USA Softball Certified Equipment

USA Softball has taken great strides to protect the integrity of the sport. Each year, USA Softball's Equipment Testing and Certification Committee examines the current rules and specifications governing various items of equipment. This committee makes recommendations to USA Softball's council comprised of USA Softball commissioners, select youth and player representatives, umpire-in-chiefs, elite athletes and other affiliated members. The council is the ultimate decision maker of USA Softball rules and regulations regarding equipment.

USA Softball Certified Equipment

For a complete updated listing of USA Softball certified equipment, click on the appropriate category you are searching for:

Equipment - Bats

Information on USA Softball's Bat Testing & Certification Program, including a list of approved and non-approved bats.

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Equipment - Balls

Information on USA Softball's Ball Testing & Certification Program, including information on the certification mark and companies licensed to use the certification marks.

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Foreign Substance/Protective Wraps

Rule 6 Section 6 (Fast Pitch/Modified Pitch), Foreign Substance / Protective Wraps
Rule 6 Section 5 (Slow Pitch), Foreign Substance / Protective Wraps
"Under the supervision and control of the umpire, powder resin and / or an approved drying agent that is included on the list published by USA Softball may be used by the pitcher."

USA Softball APPROVED FOREIGN SUBSTANCE / PROTECTIVE WRAPS

Gorilla Gold Grip Enhancer

Warm-up Attachments

Warm-up attachments must meet all of the requirements of Rule 3, Section 2 contained in the Official Rules of Softball. Following is a list of products that are currently approved.

APPROVED WARM-UP ATTACHMENTS

  • Pow'R Wrap
  • SwingSock

Warm-up Bats

Warm-up bat must meet all of the requirements of Rule 3, Section 2 contained in the Official Rules of Softball. Following is a list of products that are currently approved.

APPROVED WARM-UP BATS

  • All-Star
  • Bratt's Bat
  • Dirx and Dirx 250 (Dirx Company)
  • Dudley
  • Hillerich & Bradsby (Louisville Slugger)
  • Whip-O
  • Miega Bat
  • Sledge Hammer (Steele's Sports)
  • Swingmaster (J. deBeer)
  • TopHand (Switch-Hitter, Inc.)
  • Worth
  • Stombaugh

Additional Reference Materials

USA Softball periodically and randomly tests samples of bat models bearing the USA Softball approved certification mark to verify compliance with USA Softball bat performance standards. Below are links for press releases announcing results of compliance testing as well as FAQ's regarding bat models withdrawn from USA Softball Championship play until further notice. The Non-Approved Bats with USA Softball Certification Marks link above contains the most up-to-date listing of bat models withdrawn from USA Softball Championship play. Models placed on that list will be allowed for use in USA Softball Championship play if they bear the USA Softball recertification mark (shown in the link below).

Altered/Doctored Bats
Grandfathered Bats No Longer Authorized Beginning in 2008
Court Order Press Release
Court Order Judgement

Information regarding USA Softball Certified Equipment Certification Marks

Information on the voluntary removal of specific Easton softball bat models from USA Softball's list of Certified Bats

2014 USA Softball Ball Rule change

Senior Bat Rules and Definition