Please note that the Little League International organization's moratorium on composite-barreled baseball bats remains in effect from last year with a few minor changes, summarized as follows:
For Majors Division and below:
No major changes. The moratorium remains in effect except for those composite-barrelled bats that have received waivers, as listed on the Little League website.
For Junior League Baseball:
Composite-barreled baseball bats in this division, regardless of barrel size, must meet BBCOR (Batted Ball Co-Efficient of Restitution) standards, and must be so labeled. Note that all composite-barreled baseball bats that meet the BBCOR standard have a "drop" of no more than "minus-3." However, in the Junior League Baseball division, bats that do not have composite materials in the barrel (i.e., all metal, all alloy, all wood), and meet all other applicable standards, can have ANY drop weight. Bats with a barrel of less than 2 5/8 inches also can be used in the Junior League Baseball Division, but must still comply with all other specifications noted.
For Senior League Baseball and Big League Baseball:
All bats with non-wood barrels must meet BBCOR (Batted Ball Co-Efficient of Restitution) standards, and must be so labeled. Because all BBCOR bats have a "drop" of no more than "minus-3," this means all non-wood bats in these divisions must have a drop of no more than minus-3.
All rules regarding bats in all softball divisions remain the same as in 2011. The moratorium on composite-barreled bats does not apply to softball.
Note: For additional information, including a list of approved and licensed composite bats, refer to the Little League