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Pack up for the dugout with bags and softball batpacks, Gatorade® water bottles and sports medicine aids. Softball coaching tools help team leaders stay in the game, while softball umpires can outfit with helmets, chest protection and more.
Behind the plate, suit up with softball catchers mitts and protective gear. Find everything you need to make this season your finest with top softball brands, including Under Armour®, Easton®, Shock Doctor® and Rawlings®.
Finding the right softball bat is the first step towards bolstering your performance. Select between fastpitch and slow pitch bats:
Fastpitch softball bats are shorter and lighter to produce greater speed upon impact. These bats range in length between 26 and 34 inches and are available in aluminum or composite materials. Often, composite bats are more powerful than their aluminum counterpart, but need to be broken in before use
Slow pitch softball bats are heavier and typically longer than fastpitch bats. Slow pitch bats can be either balance or end-loaded for weight control
The fit of your glove should be relatively snug – a glove that is too large for your hand can hinder your performance. Your glove should be stiff enough for strength and protection yet loose enough for agility during the game.
In general, the both fastpitch and slow pitch softball gloves require a larger pocket and larger glove finger to accommodate a larger ball. Gloves with narrow finger stalls tend to better fit a women's hand.
Tips & Expert Advice
From practice to play, select softball clothes designed to be abrasion resistant for durability. Clothes with flatlock seams prevent uncomfortable bunching and chafing as you play. Moisture-management technology is a must: Look for apparel designed to pull perspiration from your skin for a fresh feeling that lasts until the final second on the clock.