Ames Youth Baseball provides a hat and team jersey to the kids, and we provide each team with bats, batting helmets, balls, and catcher gear. Parents are responsible for a baseball glove, pants, belt, cup, socks, and cleats. Most parents go with gray pants and pant length is a personal preference. We recommend having at least two pair of pants so you're not doing laundry every night. Slider shorts and personal batting helmets are optional.