A Rawlings BBCOR Baseball Bat, (Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution), is a bat that features safer levels of accelerated break standards and ball exit speeds. In the past, composite or alloy bats would hit the ball further than wood bats because they flexed inward when they made contact with the ball and retained some energy from the pitch. BBCOR is a standard that ensures alloy, composite and other non-wood bats perform similarly to wood bats. Since 2012, BBCOR bats have been adopted as the standard for all NCAA, high school, and little league players. The adoption of BBCOR in organized play was meant to improve player safety and limit the performance advantages players receive from using non-BBCOR bats.