With the numerous technology advancements in bats and the varied interests of several different leagues, it is difficult to track and regulate the parameters for bats. Given the fact that most Canadian suppliers receive their bats from the USA, Softball Canada follows the International Softball Federation’s (ISF) and the Amateur Softball Association’s (ASA) bat standards for Men’s and Women’s Fast Pitch, which includes a list of all approved bats for all makes and models of bats. Click on the “Approved Bats” page in this section to verify the ISF and ASA Approved bat lists.
For Men’s and Women’s Slo-Pitch, Softball Canada follows the ISF’s and the ASA’s bat standards. The list of approved ISF and ASA bats can also be found on the “Approved Bats” page in this section.
It should also be noted that Softball Canada uses a bat tester at the Canadian Slo-Pitch Championships and supplies bats at this event, and umpires also inspect bats for dents and/or modifications at all Canadian Fast Pitch Championships.
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