USSSA Bat Certification
There are many different types of bats out there, so choosing one can be tough. The first thing to look for when purchasing a bat is what type of certification it has. Every league has different rules and it is important to know if your bat is good for use. One very common bat certification is the USSSA 1.15 Bat Performance Factor (BPF) standard. The Acronym stands for United States Specialty Sports Association.
Drop 10 Bats, Drop 8 Bats and Drop 5 Bats
Their primary goal is to make the game safe and fun for all. The way USSSA certifies bats is by measuring the spring-like effect of the bats. If there is too much flexibility and give in the bat it will not pass. They use the laws of physics to try to manufacture metal bats that perform more like wood. The offer drop 10, drop 8 and drop 5 bats. Each weight drop allows for maximum performance based on the size and ability of the player. Drop 10 bats are predominantly for the smaller player or the player who might struggle with additional weight. It allows for maximum bat control. The Drop 8 bats are mainly for the stronger hitters looking to get more pop from their swing. These models are also the choice of many young players who are on the verge of moving up to the 90 foot diamond. The Drop 5 baseball bats are for the players who are just about ready for the move to BBCOR, but want the added bat speed and control they get from the slightly lighter bat. So, if you know what type of hitter you are, you should now know what weight drop you should be looking for. USSSA is a bat certification that is widely accepted by many leagues across the country and chances are you can use a bat with this certification in your league.