Equipment and Uniform Requirements
Players will need the following prior to the start of the season
*Socks (Color determined by team assignment please see your coach or team mom).
The equipment listed below are optional for a player to purchase as the team will carry helmets, bats, and catchers gear
Must have a face guard, and have the NOCSAE sticker on the back.
Alterations cannot be made to the helmet unless it is from the manufacture, this includes painting and stickers of any kind
(Find a bat that the player can swing freely and is not too heavy. The teams will also provide bats, and helmets if you wish to use them. The League will provide team jerseys that must be returned at the end of the season.
Bats must also have the BPF 1.20 Stamp to be used in Little League
If you are purchasing a bat please see the charts below as a guide.
Bats range from 26 to 32 inches for teball, minors and majors, and 30 to 34 inches long for our senior players. They will typically have a drop weight ranging from -8 to -14. The drop weight indicates the length to weight ratio. It is a simple concept, so don't let it confuse you; just taking the weight minus the length to come up with a negative number that is called the drop. For instance, a 34-inch bat that weighs 24 ounces is a -10 drop weight. See below some average drop weights.
Ages 8 & under: -12 to -14
Ages 8 to 14: -12 to -10
Ages 14 & up: -11 to -8
Western Branch Little League will provide team jerseys that must be returned at the end of the season.
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