Equipment Buying Guide
Before you go out buying equipment for your child, please note that all teams have a team kit that have bats and some other equipment that you child can use.
Your team coach will be best to ask when assigned to a team as they can direct you in what is required.
Generally once you have bought your uniform as part of your registration then these are the other items that are useful.
- A glove (best to have your own)
- A par or good grip runners (Tball) or soccer boots or baseball boots for (Zooka and above)
- A bat (plenty in the kit bag to try out)
- A big smile
Below are a few guides on how to buy items
Aluminum alloy bat (not wood) for beginners as they are cheaper and more durable, you do not need to buy an expensive bat and will probably be about $50 - $80 for a beginner. Again your kit has a range so you can test the weights and length to help you with you bat choice.
If you are buying a new bat please note new bat regulations come in next year "USA Baseball". So this means if you are buying a bat this year it's best you buy a bat with "USA Baseball" logo on it so it can be used next year and beyond. All baseball shops will help you select.
These are the USA Basbeall logos and they need to be on the bat for it to be offcial
Your coach will help further.
Here is a guide for length of bat, just have a swing and buy what feels best.
For beginners choose a general glove (not for any particular position) with the following general specs.
Age | Size
U8 | 9-10"
8 - 10 | 11"
11 and up | 12" to 13"
Most importantly select a glove that fits, i.e does it feel good on and is easy to close and not too stiff.
A beginner can start with a glove that is around $30 - $40 that is mix of leather and non leather elements that will last until they grow out of it and ready to buy a higher level leather glove. Buy a good brand such as Rawlings, Easton, Mizuno or Louisville.
Older kids really need to talk to their coach or a specialist.
You may need to break in a glove after you buy it, although most of the entry level kiddy gloves will come pre softened so you don't have to work them in.
Where you can buy equipment