Spring is here, and it’s time for baseball. So what type of gear will your youngster need? Check out our list of little league supplies to see if there’s anything you need to buy. We’ve even included a shopping list for you to print and keep track of the things you need to purchase.
Normally, the league will provide a team hat and shirt, and sometimes, even a water bottle. The rest will be up to you.
Here are the items that you will want to have for your child:
- Baseball glove/mitt
- Water bottle
- Uniform pants
- Baseball socks
If you bought these items last year, be sure to confirm everything still fits. Children can grow so much from year to year, and can easily outgrow clothing and shoes.
Optional Baseball Gear
While helmets and bats might be provided by your coach, as your child grows older, they enjoy owning their own gear, including:
- Batting helmet
- Batting gloves
- Personal bat
- Bag to carry gear
Also consider buying a jacket and sweatshirt in your team’s color for those colder days.
Baseball Gear for Practice
Younger children may enjoy practicing their batting and catching in the yard, so consider buying a tee and a bucket of baseballs for your youngster to use.
Outdoor Supplies for Parents and Children
Whether you’re a spectator or a ball player, you’ll want to be sure to have these items handy:
- Suntan lotion
- Bug spray
Baseball Gear for Spectators
If you’re planning to spend your nights or weekends at practices and games, there are several things you’ll want to be sure to have on hand:
- Blanket for colder days
- Cooler for snacks and drinks
- Folding lawn chair to keep in the car
- Hats or visors for sunny days
- Tee-shirts and sweatshirts in team colors
- Umbrella (for drizzly days)
Are you ready to go shopping? Check out our printable Little League Shopping List. Just click on the link, and print. Then, keep track of the items you need to buy.
Now your children are ready to play ball! 🙂