What equipment does a player need?
All players need their own glove. Girls in grades 1 through 5 should have a glove large enough to fit an 11-inch softball. If the glove feels too large, you can always try a batting glove with the fielding glove to help the fit. Girls grades 6 through 8 should have a glove that is large enough to fit a 12-inch softball.
Rubber cleats are recommended, but not required. We do play in some rain so please make sure shoes are can take some weathering.
SYBSA requires that all players grade 1 through 8 wear an infielder mask. (here is an example from the Dick's Sporting Goods website: Softball Fielder's Mask
Girls grades 1 through 8 need a batting helmet with a facemask/cage
. We will do our best to lend out helmets for players that need and requested during registration for the season, however, you may purchase your own.
SYBSA highly recommends softball/baseball pants for Grades 3 through 8. And sliding pads for players in Grades 6 through 8, as sliding is taught and encouraged in certain situations.
Each team has an equipment bag with balls, bats, and catcher equipment.
Players may decide to use their own bat. However, all bats used in travel league games must have an ASA/USA certified stamp or it will not be allowed. We will do our best to lend out bats for players that need and requested during registration for the season, however, you may purchase your own.
LOCAL PLACES TO PURCHASE EQUIPMENT:
DICK'S SPORTING GOODS
: 180 Providence Hwy, Dedham, MA 02026 (near Dedham mall)
PLAY IT AGAIN SPORTS:
606 Washington Street, Dedham, MA 02026 (backside of Dedham Plaza)
949 Providence Hwy, Norwood, MA 02062
: Has a lot of softball equipment at good prices.