What we provide: Jersey & Hat
What you need: Glove, Baseball Pants, Rubber Cleats, Socks, Belt, Athletic Cup (Boys)
Optional (But Recommended): Batting Helmet*, Equipment Bag, Bat
*The league does have batting helmets for the kids to share but most kids wear their own.
What Size Bat Should You Get?While choosing the correct bat is certainly a personal decision, there are helpful guidelines. When shopping, use a chart, such as the one below which assists in determining the suggested bat length based on a player’s height and weight.
Getting the right size bat will have a direct impact on your child's skills development and enjoyment of the game. We highly recommend NOT buying a bat that is too big, with the assumption that they will "grow into it."
For the weight, most players use a Drop 10, Drop 11 or Drop 12. This means that the number of ounces the bat weighs is 11 or 12 less than the number of inches the bat is long. So a 28" bat that weighs 18 oz. is a Drop 10. Lighter bats allow players to swing the bat faster, while a heavier bat will provide more power.
Official Little League Baseball is divided into many different age divisions, many of which overlap. When selecting the proper barrel size, it’s important to know the name of the division, rather than just the player’s age. The Tee Ball (ages 4-6), Farm Division (ages 7-8), Minor Division (9-10), and Major Division (ages 9-12) are NOT allowed to use Youth Big Barrel, and must use a 2 ¼” Youth bat with a maximum length of 33”.
Rule 1.10 - Baseball
The bat must be a baseball bat which meets Little League specifications and standards as noted in this rule. It shall be a smooth, rounded stick and made of wood or of material and color tested and proved acceptable to Little League standards. Little League (Majors) and below:
It shall not be more than thirty-three (33) inches in length nor more than two and one-quarter (2¼) inches in diameter. Non-wood bats shall be labeled with a BPF (bat performance factor) of 1.15 or less;
Rule 1.10 - Softball
1.10 - The bat must be a softball bat which meets Little League specifications and standards as noted in this rule. It shall be a smooth, rounded stick and made of wood or a material tested and proved acceptable to Little League standards. The bat shall be no more than 33 inches (34 inches for Junior/Senior/Big League) in length, not more than two and one-quarter (2-1/4) inches in diameter, and if wood, not less than fifteen-sixteenth (15/16) inches in diameter (7/8 inch for bats less than 30 inches) at its smallest part. Non-wood bats shall be printed with a BPF (bat performance factor) of 1.20. Bats may be taped or fitted with a sleeve for a distance not exceeding 16 inches from the small end. Colored bats are acceptable. A non-wood bat must have a grip of cork, tape or composition material, and must extend a minimum of 10 inches from the small end. Slippery tape or similar material is prohibited. An illegal or altered bat must be removed.
Suggested Bat Size