ASA Bat Performance Standard for 2013

By Codi Warren | Jan. 07, 2013, 12 a.m. (ET)
NEW Certification Mark for SLOW PITCH ONLY for 2013 and BEYOND
There WILL be changes for Certification Mark and Test Standard for all bats used in the game of ASA Slow Pitch Softball for the 2013 season. 

There will be a new Certification Mark to be used on future bat models manufactured for the game of Slow Pitch for 2013 and beyond. The current 2000 and 2004 Certification Marks will continue to be valid Marks for the existing Slow Pitch bats.

Any new models produced by the manufacturers will display the new Certification Mark for bats used in the game of Slow Pitch Softball for ASA.

The new certification mark will look like this image below (ASA Shield):

All bats currently listed on the approved bat lists will remain legal for ASA; ASA will continue to perform random testing of all approved models to verify conformance of the approved bat performance standard, any model found out of compliance could be added to the non-approved list. All models currently listed on the non-approved list will not be allowed in ASA. 

FAST PITCH for 2013 and BEYOND in ASA
*NOTE* The new certification mark is NOT valid for fast pitch play*

There will NOT be any changes for Certification Mark and Test Standard for all bats used in the game of ASA Fast Pitch Softball for the 2013 season.

The current 2000 and 2004 Certification Marks will continue to be the appropriate Marks for the Fast Pitch bats.

Any new models produced by the manufacturers will continue to display the 2004 Certification Mark for bats used in the game of Fast Pitch Softball for ASA.

For more information on Certified Equipment, click here.

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