To get started in baseball, there are some fundamental pieces of equipment and baseball gear you must have - baseball glove, baseball bat. We go over some great choices below and where you can get them to make your life a bit easier. Keep in mind, you do not need to take out a second mortgage - especially when starting out.
Every player needs a good quality glove as part of their baseball gear. There are many great brands (i.e. Wilson, Rawlings, Nakona, Akadema, Mizuno, Easton, etc.) to choose from. Prices range from $10 to over $500. Our top recommendation are below. You can not go wrong with any of them. Please note, a well maintained glove can last for years. Be sure to get the correct size glove based on age, position, and throwing hand. A sizing chart is included to the left to help you with sizing.
The next important piece of baseball gear is a baseball bat. While your player might be able to borrow someone's for a while. Having one they can practice with and get comfortable with at home is a great idea. As with gloves prices range from $10 to over $500. Be sure to check out the bats below. A sizing chart is provided for quick reference as well. You will also need to be sure the bat is proper for your player's age and league of play (Click chart to the left to see sizing).
Some of the top catchers gear brands are Allstar, Easton, Rawlings, Mizuno, and Under Armor. Catchers gear can be borrowed until your player really gets in to the position. A good set will start out around $150. Some quick links to to some highly recommended youth baseball gear sets are below.
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