Getting prepared for a baseball game is so important. You wonâ€™t be ready to play until you have all the right gear, and buying bats and gloves is the best place to get started. Starting with your bat, there are a few features that are important to look for when shopping. When shopping for this baseball gear there are a few important tips to keep in mind.
For children ages 5 through 7, who would typically be playing tee-ball, a bat with a diameter of no more than 2 Â¼ inches should be chosen. These bats should have a barrel with a diameter of no more than 2 1/4 inches. There are also Little League bats which are a little larger, and used for children ages 7 through 12. The heavier bats are around the minus 7 weight drop point while the lightest bats are around minus 13.
Getting even larger are the Senior League bats which have barrel diameters of 2 5/8 to 2 Â¾ inches. Remember, the most important thing is to find a bat that is comfortable and which is appropriately sized for your bat. It will take a bit of time to break in the bat and itâ€™s always wise to have a few extra on hand, in case you have some heavy hitters and a bat ends up splitting. There are also important tips to remember when buying other baseball gear, such as your glove.
There are three main areas of interest you should have when shopping for a baseball glove: webbing, pocket depth and backs. Webbing refers to the open or closed web on a glove and itâ€™s important to choose the style based on what field position you will be playing. Pocket depth has a huge impact on your game and you want to decide on which pocket depth is most suitable for you based upon which field position youâ€™re going to be playing. Players who will be catching fast balls and who need to catch and throw balls quickly stick with a shallow pocket, whereas those who will be sticking to the outfield will want to get a glove with a deeper pocket.
Choosing a glove size can be the most difficult and the easiest way to decide is to try a few on. You want a glove thatâ€™s going to fit snugly onto your hand so thereâ€™s no risk of it falling off but which is also loose enough to be comfortable. You should decide on a budget before heading out to shop for baseball gear. Baseball is a challenging and incredibly fun sport to play, just make sure that you have all the right gear and are ready for the game.