Equipment Scarsdale Little League provides each coach/team with a bag of league-appropriate equipment. Equipment bags are distributed to league coordinators at the beginning of each season and coaches are expected to take good care of equipment, which is re-used for a limited number of future seasons. Each bag of equipment includes 4 batting helmets, 3 bases, 1-2 cases of league-appropriate baseballs, first aid kit and plenty of ice packs. Catching equipment also is provided for leagues where children pitch.
Ball players are expected to have their own bats, baseball mitts and cleats. Often, catchers find it better to have their own equipment to allow for proper fit. Leg blocks are encouraged for catchers.
Each ball player is provided with a team jersey, pants, hat and socks. Players are expected to wear full uniforms to each game. In the Spring, 2011 season, Scarsdale Little League transitioned to MLB minor league team names, which was well-received by kids and parents and will be continued in 2012.
We hope that uniforms will be distributed to coaches mid-March, depending on when team composition becomes final. We typically start with younger grades first. Your coach will communicate with you initially and distribute uniforms to ballplayers directly. All players are expected to wear uniforms to the Opening Day Ceremony scheduled for April 14, 2012
We have enhanced our website registration process this Spring by requesting sizing information for each child with the goal of providing proper-fitting uniforms. While sizing will never be perfect, we feel it is better for parents to “guesstimate” size than us. We changed equipment and uniform suppliers in Spring, 2012 and now have better control over our ordering and service. Please see expected sizing information below in connection with the questions you will be asked during registration for your child.
General Uniform Sizing Guide K, 1, 2 Regular tee-shirts
youth S 6/8, M 10/12, L 12/14, XL 18/20
adult S 34/36, M 38/40, L 42/44, XL 46/48, 2X 50/52
Pullup pants - youth waist- XS 20/22, S 24/26, M 28/30, L 32/34, XL 36/38
Adult waist- S 28/30, M 32/34, L 36/38, XL 40/42, 2X 44/46
Grades 3 & 4, Atlantic/Pacific, Junior League
2 button shirt- youth S 6/8, M10/12, L 14/16, XL 18/20
Youth shirt chest size in inches- S 25/27, M 28/30, L 31-33, XL 34/36
Adult-S 34/36, M 38/40, L 42/44, XL 46/48
Untrimmed belted pants-youth waist- S 21/23, M 24/26, L 27/29, XL 30/32
Adult waist- S 28/30, M 32/34, L 36/38, XL 40/42
2 button trimmed shirts- youth S 6/8, M 10/12, L 14/16, XL 18/20
Youth shirt chest size in inches - S 28/30, M 32/34, L 36/38, XL 40/42
Adult- S 34/36, M 38/40, L 42/44, XL 46/48
Trimmed pants youth waist- S 20/22, M 24/26, L 28/30, XL 32/34
Adult waist- S 28/29, M 30/32, L 34/36, XL 38/40
Uniform Donation - End of Season Collection
Since 2010, Scarsdale Little League, in partnership with the Double Play Foundation, has encouraged residents to donate unwanted or underused uniforms at collection points throughout town. The Double Play Foundation has headed this wonderful concept and supplies underprivileged leagues in the Dominican Republic with this used equipment, which makes dreams come true for hundreds of children there each year.
Little League Bat Policy On Sept. 1, 2010, Little League International placed a moratorium on composite bats in the Junior, Senior, and Big League Baseball Divisions of Little League. Following that moratorium, some composite bat models have received a waiver and may be used in those divisions.