The league provides a complete uniform including hat, shirt, pants, socks, (belt for some divisions):
All players should have a glove that fits the players hand (not too big). Glove sizes are in inches. A general rule of thumb for glove sizes is as follows
All players must wear a batting helmet. It is not recommended that helmets be shared.
Baseball players in coach pitch and above - protective cup.
Bats can be shared but most will probably want to have one. In the Minors and above divisions, please make sure that the bat is approved by Little League. There is more info at www.littleleague.org website.
Bats have what is called a "drop" number. This is calculated by subtracting the length from the weight. So a 20 oz bat that is 30 inches long is a -10 or drop 10. In general the size of the bat for the age should follow these guidelines.
Sport equipment can be an expensive proposition. Please read and heed to avoid making a costly mistake acquiring a new bat.
Little League Baseball® has decided to adopt the new bat standard for mandated use effective . The standard was developed by USA Baseball (not Little League) and will be implemented by nearly all baseball organizations.
What does this mean?: Before you go buy a new bat, please consider using your existing bat for another season or borrowing/buying a bat from a player who has outgrown their current bat. If you have to buy a bat, please familiarize yourself with the rules for 2017/2018 bats. Below is a comparison of the 2017 and 2018 standard and a link to the Little League website with details on the 2017 and 2018 bat standards:
2017-2018 Bat Comparison
Minors & Majors Divisions
Intermediate (50/70) & Junior Divisions
The new standard does NOT apply to Softball. Softball bats must comply with Softball Rule 1.10 which reads:
The bat must be a softball bat which meets Little League specifications and standards as noted in this rule. It shall be a smooth, rounded stick and made of wood or a material tested and proved acceptable to Little League standards. The bat shall be no more than 33 inches (34 inches for Junior/Senior League) in length, not more than two and one-quarter (2-1/4) inches in diameter, and if wood, not less than fifteen-sixteenth (15/16) inches in diameter (7/8 inch for bats less than 30 inches) at its smallest part. Non-wood bats shall be printed with a BPF (bat performance factor) of 1.20. Bats may be taped or fitted with a sleeve for a distance not exceeding 16 inches from the small end. Colored bats are acceptable. A non-wood bat must have a grip of cork, tape or composition material, and must extend a minimum of 10 inches from the small end. Slippery tape or similar material is prohibited.