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The following chart illustrates the permissible bats for the Fall 2022 season:

TBall (3-4 yo)
Rookie (4-6 yo)
Single A (5-7 yo)
AA (6-8 yo)
AAA (8-10 yo)
Majors (10-12 yo)
Intermediate (11-13 yo)
Juniors (13-15 yo)
Seniors (16-18 yo)

Please note that tee ball bats are acceptable in our T-Ball and Rookies; however, they will not be acceptable in our A and above leagues. 

Solid, one-piece wood bats that adhere to Little League’s regulations will be allowed for play with or without the USA Baseball mark. Multi-piece wood bats must have the USA Baseball mark to be approved for play. This includes two-piece wood bats, composite wood bats, laminated wood bats, bonded wood bats, bamboo bats, and any wood bat that could be defined as an ‘experimental’ design.

Penalty for Illegal Bat:

The batter is out for illegal action when the batters enters the batter's box with one or both feet entirely on the ground with an illegal bat or is discovered having used an illegal bat prior to the next player entering the batter's box.  The ball is dead.  Runners must return if they advanced on the play.

NOTE:  If the infraction is discovered before the next player enters the batter's box following the turn at bat of the player who used an illegal bat:

1)  The manager of the defense may advise the plate umpire of a decision to decline the penalty and accept the play.
2)  For the first violation, the offensive team will lose one eligible adult base coach for the duration of the game (either the first or third base coach).  Any adult coach in the dugout may be used as the one adult base coach for the duration of the game.
3)  For the second violation, the manager of the team will be ejected from the game.  Any subsequent violation will result in the newly designated manager being ejected.

When an illegal bat is discovered, it MUST be removed from the game at that point.