Just thought I'd post some information I received from USSSA regarding fastpitch bat regulations. Beginning 2013, no bats, composite or aluminum, will be allowed unless they have a 2012 USSSA certification seal on the taper of the bat. The person from USSSA told me that the bats with the new certification should become available in Sept 2011. Bats you are using now will be okay through 2012 but not after that. If you are thinking about spending big $$$$ on a bat now, know that your DD will only be able to use it through next year.