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DICK'S Sporting has all the t-ball equipment your young player needs, including training aids, t-ball bats, gloves, cleats, batting gloves, protective gear, apparel and bags. Available brands include Adidas, Easton, Nike, Under Armour and many more quality brands.
DICK'S has t-ball bats that range in length from 24 to 27 inches with drops ranging from -10 to -13. T-ball gloves come in a variety of webs, colors and materials for every position, ranging in sizes from 9 to 12 inches. DICK'S also carries cleats for both boys and girls in kids' sizes 1 through 13. Many different types of protective t-ball equipment, from faceguards to batting helmets, are available from DICK'S, as well as youth apparel including socks, sliding shorts and baseball or softball pants.
When purchasing a t-ball bat for your young athlete, consider your child's height and strength. Bats come in a variety of lengths, material and weights to suit a wide range of players. Also, look at the bat drop to determine the best bat for your child. The higher the value of the drop, the lighter the bat is. Smaller children should use lighter bats which are easier to swing, while taller, stronger children benefit from the use of heavier, longer bats that produce more power.
Gloves come in several different models and webs for the infield, outfield, first base or behind home plate. Infield gloves are smaller than outfield gloves, but allow your child to scoop grounders and throw to fellow basemen quickly. Outfield gloves are larger in size and feature a deeper pocket, helping players reel in fly balls.
Youth cleats come in different heights, lengths and widths. High cleats provide more ankle support than low cleats, while low-cut cleats often boast more comfort and mobility.
Tips & Expert Advice
When shopping for t-ball batting gloves, consider brands that offer extra padding in the palm regions to help reduce stingers. Also, some batting gloves can also work as an extra protective layer under your child's fielding glove, so make sure his or her isn't too snug. Batting helmets are also a necessity, and you should select one that has a compatible facemask for extra protection at the plate. If you are looking to buy a helmet for a girl, look for a helmet that has a ponytail hole feature that allows greater comfort and convenience.
For kids who are intimidated by wearing a facemask, try a C-Flap instead. The C-Flap is a face protector that mounts to the side of a batter's helmet and prevents facial injuries. This piece of t-ball equipment covers the cheek and jaw without obstructing vision so your young player can focus on the game and forget about getting hurt.