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Certified Equipment

USA Softball Testing & Certification Program

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.

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


New certification marks were approved after publication of the 2019 rule book. Therefore, equipment with such certification marks are legal despite not appearing in the rules.

USA Softball Non-Linear Bat Compression Thresholds

A non-linear bat is a bat whose structure deviates from the traditional single wall, multi-wall and/or layered composite designs. The bats' performance will consistently and repeatedly produce Barrel Compression Tester results softer than the existing threshold and have not produced a batted-ball speeds over 98.