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The following is a list of equipment to make sure your child has. Some are required, some are optional.
See below for "Picking out a Glove"


Required:

- Baseball Glove - HRC recommends a glove that is fairly broken in, please read the bottom of this page for how to pick out a glove

- Helmet - Each kid is required to have their own helmet due to lice prevention.
               - HRCLL also highly recommend helmets with a Jaw Guard

- Gray Uniform Pants - Not required for T-ball, but recommended

- Baseball Cleats  - T-ball can re-use soccer cleats if you have them

- Athletic Cup for Farm Catchers and ALL Minors/Majors players
   - All Catchers are required to wear a cup
   - All Minors/Majors players should wear a cup regardless of whether they are playing catcher


Optional:

- USA bat (we have team bats, but feel free to buy your own) - Click Here for Approved Bat Rules
- Baseball Socks
- Baseball Belt

- Baseball Bag
- Sunglasses

Each year Dick's Sporting Goods offers us a 20% off weekend usually the first weekend in March. This a great time to get all of your gear! Stay tuned for this year's dates!

All players will be provided with a Baseball Hat and Uniform Shirt (T-ball/Farm keep the shirt, Minors/Majors return the shirt)

Picking Out a Glove:

1. The sooner you purchase a new glove, the more time your player will have to break it in. Bringing a brand new glove to your first game in April won't give you time to break it in, and stiff leather makes it difficult to squeeze the glove after a catch. Some youth glove models are made of soft leather that is nearly game-ready right off the shelf. These gloves aren't made from the highest quality of leather but will often do the job if you need to purchase one right before the season begins. Higher quality gloves are made of leather that takes longer to break so if you're looking at a product like that it's a good idea to purchase one long before the season begins so your glove can be broken in before Spring. 

2. The most prevalent glove break-in method is playing lots of catch. Glove manufacturers sell baseball-shaped mallets that can be used to pound the pocket of a glove several times over a short period of time to replicate a game of catch.

3. After forming the pocket of a glove, you can apply a shaving cream containing lanolin to all surfaces and laces to help soften and preserve the leather. This is also a good product to use to maintain the leather after a glove is exposed to an excessive amount of dirt / dust or when you put it away during the offseason. Baby wipes can be used to remove dirt from the leather prior to the application of shaving cream.

4. Some manufacturers recommend and sell glove oil.  If you choose to purchase this type of conditioning product, we suggest you verify the manufacturer of your glove recommends the use of a specific type of oil on the model of glove you have.

One thing to consider:  eBay, Craigslist and similar websites often have several good used gloves for auction or sale.  If you can find one that is the correct size and has already been broken in properly, you won't have to go through the break-in process and you'll save some cash as well.













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Hollywood Rose City Little League

2000 NE 42nd, Suite 202
Portland, Oregon 97213

Phone: 503-804-6902
Email: [email protected]

Hollywood Rose City Little League

2000 NE 42nd, Suite 202
Portland, Oregon 97213

Phone: 503-804-6902
Email: [email protected]
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