What equipment will your player need?
All Carlisle Area Little League players will need the following gear:
Baseball bat sized appropriately - must have USA Baseball logo
Baseball glove sized appropriately
Batting helmet - with all padding intact
Cleats (no metal) - soccer or baseball cleats work
Gray baseball pants
Baseball gear bag
The following gear is completely optional:
Sliding mitt, elbow guard or other safety guards
Deciding on a right sized bat and glove can be tricky. Check out the links below for some guidelines on sizing and selection.
What league level is your player?
Determining which league level your player will participate in is based to the player's Little League Age as represented on the nearby chart. For Carlisle Area Little League our level divisions are as follows based on League age:
Teeners - ages 13 and up
Majors - ages 11-12
AAA - ages 9-10
AA / Hybrid Pitch - ages 7-8
A - Coach Pitch - ages 6-7
Teeball - ages 4-5
Where can you find parent resources?
Little League International's Mission is to create lifelong memories and develop major league people. Parents are a large part of that equation. In order for kids to see the best side of baseball, they have to have the support of their family. For lots of great parent resources, articles, and insights, visit the Little League International parent site.
Become a PCA Certified Parent
As a local league participating in District 14 Little League International, Carlisle Area coaches participate in special training through the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA).
PCA is catalyst for a positive youth sports culture, providing research-based training and resources for coaches, parents, athletes, and leaders to ensure a positive youth development experience for ALL kids, in all communities across the U.S., through sports. PCA ensures sports experiences have impact at three levels:
YOUTH experience improved life skills and character development.
COACHES become more positive and increase their focus on using sports to teach life lessons.
YOUTH SPORTS ORGANIZATIONS AND SCHOOLS see their cultures become more positive and everyone involved has more fun.
PCA has partnered with roughly 3,500 schools and youth sports organizations nationwide to deliver more than 20,000 live group workshops, reaching over 20 million youth.
Parents can also explore the PCA training with an interactive online course in which coaches and athletes train youth sports parents to focus on helping their children process the life lessons uniquely available through sports. This highly workshop provides tips and techniques for parents to use in talking with their children on game day, developing a productive parent – coach relationship, and becoming effective and positive supporters in the stands.
How Can You Help?
As your player becomes more involved in the Little League experience, perhaps you feel called to help. There are lots of opportunities to get involved. Here are a few of the core ways to support your player and the league: