***IMPORTANT - PLEASE SEE NEW LITTLE LEAGUE BAT RULES AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE***
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.
Please stay tuned for updates on this program towards the end of the season, when we will notify the community of collection points and remind all to participate. To learn more about the Double Play Foundation, please visit: http://www.doubleplayfoundation.org/The_Double_Play_Foundation/About.html. We truly appreciate your assistance with this worthy effort.
Little League Bat Policy
We wanted to make the full community aware of important new bat regulations that take effect January 1, 2018, dictating which bats are allowed for play across all of SLL’s in-house and travel programs from Kindergarten through Junior League. Little League Baseball, along with most other major youth baseball organizations (e.g. Babe Ruth), are adopting a USA Baseball Bat standard for all Junior, Intermediate (50/70), Majors (e.g. SLL Atlantic) and Minors (e.g. SLL Pacific) baseball divisions for the 2018 season. Primarily, the new rules have been implemented to make all bats as "wood like" as possible and to create more uniformity in standards as players move up through youth baseball levels and to improve safety. As part of Little League Baseball, Scarsdale Little League intends to comply with all national standards and best practices.
- Many of the bats your players are using in 2017 will no longer be acceptable for the 2018 baseball season in SLL games or practices which requires the replacement of most current bats.
- The key for all parents is to make sure bats have a USA Baseball marking (please see resource information below).
- SLL Leagues/Programs affected (all): K-3, Pacific, Atlantic, Junior. 10U-14U travel in WBA and/or GHVBL will allow older bats.
- As we have in the past, SLL will be providing our younger players in K-3 leagues with approved bats in each team's equipment bags.
- 2 1/4" bats will still be allowed as long as they are stamped with the USA Baseball marking.
- Bats will be allowed up to 2 5/8" with no drop weight limit.
- Wooden Bats: In the unlikely case where a player would like to use a wooden bat, a one-piece wooden bat does not require the Baseball USA marking while a multi-piece wooden bat would require this (e.g. the handle and barrel are different pieces of wood).
- Umpires and coaches at all SLL levels will be told not to allow any bats with the BPF 1.15 marking for any games or practices.
We have included several resources below that include more details on the new bat requirements. The following link is a great resource including an informational video, and we highly encourage you to visit this webpage prior to purchasing any new bats for SLL use in 2018: http://www.littleleague.org/learn/equipment/baseballbatinfo.htm.
If you have any questions about the new bat standards or other information in this email, please do not hesitate to contact Jeffrey Johnson (
) or Jason Yellin (
2018 APPROVED BAT RESOURCES:
Approved Bat List (by Manufacturer): https://usabat.com/
Bat Buying Guide: The bat choices and sizes can be dizzying. Most manufacturers have buying guides available on the intranet as well as general bat buying/sizing guides. Some examples: