This splendid catcher’s kit comes in four colors including black, scarlet, royal and navy. The sizes are youth, Medium and junior. The Under Under Armour Youth PTH Victory Catchers Kit has a number of components including catching helmet, leg guards and chest protectors. This product is specially constructed for the age groups between 9 and 12 Years and is ideal for new entry players
This catcher’s kit is made from an ABS High-Impact Resistant plastic shell that works to deflect impact as well as absorb it. To enhance ventilation and allow for breathability, there are holes throughout the kit.
The helmet has a I-Bar Vision steel cage for added support and head and face protection while at the same time offering great visibility.
For added protection, the chest guard includes moldable plastic for shoulders, throat and sternum ensuring safety to vital parts at all times. For the leg guards, the washable shin pads and knee pads allow for repositioning for that comfortable fit.
- Catcher’s helmet
- ABS plastic shell for maximum impact absorption
- For age groups 9-12 years
- For intermediate and entry-level players
- AEGIS Microbe Shield prevents odor
- Weights 9.6 so it’s quite light for a youth catchers kit
- Fits perfectly and comfortably for players within the recommended age group
- Allows for optimum maneuverability
- Light gear
- The chest protector is a bit large and fits loose
Chest protectors are most commonly associated with baseball and softball. They are designed to protect the chest, heart, stomach, ribs, and collarbone. Basically the torso. While baseball chest protectors have a removable groin protector, softball protectors do not. The youth chest protectors have the groin protector fixed to the chest pad. Senior and adult players can play without the groin protector. For this reason, the adult chest protectors do not come with a groin protector.
When choosing the right chest protector for you, it is important to consider both the side straps and the top strap. The side straps hold the gear in place. Proper adjustment of the side straps will provide you with a tight fit ensuring that your upper body is well covered. The top straps assist with a tight upper fit ensuring that the collarbone is well covered and preventing the chest protector from sliding up to your chin when you squat.
To prevent the gear from restricting the movement of the arm when throwing the ball, the throwing arm has a shoulder cap that allows a range of movement all while keeping it well covered and protected.
To select the right size, chest protectors are placed in different categories each with its own size. For youth players between the ages of 7-9 years, the right size is 13.5 inches. For senior players in high school and college, 15.5 inches is the recommended size while for adult players 16.5 inches is the best. The inches measure the lengthy from the naval to the top of the sternum.