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Cleats/Spikes

It is recommended players wear the proper footwear for baseball/softball which are cleats. Only Baseball Seniors 13-16 year old boys can wear metal cleats. All other levels must use molded plastic cleats.
 

Glove Break In

A often over looked piece in teaching a young player the game is proper glove break in. Too often we see a child show up at the first practice with a brand new mitt,stiff as a board. It is impossible for the player to be successfull in fielding with a glove that is not broken in. Check this link at the Justgloves web site for some great insight on proper break in. Do yourself and your player a favor and take the time to break in that new glove!!  http://www.justballgloves.com/glove-resource-guide/breaking-in-a-glove/
 
Gloves

When properly adjusted, a glove should fit fairly snugly. Allow room for a batting glove. It is a good idea for most players to wear a batting glove inside their fielders glove to absorb moisture thus extending the life of the interior lining.
 

Age

Position

Glove Size

5-6

General

10 to 10 1/2 (youth model)

7-8

General

10 1/2 to 11 (youth model)

9-12

General

11 to 11 1/2 (youth model)

Junior/Senior

Infield

11 to 11 1/2

Junior/Senior

Outfield

12 to 12 1/2

Bats

Below is a rough guide for bat selection. It is simply a place to start and depends not only on the size of the player but the level of competition (better pitching may require a lighter bat). It is better to err on the light side rather than the heavy side. Today's power hitters in the major leagues use lighter bats than power hitters of yesterday.


 

Age

Weight Minimum

Weight Maximum

Length Minimum

Length Maximum

6-7

17 Ounces

19 Ounces

24 Inches

28 Inches

8

19 Ounces

21 Ounces

27 Inches

30 Inches

9

20 Ounces

23 Ounces

28 Inches

30 Inches

10

20 Ounces

23 Ounces

28 Inches

31 Inches

11

21 Ounces

24 Ounces

29 Inches

31 Inches

12

23 Ounces

25 Ounces

30 Inches

33 Inches

13-14

23 Ounces

28 Ounces

30 Inches

33 Inches

15 +

24 Ounces

30 Ounces

30 Inches

34 Inches