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Middletown Youth Baseball & Softball

                           

Equipment and Uniforms

 

Equipment is distributed by the MYBBSB Equipment Directors (baseball and softball). All equipment used in practice and games must be Little League-approved and meet local and national Little League regulations.  Although the league provides helmets to all teams, MYBBSB strongly encourages parents to purchase helmets for their child. 

 

Equipment -- Majors & Minors

 

MYBBSB distributes equipment twice a year. The first set for the indoor practices and the second set for the outdoor practices.  Indoor practice equipment is distributed at the Coaches Clinic.  Outdoor practice equipment is distributed one (1) week prior to the start of outdoor practices, typically the 2nd week in April.  In order to receive their equipment, team managers must do the following:

·        Attend the Coaches Clinic.

·        Sign an Equipment Release Form attesting to the quantity and condition of the equipment.

·        Register and be approved as a Volunteer.

 

Equipment -- Instructional and T-Ball

 

MYBBSB distributes equipment once a year.  This will be distributed at the Coaches Clinic or at a later date set by the Equipment Director.  In order to receive their equipment, team managers must do the following:

·        Attend the Coaches Clinic.

·        Sign an Equipment Release Form attesting to the quantity and condition of the equipment.

·        Register and be approved as a Volunteer.

 

Team Equipment Provided

 

The following is the equipment that each team manager will receive when they complete the steps listed above:

 

Indoor Equipment (Majors & Minors Only):

 

·        (1) Hitting Net

·        (12) Indoor Practice Balls

·        (2) Bats

·        (1) Hitting Stick

·        (1) Batting Tee

·        (4) Batting Helmets

·        Set of Catcher’s Equipment

o       (1) Glove, (2) Masks, (2) Helmets, (2) Throat Guards, (1) Pair of Shin Guards, (1) Chest Protector

·        Throw-Down Bases

 

Outdoor Equipment:

 

Majors:

·        (1) Equipment Bag

·        (4) Batting Helmets

·        (2) Bats 29”-30”

·        (1) Batting Tee

·        (12) New Game Balls

·        (12) Practice Balls

·        Set of Catcher’s Equipment  

o       (1) Glove, (2) Masks, (2) Helmets, (2) Throat Guards, (1) Pair of Shin Guards, (1) Chest Protector

 

Minors:

·        Same as Majors except (2) Bats 26”- 29”

·        Softball – No Catcher’s Glove

 

Instructional:

·        Same as Majors except (2) Bats 25” – 27”

·        Baseball – No Catcher’s Equipment

·        Softball - No Catcher’s Glove

·        Throw Down Bases

 

T-Ball:

·        (1) Equipment Bag

·        (4) Helmets

·        (2) T-Ball Bats

·        (12) Soft T-Balls

·        Throw Down Bases

·        (1) Batting Tee

 

Helmets:

 

MYBBSB strongly advises parents to provide each child their own helmet.  If you choose to provide your child with a helmet, please keep in mind the following safety policies:

·        Must have a face guard.

·        No stickers or light refracting attachments allowed on the outside of the helmet. (Majors and Minors only)

·        Only manufactured colors or emblems are allowed.

·        Chin straps are not required but are recommended.

 

Equipment Return:

 

The Equipment Director will schedule a time at the end of the season for equipment return.  All equipment must be returned to MYBBSB Headquarters at the end of the season.  No Manager or Coach should keep any MYBBSB equipment after the conclusion of the season.

 

Uniforms

 

Prior to the start of the season, the Equipment Manager distributes uniforms at MYBBSB Headquarters.  Uniforms will be distributed at least one (1) week prior to the start of the season.  All players receive either a hat (baseball) or a visor (softball). T-Ball and Challenger Leagues receive t-shirt.  All other teams in all other leagues receive a sleeved (baseball) or sleeveless (softball) jersey and color coordinated socks.  All players may keep their uniforms at the end of the season.
 

 

Bat Weights

 

8-10 year olds

Height of Child

Bat Weight

48 inches

16 oz.

50 inches

16.5 oz.

52 inches

17 oz.

54 inches

17.5 oz.

56 inches

18 oz.

60 inches

19 oz.

 

For the 8-10 year olds the guideline is:

(Height/4) + 4

Example:  50/4 = 12.5 + 4 = 16.5 oz.

 

 

11-12 year olds

Weight of Child

Bat Weight

70 lbs.

18 oz.

80 lbs.

19 oz.

90 lbs.

19.5 oz.

100 lbs.

20 oz.

110 lbs.

20.5 oz.

130 lbs.

21.5 oz.

 

For the 11-12 year olds the guideline is:

(Weight/18) + 14

Example:  90/18 = 5 + 14 = 19 oz.