Equipment Needed

At the end of the Little League® season, and again before league tryouts and the start of the next season, are typically when players look at the condition of their glove, bat, and other playing equipment.

These are also the times when parents make a “note-to-self” to replace a piece(s) of equipment. This includes gear worn, or used, in practices and games.

SLL goes through a similar review, as teams return their issued equipment bags full of bats, batting helmets, balls, catcher’s gear, and other items used by the team throughout the year.

Both parents, and the local league go through the process of deciding what is good and what’s got to go. To that end, the league needs to decide what equipment it will provide to teams for the coming season, which leads to parents to ponder what equipment do they need to buy.

Any Personal Equipment must have players name clearly labeled on it with permanent mark. This includes Hat, Glove, Bat, & Water Bottle.

Tee Ball & Farm (Coach Pitch) Division

League Provided

  • Team Jersey Shirt
  • Baseball Team Hat
  • Socks
  • Tee Ball / Regulation Baseballs
  • Catchers Gear & Glove (Farm)
  • *Baseball Bat - USA logo Required for Farm
  • *Baseball Helmet

Player Provided

  • Baseball Glove
  • Baseball Pants / Sweat Pants (L. Grey)
  • Athletic Sneakers (Cleats Optional)
  • Water Bottle

*Often players will prefer to bring their own bat and helmet which is optional and completely fine. Bats must still have USA logo. Helmets must be NOCSAE approved.

Minor & Major Division

League Provided

  • Team Jersey Shirt
  • Team Baseball Hat
  • Socks
  • Belt (Use last seasons, otherwise league will provide. Purchased baseball belts are acceptable as long as color is black)
  • Regulation Baseballs
  • ***Catchers Gear & Glove - Dangling Throat Guard Required
  • *Baseball Bat - USA logo Required
  • *Baseball Helmet - NOCSAE sticker Required

Player Provided

  • **Baseball Glove
  • Baseball Pants (Light Grey)
  • Baseball Cleats Footwear
  • Batting Gloves (Optional)
  • Water Bottle

NO JEWELLERY OR BRACELETS may be worn during games unless it is religious or medial related. Necklaces permitted for these reasons must be tucked in the shirt and remain there for duration of game.

*Often players will prefer to bring their own bat and helmet which is optional and completely fine. Bats must still have USA logo. Helmets must be NOCSAE approved.

**Long Sleeve Under shirts are permitted, but must be Black or Dark in color if Pitching. Per LL rules, Pitchers are prohibited from wearing white or light colored sleeves, and may not Pitch while wearing a white or light colored Glove.

***Personal Catchers Gear/Helmet MUST also have a dangling Throat Guard.

What is the USA Bat Logo?

Bats used in competition for Little League Farm, Minor, and Major Division must meet the USA Baseball Bat Standard.

This will be indicated on the Bat by a visible USA Baseball Logo as shown in the image to the right.

BBCOR and USSSA certified bats are NOT permitted in Farm, Minors, or Majors Divisions. However, BBCOR bars are permitted in Intermediate (13 year old and up) Division.



Uniform Patch Placement

  • Sleeve Placement: 3” below left shoulder seam on raglan sleeve.
  • Sleeve Placement: 1” below left shoulder seam on set-in sleeve.
  • Sleeveless Placement: patch should be placed over the left breast.
  • Umpire Patch: 4” below left shoulder seam on set-in sleeve.

Instructions for Applying Iron-on Patch for All Stars

League Note: Experience has proven, if you have the capacity to have the patches sewn on, that method holds up the best and will save grief once games begin. Sublimated Jerseys can be difficult to apply patches with heat.


  1. All garments should be freshly laundered.
  2. Set iron to Cotton setting or 400 degrees.
  3. Thoroughly iron area of garment where patch will be placed.
  4. Place patch on desired location of garment.
  5. Place cloth or light towel over patch. While using a slow circular motion, press firmly for 30 seconds.
  6. Turn garment inside out, then iron back of patch for 30 seconds.
  7. Let patch area cool for one minute. If edge of patch can be lifted, repeat step six.

CAUTION! FOR SUBLIMITED POLYESTER UNIFORMS (ALLSTARS), REDUCE TIMES SHOWN IN THESE INSTRUCTIONS BY HALF AND INCREASE AS NEEDED. *Experience has shown that sewing patches on sublimited polyester (Allstars) uniforms is much more reliable. Iron-on patches tend to fall off.