Board Meeting Minutes
 
Welcome Board Members
Posted Oct 17, 2019

We are pleased to welcome the following Board members:

Drew H - President

Brandon S - American League Commissioner

Phil C - Uniforms

Mark F - Communications

Adam H - Sponsorship

Thank you for joining the LOLL Team!

 
Little League Baseball World Series to Expand in 2021
There will be 4 additional teams going to the LLWS; 2 US teams and 2 International teams.
To accommodate the additional teams the US regional alignment is adding two new regions. One on the west coast (Mountain region) and one on the east coast (Metro region).
On the west coast, the new Mountain region will be made up of teams from the existing West and North West regions. So our region is now smaller with Montana and Wyoming moving to the new region.
  • West Region: Hawaii, Northern California, Southern California, Arizona
  • Northwest Region: Alaska, Idaho, Oregon, Washington
  • Mountain Region: Montana, Wyoming, Utah, Nevada
It is great seeing more kids getting a chance to experience playing in Willamsport.
 
Bat Information

NEW BAT REGULATIONS HAVE BEEN ADOPTED BY LITTLE LEAGUE

The bat must be a baseball bat which meets the USA Baseball Bat standard (USABat) as adopted by Little League. It shall be a smooth, rounded stick, and made of wood or of material and color tested and proved acceptable to the USA Baseball Bat standard (USABat).

Beginning with the 2018 season, non-wood and laminated bats used in the Little League (American League) and below, shall bear the USA Baseball logo signifying that the bat meets the USABat – USA Baseball’s Youth Bat 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 2⅝ inches for these divisions of play. Additional information is available at LittleLeague.org/batinfo.

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.

Tee Ball Bats

Starting on January 1, 2018, all Tee Ball bats in the Little League Baseball® Tee Ball program must feature the USA Baseball mark and accompanying text. Tee Ball bats that were produced and/or purchased prior to the implementation of the new standard can be certified using an Approved Tee Ball Sticker via the USA Baseball Tee Ball Sticker Program for use with approved Tee Ball baseballs for Little League play. Tee Ball bats for Little League Softball® Tee Ball programs must follow the Little League Softball Official Regulations, Playing Rules, and Policies. 

International/Pacific/National/International Leagues:

Bat shall not be more than 33 inches in length; nor more than 2⅝ 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. Wood bats taped or fitted with a sleeve may not exceed sixteen (16) inches from the small end.

NOTE: Solid one-piece wood barrel bats do not require a USA Baseball logo.