Breaking in a Composite Softball Bat
Hit 20-30 balls softly off the tee. Only use about 25% of your power with these first hits. Turn the bat slightly after each hit to cover the entire barrel.
Hit at least 100 softballs off the tee with moderate force. Turn the bat and make sure each part of the barrel comes in contact with several balls.
Hit 50-60 balls with full force. The balls can be hit off the tee or they can be thrown by a pitcher. Rotate the bat after each pitch to ensure even break-in along the entire length of the bat barrel.
Use the bat in a few games, but make sure to alternate the bat with another bat for a few days.