Little league has adopted the following rule change for bats, effective next season, (Spring 2018.) We wanted to get this information to you now, as we know many of you may be purchasing bats for your child, with the intention of using it for years to come.
The following is directly from the Little League Green Book:
"Beginning with the 2018 season, non-wood and laminated bats used in Little League (league age 12 and below), Intermediate (50-70) Division, and Junior League shall bear the USA Baseball logo signifying that the bat meets the USA Baseball 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."
In summary, the bats that your child is using this year (2017), will not be allowed next year (2018), as they do not meet the guidelines.
Please know this information when/if purchasing a bat for your child this season.
Here is the Bat Information page from Little League International: http://www.littleleague.org/learn/equipment/baseballbatinfo.htm