Fastpitch Softball Equipment
Umpires will be inspecting all team and player’s equipment before each game. Please take a moment to read these words of caution regarding Little League rules about the equipment you may be buying.

BATTING HELMETS
Must meet NOCSOA specifications and standards, bear the NOCSOA stamp, and shall have an exterior warning label. WARNING: Manufacturers have advised that altering helmets in any way can be dangerous. Altering the helmet in any form, including painting or adding decals (by anyone other than the manufacturer or authorized dealer) may void the helmet warranty. Helmets may not be re-painted and may not contain tape or reapplied decals unless approved in writing by the helmet manufacture or authorized dealer.

BATS
The bat must be a softball bat which meets Little League specifications and standard. It shall be a smooth, rounded stick and made of wood or a material tested and proved acceptable to Little League standards. The bat shall be no more than 33 inches in length, not more than 2¼ inches in diameter, and if wood, not less than 15/16 inches in diameter (7/8 inches for bats less than 30 inches) at its smallest part. Non-wood bats shall be printed with a bat performance factor (BPF) of 1.20. Bats may be taped or fitted with a sleeve for a distance not exceeding 16 inches from the small end. A non-wood bat must have a grip or cork, tape, or composition material, and must extend a minimum of 10 inches from the small end. Slippery tape or similar material is prohibited. Non-wood bats may develop dents from time to time. Bats that have cracks or sharp edges, or cannot pass through the approved Little League bat ring must be removed from play. The 2¼ inch bat ring must be used for bats in all softball divisions. Any bat that has been altered shall be removed from play.

CLEATS
Shoes with metal spikes or cleats are not permitted. Shoes with molded cleats are permissible.

JEWELRY
Players must not wear jewelry such as, but not limited to, rings, watches, earrings, bracelets, necklaces, nor any hard cosmetic/decorative items. This rule applies regardless of the composition of such jewelry, hard cosmetic item, or decorative item. (EXCEPTION: medical alert jewelry) We had many instances of last minute removal of earrings before games, as well as stress over newly pierced ears and what to do. Please wait until after the season is over for any new piercings.