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Coaches’ Corner

Bat Rules

Players are not required to purchase a bat to play in the league. York City Little League will provide Little League-approved bats for players to use during practice and games. If a player purchases a bat, it must be Little League-approved in order to be used during practice and games. Please check the guidelines below before purchasing a bat.

To ensure fair and safe play, York City Little League abides by the bat rules of Little League International.

  • Bats used during play must be “a smooth, rounded stick and made of wood or of material and color tested and proved acceptable to Little League standards.”
  • York City Little League only permits bats up to thirty-three (33) inches in length and no more than two and one-quarter (2 1/4) inches in diameter for Majors an below.
  • Composite bats are prohibited unless approved by Little League International. View the list of approved and licensed composite bats. Composite bats are a type of bat in which the handle and barrel of the bat are comprised of a composite or Fiberglas-like material. A bat with any composite material in the barrel, exclusive of the end cap, is considered a composite bat.

More information about bat types is available here.

We encourage all players, coaches and parents to familiarize themselves with bat rules and policies before purchasing a bat or participating in the league. A complete guide can be found here.