How to Gear up for Baseball Season
Baseball Season is finally here! Whether your child is moving up to their first baseball league or you are looking for tips to get your child T-ball ready, here’s what you will need to be dressed for success.
When you are buying a glove, you first need to decide what arm your child will naturally throw with. You will then need to purchase a glove for their opposite hand. You will then need to consider the size of the glove which is based on the age of the child. If your child is 6 or under, you should be looking at 9 to 10 inch gloves. 6 to 8 year olds will need 10 to 11 inch gloves. 8 to 11 year olds will wear 11 to 12 inch gloves.
Cleats need to fit tightly but comfortably for the best performance, so don’t buy them bigger than your child’s current size. Make sure your child is also wearing a pair of game socks then they try on their cleats. Encourage your child to move around in all directions when trying on cleats to mimic what’s require in baseball games.
The front brim of a baseball helmet should sit around 1 inch above the eyebrows. All players under the age of 16 will also require a chin strap.
Batting gloves wick sweat and moisture from the hands, giving the player a better grip of the baseball bat. They also help cushion hands and help to avoid painful and hard calluses. When measuring and looking for batting gloves, look for superior features such as breathable material and additional padding to help absorb vibration from the bat.
Before you choose a bat, check your league regulations to see what is approved by the league. It’s also important to consider the appropriate weight and length for your child. Your child will have better success practicing with a bat that’s the same size and weight as the one he’ll be using during games.