Player Equipment

Uniforms

For each season AGLL will provide players with a jersey (Spring season) or shirt (Fall season) and a baseball cap. Parents/players are responsible for purchasing their own pants, socks, and belt. Uniform colors will be decided by team managers. Coordinated uniforms are to be worn during games.


Equipment

Required equipment:

  1. Glove
  2. Protective cup (boys)

Recommended equipment:
  1. Cleats are recommended for both practice and games. Only in Intermediates are metal cleats allowed; plastic cleats must be worn in all other divisions.
  2. Baseball pants should be worn for practice too, not just games.

Optional equipment:
  1. Bat
  2. Helmet
  3. Catcher gear

Glove Size Guidelines

Age Glove Size
Tee Ball (ages 4 - 6) 9 in. to 10.5 in. (youth model)
Baseball (ages 6 - 8) 10 in. to 11 in. (youth model)
Baseball (ages 9-12) 11 in. to 11.5 in. (youth model)
Baseball (age 13) 11 in. to 11.5 in. (infield); 12 in. to 12.5 in. (outfield)

Bat Size Guidelines

To ensure a baseball bat is acceptable, always look for the APPROVED FOR PLAY IN Little League® mark on the barrel. To help choose the perfect bat for your young player, Little League provides an online resource page complete with the latest bat information, including a definition of bat terms, and frequently asked questions. Below are some general guidelines.

HEADS UP! Significant bat rule changes coming in 2018

Little League International announced in August 2015 that it will be formally adopting USA Baseball's new standard for bat performance testing. The announcement said, "For more than seventy-five years, Little League has used improvements in science, engineering, and technology to take the sport of baseball to higher levels. By utilizing the most current advancements available, manufacturers can now develop bats with a wood-like performance, which is important for the long-term success of the game." Based on the new bat regulations, the full composite bats and composite-barrel half-and-half bats used today will be illegal after 12/31/2017.

2017 & 2018 Bat Standard Comparison Chart
Division 2017 2018
Minor & Major BPF 1.15 marking / 2 1/4” barrel maximum USA Baseball marking
2 5/8” barrel maximum
Intermediate & Junior 1) 2 1/4" alloy/metal barrel with BPF stamp of 1.15
2) 2 5/8" alloy/metal barrel (no marking required)
3) 2 5/8" composite barrel with BBCOR stamp
USA Baseball marking
2 5/8” barrel maximum
NO BBCOR ALLOWED
Senior ALL bats must be BBCOR ALL bats must be BBCOR
Bat Length by Height and Weight
Height (inches) 36-40 41-44 45-48 49-52 53-56 57-60 61-64 65-68 69-72
Weight (pounds) Bat Length
under 60 26" 27" 28" 29" 29"        
61-70 27" 27" 28" 29" 30" 30"      
71-80   28" 28" 29" 30" 30" 31"    
81-90   28" 29" 29" 30" 30" 31" 32"  
91-100   28" 29" 30" 30" 31" 31" 32"  
101-110   29" 29" 30" 30" 31" 31" 32"  
111-120   29" 29" 30" 30" 31" 31" 32"  
121-130   29" 29" 30" 30" 31" 32" 33" 33"
131-140   29" 30" 30" 31" 31" 32" 33" 33"
141-150     30" 30" 31" 31" 32" 33" 33"
Bat Length by Age

Player height and weight is generally a better guideline for determining bat length, but age can also be used.

Age Bat Length
Ages 5 - 7 24" - 26"
Ages 8 - 9 26" - 28"
Age 10 28" - 29"
Ages 11-12 30" - 31"
Age 13 31" - 32"
Bat Weight

A guideline for determining the appropriate bat weight is by using the "drop" number of a bat. A bat’s drop is the negative number (e.g., -10) shown on the side of the barrel, usually near the end of the barrel.

Drop = ( Bat Weight in ounces ) - ( Bat Length in inches ) ; example = A bat weighing 18 oz. that is 28" long has a "drop 10" (18-28 = -10)

The more negative the drop number, the lighter a bat is relative to its length. Generally, the younger the player, the higher the drop…or more negative the drop number…will be.

When choosing a bat weight, it is better to err on the light side rather than the heavy side.

Bat Diameter

All Little Leaguers 12 and under playing in the Minor (or Major) divisions and below must use a 2 1/4" barrel diameter bat. Intermediate divisions may use big barrels up to 2 5/8", and can also use traditional narrow 2 1/4" bats.

2017 Season Bat List

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