NY DISTRICT 17: Welcome
2018 RULE CHANGES & CLARIFICATIONS
At its annual fall meeting this November, the Little League® International Board of Directors approved new updates to the Little League Official Regulations, Playing Rules, and Policies that will take effect starting in the 2018 season.
On this page, you will find a full breakdown of all the changes to the rules and regulations, including a summary of each and where it is located in the Little League Rulebooks. *Please note that all rule and regulation changes and clarifications are reflected in the 2018 Little League Rulebooks.
Check out this great website for Parents, Coaches, Umpires, and Officials, with advice for parents and coaches, resources for running your Little League or individual teams, and management and marketing, rules and regulations.
USABat Kit Grants Available for Leagues in Need
In an effort to assist local Little League® programs in the adoption of the new USABat Standard, Little League International, through the Little League Grow the Game Grant Program and with additional support from DICK'S Sporting Goods, will be granting a limited number of USABat Standard "bat kits" from Easton Sports to local leagues in need.
Starting December 15, local leagues that are chartered for the 2018 season and in good standing with Little League International will be eligible to apply for the Bat Grant program by visiting LittleLeague.org/BatGrant. Please note that a local league official, as recognized through the Little League Data Center, should submit the application on behalf of the league and the application must be signed by the League President.
Eligible leagues that are approved for this grant will receive a "bat kit" that consists of 20 pre-selected Easton bats at various sizes and weights, all of which are compliant with the new USABat Standard and approved for use in the Little League Baseball® program. Local leagues will be presented with physical bats, not a financial grant to purchase these bats.
Little League Bat Resources -
Little League® International has assembled an online resource page dedicated to baseball bat information, that includes the latest bat information, current Little League Baseball rules and regulations governing bats, and a series of frequently asked questions.
Please note that as of January 1, 2018, the USA Baseball Bat Standard will be implemented. For more information on the USABat standard and a complete list of bats approved through the USABat Standard, visit usabat.com.
The Little League Pledge
I trust in God
I love my country
And will respect its laws
I will play fair
And strive to win
But win or lose
I will always do my best