Millbrae Girls Softball Association

Equipment

The League supplies basic equipment including bats, balls and catcher’s gear.

What equipment is needed? All players must supply their own fielding glove, cleats, and batting helmet with facemask. All batting helmets and attached facemasks must have the NOCSAE (National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment) stamp. Players should bring all equipment to every practice and all games. What equipment is provided? Softballs, bats and other training equipment are provided for all teams. Catcher’s gear is also provided for 8U, 10U, 12U and 14U teams. Is there any other recommended equipment? Fielding facemasks are recommended for 8U, 10U, 12U and 14U players and highly recommended for all pitchers. A softball bag is essential for keeping all of their gear together.

Cleats – softball/baseball specific cleats are recommended; no specific brand recommendation.

Batting Helmet with Facemask – both the helmet and facemask must have a NOCSAE stamp or lettering imprinted; must also have snap on chin strap; make sure to look for “Junior” or “Youth” sizes; no specific brand recommendation.

Gloves – softball gloves are preferred because of larger pocket; no specific brand recommendation.

Balls - 6U and 8U use a soft “training” ball, optic yellow, size 10” – Easton or Wilson brand options.

Balls - 10U uses a hard softball, optic yellow, size 11” – Worth, Wilson, Dudley brand options. 12U and 14U use a hard softball, optic yellow, size 12” – Worth, Wilson, Dudley brand options.

Softball Bags – Great way to hold/store all essential softball gear; no specific brand recommendation.

Fielding Face Masks – recommended for all 8U, 10U, 12U and 14U players and highly suggested for all pitchers; no specific brand recommendation.