Equipment Needed For Softball

Updated Tuesday August 18, 2015 by Brittany Vogel.

Equipment Needed For Softball

Confused about what your child will need for softball?

If your daughter is new to the league or has grown out of her current equipment, then we may be able to help you. Take a look below at some helpful links, equipment charts, or general information.


Basic equipment needed for T-ball:

  • Glove (see chart below)
  • Cleats
  • Batting Helmet
  • Softball T-Ball Bat (not necessary, league provides each team with a couple of bats)

Basic equipment needed for other divisions:

  • Glove (see chart below)
  • Cleats
  • Batting Helmet w/ Facemask
  • ASA approved fast pitch bat (not necessary, league provides each team with a couple of bats)

The players will obviously need someway to transport this equipment.  Bat bags sold at sporting goods stores can usually hold all of their equipment.


How to select a softball glove:

Below is a generalilzed chart to help select a softball glove based on your childs age and position:

Age

Position

Glove size

Under 8

Infield

9 inches

Under 8

Outfield

11 inches

2014-09-13

Infield

9-10 inches

2014-09-13

Outfield

11-12 inches

High School/Adult

Infield

10 1/2-11 1/2 inches

High School/Adult

Outfield

12-12 1/2 inches


How to select a softball bat:

Another generalized chart for helping to determine bat size.