Baseball Equipment & Gear
To play baseball all you generally require is a desire to learn and the ability to attend training on a Wednesday afternoon (kids) and Wednesday evening from 5:30 for senior players under floodlight. If you do not have a glove we have spares although it is generally accepted that owning your own glove will help you improve as a player and increase your skills.
If you wish to purchase a glove you will need to ascertain a few things...
WHICH HAND DOES THE GLOVE GO ON?
If you throw right-handed (or write with your right hand) you will need a left-handed glove. Vice versa for left-handers.
WHAT SIZE DO KIDS NEED?
A general size for youths gloves range from size 9,5 - 11.75 inches.
WHAT SIZE DO BEGINNER ADULTS NEED?
For adults, it's suggested that you start with a 12-inch glove and work towards a tailored size later.
We supply all safety batting helmets as well as catchers gear. It is advised that you purchase a mouth guard if you are a beginner as baseball is a contact sport.
If you wish to purchase a bat then feel free to do so although we do have many in our kit bags that are available for use. Please aware that a baseball bat is a dangerous implement and people get injured by them through careless usage. Do not swing a bat near other people as it can cause injury or death. Insurance policy also requires male players of all age to wear a groin guard.
Before buying a bat speak to our coaches about what bat they feel suits the ages group and ability for effective use.
Buying your own gear
Ausport have been providing equipment to SCBA since day one and have an extremely helpful team of professionals with an unparalleled buying experience in diamond sports.
Leading-edge sports in Brisbane stock many if not all of the needs one would require to play the game well and also in comfort. Be it cleats (studded shoes), pants and helmets, the friendly team will be happy to help you or guide you on their online store.
Another great online store and supplier is Greatrex who while in South Australia ship nationally very quickly and have an excellent range and prices to suit any budget.
Like most things in life it pays to buy quality, especially if it supports comfort and safety, so if in doubt buy a well-known baseball brand like Rawlings, Wilson, Mizuno, Easton or many of the leading manufacturers these retailers stock.
The SCBA receives no incentives from any of the above suppliers (although we'd like to).