Certification Guide

Below is the list of certifications across the bats we sell.



BBCOR explained

stands for 'Bat-Ball Coefficient Of Restitution'. It's a standard for baseball bat performance created by the NCAA, in effect since January 1, 2011. It's used to certify all bats made from materials other than one piece of wood behave like wood bats on the 'trampoline effect': the amount of energy lost when the player makes contact with the bat on the baseball. The NFHS and the NCAA set 0.50 as the highest value a BBCOR bat should reach. Also, the barrel diameter must not exceed 2 5/8 inches, the bat's drop mustn't exceed 3 and the bat should be no longer than 36 inches. Bats used in high school and college baseball must be BBCOR certified. Browse our BBCOR bats >

stands for 'Ball Exit Speed Ratio'. It's to make sure that non-wood bats have a BESR equal to or less than the value of a wood bat with the same length. It's the older bat standard that governed adult baseball bats (it's been replaced by BBCOR in 2010). BESR certification is on all non-wood adult bats from January 1, 2003 through late 2010. Browse our BESR bats >


USA Certification explained

This is a certification from USA baseball which was put in place in January 1st 2018 for youth baseball to make sure that non-wood bats very similar performance to wood bats. It's similar to the change from BESR to BBCOR for high-school and college leagues to increase safety. The USA certification for the younger levels: Little League Baseball, Babe Ruth League, PONY Baseball, American Amateur Baseball Congress (AABC), Cal Ripken Baseball, Dixie Youth Baseball, Dixie Baseball (Boys & Majors). Browse our USA bats >


USSA Certification explained

USSSA 1.15 BPF Stamp
This certification measures the Bat Performance Factor: how fast the ball comes of the bat with 1.15 being the standard for baseball bats (the equivalent of the performance of a wood bat). All youth bats are required to have this certification. Browse our USSA 1.15 bats >





ASA Certification explained

Any softball bat made from 2000 must have this certification in order to be used in ASA leagues. The ASA bat standard is based on batted ball speed (BBS). BBS is the speed of the ball coming off of a bat. The BBS is the speed of the ball as seen by the fielder. A standard based on BBS takes into account the swing speed of the bat, as well as the pitch speed of the ball. The ASA standard places a maximum limit on how fast a ball can come off of a bat. Browse our ASA bats >


USSA Certification explained

USSSA 1.20 BPF Stamp
Similar to the 1.15 BFP above, this is the bat performance factor for slowpitch softball governed leagues. Browse our USSA 1.20 bats >