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Equipment Needed for Little League


What Aviation Little League Provides


 

Team Jersey = Team jerseys will be distributed to the team during the first few weeks of practice.   



Team Hat = 
Team hats will be distributed to the team during the first few weeks of practice.  






Required Items Your Child Needs



Baseball Belt = 
The baseball belt is required and not provided by the league.  Team Coach will select color based on team colors.




Socks = 
Baseball socks are required and not provided by the league.  Team Coach will select color based on team colors.



Baseball Pants = 
Baseball pants are required and not provided by the league.  Team Coach will select color based on team colors.  Baseball pants come in three basic colors (grey, black, and white).


  
Glove =
 Baseball gloves are required and should be at both practices and games.  Avoid buying an oversized glove. Beginners should stick to a smaller glove for additional control.  It does take time to break in your new glove.  No matter what you do, most will agree that the most effective way to break in a baseball glove is by using it.  Most gloves have the pre-measured size stamped inside where the pocket is.
 

  
  

Cleats =  Baseball cleats are required and is arguably the most important baseball item you can buy your child. If you want your child to truly learn and enjoy any sport as well as avoid injury, you will go out of your way to purchase them appropriate shoes.

   
Cleats with metal spikes are not permitted. Shoes with molded cleats are permissible. No soccer cleats if possible. Parents can select color.  Most common color is black. 




Helmet = 
The league does not provide helmets.  it's recommended that each player purchased their own.  Altering the helmet in any form, including painting or adding decals (by anyone other than the manufacturer or authorized dealer) may void the warranty. Face guards are permitted, provided they were fitted to the helmet by the manufacturer and contain all of the original fasteners. 



Athletic Supporters = All male players playing divisions higher than Tee Ball must wear an Athletic Supporter for their protection per Little League



Baseball Bat 



Effective on January 1, 2018, Little League Baseball® will adhere to the new USABat 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. For more information on the USABat standard and a complete list of bats approved through the USABat Standard, visit usabat.com.

It is essential that you select a baseball bat that fits your unique body configuration and skill level, height, weight, and hitting strength. Your bat must also conform to the specifications as to what bats are approved by Little League for use in their various divisions. Bat Sizing is always a challenge as well as if your child is beginning with baseball.  Go for a lighter bat to maintain bat speed, which is top priority in hitting.  If they cannot hold the bat for 20 seconds without the arm starting to shake, it's too heavy.




Optional Items Your Child Needs





Batting Gloves = 
Batting gloves are optional and a personal preference of the player. 



  
Equipment Bag = 
Baseball equipment bags are an optional item but are very nice to have and some only costs $15.  The player can put all his baseball gear & water in the bag and hang it on the dugout fence.  This item can be use for future seasons.



Long Sleeve Under Jersey Shirt = Long sleeve shirts are optional and the parents choice.  These keep the player warm for any of those cold spring weather games. 

Practice Shirt = These shirts are optional and the parents choice.  



What the League Provides to Coaches

Baseballs = Baseballs are provided by Aviation Little League. These balls shall weigh not less than five (5) nor more than five and one-fourth (5¼) ounces, and measure not less than nine (9) nor more than nine and one-fourth (9¼) inches in circumference for Majors division and lower. Tee Balls will say Little League Tee Ball on them. 





Catcher's Gear = Catchers must wear approved long or short model chest protectors. All catchers must wear chest protectors with neck collar, throat guard, shin guards and catcher's helmet, all of which must meet Little League specifications and standards. All catchers must wear a mask, “dangling” type throat protector and catcher's helmet during infield/outfield practice, pitcher warm-up and games. Not to worry though...Aviation Little League provides ALL the Catcher's Gear!!!