Washington District 4

Equipment Guide

New Bat Standard for 2018

All Parents and League Personel:

Little League Baseball® has decided to adopt the new bat standard for mandated use effective January 1, 2018. All national members of USA Baseball, including Little League, are encouraged to adopt this new standard. Little League-approved bats can be used through December 31, 2017, and our current bat regulations will be in effect until then. All Baseball Bats purchased this year (2017 Season) and all bats used this year (2017 Season) will not be allowed to be used in the 2018 Season. Please keep this in mind when purchasing Baseball Bats. This new rule does not apply to Softball Bats.

Click Here for 2018 Bat Information

How to Purchase a Glove - article by Epic Sports includes glove size charts by age and position for both baseball & softball players. (Note: District 4 LL is posting this informative article for parents, and is not an endorsement for Epic Sports as the article author.)

Taking Care of Your New Fast Pitch Softball Bat - Step by step instructions.

Catcher's Gear Buying Guide - by Homerun Monkey.

Philosophy Help

YESports - YESports programs are designed to help coaches and parents develop champions in sports and in life. TheMastery Approach programs for coaches and parents are based on many years of research conducted at the University of Washington by Drs. Ronald Smith and Frank Smoll.

Sport Parent Survival Guide - How to excel at being a youth sports parent, and American Sports Educational Program.

Little League Position & Policy Page - These position statements comprise various policies that must be observed at all levels of Little League.