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West Portage Little League

West Portage Little League

Uniform and Equipment Info

Every registered player will receive a jersey and a hat (softball players will receive matching team socks instead of a hat).  Jerseys will be ordered based on the sizes entered at registration.  The hats are one size fits many snap-backs.  The players will need to provide their own pants.  White or gray pants are recommended for baseball players, while softball players typically use black pants.      

Playing Equipment
At a minimum, players will need to provide their own gloves and footwear. They are strongly encouraged to provide their own helmets (see below).

For players in Tee-Ball and Coach Pitch divisions, regular gym shoes are fine. Players registered for Machine Pitch and above are encouraged to wear rubber (not metal) cleats. Softball players will need to provide their own face guards.

WPLL will provide a few team bats, but kids are certainly welcome to bring their own. Just remember, they need to be USA Baseball stamped for baseball or BPF 1.20 for softball. Full little league bat regulations here.

Batting helmets in the time of COVID
Helmets have traditionally been optional for families to provide. WPLL has provided a number of helmets to each team for players without their own to share. This year, given sanitary concerns with sharing helmets, we strongly encourage those who are in a position to do so to provide their player with their own helmet.  A basic helmet may be acquired for $20 or less from Dick's.  Helmets DO NOT need to have a facemask or chin flap. 

WPLL is still discussing ways to make helmets safely available for those who can't provide their own, but we have a limited supply...the more kids who have their own the better.  

Where to buy equipment
Tons of retail options exist, including some very basic equipment available from big box retailers like Walmart and Meijer.  WPLL sponsor Dick's Sporting Goods has a much more comprehensive in-store and online selection.

Used gear is a great option as well.  Check out Facebook Marketplace or Craigslist, amongst other choices.  

WPLL commitment to our families
Finally, WPLL is committed to ensuring that every player, regardless of financial circumstances, has access to the equipment he or she needs to have a great experience.  If, as the season draws closer, you would like to discuss equipment needs, please reach out to [email protected].


West Portage Little League
PO Box 1791 
Portage, Michigan 49081

Phone: 269-506-0468
Email: [email protected]

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