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Bat Resource Page
by posted 02/21/2020





Updated as of February 15, 2018

Rule 1.10 – Baseball

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 (Majors) and below, Intermediate (50-70) Division, Junior League divisions, and Challenger division 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. Bats meeting the Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution (BBCOR) standard may also be used in the Intermediate (50-70) Division and Junior League divisions. Additional information is available at

Tee Ball:

Under the USABat standard, certified Tee Ball bats (26″ and shorter) will feature the USA Baseball mark and text which reads ONLY FOR USE WITH APPROVED TEE BALLS. All Tee Ball bats 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 ( beginning September 1, 2017.

NOTE: Approved Tee Ball bats may also be used for Coach Pitch/Machine Pitch Minor Divisions only with the use of approved Tee Balls.

Minor/Major Divisions:

It 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 1: Solid one-piece wood barrel bats do not require a USA Baseball logo.

NOTE 2: Approved Tee Ball bats may also be used for Coach Pitch/Machine Pitch Minor Divisions only with the use of approved Tee Balls.





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New League Boundaries
by posted 02/21/2020




Approved by Chartering Committee, Little League International


Anderson County Little League has been approved to include all of Franklin County. Players residing in Franklin County are now eligible for post season play in Little League Baseball.  



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2020 Sponsor Letter
by posted 12/31/2019

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Roles & Responsibilities of Local Board of Directors
by posted 10/02/2019

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R.O.O.T.S "Honoring the Game"
by posted 11/21/2014

In all of the online courses and live, group workshops that Positive Coaching Alliance presents nationwide for youth and high school sports leaders, coaches, parents and student-athletes, we explain the concept of “Honoring the Game.” To help us remember exactly what that means, we will talk about respecting ROOTS. Each letter in ROOTS stands for an important part of our sport that we must respect.

One important thing we will work on all season is Honoring the Game. To help us remember exactly what that means, we will talk about respecting ROOTS. Each letter in ROOTS stands for an important part of our sport that we must respect.

R stands for Rules. Rules keep the game fair. I want you to play by the rules, even when you think you won’t get caught if you break them.

O is for Opponents. Without opponents, we could have no game. A good opponent pushes us to do our best, so we should be grateful for our opponents. I promise that I will show respect for opposing coaches and teams, and I expect you to do the same.

O is for Officials. Respecting officials can be the most difficult part of Honoring the Game. Officials have a very hard job, keeping the game safe and fair for both teams. Officials are not perfect (just like coaches, athletes and parents!) and sometimes they will make calls that are not in our favor, but I want you to show respect for officials, and I promise that I will, too.

T is for Teammates. A big part of playing our sport is being part of a team. Later in life you will often be part of a team, and it is important to learn to work together. When you are on a team, your words and actions – before, during and after practices and games – reflect not only on you, but also on your teammates and coaches. So treat them as you would want them to treat you. I want you to encourage and support each other on and off the playing field.

S is for Self. Some people only Honor the Game when their opponents do, but I want us to Honor the Game no matter what the other team or its fans do. We set our own internal standards, and we live up to them no matter what.

If you do these five things, you are Honoring the Game. You and your teammates will get the most out of your season, and you will help advance the great traditions of the sport.


For more PCA Tools for Coaches, visit:

Download the PCA Sample Script for Honoring the Game PDF



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Get the App for our League
by posted 11/20/2014

Mobile Apps

For Coaches and Admins

  • Add games and practices to team schedules.
  • Open and close facilities immediately. When closed, an optional notice can be sent to all affected members.
  • Communicate with your teams. Send emails and text messages from your mobile device to each of your rosters.
  • Access roster information and player contact details.
  • View RSVPs for upcoming events to see if all of your players can make it to the big game.
  • Enter game results and track stats in real-time.

For Parents and Players

  • View your team's schedule to track practice and game changes.
  • View league and club news to keep up-to-date with new events.
  • Get directions to facilities and see nearby amenities like coffee shops and pizza.
  • View pictures uploaded to your club's website.
  • Access contact information for coaches and team managers.
  • Check game results and scores, as well as team stats.
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2013 ACHS Coaches Clinic Notes
by posted 03/07/2013

Rotational Hitting Drills
Three Core Movements
 1.  Hips lead the hands.
 2.  Match the swing plane to the pitch plane.
 3.  Staying inside the baseball
“Effortless power vs. Powerless effort”
Torque—two forces acting on an object in opposite directions
Torque—Root of all bat speed, quickness, and power
            a.  Standing straight up—stride out with front leg (front foot 45-60 degrees)
                 approximately the length of a bat
            b.  Bat attached to the rear shoulder (not on top)
            c.  Hands should be in and armpit level
            d.  Tuck rear elbow into rib cage (slot)
            e.  Lead forearm is parallel to the ground
            f.  Front leg is straight and rigid
            g.  Turn upper torso and get lead shoulder toward pitcher
            h.  Torque (rotate upper body and turn lead shoulder in and down)
(Hands follow rotating body around stationary axis.)
            a.  Once torqued, rotate arms, shoulders, and hands and upper body as a
            b.  Arms and hands do not separate from body
            c.  Slot rear elbow
            d.  Front elbow leads up—rear shoulder dips
            e.  Upper torso slightly tilts rearward
            f.  Rotate approximately 12” and stop
3.  Torque “Long 3”
            a.  Once torqued,  rotate arms, shoulders, and hands and upper body as a UNIT
            b.  Arms and hands do not separate from body
            c.  Slot rear elbow
            d.  Front elbow leads up—rear shoulder dips
            e.  Upper torso slightly tilts rearward
            f.  Rotate to the contact position and stop
                        1.  front knee must be rigid
                        2.  hitter must be behind the ball at contact (except on pitches on outer 1/3
                        3.  extent of rearward tilt is determined by type of hitter
                        4.  palm up/palm down at contact
                        5.  hands and arms disconnect from body just prior to extension
                        6.  hitter extends through the ball before the Power “V”
4.  Torque Dry Cut
5.  1-2-3 Drill
            a.  From stance position
            b.  Stride 2-4”
            c.  Open stride foot to 45 degrees
            d.  Land on ball of foot, slight weight forward, heal up
            e.  As stride goes forward, torque upper torso
            TWO ”  (Coach Point:  Get in front of the player and hold his/her lead forearm.  Let him/her feel the hands staying back as the hips begin at heel drop)
            a.  Heal drop
            b.  Rear shoulder dip
            c.  Lead elbow begins to work up
            d.  Rear heal “POPS” and begins very slight rotation (Hips Lead the Hands)
            e.  Upper torso remains torqued (This is the Universal Launch Position)
            a.  Swing or Short 3 or Long 3
6.  1-3 Drill
            ONE—Short 3/Long 3
7.  Enforcer Drill
            a.  Not a “contact zone” drill
            b.  Purely to overemphasize the “Hands inside the ball” and rotating “around” an
            c.  Stand around 12-16” from net or fence from torque position and swing w/out
                 hitting net
8.  From Torque position –Extension Holds
            a.  On the tee (make sure to follow through the path of the ball as long as possible.)
                        1.  Vary your contact point in/out, up/down
            b.  From torque position—short toss and hold Power V (make sure to follow through the path)
                        {you can do this at 50% first, then work your way up to 90% or so)
9.  Knee top hand drill—extension hold (make sure to have top hand “under” at contact and “under” at
                        Power V
ACHS Baseball
Practice Schedule Template

10 Minutes each
Keep quick pace
Move quickly—what you don’t do great revisit the next practice
Conditioning should take place within the practice if ran correctly.
Additional Conditioning if necessary
1.  Team warm-up and stretch  (organized activity that is consistent—get minds right—silent)
2.  Base Running—10 minutes per day, every day
3.  Throwing—(options:  knee, long toss, quick hands, bands, etc)
4.  Position Drill work
Catchers:                       Infielders:                     Outfielders:
5.  Team Defense (example)
          a.  Rocket Relay
          b.  Pop-up Communication
          c.  Bunt Defense
          d.  Picks and Rundowns
          e.  1st and 3rd offense/defense
          f.  Live ground balls, 8 minute drill, double fungo, timed                        double plays, Rocket double plays w/BP, etc
6.  Batting Practice:  45 min.  Chart it.  Organize it. Hitting with purpose. 
7.  Dirt Ball Reads:  Be aggressive on both sides of the ball

Rotational Hitting Notes

“Effortless Power versus Powerless Effort”               ……..  This is the ACHS goal!
“Torque is the root of all bat speed, bat quickness, and power in hitting.”
“Swing level to the ball, not level to the ground.”
“Hands follow the rotating body around a stationary axis.”
Core Movements
 1.  Hips lead the hands
 2.  Match the swing plane to the pitch plane
 3.  Stay “inside” the ball
5 Absolutes of Rotational Hitting
 1.  Dynamic Balance
 2.  Stationary axis of rotation
 3.  Torque Position
 4.  Body tilt/ shoulder dip
 5.  Bat lag
                        a. Transition fluently from one hitting sequence to the next
                        b. Maintained from stride and throughout
                        a. Once stride has taken place and heel drops, the axis should remain stationary
a. Separation of upper and lower torsos
                        b. Big muscles pull the small muscles through the hitting zone
                        c. “Effortless power vs. powerless effort
                        a. Allows the hitter
  • To match swing plane to pitch plane
  • To keep weight back
  • To stay “behind” the ball
b. Hinging the knee allows for backward tilt
                        c. Rear shoulder dips immediately when swing is launched
                        d. Front elbow is determined by pitch location (low on high pitch high on low pitch)
                        e. Rear elbow must tuck into rib cage
                        a. Hands are last body part to the “fire.”
                        b. Bat head must become horizontal to down as the swing is launched.
                        c. Hands follow rotating body around its axis
“A hitter’s personal style is always subject to scrutiny and change.  This is not true for a hitter’s universal technique.  Once it is mastered, it should not change.”
7 Swing Sequences
 1.  Stance
 2.  Stride
 3.  Torque/Launch
 4.  Approach
 5.  Contact
6.  Power V
7.  Follow through
                        a. Comfortable and tension free
                        b. Weight on balls of feet (60/40 or 50/50)
                        c. Legs slightly flexed
                        d. Front shoulder at pitcher
                        a. Matter of style not technique
                        b. Establishes the axis of rotation
                        c. Must re-establish the “balance point.”
                        d. Stride to ball of foot (2-4”)
                        e. Front toe opens to approximately 45 degrees
                        f. Get to universal launch position (top hand at approximately armpit)
                        g. Must land on ball of stride foot while the hands are still rotating rearward
                        h. Ok to have a little weight shift to front foot as long as balance is re-established.
** If too much weight is kept back, it’s nearly impossible to explode your lower half and get full rotation on back foot.
                        a. Heel drop gets hitter into torque position
                        b. Dynamic balance
                        c. Hinging rear knee
                        d. Slight body tilt
                        e. Slot rear elbow down and in (into rib cage)
                        f. Lead elbow works up and adjusts to pitch
                        g. Rear shoulder dips
                        a. Top hand quickly works underneath
                        b. Bat must flatten out as the swing is launched
                        c. Bat lag
                        d. Rear tilt
                        e. Hands & arms stay connected. Should not separate until extending front of hitter’s body
                        f. Hands and arms work in a circular path & follow a rotating body around a stationary axis 
                        g. Hitter’s weight stabilizes on inside of back thigh
                        h. Plane of swing must be on its slight upslope approximately 4” in front of lead knee
                        i. Both elbows should remain flexed until extension through the ball
                        a. Front knee must be rigid
                        b. Hitter must be behind the ball at contact (except on pitches on outer 1/3 of plate)
                        c. Extent of rearward tilt is determined by type of hitter
                        d. Palm up/palm down at contact
                        e. Hands and arms disconnect from body just prior to extension
                        f. Hitter extends through the ball before the Power “V”
6.  POWER “V”
                        a. Arms fully extend out front toward the pitcher into V position
                        b. Angle of V determined by pitch location
7.  FOLLOW THROUGH          
                        a. Should be at shoulder level
                        b. Pitch location will determine if slightly lower or higher than lead shoulder

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