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Little League® is an international pastime that has been a fabric of societies throughout the world for 75 years. Since its founding in 1939 by Carl Stotz, Little League has instilled leadership, character, courage and loyalty in all that participate, including the nearly million adult volunteers. Little League can be found in 91 countries worldwide with more than 3 million children participating (850+/- within Virginia Beach Little League) on roughly 196,000 teams each year. Little League has celebrated many milestones due to the dedication of its players, parents and volunteers.
The bat manufacturers currently are struggling to produce affordable versions of bats with the new standard, and we do not know if the program rollout date will be kept at Spring of 2018, but since that is only 18 months away, we wanted to make you aware now, in case you are considering purchasing an expensive composite or other type bat in the near future, as there is a likelihood it will be obsolete in less than 2 years. Our league will do our best to update families as we learn of any developments or changes in the bat rules going forward. For now we just want you to be aware and use this limited information as best you can before committing to a costly bat purchase for a player that will still be 12 years (league age) or younger in 2018.