The BBCOR decertification process has been implemented for:


  • Marucci CAT5 33-inch model
  • Reebok Vector TLS 32-inch model



6-1-3 ART. 3 . . . For the set position the pitcher shall have the ball in either his gloved hand or pitching hand. His pitching hand shall be down at his side or behind his back. Before starting the delivery, he shall stand with his entire non-pivot foot in front of a line extending through the front edge of the pitcher’s plate and with his entire pivot foot in contact with or directly in front of and parallel to the pitcher’s plate…any other infielder.
Rationale: To eliminate any confusion or circumvention of the set position pitching rule by a pitcher or coach. Also, to emphasize the pivot foot requirement to be in a legal set position.

7-3-5c ART. 5 . . .Interfere with the catcher’s fielding or throwing by:
a. Unchanged language.
b. Unchanged language.
c. Making any other movement, including backswing interference, which hinders action at home plate or the catcher’s attempt to play on a runner, or
d. Unchanged language.
Rationale: Current rule does not address this specific type of interference.

Changes to high school baseball rules will include an additional example of how a batter can interfere with the catcher’s ability to field or throw.

Currently, there are three (3) non-wood baseball bats that the NFHS has decertified for use in high school competition. This short list is subject to change. Additional non-wood baseball bats could possibly be added to this list. The decertified bats are the following:
  • Marucci Cat 52 33" non-wood baseball bat (Decertification notice date: February 21, 2012)
  • Reebok Vector TLS 32" non-wood baseball bat (Decertification notice date: March 26, 2012)
  • Reebok Vector TLS 33" non-wood baseball bat (Decertification notice date: March 26, 2012)

These bats should be considered non-compliant and subject to NFHS Baseball Rules 4-1-3b and 7-4-1a. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact B. Elliot Hopkins, NFHS Baseball Rules Editor/National Interpreter at (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or (317) 822-6900, extension 5757.

1-3-2 NOTE: Clarifies and places additional emphasis on the importance and legal repercussions of altering non-wood baseball bats.

3-3-1f: Restricts the use of any video monitoring or replay equipment for coaching purposes during the course of the game.

3-3-1i: Restricts the use of any electronic devices in the coach's box.

6-2-2c Exception:Clarifies that an incoming pitcher be treated equally. If a pitcher is ejected, an incoming pitcher should be afforded the same warm-up criteria as if he were replacing an injured player.


1.                 Pace of Play

2.                 Compliant Bats

3.                 Pitcher's Stance

4.                 Risk Minimization

5.                 Good Sporting Behavior