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Equipment

The list of equipment that you can expect to provide for your child this season in Little League:

  • Batting Helmet
  • Fielding Glove
  • Cleats
  • Athletic Cup (Baseball Only, required for catchers, recommended for all)
  • Many players provide their own bats. You may coordinate with your manager/team concerning sharing bats. Additional information concerning bats is provided below.

The league also provides the following items, one per team, to help meet certain safety guidelines: (any player may provide his/her own equipment providing it meets playing and safety requirements)

  • Set of catcher’s gear (Mask with dangling throat guard, chest protector, shin guards, mitt)
  • Infield Face Mask (Softball only - required for Softball Pitchers)
  • Batting Helmet with face guard (Baseball only - required for Machine Pitch player-pitchers)
  • Tees (for Tee Ball Division teams)

Optional equipment you may wish to consider for your child:

  • Infield Face Mask
  • Batting Helmet (helmets with face guards are required for Machine Pitch pitchers)
  • Mouth guard
  • Catchers gear
    • Shin guards
    • Chest protector – may be short or long models
    • Catcher’s mask
      • Must contain an attached dangling throat guard
      • No skull caps
  • Catcher’s mitt
    • Required for Baseball catchers
    • Softball catchers may use catcher’s mitt, first baseman’s mitt, or a regulation fielding glove

Bats

For comprehensive information concerning bats permitted for use by Little League, please refer to the following documentation provided by Little League International:

Note: If you are looking to purchase a bat for the upcoming year, please note that bat standards will change beginning in 2018 and bats approved for use in 2017 may not be permitted for use in following years.

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