Catcher's Equipment question...

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  1. baseballdad123

    baseballdad123 New Member
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    Hey there, have a question about the rules pertaining to catcher's equipment. I was wondering about the difference between the full, hockey-style mask and the old-school style that goes over the skull cap. I recently purchased the facemask style that goes over the skull cap for my son who has recently picked up catching a big way. I got him this but a few of the parents at our workouts have made comments about some regulations or rules I was unaware of. In my nervousness, I just ordered this mask as well that looks a lot safer but I know it doesn't have that cool pro look my son wants. Should I bring both with me just in case? Or does anyone know how this aspect of the game is governed? Anything helps!
     
  2. Flux2Flux

    Flux2Flux Peoples Champ
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    I would bring both and see which one is within the rules.

    No harm in that. Hopefully it's the cool one your son likes!
     
  3. tommycane

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    Google for the regulations regarding catchers equipment
    for Little League or whatever level your son plays in....
     
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    P.S.... The mask ... MUST ...whatever type,
    have a dangling throat protector...
     
  5. DE-Sussex

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    With kids I would always go hockey style helmet. Every now and then you'll see a batter with a long follow through drill the catcher with the barrel of the bat.
     
  6. AhhRby_AU'05

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    i always wore a backwards hard hat and the mask was seperate with the bands and would just "slide" on. either way, when taking a throw in from the outfield throw all that shit way behind you. i had a ball hit my cap on a perfect throw from center bc it got kicked up in front of the plate. still haunts me to this day
     

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