Please note that as of January 1, 2018, the new USA Baseball Bat Standard will be implemented. Little League-approved baseball bats that are approved for use for the 2017 season will no longer be acceptable for use in any Little League game or activity starting on January 1, 2018. See www.littleleague.org/learn/equipment/baseballbatinfo.htm and the EQUIPMENT tab on our FAQ page for details and more information.
Note you may not need to buy a new bat. SVLL will provide at least one new USABat for each team at each level. And we are considering requiring T-ball players use league-provided bats. (Stay tuned for an announcement when/if that becomes official.)
But since there is a high demand for new bats which meet the USA Baseball Bat standard, if you do want to purchase a new bat it may be best not to wait.