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ASA Bat Testing & Certification Program

The official bat in ASA Championship Play must meet all of the requirements of Rule 3, Section 1 and:
  1. must bear either the ASA approved 2000 certification mark or the ASA 2004 certification mark as shown below, and must not be listed on an ASA non approved list, and
     
  2. must be included on a list of approved bat models published by the ASA National Office; or
  3. must, in the sole opinion and discretion of the umpire, have been manufactured prior to 2000 and if tested, would comply with the ASA bat performance standards then in effect.
Beginning January 1, 2004, all bats in ASA Championship Play must pass the ASA 2004 bat standard. All bats having the 2004 certification mark will be allowed in ASA Championship Play. Bats that have the 2000 certification mark will not be allowed in ASA Championship Play unless they are listed on an approved bat list on the ASA website. For convenience, the ASA website has a listing of bats that do not pass the ASA 2004 bat standard.

2004 and Beyond Approved Bats (Current Listing, no changes as of: 1/6/2011)

For a list of bats that have been tested and found to comply with the ASA bat performance standards, and therefore are authorized to bear the ASA 2004 certification mark and/or are authorized for use in ASA Championship Play beginning January 1, 2004, please click on the manufacturer below. Manufacturers continue to submit additional bat models for testing, and the ASA will update this list as test results become available.

 

2004 and Beyond Non Approved Bats 


Click here for ASA's 1 Page Non Approved Bats with Certification Marks (2000 and 2004)
(current listing, no changes as of January 5, 2011)

Click here for ASA's Non Approved Bats with Certification Marks (2000 and 2004)
(current listing, no changes as of January 5, 2011)

Click here for ASA's Non Approved Bats with 2004 Certification Marks
(current listing, no changes as of January 5, 2011)
 

The Amateur Softball Association of America (ASA) no longer displays every bat made by bat manufacturers that do not comply with current ASA bat standards. If you want to know what bats are approved for use in ASA Championship Play, follow one of the steps below.
 

  • check the approved list located in the drop down boxes above and search by the specific manufacturer or select all
  • check for either the 2000 or 2004 ASA Certification Mark (both depicted above) and then be sure the bat is not listed on the PDF's above as a banned bat by ASA (Note: The lists above are broken up into two PDF's to help umpires in the NCAA and the NFHS because of their minor rule differences.

    Please be sure to read the specific ASA rules surrounding bats (a portion of which is located above) for a comphrehensive review. Please remember that all bats that do not bear an ASA certification mark remain non approved unless they were made prior to 2000 and in the sole discretion of the umpire would pass ASA certification test if tested. Local ASA leagues and tournaments not conducted as part of ASA Championship Play may alter ASA playing rules as they see fit.
     

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

    Altered/Doctored Bats

    Grandfathered Bats No Longer Authorized Beginning in 2008

    ASA Court Order Press Release

    ASA Court Order Judgement

    ASA Bat & Ball Certification Program Overview

    ASA Bat Certification Program FAQ's


  • For more information please view the  Amateur Softball Association- http://www.asasoftball.com/about/certified_equipment.asp