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Feb, 2021

2021 Equipment Information

Our sponsor, Dick's Sporting Goods, will be hosting UPLL Discount Weekend from Friday, March 5th through Monday, March 8th at their location at Providence Town Center! Present the UPLL coupon to receive 20% off your purchase throughout the entire store (with some exceptions, be sure to check the fine print).

Getting a discount is great and everything, but a common question we receive this time of year is: what do I need to buy for my Little Leaguer?

What equipment does UPLL provide?

In the Baseball Divisions, each player will receive a team hat and jersey. In the Softball Divisions, each player will receive a visor, jersey, pants, and socks. UPLL also provides baseballs and softballs for use in games and practices.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, UPLL is not providing batting helmets and bats for team use. We had found, even prior to the pandemic, that the vast majority of players in the league did have their own batting helmets and bats. Catching equipment will be provided for common team use and will be appropriately sanitized between each use.

What equipment should I buy my child?

Each player should have their own baseball or softball glove. For more information on what size glove to purchase your child, you can consult Baseball Monkey's Glove Buying Guide. Additionally, the staff at Dick's Sporting Goods can answer any sizing questions or break-in questions you have, so don't hesitate to ask this weekend!

UPLL requires helmets with facemasks in all Softball Divisions and all Baseball Divisions except Intermediate. Players in the Intermediate Division have the option of removing the facemask and may wear a standard, "double ear-flap" baseball helmet without a cage. Additionally, a helmet with a "C-Flap" facial protector is also legal in the Intermediate Division if the facial protector is attached by the manufacturer of the helmet; see Little League's policy on "C-Flap" facial protectors for more details

Please be sure to take a look at Little League's bat rules before making a purchase! As of January 1st, 2018, all bats used in our Baseball Tee Ball, Midgets, and Minors Divisions must be certified with the USA Bat standard and have the identifying USA Bat logo. In the Baseball Intermediate Division only, bats certified with either the USA Bat or the BBCOR standard are allowed. We do diligently check bats to make sure they are certified as it is a risk to the league's insurance policy, so please make sure you purchase your child a Little League legal bat!

A pair of baseball or softball cleats ("spikes") is also a good purchase. Rubber-soled cleats are allowed in all divisions in Little League Baseball and Softball. Additionally, in the Baseball Intermediate Division only, metal cleats may be worn.

If your son is participating the Baseball Divisions, an athletic supporter or compression shorts is good protective equipment to have; if he is playing the catcher position, this is required equipment!

Beyond these items, parents also consider purchasing optional items such as baseball pants, a belt, and socks.


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Oaks, Pennsylvania 19456

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