- Equipment Needed
Item General Guidelines for Sizing Helmet with Cage Use the 2-V-1 rule to ensure a proper fit
The helmet should cover the top of the forehead and should rest about 2 fingers’ width above the eyebrows.Straps should meet snugly in a V-shape just below the ears.One finger should fit between the chin and chin straps.For additional guidance, you may also want to check sizes of individual brands.
Glove Pre-T-ball players under age 5: 9-inch glove.
T-ball, ages 5 to 7: 9- to 11-inch glove.
Youth baseball, ages 8 to 12: 10- to 12-inch glove. Youth softball, 8 to 12: 10.5- to 13-inch.
Bat In general: Children under 60 pounds should swing a bat between 26 and 29 inches long.
Children weighing more than 70 pounds should swing a bat ranging from 28 to 38 inches long.
For U11 you should use a bat between 28 and 38 inches long and between 16 oz and 20 oz in weight.
Place the bat knob at the center of your chest and extend the barrel out toward your fingertips. If you can touch the end of the bat with your fingertips, the bat is an appropriate size.
Here is an example bat with valid logos:
Ball (optional) Having your own ball is helpful if you would like to practise at home with your child. We recommend a softball instead of a baseball for the U7 (T-ball)) players.
U-9 (3-Pitch) uses an 11″ ball
U-11 uses a 12″ ball
Softball Pants – May be purchased from any vendor, or your child may wear black track pants if they have some.