As many of you are aware, Little League has changed the bat standards for this coming season, effective January 1st, 2018. Bellaire LL, like all other LLs, will be required to follow this change.
I've included a link below that explains the change and answers many questions. In essence, the existing 1.15 BPF and BBCOR standards are being replaced by a USABat standard. All alloy or composite bats will have to have the USABat mark to be allowed in play. Wood bats will still be allowed.
These new bats are designed to have a wood-like performance. They will now be allowing barrel sizes up to 2 5/8".
The new bats will be available, apparently, beginning sometime in the Fall.
The previous bats will be fine for Fall Ball, so no need to worry about that.