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Softball Equipment & Gear




 


What Aviation Little League Provides



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



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






Required Items Your Child Needs


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




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



Softball 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).


   
Softball 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. 
 

  
   

Softball 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. 



     
Softball 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. 




Softball Bat 








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

Softballs = Baseballs are provided by Aviation Little League.




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!!!