If you were wondering what you are going to need to buy for a player who has just signed up to play T-ball baseball.
There are a couple of things that you will need first:
In terms of uniform, you should get a hat, playing shirt and possibly a training shirt from your club and then all you will need will be is pants, a belt and socks:
Depending on what team you play for depends on what colour pants you will need. At RBI Australia we sell three different colours, white, grey and black. Most kids just starting out will be in the pull-on style size ranging from size 4 all the way to size 16.
Home Run Youth Pull On Pants (No Fly)
Affordable and durable. These pants are perfect for youth baseball and softball.
Belts and Socks:
Also depending on what team you’re playing for will depend on what colour belt and socks you need.
At RBI we sell 10 different colours of belts and 8 different colours socks.
Our belts are one size fits all meaning we will have a belt for you.
Our socks come in 4 different sizes being Small (child shoe size 9 – 2), Medium (shoe size 2-7), Large (shoe size 7-11) and Extra Large (shoe size 12-14).
Our colours of socks are: black, royal blue, navy blue, red, marron, green, purple and white
Thinskins are designed in Australia for maximum performance, comfort and durability.
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So, with uniforms out of the way, we can move into what playing gear to buy. With playing gear we have gloves, bats, bags, and helmets.
So, for young kids just starting t-ball you want them to have a glove that fits, is light and is comfortable for them to have on.
We have a couple of great little gloves for kids just starting out. One thing that also comes into play is what hand they throw with. So here is a little guide to help figure out what hand you child is going to need a glove for:
LHT = Player throws with their left hand and wears the glove on their right hand.
RHT = Player throws with their right hand and wears the glove on their left hand.
So, for LHT players here are some great gloves for you to have a look at:
For RHT players here are some great gloves for you to have a look out:
The best way to find a glove for you or your child is to try it on so, if possible, come down to RBI Australia and see one of our staff members and they will be able to help find a glove for you.
If you can’t make it into store we recommend the Recken Tyke for players between ages 4-7.
Bats are all different, there are different length and weight. All t-ball bats range from size 24-26 inches which is how long the bat is. Then it comes down to the weight which range from -10 being the heaviest out of our bats available till -13 being the lightest out of or options. The drop weight ie. -10 means the bat is 10 ounces less than the length. So a 24 inch -10 bat will weigh 14 ounces where as a 24 inch -13 bat will weight 11 ounces. The greater the drop weight the lighter the bat.
Bats are the same as gloves the best way to find out which bat is the best for your child is to try it out so, if possible, come down to RBI and see one of our staff members and they will be able to help find a bat for you. If you can not make it in store, a general rule of thumb for an average sized child is 24” for 4 year olds, 25” for 5 year olds and 26” for 6 year olds. If they are small for their age then go one size smaller, if they are big go one size bigger.
So, bags are helpful for making it easier as a parent to carry all the gear around. Back packs or stick bags are ideal for young kids as it is easy for them to carry.
Here are some bags for you to have a look at:
Helmets are required to wear when the kids are batting or playing catcher as the need some protection for the head. At RBI Australia we have a couple of different helmets, but it all depends on what size they need. Here is a list of helmets that could be suitable for your child:
Helmets are the same as gloves and bats the best way to find out which helmet is the best for your child is to try it on so, if possible, come down to RBI and see one of our staff members and they will be able to help find a helmet for you. If you can not make it in store, all the helmets have a size guide on the website.