Within the world of youth baseball, there are various certifications and categories that baseball bats may fall into. Most of these certifications are given due to certain standards that the bats need to meet, and different levels of youth baseball may require different standards. These standards can be how fast the ball comes off the bat, barrel sizes, bat length, and drop weight.
The most common certifications or categories that baseball bats fall into are BBCOR, USSSA, and USA. BBCOR stands for Bat-Ball Coefficient of Restitution. This standard is typically used to qualify the adult bats that are commonly used by high school and collegiate ball players. On the opposite end of the spectrum, USA certification is typically used to qualify bats for Little League baseball. This has been a relatively recent change, as only USA-certified bats are permitted in any Little League function now.
As we have briefly discussed before, there are a variety of certifications that baseball bats can have, and these determine which leagues you can use the bats in, as well as what general age range they are for. Different certifications include BBCOR, USSSA, and USA. The one that we are currently discussing are USSSA bats.
Falling in the middle of USA and BBCOR bat certifications is the USSSA certification. Where a BBCOR bat has a BPF (Bat Performance Factor – the increase in the liveliness of a ball hitting a bat compared to throwing a ball against a solid wall) is 0.5, the BPF of a USSSA bat is typically 1.15, a number common to most youth travel team bats.
Each bat certification has various standards that bats must meet in order to be considered certified. The USSSA standards that must be met were developed by a team of scientific experts, focused on both player safety and performance. The reason for requiring adherence to these standards is to ensure that players are equipped the same, and no unfair advantages exist.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT?
USSSA Certification is important if your baseballer falls within the typical age range for youth baseball, and the league they play in requires this certification. This is common to require, and helps to regulate player safety and performance within a league. It is always essential to check with your league’s specific requirements to ensure that your equipment measures up to the standards.
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