TEAM JERSEY & HAT
Provided by Arcadia Little League thanks to the generosity of the Arizona Diamondbacks Give Back Program. Team jerseys will be distributed to the team during the first few weeks of practice.
BELT & SOCKS
A baseball belt and socks are required and not provided by the league. Team parent or coach will select the color based on team colors.
Baseball pants are required and not provided by the league. Team parent or coach will select the color based on team. Baseball pants come in three basic colors (grey, black, and white). It's always a good idea to have the game and practice pants but this is optional.
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. Below are general sizes:
Infield 10 - 11.75
Pitcher 11.5 - 12.25
Outfield 11.5 - 12.25
Batting gloves are optional and a personal preference of the player.
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. Parents can select the color.
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. Faceguards are permitted, provided they were fitted to the helmet by the manufacturer and contain all of the original fasteners.
All male players playing divisions higher than T-Ball must wear an Athletic Supporter for their protection per Little League®
Baseball equipment bags are an optional item but are very nice to have. The player can put all his/her gear and water bottle in the bag and hang it on the dugout fence. This item can be used for multiple seasons.
Bats are optional. However, it's nice to have your own as many players want to practice when away from the team. 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 the top priority in hitting. If they cannot hold the bat for 20 seconds without the arm starting to shake, it's too heavy.LITTLE LEAGUE'S® LATEST BAT INFORMATION PAGE
Catchers must wear approved long or short model chest protectors. All catchers must wear chest protectors with the 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...Arcadia Little League provides one set per team.