BBCOR bats have been used in college and high school baseball for three full seasons, but there is still quite a bit of buzz about its introduction. “What is BBCOR and what does it stand for? Why was the BBCOR standard created? Do I (or my player) need a BBCOR bat? Is this a BBCOR certified bat?” These are all common questions that we receive at JustBats.com, and we’d like to help clear up any confusion you may have.
What is BBCOR and what does it stand for?
Why was the BBCOR standard created?
Do I (or my player) need a BBCOR bat?
You can find each division’s specific bat rules located on the organization’s web page, and if you have any question as to what the bat requirements are for your Youth league, a quick call to your league representative will eliminate any doubt.
If you're not sure a particular bat is BBCOR certified, you can always reference Washington State University's list of NCAA certified baseball bats which can be found on this page.
(WSU's Sports Science Laboratory is the official certification facility for the NCAA.)
*Wood bats that are made from one piece of solid wood, excluding Bamboo, will not require a BBCOR certification mark for NCAA and NFHS play. Wood bats that are constructed from a combination of woods, contain composite materials, or are made of Bamboo, will require the BBCOR certification mark.
Still having trouble deciding if you need a BBCOR bat? Want some help selecting the best model for your hitting style? Feel free to contact one of our bat experts via phone, chat or email. Our toll free number is 866-321-2287, and any of our team members would be more than happy to answer your questions.
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