Equipment Requirements

Each player (Tee Ball and above) is required to have their own helmet (with full cage), fielding glove, and bat (baseball bats must be “USA” stamped).  To help ease the cost burden of needed equipment, our sponsor, Dick’s Sporting Goods in Williston, offers one weekend each spring for all CVLL families to shop for any needed gear with 20% off entire purchases.  

CVLL has a limited number of helmets, bats, and gloves that can be lent to players for the spring season.  If you would like to borrow a helmet, bat, or glove for the season, please let your head coach know and we will work with them to provide the gear needed. 

We recommend cleats for all Single A baseball and Minors softball levels and above.  The higher the level, the more important cleats become, especially in the spring when field conditions can sometimes be wet/muddy and additional traction is needed to avoid injury.  Metal cleats are not permitted.

We encourage all male baseball players to wear protective cups.  All male catchers are required to wear a protective cup.  

Softball infielders are required to wear a protective infielder’s mask.  We encourage parents to purchase a mask for their softball players, but we have a limited amount that we can provide as a loaner to players who don’t have one.

Tips on Preventing Injuries

We go to great lengths to ensure our players are safe.  It's top of mind in every thing we do and it's why we stress the importance of warming up properly, dugout safety, use of helmets, etc.   

But safety doesn't start and stop on the field.  Here are some articles we thought might be of interest to keep your player safe: 

STOP Sports Injuries

STOP Sports Injuries wants to be sure that you have all the information you need to keep kids in the game for life. Whether you are an athlete, coach, healthcare provider or parent, we have the sports injury prevention tips and tools to make sure safety is your first priority.

NOTE: STOP Sports Injuries is geared towards providing guidance on healthy and safe athletic participation and should not be considered a replacement for speaking with your physician, athletic trainer or other qualified healthcare provider.

Preventing Baseball Injuries

If a young athlete is throwing too hard, too much, too early, and without rest, a serious elbow or shoulder injury may be on the horizon. If the athlete complains of elbow or shoulder pain the day after throwing, or movement of the joint is painful or restricted compared to the opposite side, see a physician familiar with youth sports injuries immediately.

Baseball / Softball Camps

We are fortunate to live in a region that offers great summer camps for baseball and softball.  Check out the information below. 

Shelburne Recreation Baseball Camp

CVU Baseball Camp

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