Every coach is different, so each coach might have their own special ways of managing their teams. But, generally speaking, all your child will need to bring to practices are:
· Water Bottle/Drink
SHOES – We do not require baseball cleats be worn, but they are permissible. NO METAL SPIKES are allowed. Some kids will wear their soccer shoes. Others just wear old playground shoes. DO NOT have them wear brand-new school sneakers – the infield dirt tends to discolor sneakers when the ground is wet.
HELMETS & BATS – The league has many batting helmets and bats of various sizes and of decent quality for your child to use, so you will NOT need to bring your own. However, some kids will bring their own helmets & bats, and that's fine.
UNIFORMS – Uniforms will be distributed just before games start (around late April). Our uniforms consist of a shirt and a hat (true for both players and coaches). We do NOT supply baseball pants or socks. Kids can wear whatever they desire on their legs – baseball pants, shorts, sweat pants, etc. If you are going to purchase new baseball pants, we suggest a gray color.
FACILITIES – We have no running water, but we will have a portable toilet onsite for practices and games. The Concession Stand will only be open during games, selling mostly chips, snacks, candy and cold beverages. Occasionally there will be pizza slices for purchase.
FIELD OF PLAY – Only coaches who are cleared by the league are permitted on the field during practices and games. Each player MUST wear a heart-guard chest protector whenever they are on the field. These are provided by the League. No player is permitted to swing a bat outside the fenced area/field of play.
WHATEVER YOU BRING – PUT YOUR NAME ON IT, especially hats, gloves, water bottles, and anything you want back if lost.
EXPECT TO HAVE FUN!!!