FIELD @ 7:00PM

 

SATURDAY MARCH 17TH:

FIELD PRACTICE:

FARM SOFTBALL TEAM 1 & TEAM 2 (ALBRECHT AND MARTIN) @ TOWN HALL SOFTBALL FIELD @ 11:00AM 

 

MONDAY MARCH 19TH:

BATTING CAGE:

FARM SOFTBALL TEAM 2 (MARTIN) @ 6:00PM

MINOR SOFTBALL (ALBANO) @ 7:00PM

MAJOR SOFTBALL (STEINMAN) @ 8:00PM

FIELD PRACTICE:

MINOR BASEBALL TEAM 2 (JOHNSON) @ TOWN HALL TURF @ 6:00PM

INDOOR PRACTICE:

TEEBALL TEAM 1 (FONSECA) AND TEAM 3 (JOHNSON) @ DANIEL STREET SCHOOL GYM @ 6:00PM

PEEWEE TEAM 2 (SCHMITTBERGER) & TEAM 3 (BAUSCH) @ DANIEL STREET SCHOOL @ 7:00PM   

  

TUESDAY MARCH 20TH:

BATTING CAGE:

MINOR BASEBALL TEAM 3 (ZUCKERMAN) @ 6:00PM

FARM BASEBALL TEAM 1 (GUARINI) @ 7:00PM

MAJOR BASEBALL (GRAFF) @ 8:00PM

FIELD PRACTICE:

MINOR BASEBALL TEAM 1 (COHEN) @ TOWN HALL TURF @ 6:00PM

INDOOR PRACTICE:

TEEBALL TEAM 2 (LEARY) AND TEAM 4 (VASQUEZ) @ DANIEL STREET SCHOOL GYM @ 6:00PM

PEEWEE TEAM 1 (CAHLSTADT) & TEAM 4 (LAGRECO) @ DANIEL STREET SCHOOL @ 7:00PM   

 

WEDNESDAY MARCH 21ST:

FIELD PRACTICE:

MINOR BASEBALL TEAM 3 (ZUCKERMAN) @ TOWN HALL TURF @ 6:00PM     

 

THURSDAY MARCH 22ND:

BATTING CAGE: 

FARM BASEBALL TEAM 2 (CAHLSTADT) @ 6:00PM

MINOR BASEBALL TEAM 1 (COHEN) @ 7:00PM

MINOR BASEBALL TEAM 2 (JOHNSON) @ 8:00PM

FIELD PRACTICE:

 

FRIDAY MARCH 23TH:

FIELD PRACTICE:

MAJOR BASEBALL (GRAFF) @ TOWN HALL TURF @ 6:00PM

MINOR SOFTBALL (ALBANO) @ TOWN HALL SOFTBALL FIELD @ 5:30PM

MAJOR SOFTBALL (STEINMAN) @ TOWN HALL SOFTBALL FIELD @ 7:00PM

 

SATURDAY MARCH 24TH:

FIELD PRACTICE:

FARM SOFTBALL TEAM 1 & TEAM 2 (ALBRECHT AND MARTIN) @ TOWN HALL SOFTBALL FIELD @ 11:00AM      

 

MONDAY MARCH 26TH:

BATTING CAGE:

FARM SOFTBALL TEAM 2 (MARTIN) @ 6:00PM

MINOR SOFTBALL (ALBANO) @ 7:00PM

MAJOR SOFTBALL (STEINMAN) @ 8:00PM

FIELD PRACTICE:

MINOR BASEBALL TEAM 2 (JOHNSON) @ TOWN HALL TURF @ 6:00PM

INDOOR PRACTICE:

TEEBALL TEAM 1 (FONSECA) AND TEAM 3 (JOHNSON) @ DANIEL STREET SCHOOL GYM @ 6:00PM

PEEWEE TEAM 2 (SCHMITTBERGER) & TEAM 3 (BAUSCH) @ DANIEL STREET SCHOOL @ 7:00PM 

 

TUESDAY MARCH 27TH:

BATTING CAGE:

MINOR BASEBALL TEAM 3 (ZUCKERMAN) @ 6:00PM

FARM BASEBALL TEAM 1 (GUARINI) @ 7:00PM

MAJOR BASEBALL (GRAFF) @ 8:00PM

FIELD PRACTICE:

MINOR BASEBALL TEAM 1 (COHEN) @ TOWN HALL TURF @ 6:00PM

INDOOR PRACTICE:

TEEBALL TEAM 2 (LEARY) AND TEAM 4 (VASQUEZ) @ DANIEL STREET SCHOOL GYM @ 6:00PM

PEEWEE TEAM 1 (CAHLSTADT) & TEAM 4 (LAGRECO) @ DANIEL STREET SCHOOL @ 7:00PM   

 

WEDNESDAY MARCH 28TH:

FIELD PRACTICE:

MINOR BASEBALL TEAM 3 (ZUCKERMAN) @ TOWN HALL TURF @ 6:00PM     

 

THURSDAY MARCH 29TH:

BATTING CAGE: 

FARM BASEBALL TEAM 2 (CAHLSTADT) @ 6:00PM

MINOR BASEBALL TEAM 1 (COHEN) @ 7:00PM

MINOR BASEBALL TEAM 2 (JOHNSON) @ 8:00PM

FIELD PRACTICE:

FARM BASEBALL TEAM 1 (GUARINI) @ TOWN HALL TURF @ 6:00PM

 

FRIDAY MARCH 30TH:

FIELD PRACTICE:

MAJOR BASEBALL (GRAFF) @ TOWN HALL TURF @ 6:00PM

MINOR SOFTBALL (ALBANO) @ TOWN HALL SOFTBALL FIELD @ 5:30PM

MAJOR SOFTBALL (STEINMAN) @ TOWN HALL SOFTBALL FIELD @ 7:00PM

 

SATURDAY MARCH 31ST:

FIELD PRACTICE:

FARM SOFTBALL TEAM 1 & TEAM 2 (ALBRECHT AND MARTIN) @ TOWN HALL SOFTBALL FIELD @ 11:00AM      

 

MONDAY APRIL 2ND:

BATTING CAGE:

FARM SOFTBALL TEAM 2 (MARTIN) @ 6:00PM

MINOR SOFTBALL (ALBANO) @ 7:00PM

MAJOR SOFTBALL (STEINMAN) @ 8:00PM

FIELD PRACTICE:

MINOR BASEBALL TEAM 2 (JOHNSON) @ TOWN HALL TURF @ 6:00PM

INDOOR PRACTICE:

TEEBALL TEAM 1 (FONSECA) AND TEAM 3 (JOHNSON) @ DANIEL STREET SCHOOL GYM @ 6:00PM

PEEWEE TEAM 2 (SCHMITTBERGER) & TEAM 3 (BAUSCH) @ DANIEL STREET SCHOOL @ 7:00PM 

 

TUESDAY APRIL 3RD:

BATTING CAGE:

MINOR BASEBALL TEAM 3 (ZUCKERMAN) @ 6:00PM

FARM BASEBALL TEAM 1 (GUARINI) @ 7:00PM

MAJOR BASEBALL (GRAFF) @ 8:00PM

FIELD PRACTICE:

MINOR BASEBALL TEAM 1 (COHEN) @ TOWN HALL TURF @ 6:00PM

INDOOR PRACTICE:

TEEBALL TEAM 2 (LEARY) AND TEAM 4 (VASQUEZ) @ DANIEL STREET SCHOOL GYM @ 6:00PM

PEEWEE TEAM 1 (CAHLSTADT) & TEAM 4 (LAGRECO) @ DANIEL STREET SCHOOL @ 7:00PM   

 

WEDNESDAY APRIL 4TH:

FIELD PRACTICE:

MINOR BASEBALL TEAM 3 (ZUCKERMAN) @ TOWN HALL TURF @ 6:00PM     

 

THURSDAY APRIL 5TH:

BATTING CAGE: 

FARM BASEBALL TEAM 2 (CAHLSTADT) @ 6:00PM

MINOR BASEBALL TEAM 1 (COHEN) @ 7:00PM

MINOR BASEBALL TEAM 2 (JOHNSON) @ 8:00PM

FIELD PRACTICE:

FARM BASEBALL TEAM 1 (GUARINI) @ TOWN HALL TURF @ 6:00PM

 

FRIDAY APRIL 6TH:

FIELD PRACTICE:

MAJOR BASEBALL (GRAFF) @ TOWN HALL TURF @ 6:00PM

MINOR SOFTBALL (ALBANO) @ TOWN HALL SOFTBALL FIELD @ 5:30PM

MAJOR SOFTBALL (STEINMAN) @ TOWN HALL SOFTBALL FIELD @ 7:00PM

 

SATURDAY APRIL 7TH:

BIG AL'S CLINIC

ALL MANAGERS THAT DO NOT HAVE CERTIFICATION MUST ATTEND.

ALL SUMMER TOURNAMENT MANAGERS MUST ATTEND THIS CLASS TO BE ELIGIBLE TO COACH. 

FIELD PRACTICE:

FARM SOFTBALL TEAM 1 & TEAM 2 (ALBRECHT AND MARTIN) @ TOWN HALL SOFTBALL FIELD @ 11:00AM      

 

MONDAY APRIL 9TH:

BATTING CAGE:

FARM SOFTBALL TEAM 2 (MARTIN) @ 6:00PM

MINOR SOFTBALL (ALBANO) @ 7:00PM

MAJOR SOFTBALL (STEINMAN) @ 8:00PM

FIELD PRACTICE:

MINOR BASEBALL TEAM 2 (JOHNSON) @ TOWN HALL TURF @ 6:00PM

INDOOR PRACTICE:

TEEBALL TEAM 1 (FONSECA) AND TEAM 3 (JOHNSON) @ DANIEL STREET SCHOOL GYM @ 6:00PM

PEEWEE TEAM 2 (SCHMITTBERGER) & TEAM 3 (BAUSCH) @ DANIEL STREET SCHOOL @ 7:00PM 

 

TUESDAY APRIL 10TH:

BATTING CAGE:

MINOR BASEBALL TEAM 3 (ZUCKERMAN) @ 6:00PM

FARM BASEBALL TEAM 1 (GUARINI) @ 7:00PM

MAJOR BASEBALL (GRAFF) @ 8:00PM

FIELD PRACTICE:

MINOR BASEBALL TEAM 1 (COHEN) @ TOWN HALL TURF @ 6:00PM

INDOOR PRACTICE:

TEEBALL TEAM 2 (LEARY) AND TEAM 4 (VASQUEZ) @ DANIEL STREET SCHOOL GYM @ 6:00PM

PEEWEE TEAM 1 (CAHLSTADT) & TEAM 4 (LAGRECO) @ DANIEL STREET SCHOOL @ 7:00PM   

 

WEDNESDAY APRIL 11TH:

FIELD PRACTICE:

MINOR BASEBALL TEAM 3 (ZUCKERMAN) @ TOWN HALL TURF @ 6:00PM      

 

THURSDAY APRIL 12TH:

BATTING CAGE: 

FARM BASEBALL TEAM 2 (CAHLSTADT) @ 6:00PM

MINOR BASEBALL TEAM 1 (COHEN) @ 7:00PM

MINOR BASEBALL TEAM 2 (JOHNSON) @ 8:00PM

FIELD PRACTICE:

FARM BASEBALL TEAM 1 (GUARINI) @ TOWN HALL TURF @ 6:00PM

 

FRIDAY APRIL 13TH:

FIELD PRACTICE:

MAJOR BASEBALL (GRAFF) @ TOWN HALL TURF @ 6:00PM

MINOR SOFTBALL (ALBANO) @ TOWN HALL SOFTBALL FIELD @ 5:30PM

MAJOR SOFTBALL (STEINMAN) @ TOWN HALL SOFTBALL FIELD @ 7:00PM

 

SATURDAY APRIL 14TH:

FIELD PRACTICE:

FARM SOFTBALL TEAM 1 & TEAM 2 (ALBRECHT AND MARTIN) @ TOWN HALL SOFTBALL FIELD @ 11:00AM                 

 

SUNDAY APRIL 22ND:

CHALLENGER DIVISION GAMES @ TOWN HALL TURF FIELD.

 

SUNDAY APRIL 29TH:

CHALLENGER DIVISION GAMES @ TOWN HALL TURF FIELD.

  

SUNDAY MAY 6TH:

 CHALLENGER DIVISION GAMES @ TOWN HALL TURF FIELD.

 

SUNDAY MAY 13TH:

CHALLENGER DIVISION GAMES @ TOWN HALL TURF FIELD.

  

SUNDAY MAY 20TH:

CHALLENGER DIVISION GAMES @ TOWN HALL TURF FIELD.

  

FRIDAY JUNE 1ST:

CHALLENGER DIVISION NIGHT GAMES AND ACTIVITIES.

 

SUNDAY JUNE 10TH:

CHALLENGER DIVISION GAMES @ TOWN HALL TURF FIELD.

  

SUNDAY JUNE 17TH:

CHALLENGER DIVISION GAMES @ TOWN HALL TURF FIELD.  

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IMPORTANT RULES CHANGES COMING FOR 2018

TO ALL LINDENHURST AMERICAN PLAYERS, PARENTS, COACHES, AND FAMILY:

THERE ARE MANY RULES CHANGES UPCOMING FOR THE 2018 SEASON.

THE BIGGEST RULES CHANGE HAS TO DO WITH BATS. (SEE BELOW)

ALMOST ALL PREVIOUS BATS USED IN LLBB ARE NOW  INELIGIBLE. ALL BATS USED IN LLBB MUST BE "USABAT" APPROVED. THIS RULE AFFECTS ALL DIVISIONS.

(TBALL, PEEWEE, FARM BASEBALL & SOFTBALL, MINOR BASEBALL & SOFTBALL, MAJOR BASEBALL & SOFTBALL, INTERMEDIATE BASEBALL, JUNIOR BASEBALL & SOFTBALL, SENIOR BASEBALL & SOFTBALL.

Beginning with the 2018 season, non-wood and laminated bats used in the Little League (Majors) and below, Intermediate (50-70) Division, and Junior League divisions, as well as the Little League Challenger Division, shall bear the USA Baseball logo signifying that the bat meets the USABat - USA Baseball’s Youth Bat Performance Standard. All BPF – 1.15 bats will be prohibited beginning with the 2018 season. Additionally, starting in 2018, the bat diameter shall not exceed 2-5/8 inches for these divisions of play.

Additional information is available at LittleLeague.org/batinfo.  

BELOW ARE THE NEW RULES FOR BATS. PLEASE MAKE SURE THAT THESE RULES ARE FOLLOWED WHEN PURCHASING A BAT INTENDED FOR USE IN LLBB.

ALL BATS MUST HAVE THE "USABAT" LOGO ON THEM OR THEY CANNOT BE CERTIFIED FOR USE IN LLBB.

 All divisions of Baseball and Challenger


Updated the bat rule for all baseball and challenger divisions to comply with the USABat standard. (Pages 66-67 in Baseball, 49-50 in Challenger).


Summary:


For Junior League Baseball divisions and below, as well as all Challenger divisions, the bat must be a baseball bat which meets the USA Baseball Bat standard (USABat) as adopted by Little League. It shall be a smooth, rounded stick, and made of wood or of material and color tested and proved acceptable to the USA Baseball Bat standard (USABat).


Beginning with the 2018 season, non-wood and laminated bats used in the Little League (Majors) and below, Intermediate (50-70) Division, and Junior League divisions, as well as the Little League Challenger Division, shall bear the USA Baseball logo signifying that the bat meets the USABat - USA Baseball’s Youth Bat Performance Standard. All BPF – 1.15 bats will be prohibited beginning with the 2018 season. Additionally, starting in 2018, the bat diameter shall not exceed 2-5/8 inches for these divisions of play. Additional information is available at LittleLeague.org/batinfo.


Tee Ball [Baseball]: Under the USABat standard, certified Tee Ball bats (26” and shorter) will feature the USA Baseball mark and text which reads ONLY FOR USE WITH APPROVED TEE BALLS. All Tee Ball bats 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 via the USA Baseball Tee Ball Sticker Program (USABaseballShop.com) beginning September 1, 2017.


Minor/Major Divisions: It shall not be more than 33 inches in length; nor more than 2-5/8 inches in diameter, and if wood, not less than fifteen-sixteenths (15/16) inches in diameter (7/8 inch for bats less than 30”) at its smallest part. Wood bats taped or fitted with a sleeve may not exceed sixteen (16) inches from the small end. NOTE: Solid one-piece wood barrel bats do not require a USA Baseball logo.


Intermediate (50-70) Division and Junior League: It shall not be more than 34” inches in length; nor more than 2-5/8 inches in diameter, and if wood, not less than fifteen-sixteenths (15/16) inches in diameter (7/8 inch for bats less than 30”) at its smallest part. Wood bats taped or fitted with a sleeve may not exceed eighteen (18) inches from the small end. NOTE: Solid one-piece wood barrel bats do not require a USA Baseball logo.


Senior League: It shall not be more than 36 inches in length, nor more than 2-5/8 inches in diameter, and if wood, not less than fifteen-sixteenths (15/16) inches in diameter (7/8 inch for bats less than 30”) at its smallest part. Wood bats taped or fitted with a sleeve may not exceed eighteen (18) inches from the small end. The bat shall not weigh, numerically, more than three ounces less than the length of the bat (e.g., a 33-inch-long bat cannot weigh less than 30 ounces). All bats not made of a single piece of wood shall meet the Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution (BBCOR) performance standard, and such bats shall be so labeled with a silkscreen or other permanent certification mark. The certification mark shall be rectangular, a minimum of a half-inch on each side and located on the barrel of the bat in any contrasting color. Aluminum/alloy and composite bats shall be marked as to their material makeup being aluminum/alloy or composite. This marking shall be silkscreen or other permanent certification mark, a minimum of one-half-inch on each side, and located on the barrel of the bat in any contrasting color.


Little League Challenger Division: It shall not be more than 33 inches in length; nor more than 2-5/8 inches in diameter, and if wood, not less than fifteen-sixteenths (15/16) inches in diameter (7/8 inch for bats less than 30”) at its smallest part. Wood bats taped or fitted with a sleeve may not exceed sixteen (16) inches from the small end. NOTE: Solid one-piece wood barrel bats do not require a USA Baseball logo.


Senior League Challenger Division: It shall not be more than 36 inches in length, nor more than 2-5/8 inches in diameter, and if wood, not less than fifteen-sixteenths (15/16) inches in diameter (7/8 inch for bats less than 30”) at its smallest part. Wood bats taped or fitted with a sleeve may not exceed eighteen (18) inches from the small end. The bat shall not weigh, numerically, more than three ounces less than the length of the bat (e.g., a 33-inch-long bat cannot weigh less than 30 ounces). All bats not made of a single piece of wood shall meet either 1) the Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution (BBCOR) performance standard, and such bats shall be so labeled with a silkscreen or other permanent certification mark which shall be rectangular, a minimum of a half-inch on each side, and located on the barrel of the bat in any contrasting color, or 2) the USA Bat standard and shall bear the USA Baseball logo signifying that the bat meets the USABat – USA Baseball’s Youth Bat Performance Standard. Aluminum/alloy and composite bats shall be marked as to their material makeup being aluminum/alloy or composite. This marking shall be silkscreen or other permanent certification mark, a minimum of one-half-inch on each side, and located on the barrel of the bat in any contrasting color.


All divisions of Baseball and Softball


Eliminates the use of pine tar on bats in all divisions. (Page 67 in Baseball, 63 in Softball).


Summary:


In all divisions, non-wood bat must have a grip of cork, tape, or composition material, and must extend a minimum of 10 inches from the small end. Slippery tape or similar material is prohibited.


NOTE 1: The traditional batting donut is not permissible.


NOTE 2: The use of pine tar or any other similar adhesive substance is prohibited at all levels. Use of these substances will result in the bat being declared illegal and removed from play.  

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