- Montgomery College - Rockville Campus
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Professor Hilda Smith: // Hilda.Smith@montgomerycolleg.edu
NJCAA BASEBALL BAT CHANGES
The NJCAA follows NCAA guidelines for baseball and thus will follow suit with the implementation of the new Ball-Bat Coefficient of Restitution (BBCOR) standard for baseball bats, which will go into affect January 1, 2011. The BBCOR certification for baseball bats replaces the Ball Exit Speed Ratio (BESR) standard previously used.
Beginning January 1, 2011, all bats used in NJCAA competition must be BBCOR certified.
What's BBCOR? It is a test used to determine the on-field performance of a bat, namely that it acts similar to a wooden bat. It is more accurate than the BESR test, which is what was the previous test used to rate bats.
What about composite bats? To be allowed in the NCAA (and NJCAA), composite-barreled bats must pass Accelerated Break-In testing and be BBCOR certified.
Composites were previously banned by the because they perform better the more you play with them. Through heavy use or tampering, these bats fell out of compliance with the safety guidelines.
ABI testing simulates heavy use on a bat, and it's designed to ensure the bats remain consistent throughout their lifetimes.
What bats can I use? Manufacturers plan to release their first BBCOR-certified bats this fall.
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