Softball Equipment - Softball Gear, Bats, Gloves And More
Get all your personal or team softball equipment from online softball gear specialists. Fast pitch and slow pitch softball bats, team jerseys, shoes, entire softball uniforms at every day low or discount prices online.
What Are Your Essential Softball Equipment Needs?
From youth and amateur adult league sides up to Olympic class athletes competing at the highest international levels, the game of softball is making its mark. Keeping in line with the sport's growing popularity, softball equipment manufacturers have adopted the latest design and engineering technologies in order to give players high performance softball gear. If you want a piece of that performance, along with safety, style and economy prices, then look over the following ‘laundry list' of essential softball equipment for every player.
- Softball Gloves. Like their baseball counterparts, softball gloves are an adaptation to the larger ball, which can be sized according to various league rules at 10 inch, 11 inch, 12 inch up to 16 inches in diameter. Meanwhile your choice of softball gloves and sizing for each defensive field position should relate to the ball size you'll be handling. Softball gloves will generally be sized in the 12 inch to 14 inch or greater range. You can select gloves in all leather, synthetic leather, or a mix of leather plus synthetic mesh on the back side, with Velcro wrist strap in order to get a secure fit.
- Softballs. For daily practice and game situations, softballs constructed with a cork or rubber center and finished in leather or synthetic cowhide will be your best selection, available in singles or boxed dozens from online softball equipment specialists. Additionally, if you plan to incorporate a pitching machine into your softball training regimen, then you can buy some hard wearing game size practice balls, in synthetic construction and brightly colored for the sort of high volume hitting practice you may have in mind.
Jerseys, Pants, Shoes And Uniforms . Getting your softball equipment complete means that you can explore the wide range of off the shelf as well as custom softball uniforms. Alternatively, you can read overviews within this site on selecting separate softball jerseys and color contrasting hard wearing pants. Getting running traction means a quality pair of softball shoes or cleats, according to your league rules as regards approved sport footwear.
- Softball Bats. Softball players compete in either a slow pitch or fast pitch league. Accordingly, you'll need to designate either a fast pitch softball bat or a bat specifically designed for slow pitch play. Ball speeds and impact strengths are radically different in slow pitch versus fast pitch play. Whipping action and bat flex are critical to power hitting. In this category of softball equipment, look for somewhat heavier bats to 30 ounces and 34 inches in length for slow pitch play versus up to around 23 to 24 ounces and 34 inches length for high performance fast pitch softball bats.