Dick's Sporting Goods HGSL Appreciation Weekend

Updated Friday March 23, 2018 by David Windle.

As a sponsor of our league, Dick's Sporting Goods wants to recognize your commitment and dedication to youth sports by extending an exclusive invitation to a special two-day League Appreciation Weekend at the Salem, NH Dick’s Sporting Goods store on weekend of March 23-25th. 

Please print out the flyer below or bring it up on your phone when checking out.

 On this weekend you will receive 20% off throughout the entire store!  Discount will be good on all of your softball needs including, gloves, cleats, batting gloves, baseball/softball pants, baseball/softball apparel, batting helmets, batting gloves, bat bags, eye black, and more! The offer is valid on anything in store with just a few exclusions as noted on flyer and at the discretion of the store. GREAT SAVINGS on all of your baseball/softball needs for the upcoming season!

 If Dick’s does not have your item, size or color please see an associate and they can help you find online and order for you with 20% off plus free shipping! We hope that you will take advantage of this special team shopping event, so you can enjoy Dick’s Sporting Goods best softball gear at a great savings!


Please review HGSL equipment FAQ’s for recommendations:

What equipment is needed to play?

The only required equipment is a glove and fielding mask, however it is strongly recommended you also consider buying batting helmet and cleats.   

What size GLOVE should I buy?

One of the biggest mistakes parents make is buying a glove that is too small.  Most “little league” gloves are too small for softball. A small glove will make it difficult for your child to catch and secure the ball. Look for a glove that fits comfortably and has soft leather that will break in easily.  The Mizuno Prospect 12" Youth Girls Fastpitch Utility Glove is a great choice, but there are many others.

Here are some general recommendations on glove sizes: (Gloves are measured in inches that is typically marked on the pinkie finger or thumb of the glove)

  • Little Ladies: 11” to 11.5”
  • 10U: 11.5” to 12”
  • 12U: 11.5” to 12.5”
  • 14U: 12” to 13”


Fielder’s mask offers face protection while fielding.  These masks are a great way to allow kids to build confidence while not being afraid of being hit in the face with the ball. All 10U, 12U and 14U players are required to wear masks starting in the 2018 season.  Many players seem to like the RIP-IT Defensive Guard, but any brand will work.

Should I buy a BATTING HELMET?

The league will provide helmets; however to avoid the chance of head lice it is recommended that kids provide their own helmet.  Softball helmets must have a face cage and chin strap. 

Are CLEATS required?

Cleats are optional, but are helpful in giving players traction in wet conditions.  If you already own soccer cleats they can be used, however softball cleats tend to offer more traction and ankle support.  No metal cleats allowed.

What size and type of BAT should I buy?

For player safety only Aluminum Bats are allowed in the LL, 10U and 12U divisions.  NO Composite or Two-piece bats.  This restriction does not apply to 14U.  Bats are measured by length and weight; recommendations will depend on a player’s height, strength and weight. The league will provide bats of various length and weight. We recommend that newer players try out different league provided bats before purchasing one. All bats must be ASA certified with a visible stamp. 

Should I buy softball/baseball PANTS?

Softball/baseball pants are not required.  Older players may enjoy sliding shorts that offer extra padding.  Typically girls wear sweatpants, shorts are not recommended and some coaches may prohibit them.


**Note: This special offer for our league is only valid for the weekend of our event and cannot be combined with any other offers.


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