Are you new to softball? Wondering what equipment you need?
If you are new to softball you may be wondering what equipment you need... we suggest the following:
~ A glove (here's a handy sizing chart -- https://softballace.com/what-size-softball-glove-do-i-need/)
~ A helmet -- for obvious reasons we don't encourage sharing headwear, it's best to have your own helmet and only let your player wear it.
~ A facemask! – BGFP Highly recommends all players wear a facemask and most coaches require it for all positions.
~ A bat (here's a handy sizing chart https://www.livestrong.com/article/83871-size-baseball-bats-kids/)
~ Cleats? Maybe, depends on the age, we recommend actual softball cleats for older players, but t-ballers and younger may choose to wear tennis shoes. Also, some of the younger players opt for soccer cleats as they often have more attractive colors (again this is not recommended for older players.)
You might need a bag to carry all of this stuff, but we'll leave that up to you.
Thank you for being part of the BGFP family and we hope you have a fun and successful season!