Softball Equipment

Equipment Guidelines

Before purchasing equipment for your daughter to use in playing Tigard Little League softball, please review the following guidelines taken from the rule cited in the Little League rulebook.

Equipment Guideline
Bats

Majors, AAA, AA, A - The bat must be a softball bat and shall not be more than 33" in length nor more than 2¼" in diameter. All non-wood bats shall be printed with a BPF (bat performance factor) of 1.20.

Junior Varsity (JV) - The bat must be a softball bat and shall not be more than 34" in length nor more than 2¼" in diameter. All nonwood bats shall be printed with a BPF (bat performance factor) of 1.20.

Glove or Mitt

The first baseman and every fielder other than the catcher must wear a glove or mitt of any weight and not more than 14" long from top to bottom, not more the 8" wide across the palm, and webbing not more than 5¾" wide at the top.

The pitcher's glove shall be of one solid color other than white, gray, or optic yellow, or if multi-colored, white, gray, or optic yellow shall not be included in the colors.

No pitcher shall wear sweat bands on their wrist or arm. A pitcher may not use a catcher's mitt or a first baseman's mitt.

Helmets

All helmets must bear the NOCSAE stamp. Helmets must have a nonglare surface and cannot be mirror-like in nature. Helmets may not be re-painted and may not contain tape, re-applied decals, or decals by anyone other than the manufacturer.

Label your child's helmet by using a permanent marker and writing their name on the foam inside as writing on the helmet surface may disqualify the helmet from play.

Catcher's Equipment

The catcher must wear a mitt consistent with protecting the hand. Catchers must wear a long or short model chest protector. All catchers must wear: a chest protector with a neck collar, throat guard, shin guards, and a catcher's helmet with mask.

The catcher's helmet must bear the NOCSAE stamp (skull caps are not permitted).

All catchers must wear a "dangling" type throat guard during infield/outfield practice, pitcher warm-ups, and games. Dangling means the throat guard will still hang down and protect the neck area when the catcher is looking straight up.

Miscellaneous

Shoes with molded cleats are permitted at all levels.

Junior Varsity (JV) may optionally wear metal cleats.

Players must not wear watches, bracelets, rings, pins, and jewelry (metallic or non-metallic). Jewelry that alerts medical personnel to a specific condition is permitted.

Tigard Little League has partnered with Dick's Sporting Goods to provide our families an opportunity to purchase product at a discount or certain weekends in the Spring. Check the calendar for specific dates.