All players are required to provide their own USA Softball certified bat, a proper fitting helmet, and proper fitting softball glove.
RCYS will provide each player with a team jersey. During games, the required uniform consists of wearing the provided jersey, and the optional RCYS hat.
Official RCYS hats are avaialble through concessions for $20.00. We do not require players to purchase or wear any hat; however, if your player wants to wear a hat on the field during games, then they will need an RCYS hat. No other hat will be permitted on the field during games. This is to ensure a uniform apperance for each team.
Note: Most players will want a hat for the Saturday games. But we also understand that not every child likes to wear a hat; therefore, we make purchasing an RCYS hat optional.
T-League and Division 1 do not have any specific bat restrictions. They may use baseball or softball bats.
All other Divisions (ages 8 - 18) are required to use an official "USA Softball" or "ASA" certified bat. "USA Softball" is the new name for ASA. So either certification is fine.
Note: USSSA is not the same and such bats are not permitted - unless they also have the "USA Softball" certification printed on the bat as well.
Look for a stamp like the one below on the handle or the barrel of the bat. Any bat that does not have a USA or ASA stamp, cannot be used at Bethel Park.
There are not any specific requirements for batting helmets. Some have masks, some do not. We do not require masks. Be sure that you are comfortable with your decision. Most children do not have masks on their batting helmets. Any color is fine, as long as there isn't any inappropriate writing or messages on the helmet.
RCYS does require that the catcher have a mask on his/her helmet. Therefore, RCYS will supply the coaches/umpires with a helmet/mask and a pitcher's mask for the child playing the pitching position.