If your player is new to softball, you're probably wondering what kind of equipment they're going to need to get started this season!
Due to COVID restrictions, sharing personal equipment is not allowed, however, NYS does provide some equipment that can be borrowed for the duration of the game. Each team will be equipped with hand sanitizer and face masks must be worn, but some players may want their own gear to avoid sharing.
All players are required to have their own glove.
T-ball: recommended to have their own bat and helmet, batting helmets with face cages are provided by the league to borrow
Farm, AAA, Minors, Majors: recommended to have their own bat, batting helmet with face cage, and fielder's mask. The league will provide batting helmets and fielder's masks to 1B, 3B, and P as those positions are required to wear them for safe play. Catcher's gear is also provided by the league.
If you need help finding the right equipment, there are great resources online and you can visit a Dick's Sporting Goods to try on gloves and bats as well.
Bat sizing: https://tinyurl.com/batsize
Glove sizing: https://tinyurl.com/glovesizing