Equipment Guide

Stamford American Little League

Equipment Guide

Tee Ball

Single A (A)

Double A (AA)

Triple A (AAA)

Majors

Provided by Stamford American League

Team Jersey, Hat and Socks

Provided by Stamford American Little League. Team jerseys will be distributed to the team during the first few weeks of practice.  

Catchers Gear

n/a

n/a

Required

Required

Required

Provided by Player

Baseball Pants

Not Required

Not Required

Required

Required

Required

Belt

Not Required

Not Required

Required

Required

Required

Glove

Required (see below for more details)

Bat

Required (see below for more details)

Recommend player purchases their own helmet;

1 or 2 will be provided per team.

Required (see below for more details)

 Player Provides

Batting Helmet

Required

Recommend player purchases their own helmet;

2 will be provided per team;

Face cage recommended.

Required

 Player Provides

Batting Gloves

n/a

n/a

Optional

Optional

Optional

Cleats

Optional

Recommended

Required

Required

Required

Protective Cup

(male players)

Optional

Required

Required

Required

Required

Chest Protector / Heart Guard

Optional

Optional

Recommended

Recommended

Recommended

Equipment Bag

Optional

Optional

Recommended

Recommended

Recommended

Additional Information regarding Equipment:

Baseball Glove

Baseball gloves are required and should be at both practices and games.  Avoid buying an oversized glove. Beginners should stick to a smaller glove for additional control.  It does take time to break in your new glove. No matter what you do, most will agree that the most effective way to break in a baseball glove is by using it.  Most gloves have the pre-measured size stamped inside where the pocket is.

Click Here for a glove size reference guide.

Baseball Bat

Bats are optional but most players bring their own bat.  Having your own bat allows players to practice when away from the team.  It is essential that you select a baseball bat that fits your unique body configuration and skill level, height, weight, and hitting strength. Your bat must also conform to the specifications as to what bats are approved by Little League for use in their various divisions.  

Little League's Latest Bat Information Page

Bat Sizing is always a challenge as well as if your child is beginning with baseball.  Go for a lighter bat to maintain bat speed, which is the top priority in hitting.  If they cannot hold the bat for 20 seconds without the arm starting to shake, it's too heavy.

Click Here for a bat selection guide

Batting Helmet

The league does not provide helmets in AAA and Majors.  It's recommended that each player purchased their own.  Altering the helmet in any form, including painting or adding decals (by anyone other than the manufacturer or authorized dealer) may void the warranty. Faceguards are permitted, provided they were fitted to the helmet by the manufacturer and contain all of the original fasteners. Faceguards are recommended for younger players.  

Click Here for a reference guide.

Baseball Pants

Baseball pants are required and not provided by the league.  Team parent or coach will select the color based on team colors.  Baseball pants come in three basic colors (grey, black, and white)  It's always a good idea to have game and practice pants but this is optional.  Stamford American Little League recommends grey or white baseball pants.

Cleats

Baseball cleats are required and is arguably the most important baseball item you can buy your child. If you want your child to truly learn and enjoy any sport as well as avoid injury, you will go out of your way to purchase them appropriate shoes. Cleats with metal spikes are not permitted. Shoes with molded cleats are permissible. No soccer cleats if possible. Parents / Players can select the color.  

Equipment Bag

Baseball equipment bags are an optional item but are very nice to have and some only costs $15.  The player can put all his baseball gear & water in the bag and hang it on the dugout fence.  This item can be used for future seasons.

Long Sleeve Under Jersey Shirt

Long sleeve shirts are optional and the parents choice.  These keep the player warm for any of those cold spring weather games.

Practice Shirt

These shirts are optional and the parents choice.

Catcher's Gear

Catcher’s Gear will be provided by Stamford American Little League in applicable leagues.  

If a player chooses to purchase his or her own catcher’s gear, all gear must meet Little League’s specifications and requirements.  

  • Catchers must wear approved long or short model chest protectors.
  • All catchers must wear chest protectors with the neck collar, throat guard, shin guards and catcher's helmet
  • All catchers must wear a mask, “dangling” type throat protector and catcher's helmet during infield/outfield practice, pitcher warm-up and games.

Click Here for a reference guide.

Local Sponsors

Stamford American Little League

1127 High Ridge Road, #337
Stamford, Connecticut 06905

Phone: 203-461-9522

Email: [email protected]