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Essential Gear

GLOVE: Make sure your Little Leaguer’s glove is sized appropriately and broken in properly to assist with fielding. If you have questions on the size and methods to loosen up the glove, consult a league official.

BAT: Be sure your player’s bat is sized appropriately. One important item to note, effective January 1, 2018, Little League Baseball will adhere to the new USA Baseball bat standard. No bats previously approved for use in Little League Play (Junior League Baseball and below) will be permitted to be used in any Little League game or practice, or other Little League function, event, or activity.


HELMET: All players should bring a batting helmet to every practice.  If your Little League chooses to wear his or her own helmet, be sure it is approved by the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE).

ATHLETIC SUPPORTER: Boys should wear an athletic supporter or compression shorts under their sweatpants and baseball pants. If your son is a catcher, it is mandatory he wear a protection cup.

CLEATS: When practicing outside, Little Leaguers should wear cleats, and remember, metal spikes or metal cleats are NOT permitted at the younger levels. Shoes with molded cleats should be worn at the Tee Ball, Minor, and Major levels.

PANTS: For practices, players are recommended to wear long pants. While baseball pants are typical for practicing players to wear, they are not required.  Once you are assigned to a team, your Manager will let you know what color baseball pants the team will wear, and you can purchase the appropriate color baseball pants after that.

HAT: For games, baseball players must wear a hat or visor, so it’s good idea to have them practice in one or the other. When your Little Leaguer receives his or her team hat, he or she should wear that to most, if not all, practices.

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