2017 Bat Standards

Effective Immediately

All adult (U21 Men and Men's categories) will be permitted to use bats with the ASA 2013 certification stamp, in addition to the ASA 2000, ASA 2004, and/or ISF 2005 stamps. The ASA 2013 stamp was previously restricted to use in Slo-Pitch play.

U18 Men and below (male) and all female categories will continue to only be permitted to use ASA 2000, ASA 2004, and/or ISF 2005 certification stamps. Full details on the updated standards (in French and English) are available at the links below: 

   Bat Certification General Guidelines: click here
   Fast Pitch Male (up to U18) and Female (all levels) WBCS Softball Approved Bat List: click here
   Fast Pitch Male (up to U18) and Female (all levels) USA Softball Approved Bat List: click here
   Slo Pitch and Adult Male Fast Pitch (U21 and above) WBCS Approved Bat List: click here
   Slo Pitch and Adult Male Fast Pitch (U21 and above) USA Approved Bat List: click here                  

   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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