Key Peninsula Little League: Coaches Corner

Welcome to Coaches Corner

2011 Coaching Coordinator is Scott Lester.

 

If you need information or need to contact Scott, he can be reached at LesterMallard@centurytel.net or 857-4783. 

KPLL will use this page to begin adding important information for Managers & Coaches. You will find usefull drills, tips, strategies, videos and information to make us all better at our jobs.


 


Tips to help you choose the right baseball bat

What is changed:

  • Junior League Baseball division: The maximum bat diameter is 2 5/8 inches.
  • Little League (Majors) and below: The bat shall not be more than thirty-three (33) inches in length nor more than two and one-quarter (2¼) inches in diameter. Non-wood bats shall be printed with a BPF (bat performance factor) of 1.15 or less;

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.

In all divisions, wood bats may be taped or fitted with a sleeve for a distance not exceeding sixteen (16) inches (18 inches for Junior/Senior/Big League baseball) from the small end. A 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. An illegal bat must be removed.

NOTE 1: Junior/Senior/Big League: The 2¾ inch in diameter bat is not allowed in any division.
NOTE 2: The traditional batting donut is not permissible
NOTE 3: The bat may carry the mark “Little League Tee Ball.”
 Bat Length Guidelines:

  Age

Bat Length or Player Height Bat Length
5-7 24" - 26"   5' - 5' 6" 32"
8-9 2"-28"   5'6" - 6' 33"
10-11 28"-30"   6' + 34"
11-12 30"-32"      
13-14 31"-32"      
15-16 32"-33"      
17+ 34"      

 

Important Information from Little League International

PLEASE READ:

Little League Bans Composite Bats

Under rule 1.10, a moratorium on the use of composite bats in the Junior, Senior, and Big League Baseball Divisions of Little League was enacted on Aug. 27, 2010, by the Little League International Board of Directors, effective immediately. The moratorium shall be in effect until further notice.

The moratorium covers all games and practices in the Junior, Senior and Big League divisions.

Currently, the moratorium on composite bats does not apply to the Little League Baseball (Majors) Division and below, nor does it apply to any division of softball. Although Little League International is still considering a moratorium on these bats in majors and below baseball divisions. They expect to make a final determination by Jan. 1, 2011. We suggest not purchasing these bats yet for your little league player.

**LL Int'l. has extended this moratorium to include all Baseball divisions** 

 

A composite bat is one that has a metal shell, and a woven composite of fibers on the inside of the barrel portion of the bat.

Not prohibited under this Little League moratorium are the use of wood bats, metal bats, or bats that have composite materials in the handle only.

There are provisions in the rule that will allow manufacturers of composite bats to apply for a waiver with Little League International provided the composite bat meets certain requirements. Little League International will provide a list of bat models, if any, that receive waivers of the moratorium.

If your Junior, Senior or Big League player will also play high school baseball, beware that high school rules also prohibit the use of some, but not all of the composite-handle bats.


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