Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Little League® Offers Holiday Gift Giving Tips - Gear Up Behind the Plate

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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®.

4) Gear Up Behind the Plate
For the Little Leaguers expecting to play Major Division baseball or softball this season, and are looking to go behind the plate, then new catcher’s gear is a possibility this holiday season. The hockey-style masks are popular, but the conventional full-coverage helmets are equally good. Both need to be NOCSAE approved, and be equipped with dangling throat guards, which makes a great stocking stuffer for you. Be aware that Little League does not allow skull caps. This type of helmet has a mask that is not connected to the helmet and does not fully cover the back and side of the head. The chest protector and shin guards can round out the ensemble. Proper fit is key, so for this gift you need to be aware of the size of your player, so that the size you get will protect effectively. The chest protector can be either long (to protect the groin area), or short, just covering the torso.

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).