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Bret Harte Little League


One you have registered your child, it's time to get ready to play ball.  Whether they are playing Tee Ball, or Baseball, your player will need a bat, glove, and appropriate pants. Scroll through this page for helpful guidance on which items to purchase. 

Here are a few good sources for player equipment:


BHLL programs provide each player with a jersey, and hat. Players need to provide:

Uniform Pants, Socks and Belt - color chosen by the Team Manager

  • Baseball and T-Ball pants - typically gray or white
  • No players may wear shorts.


  • No metal cleats allowed unless playing in the Juniors Division
  • No sneakers should be worn on the field.
  • Tee Ball players may wear sneakers but plastic cleats are strongly recommended to prevent injury
  • Protective cup for boys. Except for T-Ball, protective cups are required for all players playing the position of catcher.  Protective cups are strongly recommended for all players to prevent injury.

Water Bottle

Make sure to label your players water bottle with his or her name

Cold-Weather Gear

  • A long sleeve shirt to wear under a short-sleeve jersey on colder days.
  • This shirt must be a dark color (black, navy, grey, charcoal, or red)
  • Players cannot be on the field while wearing a light color shirt (such as white, light gray, neon yellow/pink/orange) as they are distracting and will not be allowed to pitch.


A bat is a must-have piece of equipment for players. But with varying lengths, weights and materials, finding the right one for your player's skill level and unique swing can be a difficult task. Understanding what to look for when choosing a baseball bat has a few requirements.

Click below for our guide, and then scroll below for requirements for each of our Divisions.
How to Choose a Bat

Don’t buy a bat to “grow into”. A bat that is too long, or too heavy, will be difficult for a child to swing. This will lead to poor hitting mechanics, strike outs, and frustration.

A bat drop is the difference between bat length (inches) and weight (ounces).

  • For example, a 30” bat weighing 18 oz. has a drop of 12 (often written as -12).
  • Bats with higher drops (-11, -12) are recommended for young players.
  • These bats are easier to control through the strike zone, and will lead to better bat speed and swing mechanics.


Bats must have the USA Baseball mark and text which reads ONLY FOR USE WITH APPROVED TEE BALLS.

Other Divisions

  • The bat must be a baseball bat which meets the USA Baseball Bat standard (USABat) as adopted by Little League and has the USA Baseball mark.
  • The must be less than 33” in length.
  • The barrel may be either 2 1/4” or 2 5/8” diameter.
  • The bat may be alloy, composite, or wood. Two-piece bats are allowed.
  • A non-wood bat must have a grip and the grip must be in good condition.
  • Wood bats may not be less than fifteen-sixteenths (15/16) inches in diameter (7/8 inch for bats less than 30") at its smallest part. Solid one-piece wood barrel bats do not require a USA Baseball logo.
  • The use of batting donuts is prohibited.


There are many different kinds of gloves. Players won't just play one fielding position all season long.  Its usually best to get a glove that can accommodate multiple playing positions.  Additionally, if your player wants to learn to be a catcher, they will also need a mitt specifically designed for the catching position. Also note that if your player wants to pitch,  per the rule book they may not wear a glove that is "white, gray, or multi-colored."

The most important guideline when choosing a fielding glove is to make sure that the glove fits the players' hand and that he or she is able to open and close the glove.  This may take some "breaking in" which can be expedited by the parent.

More information for helping to choose a fielding glove.