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Saint John Little League provides the following equipment

T-Ball/Coach Pitch Divisions


  • Uniform shirt

  • Batting Helmets

    • Coaches are given a "team set" for the players to share

  • Bats

    • Coaches are given a couple for the roster to share

Please take care of the uniform and equipment we give to use. 

Minor, Major, Junior Divisions

  • Jersey

  • Pants (Junior must supply own pants)

  • Hat

  • Batting Helmets

    • Coaches are given a "team set" for the players to share

    • Should you wish to purchase your own helmet, they come in a few sizes. Make sure the players head fits snug, but not tight. They should be able to wear their helmet with the brim down and just above eye level

  • Bats

  • Catcher's Gear

    • Coaches are given a set of catcher’s gear for the team to share

    • Note: Two-piece catcher helmets (mask and helmet) are not approved for Little League play

*Uniform must be returned at the end of the season to qualify for a $20 refund

All Players to provide their own following equipment


Baseball Glove

  • Make sure your Little Leaguer’s glove is sized appropriately and broken in properly to assist with fielding. If you have questions about the size of the glove, send us an email. We’ve shared some tips on how to loosen up a glove and get it ready for the season below. Click here for glove-ready tips below


Baseball Pants (if not supplied)

  • Sweatpants or other athletic pants will also work

    • Shorts are not allowed as sliding is part of the game



  • Rubber molded cleats are the only type of cleat allowed in T-ball, Coach Pitch, Minor and Major levels and are recommended for Junior

  • Sneakers are also fine for players if cleats are not available (and are more than acceptable for T-Ball & Coach Pitch)


Athletic support (cup) 

  • STRONGLY recommended for all players and mandatory for all players in the catcher’s position for their protection


Water bottle



  • Some players may need a baseball belt and long socks


Little League Bat Rules

Minor and Major Division

  • The bat is required to be USA Baseball certified or a solid one-piece wood bat no longer than 33 inches and cannot exceed a 2 5/8” barrel maximum

  • The bat (excluding wood models) will have the following logo on the tapered section of the bat between the grip tape and the barrel. This means the bat meets the standards of Little League for size and materials used

  • Umpires will check to see if bats conform to these standards, so make sure any bat you purchase has the logo on the bat

Junior Division

  • The bat is required to be USA Baseball certified or a solid one-piece wood bat no longer than 34 inches and cannot exceed a 2 5/8” barrel maximum

  • Bats meeting BBCOR standard, marked with the certification stamp can also be used

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How to find the right size bat

Bats come in all sizes and materials. Selecting a bat size depends largely on the players strength and development. Buying a bat that is too big for your child will result in them having difficulty swinging the bat and struggling to hit the ball; If you buy a bat too small, they won't have enough pop to drive the ball very far

Bat Length

If you have your child stand with their arms out to the side in a "T" and you place the butt of the bat at the center of their chest, the bat should not extend beyond their fingertips. With younger players, you can go a little further, maybe an inch so they can grow into the bat, but not much more than that

Bat Weight

 Have your child grip the bat just above the butt end and hold it straight out to the side in their dominant hand. (Righty batters in their right hands, lefty batters in their left hand) As they hold the bat count to 30 seconds. You want your child to be able to hold the bat out for 30 seconds, and just start to show signs of struggle as you get to 30. Start with a -10 drop bat (ex. 28 inch 18 ounce) If they can't hold it for that long grab a bat that is -11 or -12 and repeat the test. If they don't struggle at all look for a -9 or -8.

Work the Padding

Using both hands, grab the heel of your glove by each side and twist back and forth. Do the same with the fingers and thumb of your glove. This technique will ease the tension of the fibers inside the glove padding creating a more comfortable fit​


Wrap Your Glove

Place a baseball in the pocket of your glove and fold it closed. Fold it the way you want your glove to close in your games. Secure your glove with rubber bands and let it rest in a cool, dry place. This will allow your glove to conform to the shape of a baseball more readily and easily 

Play Catch

The more you play with and use your glove, the better it will fit and feel to your hand. This can be done on your couch by continuously tossing the ball in your glove

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