Bat Certification

Softball Canada does not currently have its own bat certification program, but follows the following bat guidelines for its Canadian Championships.

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Fast Pitch (Men's and Women's)

Acceptable Certification Stamps:

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  • Any bat that appears on the ISF Approved Bat List and has an ISF certification stamp will be accepted for play at a Softball Canada event or,
  • Any bat that appears on the ASA Approved Bat List and has an ASA 2000 or 2004 certification stamp will also be accepted for play at a Softball Canada event.
  • The bat must meet the compression standards outlined by the ISF and can be tested to ensure they are in the proper range.
  • The bat must still pass a visual inspection per the current Softball Canada rulebook.

Slo-Pitch (Men's and Women's)

Acceptable Certification Stamps:

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  • Any bat that appears on the ISF approved bat list and has an ISF certification stamp will be accepted for play at a Softball Canada event or,
  • Any bat that appears on the ASA Approved Bat List and has an ASA 2000, ASA 2004 or ASA 2013 certification stamp will also be accepted for play at a Softball Canada event.
  • The bat must meet the compression standards outlined by the ISF and can be tested to ensure that they are i the proper range.
  • The bat must till pass a visual inspection per the current Softball Canada rulebook.

International Softball Federation (ISF) Technical Bulletins

Technical Bulletin - 2014 - 01


 

Softball Canada will continue supplying all the bats at the Senior Men’s and Women’s Canadian Slo-Pitch Championship.

For further information, please contact Mike Branchaud at mbranchaud@softball.ca.

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