Thursday, February 25, 2010

Youth Baseball Catcher Sets

If you are serious about catching, you should consider buying your own set of youth catcher's gear. This gear should fit you properly. Proper fitting catcher's gear is important for two main reasons: safety and performance. A complete set of gear and a catcher's glove can be fairly expensive. I suggest you shop around different sports stores in your area or check online to find equipment in your price range.

All Star Player's Series 9-12 Catcher's Set - Youth Catcher's Gear

Recommended Stores:
Baseball Express         
Baseball Rampage

How much will a set of youth catcher's gear cost?

Expect to spend about $100 for a complete set of the basic youth catcher's equipment and glove. Higher end catcher's gear and the top of the line catcher's mitts can combine for a $900 price tag. A typical or average set of gear with a decent mitt will run you around the $200 - $300 range. If you still have a lot of growing to do, it is probably not a good idea to invest in a full set of gear. Your team should have gear you can use. However, I would recommend buying your own catcher's glove. Make sure everything you purchase has a warranty!

Some brands that you should consider for catcher' gloves include: Wilson, Easton, Mizuno, Rawlings, Akadema, and Nokona.

Brands that sell youth catcher's sets and bags are: All Star, Rawlings, Easton, Wilson, Mizuno, Diamond, McGregor, Nike, Schutt, and Under Armour.