Friday, November 25, 2016

Little League® Offers Holiday Gift Giving Tips - Finding the Right Helmet

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, PA. – With the holiday season quickly approaching, Little League® Baseball and Softball wants to help your family and friends with some gift giving ideas to help make this a special time for your Little Leaguer®.

3) Finding the Right Helmet
Batting helmets are one of the most essential items for any baseball and softball player, and there are plenty of stylish choices available today. Whether you get a batting helmet with a metal or plastic facemask, or a cage that covers the entire face, look on the helmet’s earflap or on the back of the helmet to make sure that it is approved by the National Operating Committee on Standards for Athletic Equipment (NOCSAE). That stamp on the helmet is necessary for it be used in a Little League game. The NOCSAE stamp is also required in catcher’s helmets. Remember, no stickers are allowed on batting helmets unless they are applied by the helmet’s manufacturer.


About Little League®
Little League® Baseball and Softball is the world’s largest organized youth sports program, with 2.4 million players and one million adult volunteers in every U.S. state and more than 80 other countries. Founded in 1939, more than 35 million people around the world, from a U.S. president to community leaders to professional athletes, can call themselves Little League graduates. And every year, millions of people follow the hard work, dedication, and sportsmanship that the Little Leaguers display at our seven baseball and softball World Series events, the premier tournaments in youth sports. For more information, visitLittleLeague.org, or follow Little League on Facebook (facebook.com/LittleLeague), Twitter (twitter.com/LittleLeague), and Instagram (Instagram.com/LittleLeague).