Catcher’s helmets are sized just like batting helmets. To get the right size, measure the circumference of your head above the ear. After, you can look at a helmet sizing chart to find your size. A head circumference of 22 inches translates to a size 7 catcher’s helmet.
How do you measure catcher’s gear?
To find the right size protector, measure from the base of your neck to the top of your waist in inches. This length will be the size you’ll find online or on the store tag. For example, if you measure 15 inches, then you’ll want a size 15 chest protector.
What is the difference between youth and intermediate catchers gear?
Catcher’s gear in adult sizes will typically fit players 15 and older; youth gear is generally appropriate for players 12 and younger; and players ages 13 and 14 may fit into intermediate-sized gear.
What does Intermediate catchers gear mean?
Age Recommendations for Catcher’s Gear
Youth: age 9-12. Intermediate: age 12-15. Adult: age 15+
How are catcher’s shin guards measured?
To get the proper measurement for your shin guards, you will need to measure from the middle of your knee to your anklebone. Look for a shin guard that’s within a ½ inch of the measurement. Guards vary in size depending on the manufacturer.
Is there a difference between baseball and softball catchers gear?
There is a difference between a chest protector for softball players and baseball players. Softball player chest protectors have a break in the chest to help fit the shape of female players. Chest protectors for women also don’t come with removable groin protectors.
How long does catchers gear last?
Yes it’s time to get new gear. The shin guards usually get replaced every year or maybe a tad bit longer due to the patellar padding wearing out. Your helmet is only good for 2 years at most before you should either buy a new one or at the very least, send it out to the NOCSAE and have it recertified and rehabbed.
What catchers gear does Yadier Molina use?
Yadier Molina makes #baseballswag history by donning the first ever Jordan catchers gear. The gold Jumpman replaces the Nike logo, but structurally, Yadi’s Jordan gear is the same as his Nike set. In one of our most commented-on Instagram posts in recent memory, most loved it, some hated it.
What size catchers mitt Should a 12 year old use?
Typically, anyone ages 12 and under will require a mitt of 32″ or less, while a player who is 13 or older will usually go for a mitt of 32.5″ or more.
How do you measure a softball catcher’s gear?
To find the right size, measure from the middle of your knee to your ankle. That measurement should be the correct size leg guard.