Equipment and Uniform Rules: if you have questions please email equipment@nwll-austin.org

As a rule, NWLL provides required catcher equipment, baseballs, caps and shirts. 

NWLL Player will provide:

  • Practice attire- Most coaches prefer that players wear baseball pants and cleats during practice. Shorts are really not appropriate and preclude the player from sliding practice.
  • Gloves- IF you are not familiar with sizing a baseball glove, you should go to a local merchant for help. For younger players, try to find the largest glove the child can maneuver (close and open).  If helps if gloves are broken-in or naturally floppy.  Gloves that appear proportionate to the player are almost never large enough.  Remember, the ball is regulation in size so it is difficult to catch with a smaller glove.
  • Bats- Effective on January 1, 2018, Little League Baseball® will adhere to the new USABat standard. No bats previously approved for use in Little League Play (Junior League Baseball and below) will be permitted to be used in any Little League game or practice, or other Little League function, event, or activity after this date.

    What this means for local Little Leagues, and Little League baseball players in the Tee Ball through Junior League Divisions, as well as Little League Challenger Division®, is that all current Little League-approved bats can be used during the 2017 Little League regular season and throughout tournament play, but can no longer be used starting in 2018. All of Little League’s current bat regulations will remain in effect until December 31, 2017. Be aware that this new bat standard effects Little League Baseball only. There are no changes to the bat standard or regulations for Little League Softball®.

    More information can be found HERE.  -These new bats should be available in September 2017 and can be used during the Fall 2017 season if you choose.

  • Cleats- Little League DOES NOT allow the use of steel cleats.
  • Batting Helmet- Helmets must have a face guard on them.

NWLL will provide:

  • Uniforms- NWLL will provide hats and team jerseys.  Player will supply pants, belt and socks.
    • FYI: NWLL has adopted a policy that player’s names are not to be printed on the uniforms

Helmet Policy:

 When purchasing a helmet please remember that they must have a face guard on them.

  • Helmets must be worn in the batting cages at all times except during soft toss.
  • Bullpen catcher must wear a helmet at all times.